History of Buria Fort
In 1760, when British colonialism was at its peak, the Buria Fort was captured by the Sikhs and became the headquarters of a Jat principality. Before the Treaty of Amritsar in 1809 between the British imperialists and Maharaja Ranjit Singh, the Jat headquarters had been divided into two portions of Buria and Dialgarh.
Dialgarh was subdivided into the estates of Jagadhri and Dialgarh due to the contention between the widows of the last male holder of the city. Soon after Dialgarh along with its estates came under the control of British rule and by 1849, Buria was reduced to the status of an ordinary jagir.
The town of Buria was closely associated with Mughal rulers. Other than the Buria Fort, there is also a three storied palace popularly known as the Rang Mahal, which was built by one of the chief courtiers of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. It is said that Birbal, one of the close aides of Emperor Akbar was supposedly born at Buria.
Visiting Information on Buria Fort
The Jagadhri railway station is the nearest at a distance of 10 km from the fort and the Chandigarh International Airport is the closest at a distance of 107 km.
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