In Balochistan, Pakistan there is a famous archaeological town called Shehr-e-Roghan referred to as the Cave City or city of Jinns. Cave City is located near Lasbela, approximately 175 km from Karachi in the province of Balochistan. The wilderness of Balochistan had traces of legends heavily influenced by Persian lore that connects the North and South of Pakistan.
This is genuinely a true archaeological treasure but unfortunately, this amazing treasure is concealed from the world. Different historians narrate Shehr-e-Roghan also called “Gondrani” with the Buddhists of the 7th century AD. This amazing archaic cave city is elongating more than an area of three kilometers. Now, what is so unique these Cave City houses are multi-story and are interconnected with each other through sundry walkways every cave house has a solo room and some have a veranda in front.
Different people have different thoughts, however, it is said, that in the time of King of Soloman, a beautiful princess “Badiul Jamal” was possessed by demons. So many princes tried hard to rescue her but could not succeed. One day prince Saiful Malook came and got rid of her tormentors.
He vanquished the demons that haunted the Princess in the Cave city and they both left and went into the North. Many myths are ascribed to this unexplained place. The locals of Shehr-e-Roghan believe that this might be the city of Jinns. With the passage of time, the conditions of the caves shaped into poor conditions due to the high rate of erosion and lack of conservation efforts from the government. There is a grave of an old woman named Mai Balochani who yielded her life to execute the evil presences and recover the nearby individuals.
A mystical legend says it was a city of huge Buddhist monasteries because 1000 years before Buddhism had flourished in this area. In the British regime, more than 1500 rooms were found, which had ample windows and niches made for what historians believed, where lamps and hearths in the center of the rooms were also found to keep the inhabitants warm.
There were also many pathways within the mountain that connected the rooms together. If the government gives some attention then ancient cave city attracts both local and foreign tourists. The local travelers are looking at this amazing site for an interesting expedition to explore the mysteries.
Therefore, questions are still in people’s minds, who built these inscrutable caves? Who lived in them? This is still a mystery there is no precise information available but one thing is for sure that this place is extremely marvelous. However, archaeologists and historians thought that the caves have the makings of a Buddhist monastery, probably dating back to the 7th century. So, rumors all over prevail in recent times, that demons still inhabit the mountains and caves and attack the unwary visitors.