List of forts in Pakistan

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The following is a partial list of forts and castles in Pakistan:

Name Location Province/Region Date of Completion Ownership / Built by Image Notes
Sharda Castle[1] Sharda, Neelam District Azad Kashmir ram Sharda Temple.JPG
Throtchi Castle Kotli District Azad Kashmir 1460
Baghsar Fort[2] Samahni Valley, Bhimber Azad Kashmir Mughal Empire[3] Bhagsar3.jpg Currently closed to visitors, due to it being right beside Line of Control between Pakistan and India.
Ramkot Fort Mirpur Azad Kashmir 16–17th Century Gakhars Ramkot Fort Dadyal.jpg
Kargai Fort Khuiratta, Kotli District Azad Kashmir Also spelled as Karjai Fort.
Red Fort, Muzaffarabad Muzaffarabad Azad Kashmir 1646 Sultan Muzaffar Khan Red Fort Muzaffarabad.jpg Locally, it is known as the "Rutta Qila" or just "qila".
Zhob Fort[4] Zhob Balochistan 1867 British Raj Also known as Sandeman Fort.
Kalat Fort[5] Kalat Balochistan Kalatuk Kalat.jpg The town of Kalat is said to have been founded by and named Qalat-e Sewa (Sewa's Fort), after Sewa, a legendary hero of the Baloch people.
Punno Fort[6] Turbat Balochistan Also known as "Meeri Kalaat". Location 26°2′2″N 63°00′46″E / 26.03389°N 63.01278°E / 26.03389; 63.01278
Fort Munro D.G.Khan Punjab Pakistan 1800 John Munro, 9th of Teaninich Damis Lake, Fort Munro Locally, it is known as the "South Punjab Murree".
Sibi Fort[7] Sibi Balochistan
Baltit Fort Hunza Valley Gilgit Baltistan Baltit Fort East Elevation.JPG Since 2004, it has been on the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative list.
Skardu Fort Skardu Gilgit Baltistan SkarduFortEntrance1167.JPG
Altit Fort Altit, Hunza Valley Gilgit Baltistan 11th Century Altit Fort Hunza.jpg
Shigar Fort Shigar Gilgit Baltistan 17th Century Amacha Dynasty Shigar fort.JPG The Shigar Fort means The Fort on Rock.
Khaplu Fort Khaplu, Ghanche District Gilgit Baltistan Khaplu Fort - Daytime.jpg It is locally known as Yabgo Khar, meaning "The fort on the roof".
Kalam Darchi Fort Misgar Valley, Gojal Gilgit Baltistan 1933 British Raj This fort was named after a naked saint and was built by British soldiers during 1932-33 to check the invasion and inflow of people from China and USSR through Wahkan corridor. It remained the abode of Gilgit Scouts.[8]
Bala Hisar Fort Peshawar Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Balahisar-peshawar.jpg also known as Qila Balahisar
Chitral Fort[9] Chitral Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Shahi Fort Chitral KPK Pakistan.JPG 35°51′19″N 71°47′30″E / 35.85528°N 71.79167°E / 35.85528; 71.79167
Mastuj Fort[10] Mastuj Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mastuj Fort.jpg
Drosh Fort Chitral Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Chakdarra Fort[11] Lower Dir District Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 1586 Mughal Empire The Mughals built a fort here in 1586, occupied in 1895 by the British, who built the present fort in 1896. 34°38′50″N 72°01′42″E / 34.64722°N 72.02833°E / 34.64722; 72.02833
Malakand Fort Malakand District Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Handyside Fort Kohat Khyber Pakhtunkhwa British Raj MUSHIKOHAT001.jpg
Attock Fort Attock Khurd, Attock Punjab 1583 Mughal Emperor Akbar Attock Fort - Optographer.jpg Attock Fort was built at Attock Khurd during the reign of Akbar the Great from 1581 to 1583 under the supervision of Khawaja Shamsuddin Khawafi to protect the passage of the River Indus.
Rohtas Fort Jhelum Punjab 16th Century Sher Shah Suri Rohtas Fort Magnificent Kabuli Gate.jpg
Derawar Fort Bahawalpur Punjab Rajput Night View of Derawar Fort.jpg
Lahore Fort Lahore Punjab 1605 Mughal Emperor Akbar Lahore Fort view from Baradari.jpg
Malot Fort Chakwal Punjab 1527 Mughal Emperor Babur Malot temple 12.jpg
Noor Mahal Bahawalpur Punjab 1875 Nawab Sadiq Muhammad Khan IV Front Elevation of Noor Mahal.jpg
Sadiq Garh Palace[12] Bahawalpur Punjab

Sadiq garh palace.jpg

Darbar Mahal[13] Bahawalpur Punjab
Pharwala Castle Rawalpindi Punjab 15th Century Gakhars Gate of Pharwala Fort toward the Swaan stream.JPG
Sheikhupura Fort[14] Sheikhupura Punjab 1607 Mughal Emperor Jahangir Qila sheikhupura01.jpg
Multan Fort Multan Punjab 800 - 1000 BC The fort was destroyed by British forces.
Mankera Fort Mankera, Bhakkar District Punjab Ruins of Mankera Fort.jpg
Meer Garh Fort Meer Garh Punjab 29°10′26″N 72°37′15″E / 29.17389°N 72.62083°E / 29.17389; 72.62083
Marot Fort Marot Punjab [15] A ruined fortress town. 29°10′37″N 72°26′00″E / 29.17694°N 72.43333°E / 29.17694; 72.43333
Fort Abbas Fort Abbas Tehsil, Bahawalnagar District Punjab
Bavaani Fort Sahiwal Punjab
Shujabad Fort Shujabad Punjab
Nandana Fort Chakwal Punjab Fort Nandana ruins.JPG Al-Beruni (973-1053 AD), the celebrated traveler, historian, philosopher, mathematician, astronomer and scientist, came to the subcontinent in the period of Mehmood of Ghazni during the 11th century. It was at Nandana, that he measured the circumference of the earth.[16]
Satghara Okara District Punjab Satghara Temple.jpg It is also believed to be the location of the tomb of Baloch king, Mir Chakar Rind (1468–1565).
Kot Diji Fort Kot Diji, Khairpur District Sindh 1795 Mir Sohrab Khan Talpur Fort-detail.jpg
Ranikot Fort Jamshoro District Sindh 17th Century Rani Kot09a.jpg Ranikot Fort is also known as The Great Wall of Sindh and is believed to be the world's largest fort with a circumference of approximately 26 kilometres (16 mi).[17] Since 1993, it has been on the tentative list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.[18]
Naukot Fort Tharparkar Sindh MIT 0504.jpg
Fort Naukot Naukot Sindh Panorama of Naukot Fort.jpg 24°50′42″N 69°26′59″E / 24.84500°N 69.44972°E / 24.84500; 69.44972
Bhakar Fort Sukkur Sindh 27°41′46″N 68°53′3″E / 27.69611°N 68.88417°E / 27.69611; 68.88417
Sehwan Fort Sehwan Sharif Sindh
Mohatta Palace Karachi Sindh 1927 Shivratan Chandraratan Mohatta Mohatta Palace Renovated.JPG
Faiz Mahal Khairpur Sindh 1798 Talpurs FaizMahal.jpg
Qasim fort Karachi Sindh 18th Century CE Talpur dynasty QASIM Fort.JPG
Pacco Qillo Hyderabad Sindh 1768 Mian Ghulam Shah Kalhoro Pakka Qila view3.JPG
Umerkot Fort Umerkot Sindh Rajput Umarkot Fort view3.JPG
Kadiro Fort Sindh
Rawat Fort Islamabad Islamabad Capital Territory Gakhars Rawat Fort Main gate.JPG
Jamrud Fort Jamrud, Khyber Agency FATA 1836 Hari Singh Nalwa Jamrud Fort close view.JPG
Miranshah Fort Miranshah, North Waziristan FATA
Wana Fort Wana, Pakistan, South Waziristan FATA
Ali Masjid Fort Khyber Agency FATA 1837 Dost Mohammad Khan Ali Masjid fort - franek2.jpg
Islam Garh Fort Khanpur, Rahim Yar Khan District Punjab 1665 Raja Rawal Siri Bheem Singh Islam Garh Fort Cholistan.jpg [19]
Moj Garh Fort
Bijnot Fort Cholistan Desert in Bahawalpur District Punjab Bijnot fort.jpg
Deen Garh Fort [20]
Khair Garh Fort
Nawan Kot Fort
Jaam Garh Fort
Khan Garh Fort

Khair Garh Fort

Khanpur, Rahim Yar Khan District Punjab

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Sharda Castle, Azad Kashmir".
  3. ^ Pakistan and the Karakoram Highway, p. 186
  4. ^ "Quetta".
  5. ^ "Kalat Fort".
  6. ^ Pannu Fort Balochistan, Pakistan
  7. ^ The Historic Sibi Fort
  8. ^ Forts of Gilgit-Baltistan
  9. ^ "Chitral Fort".
  10. ^
  11. ^ "Forts of Pashtunkhwa".
  12. ^ "My Bahawalpur".
  13. ^ "The Bahawalpur Photo Gallery".
  14. ^ "Sheikhupura Fort".
  15. ^
  16. ^ Nandana Fort
  17. ^ Ondaatje, Christopher (May 1996). Sindh revisited: a journey in the footsteps of Captain Sir Richard Burton : 1842-1849, the India years. HarperCollins Publishers. p. 265. ISBN 978-0-00-255436-7.
  18. ^ "Ranikot Fort". UNESCO. Retrieved 20 November 2013.
  19. ^ Iqbal, Shahid (28 March 2002). "Islam Garh Fort out of sorts". DAWN.COM. RAHIM YAR KHAN. Retrieved 19 May 2017.
  20. ^ "Documentry on Qila Deen Garh". Radio Pakistan. 30 May 2016. Retrieved 22 May 2017.

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