Museum in Peshawar

Peshawar Museum

Housed in a glorious Victorian Mughal-Gothic hall across the tracks from the Old City, the Peshawar Museum has the largest collection of Gandharan art in the world, ranging from statues and friezes depicting the Bud…
Museum in Peshawar

Bala Hisar Fort

The imposing Bala Hisar Fort and its bleak ramparts still appear to monitor movement along the Grand Trunk Rd. Babur first built a fort here in 1526 after capturing Peshawar. It was a royal residence for the Afghan …
Market in Peshawar

Smugglers' Bazaar

On the fringes of Peshawar as you head towards the Khyber Pass is the Smugglers' Bazaar (Karkhanai Bazaar). It thrives openly on the sale of goods imported through Pakistan for Afghanistan, then smuggled back throug…
Architecture in Peshawar

Mahabat Khan Mosque

West of Chowk Yadgar is Mahabat Khan Mosque, the city's finest mosque, built in 1630 by the governor of Peshawar under Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, and renovated in 1898. You can enter the mosque and look around at th…
Market in Peshawar

Qissa Khawani

Kabuli Gate is where Khyber Bazaar becomes Qissa Khawani, the old 'Street of Storytellers'. Peshawar's most famous bazaar, there's little memory left of the traders and travellers that would gather here to swap tale…
University in Peshawar

Islamia College

The prestigious Islamia College, founded in 1913, is well worth a look for its grand Victorian façade and clocktower, which features on the country's Rs1000 note. It faces Jamrud Rd and anyone can enter the gat…
Monument in Peshawar

Ziarat Rahman Baba

The tomb of Ziarat Rahman Baba in green surroundings on the southern outskirts of Peshawar is a shrine to the 17th century poet Rahman Baba, one of the masters of Pashto poetry. It's a quiet and contemplative place …
Tower in Peshawar

Cunningham Clocktower

East from Chowk Yadgar the road forks beneath the four-tiered Cunningham Clocktower, built at the turn of the 20th century for Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee. Bearing right at the tower, the main road has many two…
Archaeological Site in Peshawar

Ghor Khatri

A caravanserai in Mughal times and the governor's mansion under the Sikhs, it also contains a neglected Hindu temple. Archaeological excavations in its gardens show the many strata of Peshawar's history, reaching ne…
Architecture in Peshawar

All Saints Church

To the south of Pipal Mandi is All Saints Church, adapted from a former mosque in 1883 and still correctly oriented towards Mecca. A bird market is nearby.