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Peshawar is one of the oldest living cities in Pakistan and a vibrant centre filled with spectacular natural scenery, historic charm, authentic markets and archaeological remains. Visit the Bala Hisar Fort, a famous ancient landmark of the city built by Mughal Emperor Babar, home to several incredible battlements and ramparts. Step inside the 17th-century Mahabat Khan Mosque, which was constructed by Governor Mahabat Khan with Mughal architecture, white marble facade and floral motifs. Another captivating landmark in Peshawar is the Sphola Stupa, a renowned Buddhist pilgrimage centre that features double-storied pavilions. Other must-see attractions in Peshawar include the 17th-century Tomb of Ziarat Rahman Baba, St John's Church and Chowk Yadgar which is situated in the old walled city of Peshawar. After all of that sightseeing, why not enjoy a leisurely boat ride in Sardaryab along the Kabul River and stroll around the famous Qissa Khwani Bazaar to browse a variety of clothes, clay pots, carved wooden items and copperware. Brightsun Travel offers cheap flights to Peshawar, so you can look forward to the trip of a lifetime here!
Peshawar is home to so many excellent museum spaces. The city’s most prominent museum is the Peshawar Museum, constructed in the memory of Queen Victoria in 1907 with the one of the world’s largest collections of Gandharan and Greco-Buddhist artifacts. This museum displays around 14,000 items including ancient manuscripts, coins, statues, jewellery, weapons and Persian handicrafts. Here you can also browse various paintings from the Mughal period and dresses worn by local tribes. The Mardan Museum is another captivating museum in Peshawar, allowing you to discover a rare collection of household objects, terracotta animal sculptures, agricultural tools and coins from the Kushan Empire; here you can also witness several Gandharan sculptures depicting the scenes from Gautam Buddha’s life, including his first sermon at Sarnath. Exploring Peshawar’s museums is definitely the best way to learn about the city’s fascinating cultural heritage. Brightsun Travel offers cheap air tickets to Peshawar from India to suit a variety of tastes and budgets, so you can plan the ultimate trip to this prominent heritage centre in Pakistan.