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RaniKot Fort

Introduction:
Ranikot Fort is a historical fort near Sann, Jamshoro District, Sindh, Pakistan.Ranikot Fort is also known as The Great Wall of Sindh سنڌ جي عظيم ديوار and is believed to be among one of the world’s largest fortswith a circumference of approximately 26 kilometres (16 mi). Kumbhalgarh Fort, a World Heritage Site as part of the Hill Forts of Rajasthan, with over 38 km long wall has the second longest wall in the world after the Great Wall of China. The fort has been compared to the Great Wall of China.Since 1993, nominated by the Pakistan National Commission for UNESCO, Ministry of Education under the cultural criteria, it has been on the tentative list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.The fort is listed as a historical site under the Antiquities Act, 1975 and its subsequent amendments and is provided protection.

Location:
Ranikot Fort is 90 kilometres (56 mi) to the north of Hyderabad on the national highway.There is also an easy access of about an hour’s journey from Karachi to Sann on the Indus Highway. A diversion road, starting a little distance away from Sann, the nearest town, leads to the fort along a rugged 21 kilometres (13 mi) road and reaches the eastern gate of the fort, known as Sann Gate.Sann is a rail head on the Kotri-Larkana line of the Pakistan Railway.It is inside the Kirthar National Park, the second largest national park in Pakistan.