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Peshawar - the 'Oldest Living City' in South Asia

According to historians & archaeologists, Peshawar is around 4000 years old. From Alexander the Great to the Hindu Shahis, Kushans, Mughals, Sikhs, and lastly, the British resided over this city. Peshawar has been plundered many times but regained vivacity each time; that is why it is recognised as the 'Oldest Living City' in South Asia. In this Online Experience, we will visit some of the city's most important touristic spots.

From Peshawar
Online Experience
1 Hour
Asia
Upto 10 people
English, Urdu
Highlights
  • Real-time experience streamed live from the city of Peshawar
  • Pay a visit to famous landmarks of the city like Mahabat Khan Mosque, Hasting's Memorial, and Cunningham Clock Tower
  • Learn about the history and culture of this historic city from your local guide
Description

According to historians & archaeologists, Peshawar is around 4000 years old. Many rulers and dynasties, from Alexander the Great, the Hindu Shahis, and the Kushans, to the Mughals, the Sikhs, and lastly, the British, have presided over this city. Peshawar has been plundered many times but regained its vivacity each time; that is why it is recognised as the 'Oldest Living City' in South Asia. In this Online Experience, I will take you to some of the city's most important touristic spots. 

We will start with Mahabat Khan Mosque, which was constructed during the Mughal Dynasty. Its white marble facade is considered to be one of Peshawar's most iconic sights. Then, we will make our way to Hasting's Memorial or Chowk Yadgar Monument that was originally built in 1883-84 in remembrance of Peshawar's first British Commissioner, Colonel E.C. Hastings. It was rebuilt in the second half of the 1960s to commemorate the heroes of the 1965 Indo-Pak War. 

Our next destination will be the Cunningham Clock Tower, constructed in commemoration of the diamond jubilee of Queen Victoria. This tower is situated in the middle of the city, surrounded by narrow streets, an old fish market, and historic mansions. 

Finally, we will get to the Kapoor Haveli Museum situated on a narrow street called Dhaki Munawar Shah. It was constructed before the partition of India, between 1918 and 1922, by Dewan Basheswarnath Kapoor - the father of Prithviraj Kapoor, a pioneer of Indian theatre and the Hindi film industry.

About this experience
Instructions
  • Please have a good internet connection and Zoom app installed on your phone or laptop
  • The instructions to join the meeting will be sent via email shortly after the booking
Know before you go
  • Please sign in to the Zoom app five minutes prior to the beginning of the experience
  • This tour involves travelling to various places, at times the internet connection may be weak. However, we will attempt to minimize such disruptions (only for outdoor tours)
  • You can book this tour either for 20 USD per screen OR as a private session for 80 USD for up to 10 screens joining this activity with you from all over the world. You will see the option to book this experience as a private tour on the checkout page if it is available for that time slot
  • Since these are live tours, they may be subject to last minute cancellation due to inclement weather, Internet disruptions or other unforeseen circumstances.
Meet your Host
Jalil Ahmed

I have been working as a tour guide in Peshawar for three decades and provide archaeological, architectural, historical & cultural tours. I have a vast knowledge of the city's fundamental roots; being a local, I can easily access all the touristic destinations without any hassle. I can also communicate with the locals in their own language, making this experience even more insightful.

From USD 20 / Screen
Important Information
  • For cancellations upto 2 days before the tour -

    Refund of 80% of the tour price.