Nandana Fort

Nandana Fort is situated on a hilltop near Baghanwala some 22 Kilometers east of Pind Dadan Khan. It first finds a mention in the time of Mehmood Ghaznavi who in 1008 A.D. surmounted it. Nandana, located 14 miles west of Choa Saidan Shah in Salt Range, is a place of historical interest where extensive ruins of a fort and a town – temple is present. Nandana once had such a strategic location at the ingress to the Salt Range that a vigorous fortress was built to sentinel it. The remains of that fort are now consummately smothered by the rank vegetation of the hill. Nandana Fort is located on the pristine route taken by all the famous invaders of the subcontinent. Alexander the Great came this way from Taxila afore descending to Jhelum for his battle with Porus.

Nandana Fort

Nandana Fort


Al-Beruni (973-1053 AD), the celebrated peregrinator, historian, philosopher, mathematician, astronomer and scientist, came to the subcontinent in the period of Mehmood of Ghazni during 11th century. It was at Nandana, that he quantified the circumference of the earth.
Getting There
Nandana can be reached from Lahore – Islamabad Motorway (M-2) through Kallar Kahar exit.

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