5 Most Unique and Magnificent Forts in Pakistan

Pakistan has several shades of beauty. Whether consider the archaeological reserves or call as the historical beauty, these forts of Pakistan are standing as architectural masterpieces with all their magnificence. If you are only thinking about lush green mountains and glaciers, you are surely missing out on some amazing historic architecture.  There are many locations in each province of the country which are relatively unknown and Pakistan itself has a number of tourism opportunities. The forts play a vital role to rank Pakistan among the list of best tourist attractions worldwide. Here we are bringing you on an amusing journey to explore the forts of Pakistan.

Rohtas Fort (Qila Rohtas)

This magnificent historical fort was constructed by The great Afghan ruler Sher Shah Suri in 16th century. The fortress is one of the largest in the Subcontinent and despite its age has remained in remarkable condition. The Rohtas Fort is located near Jhelum in Punjab. This fortress has earned the distinction of World Heritage Site from UNESCO.

Baltit Fort

Baltit Fort is an ancient fort in the Hunza valley in Gilgit-Baltistan which was built in 8th century. Strategically located with a beautiful view of Hunza Valley and its Tributaries, it has been on the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative list since 2004. Baltit Fort is the ideal illustration of this merging of guard and definition, and it’s quite Tibetan engineering makes it however inquisitive as it could be dazzling.

Khaplu Fort

Khaplu Fort, also known as Yabgo Khar, is an old fort and palace located in Khaplu, in the Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan. The Fort, considered an architectural heritage and a tourist attraction, was built in the mid-19th century and served as a royal residence for the Raja of Khaplu. From 2005 to 2011 the palace, was renovated under the restoration project by the AKRSP for Culture under the Aga Khan Historic Cities Programme. The palace has a hotel operated by Serena and a museum depicting the history and culture of Baltistan.

Derawar Fort

Qilla Derawar is a magnificent beauty in the Cholistan Desert and is located at a distance of 130 km south of the city of Bahawalpur. The fort was built by Hindu Rajput, Bhati of Jaisalmer. This historically significant fort presents an enormous and impressive structure. Despite its awe-inspiring allure, however, it seems on the verge of collapse due to the neglect of authorities.

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Ranikot Fort

Ranikot Fort is a historical fort near Sann, Jamshoro District, Sindh, Pakistan which was built by the Pakistani Talpur dynasty in the 17th century. Ranikot Fort. Fort has been called the second greatest wall in the world (after neighboring Great Wall of China) and is believed to be the world’s largest fort. Sometimes referred to as the “Great Wall of Pakistan,” is one of the best-kept secrets of Pakistan and is well worth the time to go and explore its magnificent structure. This tremendous fort connects several bleak mountains in the Kirthar hills, and it surrounds a central smaller fort known as Miri Fort.