Sahera Iqbal Bajwa
In every age of the world, kings and chiefs built forts and palaces to protect the kingdoms from foreign invaders. This realization led to the construction of the Great Wall of China, one of the wonders of the world. Did you know that there is a similar wall around Rani Kot Fort in Pakistan called Sindh Wall?
Many historical places of Pakistan are famous. One of these historical treasures is Rani Kot Fort of Sindh which is not visible to the world. It is hidden. But unfortunately most Pakistanis do not even know about it?So let's turn to this magnificent fort today. Rani Kot Fort, located in the Kirthar mountain range in Sindh province, one of the largest forts in the world, was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1993. It is approximately 270 km from Karachi on the National Highway. Determined in seven hours.
Next to it is a 21 km long barren mountain path. The fort wall can be seen from afar.Such a vast wall which is rightly called the Great Wall of Sindh due to the suitability of the Great Wall of China, 35 km.
Observations of watchtowers and buildings at one time point to a settlement here.Fort Rani Kot has many gates. On the west side is Mohenjo-daro, on the east side is San Gate. There are also nuclear and Shah Pir Gates. There is a spring near Momin Gate which is called Fairy Fountain. According to the locals, fairies come here on a full moon night. The sound of water falling on the rocks goes to the fountain of the crocodile in the distance. The name suggests that there was once a crocodile here. Is. My word comes from Mir which is the address of the rulers of Sindh and in the local language it is called "Meri" small fort?At 1480 feet above sea level with five walls, this small fort has a unique structure. The
Indus River can be seen 37 km to the east from here. There are three cemeteries in the fort. The locals also call it the Roman Cemetery. This fort has been described as a wonder of Sindh. The walls of this ancient architectural pattern are made of limestone and gypsum. There are circular towers in the 6 meter high wall that burrows into the mountains.Archaeologists date the earliest construction to the 17th century?It is said to be built?It is said that the Talpuris did not have good relations with the Khan of
Kalat. Therefore, a strong fort was needed to secure the western frontier. The Talpuris were also threatened by Durrani and Ranjit Singh. And in this he remained under the control of the Talpur family of Hyderabad. In 1843, they lost a war and the fort fell to the British and became part of Pakistan after partition.Fort Rani Kot is our historical heritage. But there are no facilities for tourists, but we can still go here to explore our past.
Sahera Iqbal Bajwa