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Skardu Fort or Kharpocho means The king of Forts is a fort in Skardu city in Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan-administered Kashmir. Australian mountaineer and film-maker Greg Child writes that the fort is “perched above the junction of the rivers” and overlooks the Rock of Skardu.
The fort was originally the residence of the Rajas of Skardu who find their descent from a fakir. The fort was built by the king Ali Sher at the end of the sixteenth century. General Zorawar Singh of the Dogra Rajput clan working under Maharaja Gulab Singh realized the importance of the fort’s location in the town and so he occupied the fort. It was part of his many military campaigns to annex the areas of Baltistan to the princely state of Jammu and Kashmir. The fort was razed to the ground in 1857 under the guidance of Ranbir Singh. Mughal emperor Aurangzeb also tried to occupy the fort, which went in vain.
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- Chumik Rd, Skardu
Khaplu Palace is a Historial Place and Tourist Attraction located in the eastern part of Gilgit Baltistan, Pakistan. Khaplu Palace, locally known as Yabgo Khar (meaning “The fort on the roof”), is an old fort and palace located in Khaplu, in the Gilgit-Baltistan region of northern Pakistan. The palace, considered an architectural heritage and a tourist attraction, was built in Read more...
Altit Fort is a Historical landmark and Tourist Attraction located in Hunza Valley Gilgit Baltistan. Altit Fort is an ancient fort at Altit town in the Hunza valley in Gilgit Baltistan, Pakistan. It was originally home to the hereditary rulers of the Hunza state who carried the title Mir, although they moved to the somewhat younger Baltit fort Read more...
Baltit Fort is a Historical Place and tourist attraction Located in Gilgit Baltistan, Pakistan. Baltit Fort is an ancient fort in the Hunza valley in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. Founded in the 8th CE, it has been on the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative list since 2004. In the past, the survival of the feudal regime of Hunza Read more...
FeaturedBaltit Fort is a fort in the Hunza valley, near the town of Karimabad, in the Gilgit-Baltistan region of northern Pakistan. Founded in the 8th CE, it has been on the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative list since 2004. In the past, the survival of the feudal regime of Hunza was ensured by the impressive fort, which overlooks Karimabad. The Read more...
Red Fort a Historical Landmark and Tourist Attraction situated in Muzaffarabad AJK. Red Fort is also known as the Muzaffarabad Fort was built by the Chak rulers of Kashmir. The current locality us called Center Plate Locally, it is known as the “Rutta Qila” or just “qila”. Read more...