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Rohtas Fort

Click Here to EnlargeRohtas Fort is 109 km from Rawalpindi. It is located about 6 km southwest of Dina Town. Going from Rawalpindi/Islamabad, you have to turn right from G.T. Road to a narrow road just before Dina Police Station and then go left until you find the city bed of Kahan River. The fort is visible from this point. However, you have to cross the river to reach it.

Built over ten years from 1540 by Sher Shah Suri, the fort is one of the most imposing historical monuments in Punjab. It is situated on the edge of the Kahan Gorge, which provided the only route from Click Here to Enlarge the mountainous country north of the Salt Range, to the southern plains. A 5km perimeter wall, with massive battlements, bastions and gates encircles the fort. The fort's perimeters were designed strategically to utilise the natural ravines, which, together with about a kilometre of the riverside, act as natural moats for the defensive system.

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