Capital of Ghizer

Ghakuch is the capital of Ghizer valley, lies 75km west of Gilgit. West of Gahkuch, the river is known as Ghizer River, downstream its called the Gilgit River. Daily buses runs from Gahkuch till Mastuj over the Shandoor Pass. Main attraction is Gahkuch Fort, which was the capital of Buruśe dynasty of Punyāl. It was the place of royals and the settlement of subjects, living together. Now, it is a mound of structural remains, beside some intact erections like Chibi Śikāri (a watch tower Plate), Granary, Pīr Khāna and Jamā’at Khāna. 


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