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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  • Me and my friend visited the place though it is roughly maintained but yet many spots like she's gate, plans ghat are worthy of watching.  more »
  • 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 »
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  • This place is really incredible. I would say that the fortress is in quite a good condition. You can easily see and feel the beauty and sheer power of this spot. That is a must-see in Pakistan. The price is only 500, and it's absolutely worth it. You can pick up a guide or explore it on your own. We were alone and were not disappointed at all. Spend around 4hours in here and would spend some more time but we were already tired. If you want to explore every single stair, you must be quite fit.
  • Great historical place to visit with friends and family. Park your car , pay the parking ticket and get a great look around. Go directly on car to it's deep well site. Must visit the 500 stairs deep well. And walk on its wall. Great experience. It will give you a great experience and feeling on old days
  • Excellent conectivity with GT Road. The site is in highly deteriorated condition with hardly any authentic area. Only boundary wall of the fort remains in original but deteriorated condition. A small museum which closes at 1 pm displays few artifacts.
  • Beautiful place to watch. But government need to work on its maintenance. Great historical place.
  • Please stop littering. There is city with in the fort. Its crumbling down. Visit before it vanishes completely

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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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