Baltit Fort, Karimabad

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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  • According to legends and historians , 800 years old Baltit fort is located in the capital of Hunza, Karimabad. A well preserved monument, each and ever inch needs to be understood, very interesting si...  more »
  • I have been there in 2009. It was great fort situated on the top of Hunza valley with a view of whole Hunza. I was pleased with a vast historical heritage and the people of Pakistan are so nice. The t...  more »
  • Historically important and very well preserved, Baltit Fort is a must to visit. It holds a commanding position overlooking the valley, which means there are terrific views and photo opportunities from...  more »
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  • Visited two or three times. Nice place. Nicely assembled, adjusted, decorated and precisely cared historic place. Just need more attention from the commoners. Nice place to visit. Tourist attraction
  • I visit there in late December. The people around there is very good. Nice hospitality. The fort is very beautiful.
  • Baltit Forte is a very very famous place of Karimabad Hunza. This is the main place where every tourist must go there... very old and historic place. I personally visited there 2 times... I like very much.
  • What a beauty in Mountains.... Excellently maintained 900 years old fort. In addition, the tourist guides are so good that they really make you go back in times :)
  • Most charming and epic historical fort built by the local rulers of the former princely state of Hunza. Must visit it with a guide if you want to enjoy the tour.
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