Ranikot Fort - The Great Wall of Pakistan

Ranikot Fort - The Great Wall of Sindh Pakistan
Ranikot Fort is a historical fort, the most supernatural wonder of Sindh. The Fort is located in the Kirthar Range, about a distance of thirty kilometers southwest of small town  Sann, in Jamshoro District, Sindh, Pakistan. Ranikot Fort is also called The Great Wall of Sindh/ and is believed to be the world's largest fort with a perimeter of just about 26 kilometres or 16 miles. It is approximately 90 kilometers north of Hyderabad. This is called as Dewar e Sindh by Pakistani people because of its similarity to the Great Wall of China.



What's Inside the Great Wall of Pakistan
The original purpose of construction and architects of Ranikot Fort are still unknown. Some archaeologists attribute it to Arabs, or possibly built by a Persian noble under the Abbasis by Imran Bin Musa Barmaki who was the Governor of Sindh in Eighteen thirty six, while others say that a much earlier period of construction attributing to at times the Sassanian Persians and at times to the Greeks. In spite of the actuality that a ancient location of Amri is nearby, there is no trace of any old city inside the fort and the present structure has little evidence of prehistoric origins.

Also Known as the Mysterious Place in Pakistan
Archaeologists point to Seventeenth century as its time of first construction but now Sindh archaeologists have the same opinion 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 today’s, 1.2 million rupees.

The Ranikot Fort has an estimated diameter of Six kilometers and its walls are on the average Six meters high, made of gypsum and lime cut sandstone while its total boundary is about Twenty kilometers. It was firstly constructed for bow and arrow warfare but afterward extended to withstand firearms.


This is able to view from 5 kilometers away Ranikot Fort‘s enormous rolling walls twist and dip over the hills. Its walls, built with clad sandstone and toughened with 45 bastions along the external wall, of which Seven are rectangular in shape and the remaining are round. All modified throughout the ages to accommodate the use of gunpowder. This possibly makes it the world’s largest fort.
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