List of forts in Pakistan

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

Name Location Province/RegionF Date of Completion Ownership / Built by Image Notes
Sharda Castle[1] Sharda, Neelam District Kashmir
Throtchi Castle Kotli District Kashmir 1460
Baghsar Fort[2] Samahni Valley, Bhimber Kashmir Mughal Empire[3] Currently closed to visitors, due to it being right beside Line of Control between Pakistan and India.
Ramkot Fort Mirpur Kashmir 16–17th Century
Kargai Fort Khuiratta, Kotli District Kashmir Also spelled as Karjai Fort.
Red Fort, Muzaffarabad Muzaffarabad Kashmir 1646 Sultan Muzaffar Khan Locally, it is known as the "Rutta Qila" or just "qila".
Quetta Fort[4] Quetta Balochistan 1867 British Raj Also known as Sandeman Fort.
Kalat Fort[5] Kalat Balochistan 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 Locally, it is known as the "South Punjab Murree".
Mir Chakar Fort[7] Sibi Balochistan
Baltit Fort Hunza Valley Gilgit-Baltistan Since 2004, it has been on the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative list.
Skardu Fort Skardu Gilgit-Baltistan
Altit Fort Altit, Hunza Valley Gilgit-Baltistan 11th Century
Shigar Fort Shigar Gilgit-Baltistan 17th Century Amacha Dynasty The Shigar Fort means The Fort on Rock.
Khaplu Fort Khaplu, Ghanche District Gilgit-Baltistan 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
Chitral Fort[9] Chitral Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 35°51′19″N 71°47′30″E / 35.85528°N 71.79167°E / 35.85528; 71.79167
Drosh Fort Chitral Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Chakdarra Fort[10] 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
Attock Fort Attock Khurd, Attock Punjab 1583 Mughal Emperor Akbar 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
Derawar Fort Bahawalpur Punjab Rajput
Lahore Fort Lahore Punjab 1605 Mughal Emperor Akbar
Noor Mahal Bahawalpur Punjab 1875 Nawab Sadiq Muhammad Khan IV
Sadiq Garh Palace[11] Bahawalpur Punjab
Darbar Mahal[12] Bahawalpur Punjab
Pharwala Castle Rawalpindi Punjab 15th Century Gakhars
Sheikhupura Fort[13] Sheikhupura Punjab 1607 Mughal Emperor Jahangir
Multan Fort Multan Punjab 800 - 1000 BC The fort was destroyed by British forces.
Mankera Fort Mankera, Bhakkar District Punjab
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 [14] 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 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 11th century. It was at Nandana, that he measured the circumference of the earth.[15]
Satghara Okara District Punjab 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
Ranikot Fort Jamshoro District Sindh 17th Century 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).[16] Since 1993, it has been on the tentative list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.[17]
Naukot Fort Tharparkar Sindh
Fort Naukot Naukot Sindh 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
Faiz Mahal Khairpur Sindh 1798 Talpurs
Qasim fort Karachi Sindh 18th Century CE Talpur dynasty
Pacco Qillo Hyderabad Sindh 1768 Mian Ghulam Shah Kalhoro
Umerkot Fort Umerkot Sindh
Kadiro Fort Sindh
Rawat Fort Islamabad Islamabad Capital Territory
Jamrud Fort Jamrud, Khyber Agency Federally Administered Tribal Areas 1836 Hari Singh Nalwa
Miranshah Fort Miranshah, North Waziristan Federally Administered Tribal Areas
Wana Fort Wana, Pakistan, South Waziristan Federally Administered Tribal Areas
Ali Masjid Fort Khyber Agency Federally Administrated Tribal Areas 1837 Dost Mohammad Khan

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