Hari Parbat Fort – A Brilliant Piece of Ancient Architecture

On the very next day, our group decided to visit Srinagar. So after having early breakfast, the four of us left for the place in our cab. The regular chit chat was going on along with me clicking the hilarious moments and the outside beauty of the Mother Nature. Our destination was at a distance of around 270 kms and was about to take 5-6 hrs.

Hari Parbat As Seen From Almond Garden

Hari Parbat As Seen From Almond Garden | Image Resource : wikipedia.org

We reached the Hari Parbat Fort on the expected time. The fort is situated on the Hari Parbat hill which is sited on the outskirts of this beautiful city. We reached the fort after climbing the hill and could see the magnificent panoramic view of the entire downtown. The first fortifications were initiated by the well known emperor Akbar, in the year 1950.The outer wall constructed by this emperor is still the most ancient longest wall present in the subcontinent that is stretched for around five kilometers.

Hari Parbat Fort

Hari Parbat Fort | Image Resource : Wikipedia.org

I am a great admirer of our rich and affluent history and was glad to visit such a place that is a wonderful work from our history. There was also a park and is called as Almond Garden. This park looks like an extended part of the fort as its entrance is built in sink with the fort and the fort overlooks the boundary of the park.

Almond Garden

Almond Garden | Image Resource : cultivemonos-cultivando.org

We were exploring the entire fort praising the enormous place and the beautifully carved windows. The windows at the corners were giving an entirely different view of the city. The architecture of the fort was splendid. We were wondering about the number of laborers, efforts and the duration that would have been required to build such a masterpiece in that time. There was a pool in the courtyard that added to the beauty of the fort. Though, it was not maintained well, it clearly extended our imagination to the grace it would have added in those time. The huge walls, compact staircases, a range of windows; all were adding to the brilliant works of the past. We were clicking pictures at almost every corner and were feeling proud at our rich ancient structures and architecture. Though, we wish, more attention was given to their maintenance.


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