Cunningham Clocktower


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Cunningham Clocktower

The Cunningham Clocktower, known locally as "Ghanta Ghar", lies a mere couple of hundred metres away from the city's busy centre, Chowk Yadgar. It was inaugurated in 1900, to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of British queen Victoria. The Kalyan Bazar road that runs from here is lined with interesting examples of old merchant dwellings.

Do & See

Given that most city exploration is done during daylight hours, there is plenty to easily fill a space of a few days. Apart from the must-dos of Peshawar Museum and the Old Town, one unusual attraction is the 1920s Khyber Railway, trips on which are only possible by prior appointment. Depending on their planned time of travel, adventure-seekers might want to look into visiting one of the notorious gun factories in the outlying Tribal Areas (or the infamous Darra Adam Khel), but doing so outside of a guided tour can be highly dangerous and is strongly advised against.