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Rohtas Fort | Everything you need to know

Rohtas Fort built in 16th century & strategic fort, quite famous tourist attraction in north punjab of pakistan. It’s located near Jhelum city 246 kms from Lahore it’s interesting place for those who loves history or want to experience well maintained fortress 

Presenting you ROHTAS FORT. Built in the 16th Century it took them 8 years to build this fort the well still carries water in it even after 500 years

This fortress was designed to suppress the local tribes of gakhar in potohar region thousands of people were executed in this point.

There’s many areas in the fort that you can visit Rohtas is kinda community till now as you’ll enter from gate you will see local community of the Village 

Place’s within Rohtas you can visit ( Rohtas Museum ) ( Shahi Darbar ) ( Haveli Man Singh ) ( Rani Mahal ) ( Badshahi Masjid ) ( Gurdwara Chowa Sahib ) ( Sohail Gate ) ( Shah Chandwali ) ( Kabuli Gate ) ( Shishi Gate ) ( Langar Khani Gate ) ( Talaqi gate ) ( Gatali gate ) ( Royal Mosque ) ( Stepwells Rohtas )

 

You can take any kind of vehicle to the place. 100 rupees is the parking fee when you enter there’s few tuck shops as well. If anyone wants to stay there’s (Rohtas Resort) on the bank of Jhelum River you can enjoy your stay with the River bank.

Rohtas was not just one of the biggest forts in the Indian SubContinent, It was an unconquered fort as well. It was built by Sher Shah Suri in 1541. The local people of this area were called Kaakarr and they were allies of the Mughals. Sher Shah wanted to keep them in check. And he also wanted to keep the Mughals from advancing to this area. It was the time of Hamayun and he was in Persia.

But when the Mughal army finally got here in 1555, the Vizier handed them the fort without a fight. This fort stayed with the Mughals for some time. But it didn’t mean much to them.

They had built a big fort in Attock which was their main line of defense. This Potohar region comprises small mountains followed by plains in the Punjab region. So it served the good purpose of stopping any invading armies.

This fort was later on used by Nadir Shah and Ahmad Shah Abdali. Afterwards it was captured by a Sikh Emperor but I don’t remember his name at the moment. So they controlled this area for some time as well.

So you can see that this place has seen the Suri and the Mughal rule, the Afghans and then the Sikhs. It was also used by the British.

 

Because of this variety of rulers, this fort has always been a significant site. For this very reason it was also made part of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

 

I guess there are only 6 or 7 places from Pakistan in that list and this fort is one of them.

Rohtas fort has a total of 12 gates. The main gate, which is located on this main road is called Sohail Gate.

Then there’s a Kabul gate and a Kashmiri gate as well.

This is the Haveli of Maan Singh; Some of you may not know about him at the moment. Maan Singh was the brother of Jodha, the wife of Emperor Akbar. So head a special Haveli (country house) built for him here.

You can notice an interesting thing that there are small holes in the walls of the fort.

You guys must have watched in movies, that whenever a battle was going on, boiling water or oil was poured down on the soldiers trying to break into the fort by climbing its walls. To make them stop climbing. That’s the purpose of these holes that are available on fortresses.

 

Sohail Gate is the main gate of this fort. Whenever you search for Rohtas fort, you will find pictures of this fort and sohail gate. And there’s a small well on this side.

So they would use the water of this well, in case of a lock down during a war.



there’s a school inside the fort there’s a whole colony inside

“roads of transport will never let you be lonely’’

“i agree of you being upset but just don’t leave my town”

“and then she brings tea and cookies, and i tell her”

“if i wasn’t here, who will make up with you, don’t get upset all the time”

She was MANN SINGH sister’s her name was “Simti Roh Kumari”

 

She used to set up a women’s court. She used to look up for the women and solve there problems

Man SINGH was Best General of King Akbar

 

On the left hand of the fort there’s an execution point and Mann used to set up his court down here up there was his Office Down there was the court for the people. There’s Mann singh palace

 

35 years ago walls wasn’t plastered you can see every rock clearly, now they plastered and hide the real beauty all stones were carried out from near mountain (Trakki Mountain)

“for love there are few specific days”

“this is that melody which cannot be sing in every tune”

at 1545 year they didn’t had cement what they used that time was Surkheer, Coal, wild grass and one writer said they also put Black gram and almost 300000 people worked on this fort to build it salary was one coin and they used to temper 40 kg zinc to make the cement



The feel of this place is still alive every wall can tell you that it has a big history behind it as i am stand on this place i can see soldiers were protecting this place With their lives

“She (My love) came to my grave”

“putting roses on my grave with care”

“and when she started praying for me. I replied with a scream”

“Speaking Persian”

“Put roses slowly on to my grave”

 

 

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