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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. To visit Baltit Fort and get the most from your holiday in Karimabad, create itinerary details personal to you using our Karimabad itinerary builder.
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  • Visited the Baltit Fort in 3rd week of July. Its situated at an amazing place. The views from top of the fort were marvellous. The fort is surrounded by 3+ peaks having height of 7000+ m each includin...  more »
  • Rs. 250/adult, child under 10 are free. Worth to visit this historic place. Have to hike for 300meters peak. Road is ok for walk. Must visit inside the fort, history is inside. With lot of interesting...  more »
  • Whenever anyone visit Hunza, its must to visit Baltit Fort hunza, its beautiful structure and landscape view from the windows of Fort will mesmerize you. If you ever plan to visit Hunza call me on 033...  more »
  • Beautiful historic fort. Well maintained well managed. People of hunza are very generous.
  • Beautifully conserved piece of South Asian history. Hospitable people, beautiful views.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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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