Landi Kotal is a town in Khyber Agency, Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan at a distance of only 5 km from the border of Afghanistan. It is a tourist destination and base camp to the tourist, heading towards the historic Khyber Pass. The town can be accessed from the Peshawar city, capital of KPK either by road or by train. But the train journey is preferred by most of the tourist because of it passage through spectacular landscape.
|People enjoying snowfall at Landi Kotal|
Landi Kotal has been a sensitive and important zone during the British colonial era too. Landi Kotal was the westernmost part of the Khyber held by the British during their rule of the subcontinent. In 1897 the Afridis attacked Landi Kotal and other posts in the Khyber Pass. Although the Khyber Rifles put up a stiff defence, Landi Kotal was overrun, as the Rifles lacked water. The British counter-attacked with a force of 34,500 men under Sir William Lockhart, defeating the Afridis, although the Afridis took the town again during the second Anglo-Afghan War.
Rail Journey to Landi Kotal: