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Arki

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Arki is a town, a tehsil and a Nagar panchayat in Solan district in the state of Himachal Pradesh, India. The town is famous for its fort built in the late 18th century when Arki was the capital of the erstwhile hill state of Baghal.HistoryArki was the capital of the princely Hill state of Baghal, which was founded by Rana Ajai Dev, a Panwar Rajput from Dhar state in Central India. The state was founded around 1643 and Arki was declared its capital by Rana Sabha Chand in 1650. Now, Arki Fort is a converted hotel and lovely to visit.The Arki Fort was built between 1800 and 1805 by Rana Prithvi Singh, a descendent of Sabha Chand. The fort was captured by the Gurkhas in 1806. Rana Jagat Singh, the ruler of Baghal, had to take refuge in Nalagarh. From 1806 to 1815, the Gurkha General Amar Singh Thapa used Arki as his stronghold to make further advances into Himachal Pradesh as far as Kangra.
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