It is a place of pride for the erstwhile kings of Chamba and Bhadarwah. The fort, which also housed several freedom fighters, inculding Pandit Kashyap Bandu, Sant Singh Teg and later former chief minister Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah. The fort, which was built in 1733. The fort was converted into jail in 1919. Latest LED based Light & Sound System is being installed in the Fort which will be one of its kind in India.