The Peshawar Valley cradled between the Khyber Pass and the Indus River is an ancient doorway witness to the many crusades that carved the fate of this world. At the Western end of the valley in the shadow of the highest visible peaks and thirty miles lies the ancient town of Peshawar. The Valley derives its name from this town which still mirrors an image of the olden days. It is not about concrete buildings and fancy cars but a city that holds its traditions and roots with pride, also known as the city of flowers. It is situated in the east of the historic Khyber Pass.
Peshawar is the capital and the largest city of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Peshawar's history dates back to at least 539 BCE, which makes it the oldest city in Pakistan, also one of the oldest cities in South Asia. Unlike the other northern parts of the country, Peshawar is not situated in the monsoon region. The maximum temperature in summer is above 40°C and the minimum temperature in winter drops by 4°C.
Peshawar being the capital serves as the economic and administrative hub for the rest of the province. The city in recent times has transitioned into a modern city bursting with life and opportunities for progress. With the increase in infrastructural development and multiple architectural projects underway, the city has successfully grabbed the attention of national and international investors. Many businesses have landed in the city and are successfully expanding themselves in a favorable environment. Housing options have outgrown the restricted boundaries with the introduction of multiple housing societies.
However, the biggest change has hit the entertainment and food industry which in recent times has experienced a massive shift from a specific trend to the introduction of national and international brands and cuisines that are rapidly making their way into the city. The overall ambiance of the city has changed for the better and has helped in allowing a smooth yet beneficial transformation into a modern terrain that is still rooted in its cultural legacy.