Fort Bala Hisar, Peshawar

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See the well-preserved historical walls of Fort Bala Hisar, and enjoy views over the entire Peshawar Valley. The royal family lived in this fort before it was destroyed. Later, Sikhs rebuilt the fort out of mud, which the British replaced with bricks, giving it its present day look. Unfortunately you can’t get inside the fort without the hassle of obtaining military permission, as the military uses the site. However, you won't regret visiting, if only to witness the incredible architecture and stop at the museum, which displays recovered weapons, uniforms, photographs, and other artifacts. You can buy mementos at the souvenir shop. Using our international travel planner, Peshawar attractions like Fort Bala Hisar can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • This place has a lot of historical significance. Its a marvel. The museum inside has alot of collection of portraits of Pakistani heroes. The fort itself has a very unique structure and it is symbolic  more »
  • The BALA HISAR fort at Peshawar meaning higher citadel is of historic importance and is constructed at high ground having a commanding view of the city and surrounds. its origin probably dating back m...  more »
  • The fort is only accessible to Army/ FC personnel, but they do allow access for certain situations like school trips. Both in and outside is well-maintained, and is a great sight to see when entering ...  more »
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