The Moorang Fort in Himalayan State of #IncredibleIndia - An Ancient and Heritage structure in Kinnaur which is supposedly built by Pandavas and is home for local deities now

When we did road trip to Spiti Valley, we came across various interesting places which we couldn't explore well. We listed them with us and will again plan specifically for those. Many of these places are in Kinnaur region of Himachal Pradesh. You cross Kinnaur when you go to Spiti Valley from Shimla. Moorang Fort is one of those stunning places we saw from distance. Above photograph is clicked from the road which connected Rekong Peo with Spiti Valley. In this blogpost, we will share about this ancient Moorang Fort and why this is an important landmark in Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh. 

When we did road trip to Spiti Valley, we came across various interesting places which we couldn't explore well. We listed them with us and will again plan specifically for those. Many of these places are in Kinnaur region of Himachal Pradesh. You cross Kinnaur when you go to Spiti Valley from Shimla. Moorang Fort is one of those stunning places we saw from distance. Above photograph is clicked from the road which connected Rekong Peo with Spiti Valley. In this blogpost, we will share about this ancient Moorang Fort and why this is an important landmark in Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh. 


Moorang fort looks very mysterious and attractive because of its location. It is believed that the Moorang fort was built by Pandavas and it's associated with Mahabharata. Moorang Fort is situated on the left bank of the Satluj river on a high hill and very near to the Morang village of Kinnaur District.  The wooden extending beams and wooden pillars of the Verandah of the top floor indicate that there was another floor at the top and which is totally broken now. The entrance door and the doorframes have a few wood carvings.


Moorang fort looks very mysterious and attractive because of its location. It is believed that the Moorang fort was built by Pandavas and it's associated with Mahabharata. Moorang Fort is situated on the left bank of the Satluj river on a high hill and very near to the Morang village of Kinnaur District.  The wooden extending beams and wooden pillars of the Verandah of the top floor indicate that there was another floor at the top and which is totally broken now. The entrance door and the doorframes have a few wood carvings.


Moorang is a beautiful village located at an altitude of approx 3600 meters above the sea level and situated on the left banks of the river Satluj in Kinnaur. Moorang is approximately 40 km from Kalpa. Moorang village is also popular among tourists for its apricot orchards. It's also known for its natural beauty.   Related Blogpost - Chandika Devi Temple - A hidden gem of Kalpa Village in Kinnaur region of Himachal Pradesh  Moorang fort offers a brilliant panoramic views of the Satluj River. The main gate of the fort is reachable via detachable ladder. There are three structures devoted to the local deity known as Urming and these are kept in Thwaring, Garmang, and Shilling. The ark of the deity remains inside this fort, but during the festivals and other sacred occasions, the ark is taken to these places. The precious ark of the deity is made up of gold, brass and silver and has 18 faces or ‘mukhs’. These 18 mukhs represent the 18 days of the Mahabharata.


Moorang is a beautiful village located at an altitude of approx 3600 meters above the sea level and situated on the left banks of the river Satluj in Kinnaur. Moorang is approximately 40 km from Kalpa. Moorang village is also popular among tourists for its apricot orchards. It's also known for its natural beauty. 


Moorang fort offers a brilliant panoramic views of the Satluj River. The main gate of the fort is reachable via detachable ladder. There are three structures devoted to the local deity known as Urming and these are kept in Thwaring, Garmang, and Shilling. The ark of the deity remains inside this fort, but during the festivals and other sacred occasions, the ark is taken to these places. The precious ark of the deity is made up of gold, brass and silver and has 18 faces or ‘mukhs’. These 18 mukhs represent the 18 days of the Mahabharata.


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How to reach Moorang Village and where to stay? 

Taxi or own car are only options to reach Moorang. Till Shimla you can reach via train or flight. Beyond that you can take bus to Rekong Peo or Kalpa or taxi. For local sightseeing, taxi will be preferable to save time. You can also check at Rekong Peo bus stand about buses to Moorang and timings to return back.  

Kalpa can be a great place to stay as there are multiple options to stay and you can also explore various places of interest around Kalpa. Morrang is approx 40km from Kalpa, which takes a little over an hour to reach. So you can easily do a day trip and also go to other places on this route before you come back to your base in Kalpa. 

The video below shares more about Moorang Fort in detail by talking to locals who live in Moorang Village of Himachal Pradesh. 


Hope we plan another visit to Kinnaur region soon and explore these beautiful places well. 

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