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Peshawar features an ethnically diverse populace, which is one of the main reasons for its prominence as a cultural hotspot in Pakistan. Leading places of interest in this city include the Old City Centre, and its numerous old-world charms such as the Clock Tower Square, Chowk Yadgar, Tehsil Gorgathri and Mohabbat Khan Mosque. Those interested in retail therapy may choose to purchase local artefacts at bustling markets such as Qissa Khwani Bazaar, Kyber Bazaar and Bazaar-e-Kalan. Other popular attractions include the magnificent Bala Hisar Fort, Peshawar Museum and the Ghanta Ghar (Clock Tower). Peshawar is also a gourmands' paradise with a wide range of delicious cuisine on offer.
Bacha Khan International Airport is the world class international gateway that serves the metropolis of Peshawar as well as its neighbouring areas. Located in the heart of this bustling metropolis, this modern terminal handles both domestic and international flights. It is well connected to the city as well as neighbouring areas by means of cheap public transport, shuttles as well as taxi services. Key passenger amenities available at this state of the art terminal include lavish lounges, snazzy restaurant and cafes, Wi-Fi internet connectivity, money changers and banks, information kiosk as well as special services for physically/visually challenged travellers.
Peshawar being one of the largest cities in Pakistan is well connected to key destinations across the world including the UK by international flights. The national carrier Pakistan International Airlines is among the preferred choices for netting cheap flights to Peshawar from Heathrow because of the high frequency of flights. British Airways and Virgin Atlantic also offer patrons tickets to Peshawar aboard their international flights. Middle-East based carriers such as Qatar Airways, Air Arabia, Gulf Air, Etihad and Emirates also operate scheduled flights to Peshawar from key UK airports. Many of these long-haul flights are directed through the hub airport of these airlines in Europe or the Middle East.
Peshawar is one of the largest metropolises in Pakistan hence many hotels operate in the city that are suitable for international tourists no matter what their budget. Those seeking to splurge may choose to book with the luxurious establishments such as Khan's Club, Pearl Continent, Hidayat Hotel and Rose Hotel. For those holidaymakers who seek affordable luxury when choosing their accommodations, the Emaraat Hotel, Hotel Grand Peshawar, Green's Hotel and Shiraz Inn are the recommended options. Apart from these, there are also numerous cheap lodges as well as hotels that can be availed, but travellers should confirm safety and security of such establishments before booking.
Peshawar features a typically arid climate with cold snowy winters and hot summer months. The spring and fall seasons are the best time to visit this city however, the high tourist traffic during those periods leads to a shortage in the availability of cheap flights and accommodations. The shoulder season includes the late fall and the early summer months which features considerably less tourist traffic hence deals on air tickets and hotels is easy to come by. The summer months are exceedingly hot hence they are not the preferred time to travel to the city, while the monsoon months make travelling and sightseeing difficult.
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