The Ranikot Fort is also famous as Dewar-e-Sindh (Great Wall of Sindh), with a massive circumference of 26 km is believed the largest unexplored fort in the world. Ranikot Fort is located at Kirthar Range in Jamshoro District, Sindh, Pakistan. The fort is the most impressive wonder of Sindh, also included in the tentative list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
The massive walls which can see from five kilometers away are built with dressed sandstone and reinforced with 45 bastions along the outer wall. Some walls are rectangular and few are round but modified through the ages to utilize gun power. It is believed, Ranikot Fort is the largest Fort in the world.
The original purpose and architects of Ranikot Fort are not cleared yet, however, attribute to Arabs or maybe Persian noble built this fort. In spite of the fact this is a prehistoric site of Amri is adjacent, there’s no trace of any old city inside the fort and the present structure has little evidence of prehistoric origins.
The Fort stands in the middle of nowhere, defending nothing. So, why this fort was built still a curious exploration to many researchers? However, the ruler of Sindh built for a safe and secure place where they can send their families and spend time during difficult times. The unsolved question baffled all researchers to defy all reasons. Nevertheless, this has not been enough to convince the authorities to develop it as a major tourist attraction.
The fort is easily accessible from Karachi through an excellent road of The National Highway. The internal key features include “Sann Gate”, “Meeri” “Shergarh” “Paryun jo talao” and “Mohan Gate”. The Villagers say, scattered animals, skeletons, and prehistoric fossils are highly rumored to be found here and there.
These days, a number of visitors including families are visiting Ranikot Fort to see the marvelous architects. Hence, it is highly suggested to go there early morning, spend the noon there and get back to Hyderabad before sunset. Hope it will be safe and promising.