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Day Excursion to Rothas Fort

The Rohtas fort lies sprawling upon a low rocky hill north of Jhelum in a bend of the river Ghan (mostly spelled as Kahan). It occupies an uneven piece of land cut up by deep mountain torrents of which the ChandWali Kas and Parnata Kas are the most important. The eastern wall of the Anderkot follows the edge of the former whereas the corresponding walls the outer fort follows that of the latter. This Rohtas is not to be confused with the Rohtasgarh fort in Bihar, from which it derives its name

The fort was built in compliance with the orders of Sher Shah (actual name Farid Khan) son of Hassan Khan, son of Ibrahim Khan, and Afghan of the Sur section of the Lodhi tribe. The project was financially looked after by Todar Mal, the finance minister of Sher Shah; it was executed by Shahu Sultani who acted in the capacity of what may presently be called a superintending engineer.



Departure for Rohtas. Visit Rawat Fort and Mankiala Stupa enroute.

Arrival Rohtas and drive through the Fort. Visit important buildings of the Fort including, various gates, Baolis (water wells), palaces, etc.

Picnic lunch at the Fort.

Departure for Rawalpindi/Islamabad.

Arrival Rawalpindi/Islamabad and end of tour

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