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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.

Get inEdit

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 aroundEdit


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.


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


  • 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.


  • 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


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


  • 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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