The Multan Fort, a military installation, was a landmark of South Asian defense and architecture. According to some estimates, the original fort was built between 800 and 1000 B.C. It was built near the city of Multan by the Katoch dynasty, in Punjab province, on a hillock separated from the city by the Ravi River. The fort was destroyed by British forces during the British occupation of India.
The fort was notable for both its effectiveness as a defense installation and for its architecture. Contemporary reports put the walls of the fort at 40 to 70 feet (21 m) high and 6,800 feet (2 km) in circumference. The fort’s 46 bastions included two flanking towers at each of the four gates (the De, Sikki, Hareri and Khizri Gates). A ditch 25 feet (7.6 m) deep and 40 feet (12 m) wide and an 18-foot (5.5 m) glacis protected the fort from intruders.
Within the fort stood a citadel flanked by 30 towers, enclosing mosques, a Hindu temple, and a Khan’s palace. The citadel was severely damaged by the battering it got from the guns of Maharaja Ranjit Singh in 1818.
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- Hussain Agahai Bazar, Multan, Punjab, Pakistan
Multan is a Historical city. Its History spread over centuries. Multan is Also Known as the city of “Garma, Gard, Gada, and Goristan”. Multan fort is one of the oldest forts In Pakistan. It is situated in the center of Multan city. Multan is a Historical city. Its History spread on centuries. Multan is Also Known as the city of Read more...
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