Chitral Fort

Chitral Fort: Address, Chitral Fort Reviews: 4/5

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Pervez S
Karachi, Pakistan112 contributions
lot of wasted potential
Aug. 2020
Chitral Fort
Please bear in mind that the weekly holiday is on friday and you may find places closed.
Rated as average because with care and restoration it can be a 4 star.
We visited at 5 pm and the caretaker told it was now closing time. He was kind enough to allow us to look at the outside area. The view of the river is fantastic. Three guns of about 3 inch bore facing the river. Here again with guidance, Placards, historical record this place can be made much more interesting.
The Owners live in part of the fort. It needs maintenance. We have to protect our heritage!
Written 12 September 2020
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Ghazanfar Ali Shaikh
Karachi, Pakistan15 contributions
Chitral Fort - Looking for much needed restoration
Dec. 2019
Prior permission is required fain access to this fort. The fort has three segments, including barracks of the troops called guards in the past, secretariat, and residential area annexed to the garden on the riverside with an exclusive gate. The outer and major part of the fort is in dilapidated condition as repairs have never been done in recent past.
Written 27 December 2019
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Imran Schah
Islamabad, Pakistan3,646 contributions
The historical lines of the Chitral
Jun. 2018 • Friends
Chitral fort is located on the bank of river Chitral and visible from the town.
Chitral was a princely state in the olden days and merged into Pakistan in 1969 so the rulers of the state were known as Mehtars, Chitral fort dates back to those days and still standing there telling the tales of those days.
It was under siege in 1895, the famous siege by an invader from Afghanistan, Umra Khan.
The fort is adjacent to Chitral royal mosque.
Written 11 March 2019
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Jalilthetraveller
Peshawar, Pakistan47 contributions
Royal Fort .The Mehtr Residence
Jul. 2018
The Royal Fort belongs to the Family of Late Ruler of the state of Chitral,this place is not open for general public but one can visit after getting permission.
Written 6 August 2018
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Muhammed Salman
Islamabad Capital Territory, Pakistan60 contributions
It's okay
Apr. 2018 • Family
I have had the chance to visit the fort ad I was staying in the hotel just in the vicinity and the staff concerned at hotel were good enough to give me a guided tour of the forte. The fort however has not much to offer as it has not been prepared a tourist attraction.
Written 27 May 2018
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jalilahmed80
Peshawar, Pakistan55 contributions
Chitral Fort
May 2017 • Friends
The Chitral fort is situated on the banks of the Chitral River. The fort was built by Raja Nadir Shah in the 14th Century. It was restored in 1774 during the reign of Shah Afzal II and again in 1911 by H.H. Shuja-ul-Mulk . The Fort was used as a residence for Mehtar Family and for military purposes as well.

After the merger of Chitral state in 1969 with Pakistan it was declared personal property of the last ruler of chitral. . It is now occupied by the current ceremonial Mehtar, Fateh-ul-Mulk Ali Nasir who has renovated the old Darbar Hall and state rooms following damage sustained during the earthquake of 2015.

The travelers & Tourists are not allowed to visit this fort but on special request a visit can be arranged.I have been to this fort once.
Written 30 April 2018
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Fahd_Vohra
Karachi, Pakistan1,381 contributions
Should be a museum
Jul. 2017
We were not allowed to go inside the fort,we were told it is still occupied by the family of the late king of chitral , the outside structure looked ordinary
Written 19 August 2017
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xnakvi68
Rawalpindi, Pakistan40 contributions
an elegant historical site which is picturesque
Jun. 2017 • Couples
I loved visiting this place and relating it to history, architecture, site, construction, rulers elite. my especial interest were guns at display which gave me an insight to initial guns and their development to present day armoury.
Written 19 July 2017
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Imran A
9 contributions
Residence of the Mehtar of Chitral
Jul. 2017 • Family
Still serves the purpose of residence of the Mehtar (Royal head) of Chitral and family. Most of the building is pretty well kept and painted but some old parts are in ruins
Written 17 July 2017
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Egpos
Kilkenny74 contributions
Former Residence of HH The Methar of Chitral
Apr. 2017 • Couples
The exterior gate is ornate and attractive. Similarly the old fortifications are visible from the outside. We were fortunate to be allowed access to the ground of the riverside fort. It did not take much imagination to picture it in bygone days.
Written 7 May 2017
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