Bilout Ancient Temple

Historical Places in Dera Ismail Khan

Address : Dera Ismail Khan-Chashma Road, Dera Ismail Khan City : Dera Ismail Khan
Visit Timing : 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM Entry Fee : Rs 20/- each
Bilout Ancient Temple

Bilout Temple is inside an ancient hindu fort, Bilot Fort locally known as Kafir Kot (or Kafirkot). It is located about 55 km north of Dera Ismail Khan, near the town of Bilot Sharif. The fort has disintegrated over time but the temple still stands.

Bilout temple is located on a hill, nearly 60 meters above the nearby ground. Unfortunately it is not well looked after archaeological site. The flooded plains between the road and the hills make it very difficult to access. You have to struggle to reach at the base of the hills with no proper track leading to the top. If you ever are planning to visit this place, my advice will be to approach it through eastern side of the Bilout Sharif town.

Sculptures and architectural components from the site have been placed in different museums across Pakistan and the rest of the world. One of the largest collections from Kafir Kot is in the British Museum.

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