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Ranikot – Largest Fort in the World.

Posted by Alta on June 20, 2007

11.jpgMy friend is here from Dubai,a member of PW.So only a few things to do,eat,tea and go on a trip.Plan was made in a hurry.We were sitting and chatting (tea is there yes) when HB said why dont we go to Ranikot,so Racer f2 (nick on PW) delays his flight from Monday to Wed and plan is made for us to leave Karachi at 3 am on Sunday.

A bit about Ranikot

Ranikot Fort. Located about 30 km southwest of Sann, in the Kirthar Range, approximately 120 kms from Hyderabad Toll Plaza and 262 kms form Karachi. It is one of the largest forts in the world.

It has an approximate diameter of 9 km. Its walls are on the average 6 meters high and are made of gypsum and lime cut sandstone and total circumference is about 29 km. While originally constructed for bow and arrow warfare it was later expanded to withstand firearms.

It is reputed to be the largest unexplored fort in the world. The purpose of its construction and the reason for the choice of its location are still unknown.
Our travell

3am – Left Karachi
5am – Breakfast near Toll Plaza, Hyderabad.
6am – Left Hyderabad Toll Plaza.
8.30am – Reached Ranikot
10.45am – Left Ranikot
2pm – Arrived Karachi.

Total Kms traveled 495.

Its a great place and hard to explain what it felt like,its just so big the whole place so beautiful.Loved every min of it,though the 2 hour walk was a pain and legs are still stiff.

Ill let the pics talk,they are there in the album under ranikot,so do check them out and if you get a chance do visit this place.And i had no idea as the others didnt either that the largest fort is in Pakistan.

I like the mystery about the whole place that no one knows for sure who built it and when it was built and so on,but would like to know.

To read more about it

Well another trip for the diary,and one to Gawadar is in the making,along with the all Pakistan trip to which i prob will not be able to go (dam work and dam cars)

Tired,stiff Alta


7 Responses to “Ranikot – Largest Fort in the World.”

  1. Furhan said

    It’s sad how none of our governments ever cared about protecting these treasures and getting them recognized by the world heritage protection authorities.

  2. dan said

    Is it safe to drive there in one’s own car? What about dacoits?

  3. Alta said

    @ dan

    though i am almost a year late with my reply,yes it is as its day time travel and a 4×4 would be ideal.

  4. mybazaar said

    Is it safe to drive there in one’s own car? What about dacoits?

  5. wow…is in PAKISTAN . how much expense from lahore

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