Early 19th century designed by Maharaja
Ranjit Singh.Has special defence mechanism against
artillery attacks, which were frequent when Punjab
was still open to depredations of the Afghan hordes.
Being with paramilitary forces it is not open to
Schooner shaped fort stands
like a ship in a sea of sand; design eminently suited
to the desert environment; is reputed
to be 1800 years old. It is said to have been built
by Bhatti Reo.
In 1754 AD it was captured by Maharaj Ala Singh of
Patiala. A small gurdwara commemorates the visit of
Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji here.
Faridkot Fort :
30 Km south of Ferozepur.
Reputed to be 700 years old, noteworthy for the hall
of mirrors and wall paintings called Sheesh Mahals
these halls of mirrors were copied in Rajasthan style
and were actually the prayer rooms of the ruling
Qila Mubark Patiala,
founded in1764 by Maharaja Ala Singh. It
was originally a kuchi-garhi of a mud fort which was
later raised into a sprawling double storied
structure with a massive gate having beautiful
arches. The best part of the fort is a museum now.
Bhadurgarh Fort 6 kms from Patiala,
originally founded by
Nawab Saif Khan in 1658. The present fort was built
by Maharaja Karam Singh of Patiala in 1837. It has
two circular ramparts and is surrounded by a moat and
covers an area of 2100 sq meters. This rather compact
but nicely designed citadil is in the custody of the
Department of police.
Anandpur Sahib Fort ,Ropar
Sahib was defended by fiveforts. They have all become
victims of the ravages of war and time. The central
fort Anandgarh Sahib is still extant in parts. Its
highlight is the deep well approached by a flight of
Phillaur Fort, Ludhiana :
was designed by Dewan Mohkam Chand,the brave
general of Maharaja Ranjit Singh facing the, then,
British border along Ludhiana.it is police training
Shahpur Kandi Fort,7 Km from Pathankot:
century fort nestles at the foot of the towering
Himalayas and overlooks the river Ravi. Is a
comfortable rest-house now.