Punnu Fort

The ruins of Punnu Fort (also called Punnu’s Fort) are sited about 15km from Turbat, a city in southern part of Balochistan. According to archaeologists Punnu Fort could date back to 6000-8000 BC.

Punnu was a local prince of this area who was port of the “Sassi Punnu” romance which is famous in Makran and Sindh yet, even; thousands of years have been passed. Sassi Punnu (or Sassui Punnhun) love is one the seven popular tragic romances from Sindh and Balochistan.

The fort looks like it would have been small and possibly made of mud and stones. There are vantage points where one could see quite distance accross Turbats plains to the Makran mountain ranges. The remains of Punnu Fort, surrounded by date trees on a high ground can be a good picnic point in a nice weather.


Map of Punnu Fort

Map of Punnu Fort – Click to see detailed map