Sir Cunningham Clock Tower


Visit Guide to Sir Cunningham Clock Tower

The Cunningham Clock Tower in Peshawar, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, was built in 1900, “in commemoration of the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty the Queen Empress”. The tower was named after Sir George Cunningham, former British governor and political agent in the province.

Getting There

The historical Cunningham Clock Tower of Pakistan in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province 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 Cunningham Clock Tower is Bacha Khan International Airport

By Train: Train service Cunningham Clock 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 Cunningham Clock Tower from Islamabad Motorway M-1 in One and half hours. The distance of Cunningham Clock Tower 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.


To commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Victoria, Her Majesty the Queen Empress of the British Colonial Empire, a clock tower in Peshawar was constructed at the turn of the 20th century by Sir George Cunningham, then-governor of what was then called the North-West Frontier Province.

Locally known as “Ghanta Ghar,” Peshawar’s Cunningham Clock Tower is located at only a few minutes’ drive from Mahabat Khan Masjid to the east of Chowk Yadgar, which is the oldest and busiest part of the city. Its architecture is quite similar to the clock towers found in other cities of Pakistan, including Faisalabad and Sukkur.

Though time has taken its toll on the overall structure of Sir Cunningham Clock Tower, this old site in Peshawar hasn’t lost its charm and it fascinates historians to date

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 food of Peshawar Nisar Charsi Tikka
  • Cunningham Clock Tower 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 in Cunningham Clock Tower on daily rent basis.
  • Shops are available in Cunningham Clock Tower
  • You can easily travel to Cunningham Clock Tower 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.