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Gateway of Kotla Mohsin Khan

  • Description:

    The Gateway of Kotla Mohsin Khan is a historical and cultural landmark in Peshawar, Pakistan. It is part of a fortified residence that was built in the 16th century by Arbab Mustajab Khan, a local tribal leader and a Mughal official. The gateway is a three-storey structure that has a domed roof, a minaret, and a courtyard. The gateway is decorated with geometric and floral patterns, as well as inscriptions from the Quran. The gateway was used as a place of justice, diplomacy, and hospitality by Arbab Mustajab Khan and his descendants. The gateway witnessed many important events in the history of Peshawar, such as the arrival of Nadir Shah, the rebellion of Pir Rokhan, and the burning by the Sikhs. The gateway is also associated with the famous Pashto poet Mazaullah Khan Momand, who lived in the 17th century. The gateway is one of the 85 sites in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa that are under the protection of the Federal Government¹.

  • Type: Heritage site
  • License# CC BY SA
  • Source of Description: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kotla_Mohsin_Khan
  • Entry Fee: No
  • on Kohat Road in Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pakistan