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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  • Located between Lahore ans Islamabad, this historical fort has been cited at such a dominating ground that it must have been an impregnable defensive position. Standing on its outer wall one see and d...  more »
  • 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 »
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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.
  • It is beautiful site seeing, surroundings are beautiful though. As for fort is concerned for people who love architecture will be disappointed to see the ruins of Rohtas fort. Non of the part is intact from impact of time. Old around 400 to 500 yrs condition of fort is at worst due to negligence of public and authorities and instead of historical place it seems a picnic point to me on visit. Below is a photo i managed to capture of a part, fort's gate only which was in best condition.
  • It's one day trip from Gujranwala or Islamabad. Nice historical place but much less facilities as compared to other historical places. History lovers will find much more here to console their soles.
  • 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
  • Awesome place. Calm and silence is only to here there Old building and and beautiful mountain scene

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