|Building inside Rawat Fort Puunjab Pakistan|
is located in Pothohar Pakistan
. The fort was built in early 16th century by Gakhars
, a tribe of the Pothohar
plateau. It is 17 km east of Rawalpindi
on Grand Trunk Road
The fort was the scene of a battle between the Gakhar
chief Sultan Sarang
Khan and Sher Shah Suri
in 1546 AD.
The fort is almost in square form and has two gates. It contains a mosque made up of three big dome shaped rooms. There is also a quadrangular building with a dome. Along the wall there are additional small rooms. In the center of the fort there are many graves. Among them is the tomb of Sultan Sarang Khan. His 16 sons, who died there fighting, are also buried inside the fort.Mankiala
stupa can be seen from the roof of the mosque as it is few kilometers from here.