Peshawar, also known as the city of flowers, is located in a broad valley near the Eastern end of the historic Khyber Pass, close to the border with Afghanistan. Peshawar’s recorded history dates back to at least 539 BC, making it the oldest city in Pakistan and one of the oldest cities in the world. Peshawar was the capital of the ancientKushan Empire & was home to what may have been the tallest building in the ancient world, the Kanishka stupa. The city was an important trading centre during the Mughal era before serving as the winter capital of the AfghanDurrani Empire from 1757 until the Sikhs captured the city in 1818 and then the British in 1849.
Urdu, Pashto and hindko are the two regional languages widely spoken in the city.
Peshawar is home to the most hospitable people because of this its also known as the city of hospitality. It haslots ofhistory and traditions making it a top destination to visit. The famous IslamiaCollege is one of the most known & iconic structures of the city. Over a century old, this educational institute not only offers awe-inspiring architectural beauty and but also played a significant role in the independence movement. If travelling during term time, you can see students enjoy an evening game of cricket in their beautiful green grounds.
Fort Balahisar cannot be missed as it contains the rich history of the beautiful city.
The old bazaar of KissaKhuwani is a must visit. The name of the bazaar, which originally came from the word Kissakhwan, meaning story tellers, became popular as in ancient times it was the trading hub. Traders from all over Asia and beyond used to visit the bazaar and rest here. They use to enjoy kehwa “traditional green tea” and share their travel stories for which it became kissakhwani bazaar.
Throughout the inner and old Peshawar you will find the old and traditional architecture, bringing back memories of the rich past. Peshawarichapal or Chapali, (Sandals), are a must buy and are also a specialty of this beautiful city. Made with pure leather and hand made to perfection, it is the most used and common footwear of the city. The famous Peshawar museum brings back the memories of rich culture and civilizations that lived in the city.
Besides the rich history and traditions Peshawar offers amazing street food. The newly developed food street will give you an amazing taste of the local food.
Some of the dishes that Peshawar is famous for and a must to try are KarahiGosht& the delicious Chappli kebabs. Whilst not at all healthy, as both dishes contain a lot of fat, the unique taste they offer are definitely worth the extra calories.
Kehwa cafes are dotted around many street corners and are a refreshing drink to have after the heavy meals. Beware Peshawaris love this tea with lots of sugar, so if you’re diabetic be sure to let them know you’d like it without the sugar.
If this sounds like your kind of holiday then please get in touch and experience the delights that this city has to offer with Xperience Pakistan.The team looks forward to welcoming you.
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The itinerary provided is a suggested plan and can be adapted to suit your requirements.
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Day 1: morning tour of walled city of peshawar to walk over the ancient heritage tra Gorghatri, sethian street, clock towar gold market asamai gate lahori gate qissa khawani the street of story tellers kabli gate etc
afternoon brithish era peshawar club, st jhon curch, edwards collage, islamiacollege, peshawar museum of ghandara art.
Day 2: morning drive to.visit the world reknow budhist monastry at takhtabahi listed on world heritage list and drive throuh the lush green country side.