Visit Guide to Mahabat Khan Mosque

Mahabat Khan Mosque dates back to the Mughal era and is one of the oldest places to visit in Peshawar. Named after Governor Mahabat Khan, it got built-in 1630. During Sikh’s rule, the minarets of the mosque were used for hanging prisoner’s too. When the Soviet invasion took place, the tribal elders used to assemble in the mosque.

Getting There

One of the historic mosques in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is the Mahabat Khan Mosque, which is famous for its historical script.and it’s located at a distance of 184 km from Islamabad Motorway M-1

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

By Train: Train service Mahabat Khan Mosque Tower 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 Mahabat Khan Mosque from Islamabad Motorway M-1 in One and half hours. The distance of Mahabat Khan Mosque from Islamabad is 184 Km

What to Expect

What to see : ChowkYadgar, Mahabat Khan Mosque, Andershehr Bazaar, Meena Bazaar, Gor Khatri, Balahisar Fort, Tomb of NawabSayid 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 flavours of Central Asia, colours 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.There is plenty of fresh and dry fruits available almost everywhere in Peshawar. Drinking water is not safe unless it is bottled and sealed.


The Mahabat Khan Mosque is one of the most iconic sights and tourist attractions in Peshawar. The white marble faced is magnificent indeed. Two tall minarets flank the hall area. The prayer area is present on the west side. There are three sections inside the hall. You will surely admire the 6 smaller decorative minarets that flank the 5 arched entryways. Two additional minarets also flank the set of 6 minarets. The 3 fluted domes cap the prayer hall.

Another gorgeous element is that the roofline is embellished with man merlons. The concave molding also covers the white marble facade of the mosque. The 3 central arched portals have been embellished with muqarnas on the top. A network of ribs decors the outermost arches. They are made of plaster and stucco.

Additionally, the vegetal motifs decorate its archways along with the upper curves. The mosque is worthy enough to visit as you will appreciate the exterior and interior panels. Which are embellished with floral motifs and Quranic calligraphy. The geometric and floral designs also decorate the interior of the prayer hall.

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 and famous Restaurant of Peshawar Nisar Charsi Tikka
  • Mahabat Khan Mosque 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 for public transportation.
  • Filling stations are available in which includes Petrol and Diesel.
  • Taxis are available on daily basis along with Mahabat Khan Mosque.
  • Shops are available near to Mahabat Khan Mosque
  • You can easily travel to Mahabat Khan Mosque 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