Naukot Fort, Tharparkar

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28 Apr

Naukot Fort, Tharparkar

Naukot fort is situated about 1½ mile from the Naukot town, which lies on edge of the desert in District Thar. The fort is said to have been constructed by Mir Karam Ali Khan Talpur in 1814 A.D. it is roughly square in plan measuring 640×600 feet. The fortification wall of the fort which gives a tapered look has been built of baked bricks laid in mud mortar. On south east corner, there exists an arched gateway flanked by semi-circular bastions hiding the main entrance.

The fort was used by Talpur Mirs as a strong hold cum-residence. Inside the fort, there are some structural in collapsed shape. Most probably these buildings were used as residences and a few of them for imprisoning the prisoners.

ADDITIONAL INFO

  • District:Tharparkar
  • Visit hours:Summer: 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM. Winter: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
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