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Ranikot Fort Wall ‘The World’s largest fort’ – Friends Travel


It is said that thousands of years ago, a large part of the earth was buried under the ice, then slowly the ice began to melt and signs of life appeared. Man came out of the caves and spread on the earth and then created amazing masterpieces. Take the Great Wall of China, astronauts claim to have seen it from the moon. Similarly, with its swaying fields, rocky mountains, flowing waterfalls and natural beauty, Rani Kot is the best charisma and specimen of human hands in Sindh, which enchants the viewers. Ranikot

Wall of Sindh

In the pages of history, this fort is mentioned by the names of Rani Ka Kot, Mohan Kot and Rani Kot. Recognizing its importance, it has been declared a World Heritage Site and added to the World Heritage List. Around this fort spread over an area of ​​about 32 km, a strong wall was built by carving stones in the famous Khirthar mountain range along its slopes, which is also called the Indus Wall.

Rani Kot is located northwest of Sun in the ancient area of ​​Jamshoro District, 90 km from Hyderabad. The fort has been built around the valley in such a way that thousands of years of climatic changes, the contrast of the sun and the vibration of the earth have also proved to be ineffective.

The oldest place in the world

Rani Kot is one of the oldest places or civilizations in the world. Fossils of dinosaurs have also been found here. Different histories of the fort have come to light in terms of orthodoxy. Some say that it was built by the Romans, some say that it was built by the Sassanids while the majority is of the opinion that it was built by Mir Karam Ali in 1712, but there are differences. There are some scholars who say that it was built by the Iranian emperor Cyrus the Great in 540 BC, but there is also an estimate. Nothing was found in the fort to indicate its antiquity and history. Twenty-five or thirty years ago there were dangerous animals here.

Rani Kot gates

In the rainy season, the rocky mountains of the fort are covered with lush vegetation. When it is raining, waterfalls start flowing on these mountains. At first glance, there are captivating scenes, which tourists can be seen capturing in their cameras. Rani Kot has gates in four different directions and each gate is assigned to the areas established in the direction. There is Sun Gate in the east, Asri Gate in the southeast, Shah Pir Gate in the north and Mohan Gate in the west.

The Mohan Darwaza is central as there is a 25 km long stream coming from inside the fort in the middle, which was an effective and safe means of transporting goods to the fort.

Defensive front

The people of that time not only learned the art of binding stones with the spices of lentils, lime, gravel, sackcloth, shingles and other commodities, but they were also aware of the importance of having a complete stock of commodities for their needs. There is also a granary. Along with the 30-foot-high wall, there is a 6-foot-wide passage for guards to patrol. The guards have oval-shaped rooms, through which the second door leads into the open space. In this section, there is a room in the style of the palaces of the Sassanid nation, which is related to sight.

It is a mountain range with a huge wall built without control at the top. Some people say that this wall is the great wall of Pakistan, which is surrounded by the tops of the hills. So far no evidence of population has been found here as it appears to have been built only from a defensive point of view. The fort inside the wall is about 29 km wide, which is near the Sun Station on the east side.

Shergarh Fort

At a distance of 15 km from this fort is Miri Kot and on the other side is Shergarh Fort, which is situated at an altitude of 1480 feet above sea level. There is no similarity between the two, but it is speculated that a king or a general named Lakshmi Jabi and I may have ruled here and this name became permanent for these forts. There is no way to reach this fort except for those who have the special experience of walking and climbing mountains. My fort is located at a short distance from this fort covering 150 square yards

Kalhora, Talpurs and the British during their rule made changes in the fort keeping in view the war strategy, needs and facilities, which affected its identity to some extent but at the same time its beauty came to the fore. The British carved flower patterns on the rocks here and made arches, niche stairs and door frames. Make stone steps to the right and left after entering the gate to reach the wall, a well was dug here which was once filled with cold and fresh water. Ranikot


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