Ramnagar

Situated in Udhampur, Ramnagar is named after its last ruler, King Ram Singh. The place has a historical fort called the Ramnagar Fort, which is a marvellous archaeological site. The fort was built by Raja Suchet Singh, commander of the Charyari Sowars (1801-1844), on the banks of the Mansa Devi Nallah. The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) gave it the status of a protected monument in 1972. Another royal mansion here is the Sheesh Mahal that was built by Raja Ram Singh, subehdar of Kashmir, in 1885. The mirror work of the monument will leave one in awe of the place. Apart from this, magnificent murals and paintings depict life from the Indian epics, namely the Mahabharata and Ramayana. The area also has a wildlife sanctuary that is stretched over an area of 31 sq km. Home to mammal species such as the nilgai, barking deer, wild boar, rhesus monkey etc., it also houses the Indian mynah, blue rock pigeon, peafowl, red jungle fowl, jungle crow, golden oriole, white cheeked bulbul along with another 15 species of birds.

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