J-Ks historic Poonch Fort: An exquisite tourist attraction showcasing ancient architectural brilliance - Qoneqt
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    18-May-2023 05:23 PM


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    J-K's historic Poonch Fort: An exquisite tourist attraction showcasing ancient architectural brilliance

    Adding to the grandeur of Poonch, a city rich in history, the historic 'Poonch Fort' in the middle of the town, is a beautiful tourist attraction, which despite its dilapidated condition, reminds of the greatness of the ancient architects and the rulers here. In its era, this fort was considered a symbol of grandeur. Today, it remains a witness to historical events which saw the rise and fall of many powerful rulers of its time. Its remains seem to be in a state of disrepair, but are still visible today telling the story of its glorious past to its present plight.
    Spread over an area of 7535 square meters, this great historical building hides within its long walls the stories of the reigns of Dogras, Sikhs and Muslims. The fort was founded by Raja Abdul Razak Khan in 1713 but its construction was completed by his son Raja Rustam Khan between 1760 and 1787.

    KD Maini, a well-known historian of Poonch, told Daily Milap that when the Sikh rulers ruled the region, they added a central block built on the Sikh style of architecture. Several years after its construction, the fort was renovated by Raja Moti Singh from 1850 to 1892. He called European architects to design the front part.
    Sourec - Hindustan Times