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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  • 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 »
  • The Baltit fort is very well preserved and has an amazing view over Karimabad. We love its architecture as well, small but very elegant. The guide there provides good knowledge and information about t...  more »
  • The fort was preserved in a very good way and we enjoyed the sun room and took a lot of pictures. We also saw the spring that is just nearby the fort and we enjoyed apricot drink up there as well. Coo...  more »
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  • 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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