Blogs Posts in Forts / Palaces category; 19 blog posts

Chitral Fort

Chitral Fort

Chitral Fort situated at the bank of Chitral River remains the seat of the mehtar's descendents. The fort was constructed by the 'Mehtars' or princes of the Katoor dynasty.      The ornate building up [...]

Posted On : May, 23 2013 | Comments : 0

Kot Diji Fort, Khairpur Sindh

Kot Diji Fort, Khairpur Sindh

Kot Diji Fort is situated on Rohri Hills in Khairpur District, Sindh. It is near Kot Diji Town on National Highway about 40 km before Khairpur.   The fort was built by Mir Sohrab Khan Talpur in 1785-1795 AD.   [...]

Posted On : Jul, 22 2012 | Comments : 0

Fort Mir Chakar Khan, Sibi

Mir Chakar Fort is situated in Sibi (a city at a distance of 160 km south east of Quetta). The fort was constructed by Mir Chakar Khan Rind in 15th century. Mir Chakar Khan Rind also known as Meer Chakar Khan or Chakar-i-Azam was a we [...]

Posted On : Jun, 22 2012 | Comments : 1

Mohatta Palace, Karachi

Mohatta Palace, Karachi

In late 1920, Shivratan Chandraratan Mohatta, an ambitious self-made businessman from Marwar India built Mohatta Palace as his summer home in Karachi. The Palace is built with pink Jodhpur stone in combination with the local yello [...]

Posted On : Jun, 12 2012 | Comments : 0

Attock Fort

  Attock fort is situated 110 km west of Islamabad on Grand Trunk Road (G.T Road) near a small town Attock Khurd in Punjab.   The fort was built during the reign of Mughal Emperor Akbar in year 1581-1583.   Attock [...]

Posted On : Jun, 07 2012 | Comments : 0

Kharphocho Fort, Skardu

Kharphocho Fort, Skardu

The great Kharpocho Fort was built by Ali Sher Khan Anchan who ruled Skardu (1560 – 1625 AD).   The Fort Kharpocho, meaning King of Forts is situated on a hill overlooking the town.      Location [...]

Posted On : Jun, 04 2012 | Comments : 0

Shigar Fort

Shigar Fort

Shigar Fort, located on the route to the world’s second highest mountain K-2. It is also known as Fong-Khar, which in the local language means the “Palace on the Rock”. The complex at Shigar comprises the 400-year [...]

Posted On : Jun, 04 2012 | Comments : 0

Khaplu Fort

Khaplu Fort

103 Km east of Skardu Town is the 2nd largest kingdom of old Baltistan having its administrative capital KHAPLU. It gurads the trade route to Ladakh along the Shyok river.   The town is a base for trekking into the Hushe val [...]

Posted On : Jun, 04 2012 | Comments : 0

Altit Fort, Hunza

Altit Fort, Hunza

Altit is one of the oldest settlements of Hunza valley. It is the birth place of Hunza Kingdom.  The Altit Fort was constructed by artisans from Baltistan who accompanied the wife of Mir Ayasho II during 1540s A.D.   [...]

Posted On : Jun, 04 2012 | Comments : 1

Sadiq Garh Palace, Bhawalpur

  Sadiq Garh Palace Bhawalpur is the only Palace which is far more superior to all others in terms of elegance and glory. It was established in 1882 by His Highness Nawab Sadiq Muhammad Khan (IV). There is huge wall all arou [...]

Posted On : Jun, 04 2012 | Comments : 1

Lahore Fort

Lahore Fort

Lahore Fort is located at a prominent place in the northwest corner of the Walled City. The castle is spread over approximately 50 acres and is trapezoidal in form.  A mud fort existed here in 1021, when Mahmud of Ghazni inva [...]

Posted On : Jun, 04 2012 | Comments : 0

Darbar Mahal, Bhawalpur

Darbar Mahal, Bhawalpur

Darbar Mahal, Bhawalpur was built by Nawab Sadiq (V) in early 19th century.   For a long time this palace was in use of the son (Nawab Abbass Abbassi) of the Nawab. Now this palace is used as an Army office. The total area of t [...]

Posted On : Jun, 04 2012 | Comments : 0

Chauburji, Lahore

Chauburji, Lahore

Four Towers (Chauburji) is a monumental structure that stands on the road that goes southward to Multan.  The establishment of this garden is attributed to Mughal Princess Zeb-un-Nisa, 1646 AD, Chauburji represents a strong blend [...]

Posted On : Jun, 04 2012 | Comments : 0

Baltit Fort - Karimabad

Baltit Fort - Karimabad

Baltit Fort or Balti Fort is an ancient fort in the Hunza valley in the Northern Areas of Pakistan. In former times survival of the feudal regimes of Hunza was ensured by the impressive Baltit fort, that sit on top of Karimabad. The fou [...]

Posted On : Apr, 11 2012 | Comments : 1

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