Khost Tourist Places to Visit in Khost, Kabul, Afghanistan
Khost is a city located in Khost province in eastern part of Afghanistan situated at an altitude of 3300 feet above sea level. The city is approx 150 kms from capital city Kabul and about 100 kms from Gardez. Khost is very well known for Khost Unversity and its coordination lies at 33.16’ degree North Latitude and 69.55’ degree East Longitude.
Places to visit in and near Khost:
- Khost Mosque
- Khost University
Since Khost is located about 150 kms from Kabul, tourists can also visit Kabul which has some prominent places of interest like:
Band-e- Amir is known for their chunk of five lakes which in other terms is also called as lake of jewels. These are naturally formed lakes and color of the water in the lakes is deep blue. It is one of the most popular tourist spot in Afghanistan.
The museum holds one of the prolific landmarks in city of Kabul which has enriched collections of many statues, paintings, artifacts, prehistoric coins, manuscripts and weapons belonging to Kushan Empire and Buddhism which are kept for public display. The museum attracts many national as well as international tourists from all parts of the country.
Minaret of Jam:
This is one of the magnificent built minars which is listed by UNESCO in its world heritage list. This minaret is also called as Minaret of Ghiyath al-Din Muhammad bin Sam and lies on the banks of river Hari Rud.
Panjshir Valley is known for its natural beauty and scenic landscapes surrounded by lush greenery, mountain cliffs, rivers and deep valleys. Panjshir Valley is located near the Hind Kush Mountain Ranges and is approx 150 kms from Kabul. It is considered to be one of the most popular tourist destinations in Afghanistan.
Tora Bora is known for their caves situated atop the White Mountains locally called as Safed Koh about 50 kms away from Khyber Pass.
Balkh is very well known for its mosque and historic monuments that has a shrine of Hazrat Ali, also called as mosque of nine cupolas. The shrines are known for their splendid Mughal architecture work and a crafted inscription visited by thousands of devotes and tourists all round the year.
Bamiyan is known for the two tallest statues of Lord Buddha measuring 38 meters and 53 meters which are carved out of hills was a well known tourist spot in this part of the city. Bamiyan is also famous for its forts and monuments.
Culture and cuisine in Khost:
Khost is well known for its lip smacking dishes and delicacies prepared by the locals. Some of the local delights include rice pulao, qabli pulao, kababs, mutton kurmas, chicken kurmas, grilled chicken etc.
Accessibility to Khost in Afghanistan:
Khost is well connected by road and air modes of transport as it is well served by Khost-Kabul Highway. Khost is about 100 kms from city of Gardez about 150 kms from capital city Kabul. Direct air-conditioned Benz buses are available from Khost to Kandhahar, Kabul and Gardez at frequent intervals. The nearest airport is Kabul International Airport located 150 kms away from Khost where many domestic and international airlines operate to many countries on daily basis.
Staying options in Khost:
Khost has some good hotels and guest houses to welcome the tourists and outsiders visiting the place from time to time. The hotels provide all the latest modern amenities for a wonderful and memorable stay for the visitors. The tourists can book the hotels well in advance through online booking prior to visiting the place. The hotels have some of the finest facilities and options for the tourists like they undertake travel bookings, offer daily laundry services, dry cleaning, 24 hrs front desk, provide newspaper and magazines for reference, family rooms, lifts and elevators, soundproof rooms, airport shuttle and back, luggage rooms, broadband connectivity with Wi-Fi etc. Here is the list of hotels in Kabul which is approx 150 kms from Khost.
- Hotel Inter Continental
- Hotel Kabul Serena
- Hotel Safi Landmark
- Hotel Mustafa
- Hotel Heetal Plaza
- Hotel Capital Inn
- Hotel Park Star
- Hotel Maple Leaf Inn
- Le Monde Guest House
- Hotel The Baron
- Hotel Diana Inn