Tulhaath Fort

Tulhaath fort is a place located near Her Do Sodhi (سو د ھی) Baala on Kathwayi-Jahlar road. A rocky track leads to this fort. One has to travel by foot for about 1 and a half kilometres. According to Baba Sarwar Awan, this was a palace and there were canals for water in it. It looked more like a fort to us just like the tulaajha fort and akraand fort. The reason is because it has not only a defensive wall but also built on a high mountain or cliff. According to locals, it dates back to the stone age. The stones used in the construction of this palace are of rectangular shape, lengthy and extremely heavy. There is a water spring flowing nearby and its name is ‘gabh’. A defensive wall built to protect the palace is still present along with the rock used as the gate.

Like all other places, this place has been utterly ignored by our administration and government in spite of the fact that this fort has been mentioned by the British in their archives before independence of Pakistan. We dedicate this album to Baba Sarwar Khan Awan who did a comprehensive work regarding the history, civilizations and culture of Soon Valley. He was a true legend of this valley. We are also thankful to Mr. Mustafa Pasha for guiding us to this place and providing information about it.

 

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