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Afghanistan Travel Wiki

Easy travel guide
Find general travel information, guides and “good to know”. Find the cheapest flights and best hotels offers in one click multi search engine - just click a city and discover the best of the country.

Travel to Afghanistan

The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan has long been in a strategic location in Asia. Being part of the Silk Road helped it to become a diverse region that had access to some of the largest civilizations of the world during its peak. Since its use as a political pawn between Colonial India and Russia, however, the country has seen much hardship over the past century.

Before planning a trip to Afghanistan, monitor the current political situation. Be prepared to practice war zone safety best practices. There is no denying the beautiful tapestries that the mountains of Afghanistan are able to paint. The country is quite mountainous throughout, but the Hindu Kush range is particularly impressive. Stay focused on the Wakhan Corridor for the best experience, especially if you prefer a backcountry adventure.

The culture of Afghanistan is quite elaborate and complex. Experiencing it can be a life-changing adventure. Try a visit to the National Museum, located in Kabul, to immerse yourself in this unique perspective of life.

There are several tour operators that function within the country, offering tours in the most secured areas of Afghanistan. Look for skiing trips, city tours, and visits to historical sites for the best value. Several world heritage sites are possible, including the Minaret of Jam.

Afghanistan may have seen generations of political upheaval, but the culture has stayed true to itself throughout this period. Plan carefully, use common sense, and you may be able to enjoy a unique trip to this historically influential country.

City Guides

Click on a city for more information about the city, maps, tourist information, tours and what to see and do in the city.


Ghazni Travel Wiki Travel to Ghazni Ghazni is historically known as Ghaznin or Ghazna. It is a city in central Afghanistan, south of Kabul, with a population of around 270,000 people. The city is strategically located along the main road between Kabul and southern Afghanistan for thousands of years. Ghazni city serves as the capital of Ghazni Province. Ghazni, is an important market town, particularly famous for embroidered sheepskin coats. This glorious city was ruined to the ground by Arab invaders in...


Herat Travel Wiki Travel to Herat Herat is the second largest city in Afghanistan, located in the north western part of Afghanistan. It is famous as Nagin Aseeya or Diamond of Asia in some literature. The city has a history of more than 3000 years. History of this city is very eventful. It was destroyed and rebuilt many times. Conqueror after conqueror, from the time of Alexander the great built the fort which is still standing in the center of the city. From 1040...


Jalalabad Travel Wiki Travel to Jalalabad Jalalabad, or Dzalalabad, formerly called Ādīnapūr, is a city in eastern Afghanistan. It is the capital of Nangarhar Province and has a population of 355.000. Jalalabad is located at the Kabul River and the Kunar River. Jalalabad is linked by 150 kilometres highway with Kabul to the west, and a 130 kilometres highway with Peshawar in Pakistan to the east. Jalalabad is a center trade because of its proximity with the Torkham border crossing, 65 kilometres away. Travel...

Kabul, capital of Afghanistan

Kabul Travel Wiki Travel to Kabul Kabul serves as the capital of Afghanistan. Despite the history of conflict in the region, it is one of the fastest growing cities in the world. All major ethnic groups from the country are represented within the city. Take common sense precautions during your stay in the city. If you get the opportunity, be sure to visit the Gardens of Babur. They surround the tomb of the first Mughal Emperor. The space is a traditional location...


Kandahar Travel Wiki Travel to Kandahar Kandahar is the birthplace and first capital of modern Afghanistan. The city is capital in the province of Kandahār. The city lies in the south of the country at about 1,000 metres above sea level. The Arghandab River runs along the west of the city and green gardens enhance the natural beauty of the city. Founded by Ahmad Shah Durrani in 1747, is today the second largest city of Afghanistan, located on the Asian Highway halfway between Kabul...


Kunduz Travel Wiki Travel to Kunduz Kunduz is a city in northern Afghanistan, it is the capital of Kunduz Province. Kunduz has a population of 268.000. Kunduz is linked by highways with Kabul to the south, Mazar-i-Sharif to the west, and Badakhshan to the east. Kunduz is also linked with Dushanbe in Tajikistan to the north, via the Afghan border town and port of Sherkhan Bandar. Travel and vacation in Kunduz, Afghanistan Here you can find information about travel and holiday trips to...

Lashkar gah

Lashkar gah Travel Wiki Travel to Lashkar gah Lashkar gāh, historically known as Bost or Boost, is a city in southwestern Afghanistan and the capital of Helmand Province. The city has a population of 200.000. Lashkar gah is linked by major roads with Kandahar to the east, Zaranj on the border with Iran to the west, and Farah and Herat to the north-west. Travel and vacation in Lashkar gah, Afghanistan Here you can find information about travel and holiday trips to Afghanistan. You will...


Mazār-i-Sharīf Travel Wiki Travel to Mazar-i-Sharif Mazār-i-Sharīf or just Mazar, is the fourth-largest city of Afghanistan, with a population of 425.000 inhabitants. It is the capital of Balkh province and lies about 55 kilometres from the Uzbekistan border. The city is a famous tourist attractions because of the famous shrines and the archeological sites. The name Mazar-i-Sharif means "Tomb of the Prince", a reference to the large, blue-tiled sanctuary and mosque in the center of the city known as the Shrine of...

Travel resources

Below you can find usefull travel resources for your visit to the country

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Afghanistan Holidays

Afghanistan Public Holidays See the calendars for national Afghanistan holidays year by year. Find and just click on the year you need more information about, and the calendar for the year will open. When is the non working days for the year. Public / national days, see the calendar for the country here.

Biggest City Afghanistan

Facts about Afghanistan, Biggest city What are the names of the largest cities in Afghanistan, and how big are the cities by population. Easy overview of the informations in the sortable table below. Please note that the informations comes from various sources,if you are using the informations professional you should get confirmation that the figures are actual. Last update august 2017

Geography and facts, Afghanistan

Afghanistan geography and facts explained Geograhy, facts, local customs and foodie guide. All explained in videos 8 to 15 minutes, very good, informative and funny videos that will ensure you see the videos to the end. The videos are produced by Geography now, thanks for the videos and keep up the good work.

National Tourist Information Afghanistan

National Tourism Organisation Contact information A search leads to the Afghan Ministry of Foreign Affairs WEBSITE FACEBOOK TWITTER YOUTUBE Ministry of foreign affairs writes on their website: Tourism in Afghanistan was at its glorious best in the 1970s. Over 90,000 tourists visited Afghanistan from all over the world to see the unique beauty of the country and experience the treat of one of the most hospitable people. Today, despite decades of war, Kabul remains a fascinating city that embraces both the old and the new. With the presence...

Official holidays

When are holidays and no working days in the country ?

DateEnglish Name 
VariableBirthday of the Prophet Muhammad12 of Rabi' al-awwal in the  Islamic Calendar
15 / 02Liberation DayFixed
21 / 03New Year's DayFixed
28 / 04Mujahideen Victory DayFixed
01 / 05International Workers' DayFixed
19 / 08Independence DayFixed
VariableEid ul-Fitr1 of Shawwal in the  Islamic Calendar
VariableDay of Arafa9th day of  Dhu al-Hijjah in the  Islamic Calendar
VariableEid al-Adha10th day of Dhu al-Hijjah in the  Islamic Calendar
VariableAshura10th day of Muharram in the  Islamic Calendar

Which are the largest cities ?

Listing of the most important and largest cities in the country

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List of Airports, IATA

List of IATA airports in the country, sorted in International, Domestic and Regional airports. Use the search field if you need information about a specific airport.

KabulAfghanistanOAKBKBLHamid Karzai International AirportInternational
HeratAfghanistanOAHRHEAHerat International AirportInternational
KandaharAfghanistanOAKNKDHKandahar International AirportInternational
Mazar-i-SharifAfghanistanOAMSMZRMazar-i-Sharif International AirportInternational
GhazniAfghanistanOAGNGZIGhazni AirportDomestic
JalalabadAfghanistanOAJLJAAJalalabad AirportDomestic
KhostAfghanistanOAKSKHTKhost AirportDomestic
KunduzAfghanistanOAUZUNDKunduz AirportDomestic
LashkargahAfghanistanOABTBSTBost AirportDomestic
BamyanAfghanistanOABNBINBamyan AirportRegional
ChaghcharanAfghanistanOACCCCNChaghcharan AirportRegional
DarwazAfghanistanOADZDAZDarwaz AirportRegional
FarahAfghanistanOAFRFAHFarah AirportRegional
FayzabadAfghanistanOAFZFBDFayzabad AirportRegional
GardezAfghanistanOAGZGRGGardez AirportRegional
KhwahanAfghanistanOAHNKWHKhwahan AirportRegional
Kuran wa MunjanAfghanistanOARZKURRazer AirportRegional
MaymanaAfghanistanOAMNMMZMaymana AirportRegional
Sardeh BandAfghanistanOADSSBFSardeh Band AirportRegional
Qala i NawAfghanistanOAQNLQNQala i Naw AirportRegional
ShighnanAfghanistanOASNSGASheghnan AirportRegional
TaloqanAfghanistanOATQTQNTaloqan AirportRegional
TarinkotAfghanistanOATNTIITarinkot AirportRegional
ZaranjAfghanistanOAZJZAJZaranj AirportRegional
List of Afghan Airports