The Ahju Fort complex, located in Kangra District, Himachal Pradesh, features a Bharat Sancher Nagar Limited’s (BSNL) tower, two temples, and the ruins. The complex offers lovely views of
(1) the Himalayan hamlets, including Bir, billing, Badehr, and Suja;
(2) twin paragliding sites, Bir and Billing;
(3) popular touristy places such as Baijnath and Dharamshala; (4) the Dhauladhar Range and Bara Bhangal.
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The path leads to Mahaeshwari Temple in Ahju Fort.
The trail meanders through pine groves.
Himalayan ranges from Mahaeshwari Temple in Ahju Fort ruins, Kangra
Suja village stands at one end of the paragliding landing site at Bir in Kangra.
Views from Mahaeshwari Temple in Aju Fort in Himachal Pradesh
Vistas from Mahaeshwari Temple in Aju Fort in Himachal Pradesh
The trail connects Mahaeshwari Temple and the ruins of Ahju Fort.
Mahaeshwari Temple from the Ahju ruins
The top of Bara Bhangal from the Ahju Fort
Tibetan Colony from the Ahju Fort, Kangra Valley
Paplung Sherabling Monastery from the Ahju Fort, India
The Himalayan hamlets from the fort
Ahju and its neighborhood from the Ahju Fort
The rail track of Kangra toy train runs through the Himalayan fields.
Himalayan fields in autumn
The empty fields in Kangra Valley during autumn
A view of Billing, the take off point for paragling, from Ahju Fort
The narrow gauge rail line, where Kangra toy train runs during the season
An old dry well in Aju Fort, Kangra
The remaining walls of structures within the Aju Fort
A butterfly sucks nectar from wild flowers growing in the ruins of Ahju Fort
A day hike to Ahju from Bir in Kangra