Marot is a city in the Bahawalnagar District of Punjab, Pakistan. This city is situated at the border of India and Pakistan, about 100km from Bahawalpur. The population is estimated to be 20,000.
Marot has a notable fort called Marot Fort, which once was a “symbol of splendors of ancient rulers” - though a major portion of the fort has now disappeared. Marot Fort was built at the bank of Hakra/Ghaggra River, and was given the name by Aryans after the Hindu god Marot. Marot Fort grew more important when Mughal Emperor Akbar stayed there (some of his belongings can be found at a nearby masjid). The fort is situated along the passageway linking Multan and Delhi, allowing us to connect the Ancient Indian past.
The people who live in this city are farmers in the area and the major crops grown are wheat, cotton, mustard and sugar cane.