Fort Munro

Fort MunroFort Munro:Apart from northern hilly areas, Pakistan withal has some scenic and popular mountain areas in other components of the country. Fort Munro lies on the Quetta Road at 85 km from Dera Ghazi Khan.It is the only hill station in southern Punjab in the Sulaiman Mountains Range. Its altitude is 1800 meters and magnetizes many people for short stays during the summer.
History
The town was founded by Robert Groves Sandeman in the later part of the 19th century and designated Fort Munro after Colonel Munro who was commissioner of the Derajat Division.
Geography and climate
Fort Munro is a part of the Sulaiman Mountain range. The range is located in central Pakistan, elongating southward about 280 miles (450 km) from the Gumal Pass to just north of Jacobabad, disuniting the khyber pakhtunkhwa and Punjab from Balochistan. Its heights gradually decrease toward the south, with summits averaging 6,000–7,000 feet, the highest being the twin peaks (30 miles from the Gumal Pass) called Takht-i Sulaiman, or Solomon’s Throne, which legend connects with King Solomon’s visit to Pakistan; the higher of the peaks, at 18,481 feet (5,633 m), is the site of a Muslim Ziyarat (shrine) visited annually by many pilgrims. The range’s eastern face dips steeply to the Indus River, but on the west the range declines more gradually. Juniper and edible pines abound in the north and olives in the centre, but vegetation is scarce in the south. The Ghat, Zao, Chuhar Khel Dhana, and Sakhi Sarwar are the principal passes in the north. In the south, west of Dera Ghazi Khan, lies the hill station of Fort Munro.
Getting there
Fort Munro hill station, located at a height of 6,470 feet above sea level, is about 185 kilometres from Multan and around 85 kilometres from Dera Ghazi Khan in Suleiman Mountain Range. Fort Munro can be reached either from Loralai (Balochistan) or from Multan (Punjab). From Punjab, the mountain range commences near Rakhni, which is a border-post between Balochistan and Punjab.
Where to Stay?
The popular place to stay at Fort Munro is TDCP resort. The resort offers excellent boating on the Dames Lake. The resort additionally has a restaurant and a snack bar.

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