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Baltit Fort, Karimabad

4.6
#5 of 72 in Historic Sites in Pakistan
Castle · Tourist Spot
Survey the scenery from the upper terrace of Baltit Fort, an ancient clifftop fortress. In 1996, the fort became a museum, exhibiting artifacts belonging to Mir of Hunza and providing an overview of the historical heritage and culture of Hunza. On the ground floor, see the fort's storage chambers, then proceed to the large open hall on the first floor. Continue to the second floor, which contains an audience hall the quarters of those who used to live here. From the fort's terrace you can enjoy sweeping views of Rakaposhi. You have to climb up to the fort by foot, taking a path which will lead you along cobbled streets lined with old houses and stores, giving you a taste of the local lifestyle. The shops sell local crafts, embroidery, jewelry, and handmade items. Put Baltit Fort into our Karimabad road trip planning site to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Karimabad.
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  • Well maintained and the guides are knowledge and friendly. Excellent views of the valley and surrounding mountains. Some may find the walk up a bit taxing.  more »
  • its well worth the climb to visit this historical treasure. Well restored. The guide was very knowledge and entertaining .The views from above was a bonus.  more »
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  • We have visited this place in July.They charge 400/- per head for guide and ticket service.You can see beautiful veiws of glaciers from one side entrance of fort.
  • This fort that is around 800 years old. You'll walk through an alley to reach this fort. The entrance fee will take you in. That fee include a guided tour. You might have to wait for that. But the guide is informative and can speak both Urdu and English. The architecture is 'relic' type and the history is rich. From the wooden carvings on doors and windows to the pottery and the views from top of the fort are worth watching.
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