General Zorawar Fort
General Zorawar Fort is an ancient fort situated above the Palace of Leh and the Gompa of Namgyal Tsemo. This prehistoric monument, widely called as Riasi Fort, once held the wealth of the Dogra rulers in Jammu though it presently lies in a wrecked stage. It is one of the remarkable allegories depicting the military exploits of the legendary warrior General Zorawar Singh known for his consistent struggle against the Chinese rulers over Ladakh.
A huge collection of coins and specimens of new stamps apart from the precious treasure of the ruler are housed in the fort now. Situated in proximity to the river Chenab, the fort is an attraction for individuals interested in archaeology, prehistoric culture, and artefacts. Inside the fort are present a mosque, a natural spring, and a Temple dedicated to Hindu Goddesses Kali and Durga.
In order to reach this place, travellers can either drive their vehicles up to the entrance of the fort or trek from the Leh city bazaar, which is at a small distancefrom the fort.To reach the fort, one has to take a 30 mins trek from Leh city bazaar while another option is to drive jeep till the entrance of the fort. It is a historical monument liked by the visitors who got ample interest in history, ancient cultures and artifacts.
Zorawar Fort being one of the eminent structures and having historical significance, the Archaeological Survey of India is trying to take over the fort and to declare the Zorawar Fort as one of the national monuments under the provisions of the Archaeological Sites and Remains Act 1958.
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- AddressLadakh , Jammu & Kashmir
- CategoryTourist Places
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