Kohat is a city located in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and is the capital of the Kohat district. The city is home to many different villages with diverse cultures. Kohat consisted of three tribes mainly Afridi, Khattak and Bangash and later on, more tribes started settling here, expanding the population. Kohat city is named after a Buddhist king who, along with King Adh, settled beside the northern border of the district. Its history dates back to Emperor Babar’s era. Kohat has got great military importance as the ISSB Centre is located in the city for recruitment purposes. This city has shown immense developments and the people here are very keen towards development.
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Tanda Wildlife Park
Tanda Wildlife Park is the largest park in the province with a total area of 2800 acres. It consists of Tanda reservoir as well. Its magnificently rich and speckled landscape supports a range of mammals and birds, as well as a few reptiles. If you have affection with wildlife and animals, this is the place to be at.
This ancient Kohat Fort was named as Adh fort after King Adh. Its significance is huge due to its location and tourist persistence. Much of the fort has tarnished into walls, but it still stands as a photographic destination for tourists. Having a walk around the fort to enjoy the beauty of its remains, and indulge in its historic memories should be a visitor’s next thing to do.
Also known as the Pak-Japan Tunnel, it is 1.9 km long that connects Kohat city with Darra Adam Khel. This is a development that was made in response to skip the dangerous route in this area. This tunnel is very helpful for trade purpose. Of course, it is an important site for tourists as well.
Restaurants The two most famous restaurants, according to customer reviews are Shelton restaurant and Green Hill restaurant. As Kohat belongs to KPK, chaplikababs are the most popular and loved dish of the city. You will also find some delicious seafood in restaurants in Kohat.
Shopping The top 3 markets in Kohat are Anarkali Bazaar, Fortress stadium and Al Falah square. The city is famous for handicrafts, mud crafts, Peshawari chapals and more. Apart from the specialty products, there is nothing that you cannot find and shop for easily in Kohat city.
Hotels You can easily find a range of economical guest houses and hotels on Jovago.com and book them online, paying on arrival. Some of them include Royal Green guest house and City Lodge.
Money Pakistan Rupees, All International Credit Cards (Visa/MasterCard) are accepted by the ATM.
Exchange Rate http://www.xe.com/currency/pkr-pakistani-rupeexchange Rate
Country code +922
Airport Kohat Airport has a number of runways, classified as a small airport. Other nearby airports are Peshawar airport and Attock airport.