Tuesday, October 11, 2011


Fort Munro is a hill station in Dera Ghazi Khan District, Punjab, Pakistan. The station lies on the Quetta Road 85 km from the city of Dera Ghazi Khan  and is about 185 kilometres from Multan in the Sulaiman Mountains.Its elevation is 1800 meters (6,470 feet) above sea level and it attracts many people for short stays during the hot summer. Fort Munro is called Nimroo in the local Balochi language.

Fort Munro was built as a hill station by the British and is still the only such resort in south Punjab. It’s named after a Generall Munro, at one time commissioner of DG Khan. during the British reign before Pakistani independence.

The area is known for mangoes and also for its cool resort in summer for the people living in south, Punjab.

There are numerous hotels and restaurants in Fort Munro. Places of interest nearby include Dames Lake, the mountain Ganji Pahari, and the British GraveyardGirdu is an adventurous route to reach Fort Munro. Ganji Pahari is a famous mountain.Dames Lake is an excellent lake with boating facility.Trimon Fall is a magical fall in mountains. The water is very cold and falls into a bowl cut out from stone. It is a legend that one sufi saint named Ali Muhammad Laghari made this bowl for people to drink water. Water droplets tricke down on the small narrow path on a number of places. Jheel is another lake with beautiful view. There is Children Park with majestic viewpoint of the valley.

Fort Munro can be reached either from Loralai (Balochistan) or from Multan (Punjab).It attracts many people for short stays during the summer. But in almost empty in winters.There is  breathtaking drive up onto the Balochistan plateau.  

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