If we look back to the history of Pakistan, we found Peshawar on the top list to visit historical places. Peshawar is the capital of the KP (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa) province of Pakistan. It has almost a population of 1.97 million. Peshawar is famous because of its 16 gates known as Reti, Kachehri, Asamai, Sard Chah, Sirki, Kohati, Rampura Gate, Yakka Tooth, Ganj, Bajouri, Dabgari, Ramdas, Hashtnagri, Beriskian & Kabuli Lahori. Peshawar is rich in its culture, Crowded areas, Lovely Bazar’s to shopping in Peshawar & Food Streets. For the past few years, due to the fast development of Peshawar, it’s becoming the most visited place in Pakistan. Before we talk more about Peshawar, let’s take a look at its history.
History of Peshawar
Peshawar was founded in the 15th century and the region of Peshawar was Gandhara in Sanskrit. The language of the Gandhara region was known as ‘Hindko’. Later on, Peshawar was called with different names like Parashawar, Poshpora, and Pskbvr. In this Century Peshawar is a hub of education, sports, food, and many more. When it comes to things to buy from Peshawar there is a list of things to buy. Peshawar is known because of its historical culture. I’m going to list down a few things to buy from Peshawar.
- Afghan Carpets
- Semi-Precious Stones
- Pure Honey
- Peshawari Chappal
Food is the most important part of Peshawar as the individuals of Peshawar are foodies and love to cook as well. There are several best restaurants in Peshawar. The most famous food of Peshawar is Tikka and Karhai. You may not get surprised to hear that most of the famous places of Peshawar had a historical background. In this blog, we are going to talk about the top 5 places to visit in Peshawar.
List of top 5 places to visit in Peshawar:
Shahi Bagh is the oldest garden from Mughal Era. Shahi Bagh is located near Faqirabad in Peshawar. This Garden was made by the Mughals empires and later on ruled by Durrani. The total area of this majestic garden is about 100 acres. This Majestic park is the hub of social gatherings and one of the best picnic spots in Peshawar. This majestic Shahi Bagh which is also known as ‘The Royal Park’ consists of a fountain and Quaid-e-Azam memorial as well. When we talk about the food attractions in Peshawar, Shahi bagh is the most visited place of Peshawar as there are a lot of restaurants nearby the garden.
Food Entries nearby the shahi bagh are listed below:
- Aryana Restaurant
- Jalil Kabab House
- Tajmahal Burger
- Haleem Ghar
The best time to visit Peshawar’s oldest garden is in the winter and autumn season as the gardens look so beautiful in these seasons and attract the people to come and enjoy their time.
Bab-e-khyber stands for the Monumental Gateway to Peshawar also known as ‘khyber gate’. Bab-e-khyber was built in the year 1964 by Ayub Khan near khyber pass. Khyber pass is spread around about 16 kilometers in the north of Peshawar near Afghanistan and Pakistan border. Jamrud Fort is also located near the khyber gate. Bab-e-khyber is also the most visited place of Peshawar as there are a lot of food attractions points.
Food attraction entries nearby the Bab-e-khyber are listed below:
- Afghan Restaurant
- Khyber Shinwari Tikka
- Karkhany Restaurant
3.Qissa Khawani Bazaar
Qisaa Khawani is the oldest bazaar in Peshawar. When we think about shopping in Peshawar or buy things from Peshawar Qissa Khawani bazaar is on the top list to visit. It’s the most commercial active bazaar of Peshawar and the best place to get lost in. Qissa Khawani is a place that can’t be missed by the foodies as it has many food streets in it. Qissa Khawani Bazaar is located near Qissa Khawani Road, Andar Shehr, Peshawar. Famous food attractions in Peshawar Qissa Khawani Bazaar are listed below:
- Al-sheik Chargha
- Peshawari Khalis Food
- Pakistan Hotel
4.Sir Cunningham Clock Tower
Sir Cunningham Clock tower was built in 1900, later on, opened for the public in 1990. The design of Sir Cunningham Clock Tower design was made by James Strachan who was the municipal Engineer of Peshawar. Sir Cunningham Clock tower 31 feet high in diameters. Sir Cunningham Clock tower is also known as Ghanta Ghar by the local people of Peshawar. Ghanta Ghar is located nearby Mahabat Khan Masjid and Yadgar chowk in the east. The best time to visit Peshawar is this charming site at dawn-dusk as it gives a stunning look. Ghanta Ghar is also one of the good food attractions in Peshawar.
Some famous Eateries points in Ghanta Ghar are listed below:
- Sarafa Bazaar Food Street
- Peshawar Khalis Food
- Shahi Ronaq Restaurants
5.Bala Hisar Fort
Bala Hisar Fort was built in 1526, a few kilometers away from Kartay Now Road. This historical fort was used for the Royal Empires in past centuries. The name was set by an Afghan ruler named ‘Timur Shah Durrani’ and meant to be the ‘high fort’ in the afghan language. The total area of the fort is about 10 acres. Bala Hisar is one of the most famous and historical places in Peshawar to visit. Food Eateries near bara Hisar are given below:
- Capital Pizza Hut
- Safi Chicken Sajji
- Asli Cheenar Kabab
Peshawar had a great history of empires that ruled on Peshawar. We have mentioned some of the famous places to visit in Peshawar.
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