Jaganu and Laddan near Udhampur

We turn our attention again to the Western Himalayas with the help of Ashok Jerath’s book, “Forts and Palaces of the Western Himalaya” to track down the forts at Laddan or Laddankotli and Jaganu or Jaganoo near Udhampur in Jammu region. Both forts lie on the Eastern bank of the River Tavi or Tawi. Interestingly, Jaganu overlooks an IAF base across the river towards the North-west.

Jaganu and Laddan near Udhampur

Original map courtesy of the University of Texas Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin.

The ruins make it hard to be sure whether identification of Laddan is correct but the description of the geography of the fort in Ashok Jerath’s book matches my understanding of Laddan fort.

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