If you really want to get captivated by the beauty of Pakistan, then you have to sneak into its every nook and cranny, because Pakistan is a country where treasures of natural beauty are scattered all over. Beauty is not something which is merely engrossed in rivers, valleys, flowers or sky high mountains.
Built during the late 19th century, its historical roots are entangled in British era, being named after Colonel Munro who was commissioner of the Derajat Division. Located at an altitude of 1800 meters and 85 km from Dera Ghazi Khan in the Suleiman Mountains Range, on the Quetta Road, Fort Munro is an ‘easy grab’ travel destination for the people living in Southern Punjab. If you are sweltered by the scorching summer days of Southern Punjab, then surely you can shrug it off; have a short stay at Fort Munro.
There are few building for Government officials on the top of Fort Munro hill top, but that doesn’t mean that there isn’t any chance for common people to dream of lodging here. There is a PTDC resort here, with a restaurant and a snack bar, making it possible for you to get hooked at this place for a couple of days or even more. This place has perks to keep your zest intact to stay here. There are number of things which make Fort Munro a lovely place to drain all the worries and have a dip in tranquility and bliss. For instance, the resort offers boating experience on the Dames Lake, which not only enables you to bustle up your stay at Fort Munro with some exciting activity but also lets serenity of the surrounding lodge in your heart.
This place also has religious inclination, as tomb of Sheikh Sakhi Sarwar, a famous Sufi poet, is nearby Fort Munro. Every year, many people come to visit his shrine to pay homage to him. So, people who visit Fort Munro, like to have a visit to his shrine; satisfying their religious niches along with recreation. Here you can also find a monument with names of Baloch Sardars as well as British cemetery with graves of British officers; marks of past, glimpsed in present and ready to gleam in future too; its just that: Long live Fort Munro!
Government has taken account of the significance of this place, and has deployed initiatives to rev up the historical monument. This will not only help to promote tourism in Southern Punjab, but will also provide more lavishing healthy recreational opportunities to people of this region. Stick to flick nature’s beautiful rick!
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