If you’re a fan of Game of Thrones, you’ll enjoy visiting these top historical forts of Pakistan – they are just best of the best! All forts in this list have been a significant part of history – and are now some of the biggest tourist hotspots in Pakistan.
So, if you’re a history buff, a GoT fan who wants to experience how King’s Landing looks in real, or just a random tourist looking to add more places to your bucket list, here’s the list of the best forts to visit in Pakistan!
Ranikot Fort – The World’s Largest Fort AKA The Great Wall Of Sindh
Yes, the largest fort in the world exists in Pakistan. To be precise, near Jamshoro in Sindh.
Due to its unbelievable length, the Rani Kot fort also known as the Great Wall of Sindh, and is truly one of the best forts to visit in Pakistan.
The exact date of construction of this fort is not clear but it’s believed to be 9th century.
Located at 28km from Jamshoro City’s Sann Gate, the walls of Ranikot stretches to as much as 35 kilometers.
To get an idea of how big Rani Kot Fort is, just know that hundreds of average-sized forts can easily fit inside this giant structure, rightfully hailed as the “world’s largest fort.”
So, if you’re planning a tour to visit top forts in Pakistan, this one must definitely be on your list!
Rohtas Fort – Once South Asia’s Largest Military Base & Now A World Heritage Site
Rohtas fort (or Qila Rohtas) was built by Sher Shah Suri as a military base in Jhelum in northeast Pakistan.
In fact, it remained the largest military base in entire South Asia for centuries. Rohtas fort has an amazing history, which is what makes it one of the best forts to visit in Pakistan!
Rohtas Fort is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Sher Shah had built this amazing fort to block the ousted Emperor Humayan from coming back to his former Mughal empire.
The tall and solid walls of Rohtas are said to be impossible to breach! The walls are around four-kilometer in length and have distinctive Turk architecture.
If you’re a History buff, Rohtas fort must be on the top of your list of forts to visit in Pakistan!
Lahore Fort – Historical Gem Of The Walled City Lahore
The Lahore Fort, more commonly known as Shahi Qila is probably the most beautiful fort in Pakistan.
It was built by Mughal King Akbar when he made Lahore his capital in 1566. Since then, this great fort has been a symbol of Lahore and all the glory associated with this historic city!
This must-visit fort is located in the walled city of Lahore.
If we were to omit its defensive wall, the fort measures 335 meters in a north-south direction and around 427 meters in an east-west direction.
In 1981, Lahore Fort became a UNESCO World Heritage Site. If you’re planning a trip to Lahore, do make sure to include this fort on your list of places to visit!
Derawar Fort – One Of The Most Iconic Forts To Visit In Pakistan
Derawar Fort (also known as Qila Derawar) is undoubtedly one of the most iconic forts of Pakistan.
Standing with all its might in Cholistan Desert in the Bahawalpur division at 130km from the main Bahawalpur city, this is probably the fort that tops every tourist list!
It was constructed back in 9th century and then again in 1733 AD by the Nawab of Bahawalpur, who gave it the shape it has today.
This amazing fort, privately owned by the royal Abbasi family of Bahawalpur, also has a beautiful mosque in it.
The walls of Derawar fort are 1.5 kilometers long and an amazing 30 meters high. The fort also has 40 circular bastions, all of which are also 30 meters in height.
Due to its extraordinary grandeur, the fort is visible across the Cholistan desert from scores of miles. This majestic fort is definitely one you don’t want to miss while exploring the forts in Pakistan.
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