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. Before you visit Rawalpindi, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.
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  • A great place to visit with your family. A bit tough to move around. Take your food with you specially drinking water.  more »
  • the fort is in good condition and what a lovely experience.we enjoyed our trip here with our kids. it felt like a very long trip but was worth the it.  more »
  • It's a very attractive historical fort indeed and must visit. However attention is required to properly maintain by the concerned department  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • A nice archeological sites to visit and have fun along with your family and friends
  • Great place to visit this historical place and knowledge about 16th century sher shah suri..ghakhars.. king humayun and rajpoot era
  • 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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Where to stay in Rawalpindi

While you can stay in the capital and make a day trip to Rawalpindi, you'll also find plenty of accommodation options in "Pindi" itself. Hotels, bed and breakfasts, and lodges cluster in the city center and around the airport to the northeast. Guesthouses offer a more intimate atmosphere, while budget hotels and hostels cater to shoestring travelers. Southeast of the city a scattered few options put you in proximity to Jinna Park and the road to the medieval fortress.
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