Islamia College University Peshawar


Visit Guide to Islamia College University Peshawar

Islamia College Peshawar an institute with a century old glorious past was constructed by Sir Sahibzada Abdul Qayyum Khan and Sir George Roos Keppel in 1913 at the western end of the Peshawar Valley in foothills of the Khyber Hills. The building presents a classical combination of the Mughal and Curzonian architecture.

Main image: Zafarmaini, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Getting There

Islamia College is the best educational institution in Peshawar. And it’s located at the distance of 190 km from Islamabad Motorway M-1.

By Air: The nearest airport that can be used for air travel to Islamia College is Bacha Khan International Airport

By Train: Train service to Islamia College is up to Peshawar. You can use BRT, local bus or taxi to go further.

By Road: Through a car, bus and Jeep you can easily reach to Islamia College from Islamabad via Motorway M-1 in one and half hours.

What to Expect

What to see : ChowkYadgar, Mahabat Khan Mosque, Andershehr Bazaar, Meena Bazaar, Gor Khatri, Balahisar Fort, Tomb of Nawab Sayid Khan, All Saint Church, Nishtar Hall, Peshawar Museum, Saddar Bazaar, Polo Ground on Shami Road, Khalid bin waleedbagh,  Peshawar zoo.

Where to Eat in Peshawar: Combining the flavors of Central Asia, colors of the Indus and sweetness of Persia, Peshawar is famous for its cuisines. It has many specialties, which are peculiar in taste and aroma. The most famous is Chapli Kebab, which is the diet, made from beef, herb and corn flour. These taste best when served from a hot large frying pan.

Safron Rice is another aromatic dish that is consumed for any meal including breakfast. A variety of grilled meats and freshly baked flat bread called ‘Nan’ is readily available. The favorite beverage of Peshawar is green tea that is always served with style and ceremony. It carries a faint aroma of cardamom. Peshawar food is readily available in all restaurants, big or small. Chicken, mutton, beef, lentils, vegetables and a wide variety of freshly baked breads are on the menu.


Islamia College, Peshawar is a public university located in Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. Founded by the personal initiatives led by Sir S.A. Qayyum and Sir George Roos-Keppel in 1913, it is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in Pakistan, and its historical roots are traced from the culminating point of the Aligarh Movement.

The university provides higher learning in arts, languages, humanities, social sciences, and modern sciences. In 1950, the University of Peshawar was founded as an offshoot of Islamia College Peshawar, with the latter being associated with the university as a constituent college. Initially established as Islamia College, it was granted university status by the Government of Pakistan in 2008; the word college is retained in its title for preserving its historical roots.

Facilities Available

  • Local guides are available
  • People of Peshawar are very hospitable
  • PC Hotel, Shelton’s Rezidor Peshawar, Fort Continental Hotels, Hotel Gateway, Emaraat Hotel, Green’s Hotel Restaurant
  • Islamia College can be easily accessible thought local transport and can book a car on rent.
  • Tourism Department helps the Tourist/ Visitors through providing broachers in both Urdu and English languages. The local Police and the local Guides can speak multi languages (i.e local languages, Urdu, English and some of them can speak Chinese also).
  • There is a bus stand in Islamia College for public transportation.
  • Filling stations are available in Islamia College which includes Petrol and Diesel.
  • Taxis are available in Islamia College on daily rent basis.
  • Shops are available in Islamia College
  • You can easily travel to Islamia College in BRT bus service is a comfortable service for the tourist. The BRT buses run from Chamkani to Karkhanay a total distance of 26 Kilometer with 31 stations.