Roha Fort, located in the Nakhtrana taluk of Gujarat, is a 550-year-old fort standing strong, even after recurring earthquakes in the region. Set on the top of Roha Hill, the fort is approximately 800m above the sea level. Roha fort is one of the many attractions in Kutch, which forms the largest district in the state.
The fort is famously known as the Roha Sumari Fort because 120 Sumari princesses sacrificed their lives here. The story goes back to the time when Allaudin Khilji was waging war against Abda (Jagirdar of Abdasa). During that time the Sumari princesses had found shelter in the Roha fort under Abda. Built in the reign of Thakore Noganji in the 16th century, this fort is considered to be one of the oldest historical monuments in Gujarat.
Why travel to Roha Fort?
The rugged landscape, peaceful surrounding, beautiful peacocks and an architectural brilliance are the things that make this place a must visit for anyone who is in Kutch.