(Last Updated on : 15/07/2019)
Manimajra Fort is an ancient fort situated in Manimajra town of Chandigarh
. Spread over about 4 acres, the fort
is at least 350 years old and became more popular with the shooting of the Oscar-winning movie Zero Dark Thirty
History of Manimajra Fort
As per “Mahan Kosh”, popularly known as Encyclopaedia of Sikhism
, Manimajra was a town of the then Ambala district
Province. It was conquered in 1821 by a local Zamindar Gareeb Dass along with 49 other villages and made it the capital of this newly created State. The State was ruled lastly by Bhagwan Singh of clan of Gareeb Dass.
The present condition of the Manimajra Fort is not good, walls are in decaying form and it is deteriorating day by day.
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