History of Tera Fort
Built by one of the Jadeja Chiefs of the Rajput clan, the Tera Fort was badly damaged during the revolt of the 1740s. It was during the reign of Maharao Lakhpatji that Sumraji Thakore of Tera, the chief of Tera Estate, spoke ill of the Rao of Kutch. Thus, a rebellion was ensued and Lakhpatji sent an army to Tera, to subdue the revolt. The war ended after 3 months of siege, when Sumraji surrendered and gave a formal apology for his remarks.
The war had already damaged the fort but the 1819 Rann of Kutch earthquake destroyed it further. However, some parts of the fort were rebuilt and currently it is a popular tourist attraction.
Visiting Information on Tera Fort
The railway station at Bhuj is the closest at a distance of 88 km and the Bhuj Airport is the nearest at about 87 km from the fort.
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