Peshawar food Street. Peshawar, the city of gardens, has always been the center of attention for businessmen and tourists coming from both within and outside the country. It has always been its history, its heritage and its cultural uniqueness that attracted people towards itself. Peshawar has always maintained its position to be a host to people belonging to various cultural backgrounds such as the emperors, tribes, war heroes, tourists and the story tellers that used to come to Qissa Khwaani bazar to narrate their amusing stories and entertain their customers.
Peshawar Food Street
But, it is also a fact that this colorfulness and this uniqueness of Peshawar. British rulers also inflicted it. And the recent war against terrorism which made the government to take control of all the historical buildings. Places such as the Jamrud fort, food street and mosques were closed for public and were given under the control of army. But, now Alhumdulilah, situation is under control and almost all the closed places are being opened for the public. In this regard, one of the milestone is the construction and opening of the food street by PTI government.
Peshawar Food Street: A Heritage Trail Project
Yes, you have heard it right. The food street is an important part of the cultural heritage trail, a project aimed to make people’s access to Peshawar’s historical buildings easier. This trail starts form the historical ghanta ghar and then passes through Bazzar-e-Kalan and the Sethian Mohallah and ends at the complex of Gor Gathri, a place used by the Italian mercenary General, Paolo, as his residence during the Sikh rule on the city. Gor Gathri also has the houses of Serain Jahandad, a museum and an excavation cite which is over 2000 years old. The total length of this trail is 500 meters.
What is so Good about the Peshawar Food Street?
This newly constructed food street of Peshawar is one of its kind. The delicate details, the colorful pedestrian path and the eye-catching interior is a visible treat to the eyes. Walking on the street will make you feel like you are walking on some random street of Spain. Beautiful lamps are erected alongside sophisticated black benches in a well organized and well lighted trail.
Cherry on top are the well carved wooden homes and the newly renovated building which gives the essences of some historical and unforgettable times.
What Difference Would It Make?
In my opinion, this food street and the heritage trail would give Peshawar a boost both economically and culturally, for the following reason:
- All those people craving for Peshawri charsi tikka or the other local dishes will now have a single place to sit in, to select their favorite food items from the various available options and have their lunch and dinner in a serene atmosphere of the street.
- The food street will create business opportunities in the area and the residents of Peshawar would witness a pleasant change in the current financial year.
- The food street will attract the tourists to have their meals while observing the cultural heritage of Peshawar.
- It will help in eliminating the rumors regarding Peshawari people that they are conservatives and thin minded. It will actually highlight the good quality of Pashtuns which is their hospitality.
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