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Jalalabad (Pashto: جلال آباد) is a city in eastern Afghanistan, with a population of nearly 900,000 people. It is the capital of Nangarhar province, located next to the Kabul and Kunar rivers, a short distance from the Khyber Pass. It is linked by an approximately 90-mile highway with Kabul to the west and about the same distance with Peshawar in Pakistan to the east.

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Jalalabad is on the major highway that links Kabul to Pakistan. A lot of trucks use this route to supply Kabul with food and other products. The main highway was reconstructed in 2006, which is the busiest in Afghanistan. A bus service between Jalalabad and Peshawar is available everyday.

It is theoretically possible to get to Jalalabdad from Kabul in 1 hour 45 minutes. Many Afghans lose their lives trying this.

Get around[edit]

See[edit][add listing]

Street scene i Jalalabad.
  • The large reservoir near Sarobi. This is located on the way to Kabul.
  • Hada museum related to the pre-islam period. This museum is located to the south of Jalalabad city.
  • Palace (Shahi Qasar) was used by the former king Zahir Shah as his palace during winter.
  • Shirzai Stadium Shirzai lobgharai .
  • Youth Park Zwanano Park.
  • Bridge See the main historical bridge, the only source to connect other three provinces to Jalalabad.
  • Darwanta DAM Darwanta Dam is very famous for fresh fish and the green environment with fresh air.

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  • Go fishing along the river side.
  • Go swimming .

Buy[edit][add listing]

  • Handi Craft Handicraft is one of most famous product of East, including Clothes Carpets and cotton made Gifts.
  • Mangee you can find many Mud-Made things for eating food and drinking water and also peaces for room decoration.
  • Pakool - Waskat Pakool Waskat are traditional wearing of Afghans, special hot and warm hat and special jacket black normally.


  • Afghanistan International Bank (AIB) [2] has a branch in Jalalabad.
  • Kabul Bank [3] has a branch in Jalalabad.
  • Azizi Bank [4] has a branch in Jalalabad.
  • Afghanistan National Bank [5] has a branch in Jalalabad.
  • Western Union [6] has several offices in Jalalabad.

Eat[edit][add listing]

  • Pakora go for special “Pakora” Food in Hindu Street.
  • Cheese paneer is the main product of Jalalabad and surrounding areas. It is famous over all Afghanistan.
  • Olives There are many olive gardens in Jalalabad. You can find the best quality olives in the market.
  • Olive Oil olive oil is mostly used in common dishes. you can find the best quality olive oil all over town.
  • Cinnamon bread (sin-a-mon bredd). flat bread baked in the sun (in borderline sanitary conditions).  edit

Drink[edit][add listing]

  • Juice shops in "Mokhaberat Chowk" are most famous, which attracts many people for tasty and fresh juices for each season .

Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • The government hotel Spingar is on the eastern side of the city and is basic. There are other guest houses which may be better.
  • Taj Mahal Guesthouse, +93(0)700 60 33 83, [1]. Warm, welcoming guesthouse on the edge of Jalalabad. Free wifi internet, swimming pool in summer, and home to the Tikibar- the only bar in Eastern Afghanistan that operates when there are supplies. Rates: $80. nite, Meals and Laundry service included.  edit
  • Comfort Sleep.  edit

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