Rohtas Fort, Qila Rohtas

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 Qila Rohtas, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.
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  • Amazing views of surrounding from Fort's walls. Road from Dina to Fort is in excellent condition and there's lot to see in Fort. We hired a guide who told us a lot about history of the place. There's ...  more »
  • Rohtas Fort is the only attraction along the road from Islamabad to Lahore and is worth stopping here if you pass from one city to another. After a detour of a few kilometers from the freeway you begin to see in the distance the massive ramparts along the walls, of a very dark stone. The fort must have long been left to itself, having several walls butchered by the writers. Today the site is protected by Unesco and a little more is being done to preserve it. But what's most striking about ruining the enchantment of the place is the amount of trash around the castle: there's everything, even a pair of old shoes with sequins abandoned down the staircase that goes up to a watchtower. The walk is self-managed in the company of a vigilante armed with a rifle. Of other tourists except us not even the shadow. In the courtyard there is also a not very organized dining point where you can sit in the shade and drink tea in a paper glass.
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  • For those who love history this is great place to explore read the history for the place. Very very classy architecture. Beautiful place for outing and family gathering.
  • A UN World Heritage Site with so much history, such rich heritage but in absolute shambles due to sheer neglect by local authorities, government and even the locals. The route and roads leading up to it are good enough to make it a central tourist spot. Needs immediate attention and improvement.
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