Shahi Bagh (The Royal Park), is one of the oldest and largest gardens in Peshawar built in Mughal-era.
The total area of the park is almost 100 acres. It holds a significant recreational as well as historical value for the city and its residents, has been a hub for political meetings, literary gatherings and other social activities in the city. Rich or poor, literate or illiterate, people would go there to enjoy the serene beauty. Students would come in large numbers and study for hours under the trees away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
The trees there stood tall and the grass was lush green with many beautiful fountains all around. This garden used to be the most popular picnic resort, play ground and study centre for the people of Peshawar. It was in everyone’s use — the rich and the poor of Peshawar would come together and relax there.