Visit Rohtas Fort

Rohtas Sightseeing Tours

Under the initiative of “Engaging Local Community and Youth in Safeguarding Heritage and Promote Heritage Entrepreneurship through capacity building and Awareness Raising at Rohtas Fort”, STFP with the support of UNESCO Pakistan has successfully organized training workshops for the local community tour guides at Rohtas Fort to establish a tour guides enterprise.  

  This group of local community tour guides works to conduct different sightseeing tours of Rohtas Fort and other tourists in the surrounding areas of Rohtas Fort.  

If you are interested to book a tour, please contact us by sending us a message at WhatsApp number 03459566048 or send us an email at stfp.info@gmail.com 

Featured Tours

Hiking Trip to ‘TILLA JOGIAN’

Alberuni in his travelogue “Kitab ul Hind” has mentioned the legendry ‘Tilla Jogian’ (Peak of
Jogis) near Jhelum as the center of Jogis (Ascetics). This centuries old monastery of Jogis was
in existence when Alexander the great fought the famous battle with Raja Porus near this ‘Tilla’
in 326 BC. It has also been known as ‘Tilla Gorakh Nath’ and ‘Tilla Bal Nath’ at different times.
The remnants of the monastery and shrine still exist like a big pond with balconies, masonry
tombs, places for meditation, and banyan trees among others.
Tilla Jogian is the highest peak in the Salt Range 3200 feet above sea level. It offers a
panoramic view of the Potohar plateau and splendid scenic beauty throughout the trip. We will
travel on the G T road and then about 35km off-G T road to reach (via Domaili & Gattat villages)
at the village ‘Bheet’ located at the base of Tilla Jogian mountain. One-way travel time is about
one and a half hour or slightly more. The hill is quite steep and after a maximum one & half
hour’s moderate to strenuous hike, we shall reach at the top of hill.
From Islamabad
Cost of the trip (Air-conditioned transport and tour guide services): Rs.3,000/- per person based
on group of 18 persons.
From Lahore
Cost of the trip (Air-conditioned transport and tour guide services): Rs.4,000/- per person based
on group of 18 persons.
If you are interested to book a tour, please contact us by sending us a message at WhatsApp
number 03459566048 or send us an email at stfp.info@gmail.com

Day Trip to Rohtas Fort - A UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE

Rohtas Fort is a symbol of the determination and strength of its builder, Sher Shah Srui. The fort, 12 km in circumference, is located 110km from Islamabad in a gorge 16 km North West of Jhelum City. This huge fort has 12 gates, remains old palaces, 68 towers, 3 deep wells and 12 – 18 meters high/3 – 5 meters thick fortification walls. The construction of the fort started in 1543 and took over three years to complete. The original intent in building the fort was to block possible entry of the Mughal Emperor Humayun, who after his defeat had fled to Iran. The second objective was to punish and defeat the turbulent Gakkhars who had control of the valley and were allies of the Mughals. The fort could not have been more strategically located –
protected as it was by ravines and the river Kahan. However, it lost its importance as a frontier garrison when Akbar built the great fort at Attock on the Indus in the 1850s.

Trip Itinerary

0800 Departure from Islamabad
1030 Short stay enroute for refreshments
1100 Arrival at Rohtas Fort and sightseeing tour of Fort
1330 Free time for lunch (bring your now lunch pack and snacks)
1500 Departure for Home destination
1730 Arrival at Islamabad. End of tour
From Islamabad
Cost of the trip (Air-conditioned transport and tour guide services): Rs.3,000/- per person based
on group of 18 persons.
If you are interested to book a tour, please contact us by sending us a message at WhatsApp
number 03459566048 or send us an email at stfp.info@gmail.com 

Royal Costume Phtography

Rohtas Fort Tourist Guides Association (RFTG) also provides services of Royal Costume Photography to the visitors. For details contact Mr. Ayub, Coordinator of RFTG at Rohtas Fort.