Peshawar and Rawalpindi are approx.181 Km apart from each other. Daewoo express, Niazi express and NATCO bus service are some noticeable intercity transport companies operating between the two cities. Usually 1h 40m are required to reach Rawalpindi from Peshawar.
Rawalpindi, commonly known as Pindi, is a rapidly growing city in the Pothohar region of northern Punjab, Pakistan. It is located only 14 kilometers south from the capital city of Islamabad, in the province of Punjab. Due to a very short distance Rawalpindi, Islamabad also called twin cities.
Many tourists use the city as a stop before traveling towards the northern areas. Numerous shopping bazaars, parks and a cosmopolitan population attract shoppers from all over Pakistan and abroad. The city is home to several industries and factories. Islamabad is located in Rawalpindi, which is also the Chaklala Airbase, and serves both cities and several neighboring districts for international flights.
Rawalpindi has been inhabited for thousands of years; it is believed that a distinct culture flourished on this plateau as far back as c. 1000 BC. The material remains found at the site prove the existence of a Buddhist establishment contemporary to Taxila and of a Vedic civilization. Liaquat Bagh, Ayub Park, Sadar bazar, Raja bazar, Murree brewery, Bara market, Cricket Stadium and Rawal Lake are some the most prominent places in Rawalpindi. Another significance of this city is GHQ the general head quarter of Pakistan Armed Forces.