Malaun Fort is a Gorkha fort in District Solan but it can best be approached through Bilaspur. Coming from Shimla side, on the Shimla-Bilaspur highway, one could take a diversion one km. short of Brahmapukhar. This bifurcation is on Deoth-Mailthi-Jamli road. Malaun village is on the Maithi-Lalgarh road and the Malaun Fort is above the village on a high range. Trekking is both exciting and interesting.
With huge watch-tower-type structures on two sides, the fort is spread in about 2 Bighas of land. There is a Kali temple in the premises which lends it a kind of soothing touch. Inside the temple a magnificent pedestal in peacock shape adds to the beauty of the simple temple. The idols of Hanuman, Bhairav and other deities and the statue of a tiger are all ancient, of the time of the Raja.
Malaun has had a turbulent history. The fort was with the Gorkhas but Sir D. Ochterlony defeated the Gorkhas in a fierce battle at Lohar ghat near Malaun.
The cannons used in the battle were kept at the Malaun fort but have now been brought down to the
Location: near Malaun village in Distt. Solan (Alternate Way on the Shimla-Bilaspur highway, one could take a diversion one km. short of Brahmapukhar)
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