Peshawar is the most lively city of Pakistan. It is the heart of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. The city lies at the edge of the Historic Khyber pass. The city is well known for its historic and cultural values. Peshawar has seen many invaders and travelers passing it by, from around the world. There are a number of things to do & Visit in Peshawar. Being an important border city the bazaars of Peshawar are the most attractive. There is always a lot of activity going on. The Kissa Khawani Bazaar (Story tellers Bazaar) is the most interesting of all. There are merchandise from all over central Asia here. Oriental Rugs , Afghan Jewelry , tribal Handicrafts, Wood carving , spices and all kinds of fabrics are available in the city.
Food can be considered as the national obsession. Some popular Peshawari dishes include: Namkeen Mutton Karahai: Made with mutton, tomatoes, ginger, green chillies and animal fat, it has an unforgettable taste. Suleymani Murgh Ke Kebab: Chicken marinated and deep fried and then cooked in dum with yoghurt and spices from the street of Peshawar
The absolute right place to have Peshawar’s busy ambiance is the Qissa Khawani Bazaar (قصہ خوانی بازار), immortalized by simply Kipling as the Street of the Story-Tellers. Qissa Khawani Bazaar being customarily not only a market, nevertheless sometime of which careful travellers might renew themselves from remarkable tales stitched by simply skilled story-tellers.
This market (bazar) is specifically famous for jewelry and precious stone and also archaeological stuff. You can get at good price from other markets. Moreover, you can also order a tailor made jewelry
Swat (سوات ) is one the most beautiful districts of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province of Pakistan. The capital of Swat is Saidu Sharif. Mingora is the main city of Swat. Each and every part of the swat is worth to visit.
Miandam is a hill station in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, in the foothills of Hindu Kush mountains. It is located at a distance of 55 km away from Mingora the capital of Swat Valley, and 56 kilometers (35 mi) from Saidu Sharif
The White Palace of Marghazar was built in 1940 by the first king of Swat, Miangul Abdul Wadud (Badshah Sahib) in the small town of Marghazar situated at about 13 kilometers away from Saidu Sharif. The name was given to the palace as it was built of white marble. The palace now serves as a hotel. The White Palace at Marghazar was the summer residence of the Wali of Swat, Miangul Jehanzeb. Located at 7,000 feet above sea level on Marghazar Hill, it was later converted into a tourist resort
Miandam is enriched in medicinal plants, owing to which the town is the site of a World Wide Fund for Nature project promoting sustainable harvesting of medicinal plants, and now about 1,000 people are dependent on the medicinal plant trade for their entire income. The primary economy of the region is based on tourism and agriculture.
The Swat River (Urdu: دریائے سوات, Pashto: سوات سیند) is a perennial river in the northern region of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province, Pakistan. The river commences in Swat Kohistan region of Kalam with the confluence of two main tributaries Ushu and Gabral and runs downstream in a narrow gorge up to Baghdheri.
Chitral (Pashto/Urdu: چترال; Khowar: چھترار, Khowar for "field") is the capital of the Chitral District, situated on the Chitral River in northern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. Chitral also served as the capital of the princely state of Chitral until 1969
Nothing definitive is recorded about the town's first settlers. In the 3rd century CE, Kanishka, the Buddhist ruler of the Kushan empire, occupied Chitral. In the 4th century, the Chinese overran the valley. Raees rule over Chitral began in 1320 and came to an end in the 15th century. From 1571 onwards Chitral was the dominion of the Kator Dynasty until 1969
The entire region that now forms the Chitral District was a fully independent monarchy until 1895, when the British negotiated a subsidiary alliance with its hereditary ruler, the Mehtar, under which Chitral became a princely state, still sovereign but subject to the suzerainty of the British Raj. Chitral retained a similar status even after its accession to Pakistan in 1969, but was completely incorporated into Pakistan and became an administrative district of Pakistan in 1969
Gilgit (Shina: گلیت, Urdu: گلگت), known locally as Gileet, is the capital city of the Gilgit-Baltistan region, an administrative territory of Pakistan. The city is located in a broad valley near the confluence of the Gilgit River and Hunza River. Gilgit is a major tourist destination in northern Pakistan, and serves as a hub for mountaineering expeditions in the Karakoram Range. It was an important stop on the ancient Silk Road, and today serves as a major junction along the Karakoram Highway with road connections to China, Skardu, Chitral, Peshawar, and Islamabad
Hunza (Urdu: ہنزہ), also known as Kanjut, was a princely state in a subsidiary alliance with British India from 1892 to August 1947, for three months was unaligned, and then from November 1947 until 1974 was a princely state of Pakistan. Hunza covered territory now forming the northernmost part of Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
The ostentatious structure and imposing relics of the Buddhist monastery Takht-i-Bhai (Throne of Origins) has captivated a large number of locals and tourists who have flocked to see the ancient site which dates back to early 1st century AD.
The historical site is an archaeological wonder, considered to be significant because of its unique design.
Listed in the World Heritage List, it is considered one of the most well-structured Buddhist monasteries in Gandhara district
It is perched about 500 feet atop a small hill, about 2 kilometers east of the Takht Bhai bazaar in Mardan district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), once known as the heart of the Gandhara civilization, which attracts tourists, historians, archaeologists and Buddhists from across the world.
The Buddhist complex and the village, as locals say, is named after the two wells found on top of the hill near the complex, however, majority believe that takht means throne and bhai means water in Persian language.
Taxila (from Pāli: Takkasilā, Sanskrit: तक्षशिला, IAST: Takṣaśilā, meaning "City of Cut Stone" or "Takṣa Rock") is an important archaeological site in Taxila city, Rawalpindi District of the Punjab, Pakistan, situated about 32 km (20 mi) north-west of Islamabad and Rawalpindi, just off the famous Grand Trunk Road. The city lies 549 metres (1,801 ft) above sea level. It is the headquarters of the Taxila Tehsil in the Rawalpindi district Taxila city Near 3 km Tofkian Orange valley Wakefield Garden.
Ancient Taxila was situated at the pivotal junction of the Indian subcontinent and Central Asia. The origin of Taxila as a city goes back to c. 1000 BCE. Some ruins at Taxila date to the time of the Achaemenid Empire in the 6th century BCE, followed successively by Mauryan Empire, Indo-Greek, Indo-Scythian, and Kushan Empire periods.
During invasion of the Indus Valley, Alexander the Great was able to gain control of Taxila in 326 BCE without a battle, as the city was surrendered by its ruler, king Omphis (Āmbhi). Greek historians accompanying Alexander described Taxila as “wealthy, prosperous, and well governed
Taxila was known in Pali as Takkasilā, and in Sanskrit as तक्षशिला (Takshashila, IAST: Takṣaśilā; "City of Cut Stone"). The Greeks pared the city's name down to Taxila which became the name that the Europeans were familiar with ever since the time of Alexander the Great
The conference venue, Pearl Continental, Peshawar, is located on Khyber Road which is the central hub for all mode of transportation. One can easily access different parts of Peshawar by using the public transportation such as rikshaw and taxi. There are BRT services which connect Pearl Continental to most parts of Peshawar.
Winter in Peshawar starts from mid November to the end of March. Summer months are May to September. The mean maximum temperature in summer is over 40 °C (104 °F) and the mean minimum temperature is 25 °C (77 °F)
There are many currency exchange outlets available in the airport, major shopping malls, and bank offices, where you may change your currency with the Pakistani currency, Pakistani Rupees (PKR).
Urdu is the national language of Pakistan. You may hear other languages, such as Pushto and Hindko spoken by locals. However, hotel staff and organizers are fluent in English and easily converse in the language.
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