@Salim thank you. This was built by hindu kings. I feel the ignorance about the history of this fort could be due to religious reasons, like it might have been built by some Rajput ruler, so better not mention it. Some archaeologists attribute it to Arabs, or possibly built by a Persian noble under the Abbasids by Imran Bin Musa Barmaki who was the Governor of Sindh in 836. Amazing story to read! The question is, what is the purpose of such a large fort and why was it built? So who actually build this and how old is it? These all belong to great Bharat. If you have ever been to Lahore, there’s a good chance you have already visited the stunning Lahore Fort located in the… Ranikot Fort (Sindhi: رني ڪوٽ‎, Urdu: قلعہ رانی کوٹ‎ ) is a historical fort near Sann, Jamshoro District, Sindh, Pakistan. The reason is we spend our energies in things which drain on the wealth of the nation. People of Sindh routinely voting for one party and they could not even PLAN to protect MOENJODARO. Who cares? We as Pakistanis should preserve this site and many others and make them a great touring site. Among other ills, this party has done nothing to save the treasure of rich civilization left by our past heroes. Babri Masjid, Masjid in Varanasi (Benaras), Paryag (Allahabad) SomNath, Kutab Minar are few exemples where Hindu temples were destroyed to built a masjid. This fort is easily accessible from Karachi through the National Highway. Most likely this was built by a hindu king to keep out the barbarians, the hordes of invaders, the huns, the killers from the west. Blame ourselves. Compunode.com Pvt. Archaeologists point to 17th century as its time of first construction but now Sindh archaeologists agree that some of the present structure was reconstructed by Mir Karam Ali Khan Talpur and his brother Mir Murad Ali in 1812 at a cost of 1.2 million rupees (Sindh Gazetteer, 677).[4]. At first glance, the similarities of both walls are striking, and it seems that the only difference between the walls are the hills in Pakistan bare no vegetation, unlike the green hills the Great Wall of China is known for. @Mohdudul Huq The things that you are boasting about Pakistan never belonged to it. It's an hour-long journey to San, the home of Sindhi nationalist, GM Syed. But on the positive side, you can visit it and come back in a single day (you can’t cover Shergarh though). Where the department of tourism has been. @Mohdudul Huq Are U sure on what you quote? Ranikot-Fort. Follow us on social media to add even more wonder to your day. can't it be guessed from its architectural style? When I was visiting Windsor castle and few others in Yorkshire in United Kingdom, all the time I was thinking and worried about situation of my lovely castle Rani Kot, Mohan jo daro, Gorakh Hill Station and my villages natural lake Manchar. Ranikot Fort. The link is http://kaiser-footloose.blogspot.com/2012_02_01_archive.html?m=1. The author or Pakistani researchers can visit similar forts of Jodhpur, Jaiselmer and Chitor in Rajasthan (India) and see the similarities. Hope it will be safe and promising. Wonderful trip it was. http://faizansworld.blogspot.com/2014/07/ranikot-worlds-largest-fort-sindh-history.html, @Alok A 36km wall does not make a fort...we are talking about circumference here! mann beh gayi. All rights reserved. It was built by the original Sindhis prior to them being forcibly converted to Islam. Atlas Obscura and our trusted partners use technology such as cookies on our website to personalise ads, support social media features, and analyse our traffic. what a magnificent place!!! This is historic, It seems the Tourism department is sleeping. But there are no guarantees. The incredible Noor Mahal which is arranged in the core of Bahawalpur was built by Nawab Subah Sadiq IV amid British Era. Muslim history itself is less than 2000 years old! Come and visit India and see the destruction caused by invading muslims for Hindu and Buddhist monuments. Ranikot fort was built on mountains of the Khirthar Ranges of Sindh. Also, why Pakistan does not build this into a historic tourist resort? 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Locals insist that its safe. We depend on ad revenue to craft and curate stories about the world’s hidden wonders. A lovely place for picnic and overnight camping. The walls of the fort & the circular posts are similar in appearance to Mohammed Bin Tughlaq's fort in Delhi. Farooq Soomro, the man behind 'The Karachi Walla' and 'Overheard in Karachi' explores the mysteries and wonders of places in Pakistan which fall off the beaten path. And, it was the indigenous people not the followers of Sanatana Dharma who build all these great marvels in the past. However, the recent evidence has led archaeologists to believe that the fort dates back to the first quarter of the 19thcentury and was built by the Talpur Mirs, who once ruled over the region. Restoration. After departing from Karachi and passing, head to Dadu through on the Indus Highway. A town church once nearly submerged by the damming of a river is now hauntingly visible as the water recedes. RANIKOT (The largest Fort in The World) Lieut. A good example of your media acting irresponsible can be seen here at Dawn - one too many articles condemning your own culture and heritage, and on top of that censoring readers' comments disagreeing with author and comments in respond to absurd comments generated by people disliking Pakistan. Even in my state Rajasthan , Kumbhalgarh fort has a circumference of about 36 kms, which is definitely bigger than Ranikot. how come its not known who built it? Initially, historians believed the fortified complex was constructed during the Sasanian, Scythians, or the Parthian Empire. Police is nowhere to be seen. Ranikot Fort is a historical Talpur fort near Sann, Jamshoro District, Sindh, Pakistan. @Mohdudul Huq dont spread lies, its other way around. It is high time that tourism must be given its due importance but with proper security. No western country would destroy our heritage unless you let them. 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