Research Paper from the year 2014 in the subject Art - Architecture / History of Construction, , language: English, abstract: The region of Jammu is famous for a rich cultural and built heritage in the form of forts, temples, palaces and the rulers of different areas constructed sarais of which from time to time. As per the tradition all the 22 Dynasties / principalities of the region constructed forts at their respective capitals. The known accounts or literary sources of the region clearly indicate that all the twenty two states came into existence after 8th century A.D. However from the historical point of view, we do not have any authentic account or evidences about the most of the forts of the region.The author is presently working as an assistant professor of history in Lovely Professional University, Jalandhar (Punjab, India). He has done Master of Philosophy in history in 2007 and Doctor of Philosophy in 2013 in history from Jammu University. He has worked an academic counsellor of history in IGNOU- Jammu, from 2007 to 2014. He also worked as an assistant professor of history in Chanderprabhu Jain College, Delhi. He has published more than 17 research papers in national and international journals along with three books. He has qualified UGC-NET and JRF-ICHR.