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Fort Bala Hisar

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The BALA HISAR fort at Peshawar meaning higher citadel is of historic importance and is... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2017
Inam K
Well-maintained. A great entrance to Peshawar, but sadly not open to public.

The fort is only accessible to Army/ FC personnel, but they do allow access for certain situations... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2017
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This 15-acre fort is probably about 2,500 years old.
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Reviewed 2 November 2017

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 more than 1500 years. today its used as head quarters of the...More

3  Thank Inam K
Reviewed 7 October 2017

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 Peshawar.

Thank mimi647
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

Bala hisar would be very attractive for tourists if it will open for public.Its a beautifull Fort it should be open for public.

Thank Asfandyar K
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

I have visited the fort 1st time It's a great historical and beautiful art of construction and where you can repeat the visit several times

Thank hashammumtaz
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

This is a gr8 place to visit but unfortunately occupied by FC. You need to call a lot of favors to get into this place. This place gives a 360 deg view of the city. FC has maintained this fort very well but This place...More

2  Thank Saad S
Reviewed 1 June 2017

This is undoubtedly one of the finest pieces of historical beauty and heritage that Peshawar has to offer, but unfortunately, it is usually not open to the public and is currently supervised by the Frontier Corps of Pakistan.

1  Thank Adil K
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

Qilla Bala Hisar is a beautiful historic fort located in heart of Peshawar, you can enjoy the whole city view and specially after evening the view is more attractive.Due to security reasons it needs a prior approval and good for groups.

Thank Tariq A
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

I haven't gone inside this Fort since 2000 as I've been informed that it's closed to the public. The view from the fort of Peshawar is breathtaking, I regret not taking a photo because the view is truly beautiful. The fort itself is the site...More

1  Thank Imty90
Reviewed 20 February 2017

This is old fort situated in the heart of Peshawar city. The access is restricted, however could be arranged. The city could be viewed from this fort.

Thank Gul K
Reviewed 20 December 2016

A beautiful fort in Peshawar visible from different locations. A very historical place one must see when in Peshawar. Located on a height on one side is the Great Trunk Road and on the other side a historical Lady Reading Hospital, also worh seeing.

Thank jamshed46
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Naveed I
19 January 2017|
Response from jamshed46 | Reviewed this property |
The imposing Bala Hisar Fort and its bleak ramparts still appear to monitor movement along the Grand Trunk Rd. Babur first built a fort here in 1526 after capturing Peshawar. It was a royal residence for the Afghan Durrani... More