Rohtas Fort, Jhelum, Pakistan
On the advice of Mr. Timothy Ciccone the editor and webmaster of www.orientalarchitecture.com I traveled to the Rohtas Fort in March 2014. The purpose of the visit was to photograph this World Heritage site in detail for www.orientalarchitecture.com.
It was my second visit to this place, before this I had happened to be here in 2006 with my university class trip.
My travel to Rohtas Fort started early morning from Lahore. The fort is located about 6 km from Grand Trunk Road. If you are traveling towards north on GT Road (Lahore to Rawalpindi) you would find a link road on the left side a few kilometers before Jhelum.
At about 10 am my bus dropped me at this junction. Thinking the significance of Rohtas Fort I was expecting easy availability of transport from GT Road to the fort but I was surprised to find that there was not such a facility there. The shopkeepers at the site informed that a bus runs between Jhelum and Rohtas but that was not time bound. I sat at a roadside tea stall to kill the time and to wait for that expected bus, which didn’t arrive but luckily a taxi came instead. The taxi was going to Rohtas village which is located properly in the fort and the taxi driver agreed to take me there for a reduced fare. I was delighted and this short distance passed in cool chitchat.
I had obtained permission from the Directorate Archaeology Punjab for facilitation, access and photograph at the Rohtas Fort and to report that I was asked to meet the project director at his office. The officer was very cooperative, he assigned an experienced guide to take me everywhere in the fort. In this visit I was able to photograph almost all major sites, architecture and ruins in the Rohtas Fort.
All these photographs with the site plan of the fort are published on www.orientalarchitecture.com. Significant of these sites include: 1-Chandwali Gate 2-Maan Singh Haveli 3-Shahi Gate 4-Shahi Mosque 5-Sohail Gate 6-Talaqi Gate 7-Langar Khani Gate 8-Rani Mahal 9-Step-well 10-Mori Gate 11-Western Ramparts.https://www.gounesco.com/heritage/proof/rohtas-fort-jhelum-pakistan/https://s3-ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/gounesco.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/01174456/3.jpghttps://s3-ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/gounesco.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/01174456/3-150x150.jpgaownali,travel,World Heritage Site,world heritage travel