Khaplu Fort

Posted in : Gilgit-Baltistan, Skardu, Tourist Attractions, Forts / Palaces

(added few years ago!)

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 valley which leads to Masherbrum and K2 mountains.
 
Khaplu Fort, the city’s main attraction is more than 200 years old. It is a rectangular plan type with an inner small courtyard and a lager garden.
The courtyard is surrounded by a series of double rows of rooms.
Richly embellished with three storeyed timber balconies, verandahs screened with intricate perforated timber jalis (screens), carved timber posts, fascias and fenestrations end up making a magnificent symphony of solids and voids, shadow and light. The lintels, jambs and frames of most doors and windows are richly embellished.
The fort is being restored by the Historic Cities Programme. 
 
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