Of all the archaeological sites at Taxila, Giri is perhaps the most difficult to reach. Because you have to park your car at least half a kilometer before the Giri Fort and walk through a pass with a stream of cool clear water flowing through it. A wonderful place for fans of natural beauty. The fort has only been partially restored; a section just in front of the restored part is still barely visible. The walls of the fort are also not easily visible. It was constructed probably in the 5th century AD and as the name suggests, was used for defence. The distance from the Taxila museum is a little over 7 kilometers. The area is secluded and beautiful and is surrounded by hills and is very calm and peaceful. It lies within the limits of the capital territory. The Giri fort is located at 33°43'40.6"N, 72°52'49.7"E.
A spring on the way to the stupa. (23.11.2021.)
A view of the Giri fort from the stupa hill. (23.11.2021.)