Forts to visit in Pakistan
A Fort fortified building or strategic position.
1. Rohtas Fort
Rohtas Fort: This one arguably is the best fort in Pakistan
Rohtas fort is a historical place situated in district jehlum, Punjab Pakistan. It was built by sher shah Surri, a renowned monarch famous for his sense of architect.
It’s a very beautiful place to visit.
2. Derawar Fort
It is a magnificent extensive fort in Bahwalpur, Rohi (Cholistan) desert, owned by the Abbasi family. The exterior is relatively well preserved and suggests it is being looked after, alas the interior is quite run down and has suffered the ransacking of it’s military past. A site worth a visit if you like history and architecture. Though is a state of internal disrepair you can identify how people would have lived with in the Fort, the soldiers, the family, the ladies quarters, the underground tunnels and much more.
3. Ranikot Fort
Ranikot Fort is a historical fort near Sann, Jamshoro District, Sindh, Pakistan. Ranikot Fort is also known as The Great Wall of Sindh and is believed to be the world’s largest fort with a circumference of approximately 32 kilometres (20 mi). The fort’s ramparts have been compared to the Great Wall of China.
The site was nominated in 1993 by the Pakistan National Commission for UNESCO world heritage status, and has since been on the tentative list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The fort is listed as a historical site under the Antiquities Act, 1975 and its subsequent amendments, and is provided protection.
Ranikot Fort is 90 kilometres (56 mi) to the north of Hyderabad on the national highway.
4. Lahore Fort
Lahore Fort also known as Shahi Qila is located in north-western corner of the historical city of Lahore.
The chequered history of the fort is a living witness of the zenith and nadir of the Mughals, the Sikhs and the colonial rulers. The art of the fort building is reflects a series of monuments from Emperor Akbar (ruled: 1556 – 1605) to the Aurangzeb (ruled: 1658 – 1707 ).
Lahore Fort and Shalamar Garden are enlisted as World Heritage Sites in 1981 by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization).
5.Bala Hissar Fort
Bala Hissar is a historic fortress located in Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.
The fort was used as a royal residence for the Durrani Empire, and was renovated during Jatsikh rule. The fort now serves as headquarters for Pakistan’s Frontier Corps
Its a very nice calm and quite place in the city centre the beauty and maintainace of lawns and buildingsee are marvelous with small but very informative history museum.
6. Red Fort
Red Fort was built by the Chak rulers of Kashmir in the 16th century.
Red Fort – also known as the Muzaffarabad Fort
The current locality is called Center Plate. Locally, it is known as the “Rutta Qila”
The fort was completed by Local ruler Sultan Muzaffar Khan ( Muzaffarabad is named after him )in the 16th century to defend it against the Mughals, the fort lies on neelum road, public,
The fort is in ruins, need immediate repairs.