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Rohtas Fort, Rawalpindi
(4.3/5 based on 55 reviews on the web)
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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Reviews
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  • My first visit there was back in 1996 and been there over 10 times since and still haven't seen the whole fort. It's huge with 12 gates and physically demanding. It's not well maintained by the author...  more »
  • What a great piece of history this is. There is an urgent need of doing a major renovation and restoration work. 
  • Old Fort 15th century. Nice views. Worth visiting. 20 min drive off GT road. 2 hour visit sufficient. 
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  • Well worth a visit. Given world heritage status in 1997, the fort itself gives a glimpse into Indian/Pakistani history. My only criticism is that there is a massive difference in admission charges between Pakistani nationals and 'foreign' visitors. Having said that, we were allowed to roam about the site freely and discover the place for ourselves. A baba jee whom we met was very knowledgeable, friendly and courteous and did much to ensure we enjoyed our visit. Shukriya
  • This Fort is quite big and there's an interesting history about it. Other than that, there is very little to be seen here. Everything here is broken and in ruins. Broken stairs, broken walls, overgrown grass, animals, etc. Not worth visiting.
  • It's a great ever long n wide fort build on difficult place and have amazing build buildings in it but I was dissapointed that I never seen such wide n beautiful fort before even I ha e visited about 19 forts yet cause it is totally ruined there is no look after governemnt and contractors just making money, fort great wall is going down and there are people living in fort about 600 houses I talked with local there us no look after and maintaince of fort but you can get a nice view of ancient aechitecure.
  • Very nice place to visit with family. It has small museum which contain losts of intresting things .
  • An old fort at a lovely location, from where one can see the surrounding areas. It is a good place for learning about history of the area and it will amaze you at the expertise of masons at that time. There is usually hot here so one has to select a good weather for visiting it. Unfortunately people have made houses inside and the road is in poor condition that has spoiled the beauty of the fort