A walk till Kamru Fort, Sangla – A Photo Story

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Sangla is a a beautiful valley in upper Himachal, India with so many places to cover there. Do remember to read my last post on Kanda Lake which is a day trip from Sangla.

Kamru Fort is almost 2 kms away from Sangla, and is said to be a centuries old fort. Cars go only till a particular point and then there’s a 30 minute walk till the historic fort.

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The walk to the fort is a pretty simple one with a path much smooth and surrounded with apple trees and snow capped mountains all around. 

A grandfather taking his grandson on his back for a stroll. The kid here is saying Hi to me after a few attempts of mine to make him smile, but it happened only when his grandfather told him to say hi and smile..this was I when clicked him!!!

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After some minutes of walk, we come around a small temple which is usually closed for tourists, but you may offer prayers from outside. It can also be called as a stopping point where you may interact with locals as you can easily find them here. 

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The temple has beautiful entry doors and I’m sure you will find various beautiful artistic doors all over the doors. If you’re also a door-lover like me, you will adore these doors just like me, and you may also check doors at Norm’s Thursday Doors feature.

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There’s another plus point of visiting Kamru Fort is that there are literally very few tourists and you kind of own the place. 

The entry to the temple & fort is through the beautiful artistic door where a priest lady welcomes us with a typical Himachali cap and a red holy strap to tie around our waist which is a culture one to follow before entering the temple.

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When we travel, one way to connect with locals is to talk to them and ask their permission if you want get their photograph. Some people don’t like to be clicked but some do say yes, and that’s your moment as a photographer. I asked this lovely lady for a picture while we were in Kamru Fort, Sangla. Initially, despite being little hesitant she let me click from where she was standing and then for next picture she asked me that should I stand here and I said ok happily and this was the picture I got with her beautiful shy smile 

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It was a real surprise to me that we weren’t allowed to enter the fort, but I think it is always nice to blend in and not resist all the time. Only main temple priests are allowed in the fort as they say as much as 33000 gods reside in the fort. 

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Kamru Fort

 

Have you been to Sangla? Did you include Kamru Fort in your itinerary? Do share your experience with us in the comment box below.

 

– The Wanderer

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54 thoughts on “A walk till Kamru Fort, Sangla – A Photo Story

  1. Wow, 33000 gods, that’s a busy temple, but it’s a shame you weren’t allowed in. I must admit I have never heard Sangla but from your pictures, it just looks magical like something out of a movie and the people seemed very pleasant to allow you to take photos. Great post and photo’s

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  2. Such lovely kids! I am so glad that you interact with locals during your travels and even more glad about the fact that you ask for permission from people before clicking their pictures!! BTW Kamru fort looks stunning!!!

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  3. Your photos are beautiful. They really show the wonderful art work behind the buildings. And the beautiful moments when you connect to locals with a camera! Well done.

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  4. I love Himachal Pradesh a lot for its humble people, virgin scenic beauty, and rich culture. I am yet to visit Sangla. But this photo story made to plan it soon. I haven’t heard about Kamru Fort till now. But would love to visit soon.

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  5. What a beautiful photo essay on a nice place! I’ve never heard of Kamru Fort but it looks interesting. It’s surprising you weren’t allowed to enter, maybe this will change if more travellers visit!

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  6. First of all Congrats for your picture of door featured in Thursday doors! Taking photos with locals and mingling with them must be quite fun. Kamru Fort has religious importance too because of 33000 gods live in it.

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  7. 33,000 gods is a lot of gods. No wonder you can’t squeeze into the fort. Seriously though, this looks like a lovely spiritual place to visit and I love how you could meet and interact with so many locals here.

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  8. What a completely awesome looking fort. I would love to visit here one day – much thanks to the inspirational photos in your post. Thanks for sharing this with us!

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  9. I have not heard of Sangla before but it looks so beautiful through your pictures. I especially like the Kamru Fort though it looks a little scary on the outside, I would love to go in and explore. Definitely going to add this place to my bucketlist

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  10. That photo of the kid and grandfather is so cute! this looks like a really charming destination; I hope I’m able to visit someday.

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