Rohtas Fort, Rawalpindi

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Declared a World Heritage Site, Rohtas Fort has great historical and cultural value. Learn about king Sher Shah Suri, who built the stronghold in the 16th century as a form of protection from invaders, as well as to put an end to numerous rebellions happening at the time. Explore the fine example of early Muslim architecture, with a dash of Turko-Persian influence seen in the colossal walls and defense cannons. Climb up the tower and experience views of the river, the surrounding village, and the city from the other side. Make sure to check out the small museum on site. For Rohtas Fort and beyond, use our Rawalpindi itinerary planner to get the most from your Rawalpindi vacation.
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  • August 10, 2017
    Real nice & magnanimous, true feelings are much more than the pictures n videos previously seen. The grandiosity is obvious & can only be felt rather seen. The architecture speaks for itself. A piece ...  more »
  • August 5, 2017
    A historical place to visit. I was there today and it felt like it was 120 degrees. We had a 2 1/2 private tour and walked around and on top of the fort. The guide walked us though all the history. I'...  more »
  • May 21, 2017
    excellent place to visit, architecture, history of Sher Shah Suri, Miran Syed Hussain tomb, natural spring (choa) Shah Muhammad Shaheed, Sikh pilgrimage places like Sikhan da choa, old bazars, caves, ...  more »
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  • July 4, 2017
    Nice historic place. Must visit It has a museum as well where you can see old coins. swards and such other things. Sher Shah Suri dummy is also made there. Beautiful...Go left side from the Museum, you will see a very deep water well. Water has dried now but its really a great sign of hardships of old people.
  • May 18, 2017
    Good historical place but with no facility, much of area is destroyed. Govt. No more interest in this. This can be source of attraction for tourism and earning.
  • July 11, 2017
    A nice archeological sites to visit and have fun along with your family and friends
  • July 1, 2017
    Great place to visit this historical place and knowledge about 16th century sher shah suri..ghakhars.. king humayun and rajpoot era
  • April 9, 2017
    Good Strategic Fort. Fort that is round by water from 3 side. Nice Architectures. Fort having 12 doors, museum and 150 stairs well. Recommended.

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