A portion of 15th Century Nalagarh fort damaged due to heavy rains

A portion of Nalagarh fort of erstwhile princely estate caved in along a huge footwall early today after incessant rainfall in the Solan district of Himachal Pradesh about 150 km from the state capital.

According to an ASI expert  Fort of Nalagarh was built in 1421 during the reign of  Raja Bikram Chand on a hillock at the foothills of the Shivalik hills of the low Himalayan range near Sirsa River.

A huge l wall in the backyard of the top floor supports the open-air balcony of the grand liquor bar (Majhkhana) of the palace as the big portion of the landmark building.

In a Video clipping of the said incidents, a part of historical buildings could be seen rolling down the steep hillocks this morning.

This fort was converted into a Palace resort by the last Scion of the Nalagarh princely estate Raja Vijayendra. The Liquor bar of Vijayendra is the present ceremonial head of Nalagarh and is the richest having a heritage collection of rare breweries and Spiti which is still preserved for Public showcase.

The video clippings show that only a portion of the liquor bar balcony caves in along with some tiles and chiseled stoned work.

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