Situated to the northwest of Islamabad, Peshawar is a beautiful city with a history dating back to the 17th century Mughal Empire. This city is famous among tourists for its historical places, shopping bazaars, and food.
Simply stroll the streets and markets of Peshawar and try the famous Charsi Tikka for lunch in Namak Mandi. If you’re fond of lamb meat then don’t miss the traditional Dum pukht dish.
Peshawar has preserved its medieval charm. The Bala Hisar Fort and its fortifications still seem to be watching the movements along the famous GT Road. It was built in 1562 and this fort was a regal abode of the Afghan Durrani dynasty.
Other historical places in Peshawar include Peshawar Museum, Buddhist Stupas, Khyber Pass, and Jamrud Fort.
When it comes to shopping, you can buy many luxurious items at a bargain price in Peshawar. Be it the famous Afghan carpets in Shuba Chowk, gemstones in Namak Mandi, and Peshawari Chappals in Jehangir Pura Market (Jahangirpura Bazaar), this city has it all. A visit to the historic Qissa Khwani Bazaar is also a must for shopping enthusiasts.