After a whole decade of terrorism in our beautiful city of flowers, Peshawar, we thought to show the masterpieces of arts from this city which are UNEXPLORED and need your whole attention. The city side of Peshawar has so many untold stories which we are going to share here. It is an important border city with Afghanistan. The bazaars of Peshawar are the most attractive. You will spot many Afghanis wearing a shuttle cock burqa. Peshawar has always something ongoing.
Peshawar has been the city for trade of spices back then. The oldest name for Peshawar was Sanskrit. We think the best part about travelling is perhaps getting to know the culture of tribe, knowing their values, stuff they are known for since long.
Starting from NAMAK MANDI, Peshawar, which is famous for its mouthwatering namkeen gosht. The delicious gosht is served with naan and lassi. Namak mandi has several famous restaurants which serve the best cuisines like Karahi, bhunna gosht and dumpukht. People from different cities come here to have the amazing change in their taste buds. The area isn’t really well constructed but is always one hustled area. Every restaurant has a small dining lounge or lawn with plastic chairs and a small table and some with desi setup too. The chefs claim that the recipes they follow are the ones emanating from their Pashtun tribe since beginning.
Next in comes the very famous SETHI HOUSE. The street is known as Sethian Mohallah. This street has seven South Asian mansions built by the famous Sethi family. The mansions are built in a style reminiscent of Central Asia with elaborate wooden carvings and multi-color glass panels. The beautiful and intricate architecture is the true example of Peshori culture and values. It’s also one of those famous buildings in which the shooting for movie SUPERSTAR took place.
BALA HISAR FORT The name was set by the Afghan Pashtun King Timur Shah Durrani. He used the fort as the winter capital of the Durrani Empire. Currently the fort is the headquarters of the Frontier Corps. This fort was rebuilt from mud by the Sikhs which was later reformed with bricks by the British. You cannot enter the fort easily. The fort is opened on weekends for the public so that they can have a view of old heritage in the museum. Mostly schools and colleges trips are taken to this fort to give the idea about past. The view and museum makes it one of those locations of Peshawar which makes it well known for.
MAHABAT KHAN MOSQUE is known as the city's finest mosque which was built in 1630 by the governor of Peshawar under Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. This mosque is said to be a 17th-century Mughal-era mosque in Peshawar, Pakistan. The mosque was built in 1630, named after the Mughal governor of Peshawar, Nawab Mahabat Khan bin Ali Mardan Khan. The interior of the prayer hall is painted with floral and geometric designs and the tiles used are the true depiction of Mughal era. This mosque has huge minars which can be seen from quite a distance.
These are few of the famouse sites of Peshawar. They are mostly visited by the tourists and are mesmerized with its beauty. You can also visit Qissa khwani, a famous bazaar known for storytelling and tea and other adjoining areas near ghanta ghar.
If you have never been to Peshawar this is a must read for you!