Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Peshawur, in the Punjab, is the capital of a division of the same name, on a plain near the Bara, 12 miles E. of the Khyber Pass, on the direct route from Cabul to India, and so possessing an important trade. It is commanded by the fort of Bala Hissar on the N.W., and two miles west of the town are the cantonments and principal civil offices. There are some fine mosques and English buildings, and around the town are pleasure grounds and gardens.