Legendary Forts And Castles In Pakistan That You Need To See

  • 1. Quetta Fort

    Quetta fort – frequently known as Quetta Qilla is a military garrison and ancient fortress; built during British Empire rule. The fort was a part of British strategy of converting Quetta into a military town.

  • 2. Skardu Fort

    This King of Forts is located in the city of Skardu in Gilgit. This historic landmark had served as an area of Pakistani-Platoon deployment; to protect the locals during Indo-Pak war. The famous Australian film maker Greg Child narrates about its glory that it “perched above the junction of the rivers” and overlooks the Rock of Skardu.

  • 3. Shigar Fort

    The Shigar Fort means The Fort on Rock is an old fort of Baltistan and Pakistan located in the town of Shigar. It was built in the 17th century by the Raja of Amacha Dynasty of Shigar.

  • 4. Altit Fort

    Altit Fort is an ancient fort at Altit town in the Hunza valley in Gilgit Baltistan, Pakistan. It was originally home to the hereditary rulers of the Hunza state who carried the title Mir, although they moved to the somewhat younger Baltit fort nearby three centuries later. Altit Fort and in particular the Shikari tower is around 1100 years old, which makes it the oldest monument in the Gilgit–Baltistan.

  • 5. Rawat Fort

    A 16th century monument, Rawat fort lodges in Pothohar Pakistan. It was crafted for the sake of warrior clans, raised by local tribes to defend the Pothohar plateau by Gakhars.

  • 6. Derawar Fort

    Derawar fort is a large square fortress that will give you the royal Rajasthan treat! Derawar was built by Hindu Rajput, Bhati of Jaisalmer in Bahawalpur. It is a magnificent structure whose forty bastions of Derawar are visible for many miles in the Cholistan Desert.

  • 8. Attock Fort

    You can still find signs of great Emperor Akbar’s reign through the Attock Fort. The fort was built between 1581 – 1583, under the authority of Khawaja Shamsuddin Khawafi, to protect the passage of River Indus.

  • 9. Khaplu Fort

    Think of the prestigious Khaplu Palace famed as Yabgo Khar (meaning “The fort on the roof”), and you will be in awe of this architectural triumph. The palace is located in Khaplu, Baltistan. In the 19th century, it served as a royal residence for the Raja of Khaplu.

  • 10. Baltit Fort

    Baltit fort gives Hunza a bygone touch. An ancient fort, founded in the 15th century dated back to 700 years ago, with rebuilds and alterations over the centuries. The architectural style is a clear indication of Buddhist influence.

  • 11. Ranikot Fort

    Indicative of the Jamshoro legacy – Ranikot Fort is also known as The Great Wall of Sindh. It is believed to be the world’s largest fort. The hill top view and the archeological residual of the great walls make it an attractive place to visit and study.

  • 12. Umerkot Fort

    The birth place of Emperor Akbar Umerkot fort base in Umerkot, Sindh also called Amarkot. The fort was earlier the property of Hindu Rajput dynasty; has been taken over by Government after formation of Pakistan. It is a heritage hub accompanied with ancient stories of Umer Marvi.