Baltit Fort, Karimabad

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Survey the scenery from the upper terrace of Baltit Fort, an ancient clifftop fortress. In 1996, the fort became a museum, exhibiting artifacts belonging to Mir of Hunza and providing an overview of the historical heritage and culture of Hunza. On the ground floor, see the fort's storage chambers, then proceed to the large open hall on the first floor. Continue to the second floor, which contains an audience hall the quarters of those who used to live here. From the fort's terrace you can enjoy sweeping views of Rakaposhi. You have to climb up to the fort by foot, taking a path which will lead you along cobbled streets lined with old houses and stores, giving you a taste of the local lifestyle. The shops sell local crafts, embroidery, jewelry, and handmade items. Put Baltit Fort into our Karimabad road trip planning site to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Karimabad.
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  • October 2, 2017
    It's small, cold, a little dusty, and I imagine kind of smokey in the winter when people had to cook indoors and live in the kitchen. Makes me feel pretty good about my first NYC apartment.  more »
  • October 1, 2017
    Visit to Baltit Fort, an ancient fort in the Hunza valley. It overlooks karimabad. Founded in the 8th CE, it has been on the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative list since 2004. The foundations of the for...  more »
  • September 19, 2017
    Baltit Fort is reached after a steep climb of 20-25 minute on foot. The entry ticket for fort is very high with respect to size of this tiny fort, inside building there is nothing special to see. Only...  more »
  • July 6, 2017
    Beautiful historic fort. Well maintained well managed. People of hunza are very generous.
  • July 17, 2017
    Beautifully conserved piece of South Asian history. Hospitable people, beautiful views.
  • June 18, 2017
    A well maintained fort, thanks to AKRF who renovated this fort. Take the guided tour as the tour guide is quite knowledgeable and explains various portions of the fort really well. A must visit site in Karimabad
  • March 21, 2017
    Enjoyed our visit to the fort in all respect. Very well equipped with old styles living items of all different sort weather home, kitchen, drawing rooms, sports, wars and furniture etc. One has to climb a no. of stories on difficult stories and a bit difficult for old people having problems in legs....don't know if a lift can be provided....! A good place for photography as well.
  • July 12, 2017
    My most favorite place on earth is Hunza, this is heaven on earth, mesmerizing mountain, lush green, calm and quite environment, very affordable, no security issues

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