Baltit Fort Hunza

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Baltit Fort Hunza almost 800 years old Fort in the Hunza valley. The Fort is present on the top of the mountain like a Crown on the Valley. The old but wonderful building style of this fort is appreciable. The Baltit Fort build on a solid foundation of strong stones and wood was the palace of rulers of Hunza.

Baltit Fort Hunza, Skardu, Gilgit-Baltistan, Travel to north, Traveltonorth.com
Hunza, Gilgit-Baltistan, Travel to north, Traveltonorth.com

Ruler

Those rulers are also known as Mir. While sitting in the fort, Mir used to manage the whole valley. There is a throne on the roof of the Fort. About which it is said that Mir sits there and listens to the problems of people and solves their problems.

There is also an ancient cannon outside the Fort. Which shows the protective measures in the past to protect the Fort and valley. Also, it is reported about this cannon that it was used in many wars.

There is also another secret about the beauty of the Baltit Fort. it looks different from all angles. From the roof of the fort, the whole valley can be seen. Not only the valley but the high altitude snowy mountains also present a beautiful look from the roof. Among them, all the year-long ice wrapped Rakaposhi is also visible.

Baltit Fort, Hunza, Gilgit-Baltistan, Travel to north, Traveltonorth.com
Baltit fort Hunza, Gilgit-Baltistan.

Different living rooms of the king for the winters and summers are present in the fort. The ancient Kitchen and Reception is also very amazing. The special Guest room is showing how hospitable they were.

Warehouses

Seven Different warehouses to kept grains and other things are also present. This warehouse is 6 x 6 square feet long and 9 meters deep. Those warehouses have a small hole on the top to make them secure. So, only small children can pass through those holes and use children to evacuate.

Ladyfinger mountain Hunza Gilgit-Baltistan, Travel to north, Traveltonorth.com
Hunza, Gilgit-Baltistan, Travel to north, Traveltonorth.com

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