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Getting there & away

By road, Kohat is about 1½ hours from Peshawar, crossing the low, stony Kohat Pass that’s studded with ruined watchtowers and has a Frontier Constabulary post. Bannu is two to three hours further south and Dera Ismail Khan is about six hours away. Buses (Rs 40) go from the Peshawar general bus stand and from Sadabaha bus stand, south of the Old City. Kohat’s general bus stand is 5km south on the Bannu Rd. Coming from Peshawar, many buses will drop you at Hangu Chowk on the western fringe of town. Suzukis shuttle between here and the centre and the train station. Kohat is also linked by rail to Rawalpindi.