Lahaul has only one fort, Gondhla. It was built by Raja Ram Singh of Kullu in 1700AD. The Gondhla fort is exclusively built with wood, in the tower type architecture. Just in front is the Chandra River across the valley.
The fort is eight storey partially notched wooden logs. The building has many apartments which can comfortably accommodate more than 100 people. The Gondla Castle has antique artifacts like bows, arrows, quivers, catapults, guns and canons beside age-old costumes, furniture and idols. Another interesting article to be seen in possession of the Thakur is Sharab Raldi, i.e., "the sword of wisdom" (Sharab means wisdom and Raldi means a sword). In Sanskrit it is known as Pragya Kharga. This sword of wisdom has great relevance here because among the Tibetans it is believed that it is the weapon of Lord Manjushri.
Location: altitude of 3160 meters, village Gondhla, 18 kms from Keylong