"Al Biruni was here, So was I" Pind Dadan Khan by besal

Pind Dadan Khan Travel Guide: 5 reviews and 18 photos

Fort Nandana situated on the eastern side of the Salt Ranges near Khewra/Pind Dadan Khan is an ancient fort, with a temple perched on top of a 500 foot cliff.

View from a broken wall at the fort, overlooking the Bhaganwala village on the foothill, and far distance the Jehlum river and plains, Al-Biruni, famous Muslim scholar, mathematician, historian, measured the earth circumference (11th Century) from here.

The way this fort is ignored, it will disappear in the next few years.

Best to trek in the cooler months (or early morning) as temperature soars to 45 C+ during summer.

The fort is a short hike from the village, and one passes small settlements, crosses river streams, and ponds. The trek then takes one to the top.

  • Last visit to Pind Dadan Khan: Dec 2011
  • Intro Updated Jun 16, 2015
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  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Jun 15, 2015 at 3:22 PM

    Love your second photo!

    • besal's Profile Photo
      Jun 15, 2015 at 9:32 PM

      Thank you for visiting Nandana page. Yes it is also my favorite picture. I guess I need to add tips here as well as this is a very historic place where a great mathematician traveler measured the earth circumference, and Alexander the Great passed by it

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