The history of Peshawar dates back to around 539 B.C. making it one of the oldest living cities in South Asia. The city is host to a number of historical and cultural attractions and the list of places to visit in Peshawar is an interesting one.
Tripkar brings you the ultimate list of places to visit in Peshawar for anyone living in or planning to visit the city.
Located 16 km from Peshawar, the pass has been used for invasion and migrations to the South Asian sub-continent throughout the history. The Michni post at the Khyber Pass is a famous attraction for the tourists where they are provided with briefing about the area. The check post is at situated at a half an hour’s journey time away from the Torkham border.
Qissa Khawani Bazaar
Qissa Khwaani bazar literally means the bazar of story tellers. In the past, travelers used to come to this bazar and stay at the local hotel or the restaurant and listen to the tales of other travelers. Today the story-tellers are gone but the atmosphere remains. Even though the bazar is filled with the bustling of shoppers and vendors, things seem like they haven’t changed a bit in the last thousand years or so. The bazar gives an amazing insight into the history of the area.
Bala Hisar Fort
Built in the 16th century, the fort gives and insight into the strong and majestic architecture of that era. The fort was destroyed in the past and has been rebuilt. Today it acts as a base for the Frontier Corps. The fort has a museum which you can visit. The museum also offers some amazing soveniours you can purchase and take home with you.
Located 20 km from Peshawar, the Jamrud Fort was built by the Sikhs in 1823. The stone arch over the road marks the formal entrance to the Khyber Pass. Once you enter through the road under the stone arch, you are officially in the tribal areas of Pakistan, where the tribal laws are enforced as opposed to the Pakistani law.
Old Peshawar City
The old city was once a heavily guarded place with high walls around it. Today not much of the wall remains, but the old city itself gives an amazing insight into what life might have looked like back in time. The architecture is ancient in nature and the houses are made up of mud and unbaked bricks. The city streets seem like a scene straight from a history based Hollywood movie.
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