"Rohtas Fort" Rohtas by shezee

Rohtas Travel Guide: 13 reviews and 60 photos

Symbol of Muslim Architecture

Rohtas FortRohtas Fort is 109 km from Rawalpindi. It is located about 6 km south-west of Dina Town. Going from Rawalpindi/Islamabad, you have to turn right from G.T. Road to a narrow road just before Dina Police Station and then go left until you find the dry bed of Kahan River. The fort is visible from this point. However, you have to cross the river to reach it. During rainy season, you need a four-wheel-drive to cross the river. The fort is one of the most impressive historical monuments in Pakistan. It was built by Afghan ruler Sher Shah Suri, between 1540 and 1547 AD. It served as a huge fortified base for military operations against Gakkhars by Sher Shah Suri. It was later used by Mughal emperor Akbar and Sikhs. Within the huge terraced rampart walls with robust bastions and twelve gates, is located another fortress, palaces and ancillary buildings.

This if the gate of Rohitas Fort Facing towards the Jehlum City. Now days this is the moslty used Gate of the Fort.

After years of ignorance at last govt has started repairing the fort to protect its remanants. you can see repairing is going on in this picture.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:its really very great archeological site
  • Cons:its in dying condition now a days
  • In a nutshell:Shows the architecture of Great muslim emperors
  • Last visit to Rohtas: Mar 2003
  • Intro Written Jul 6, 2006
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