Kabul is the capital city of Afghanistan which is situated in Central Asia. Kabul has been continually destroyed by a number of military conflicts in the past. There are almost 5 million inhabitants living in Kabul.
Kabul Travelers' Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What is the best month to visit Kabul?
A. Kabul can have some extreme weather conditions throughout the year, so it is wise to plan a visit in Kabul accordingly. In the winter, Kabul experiences a lot of windchill and even snow, while in the summer it is quite hot in Kabul. In the spring time there can be strong winds and desert storms in Kabul, so the best time to come to Kabul is in the autumn. This might also influence the price of your airfare ticket.
Q. How far is the airport from downtown Kabul? Can I buy a bus ticket to get downtown Kabul?
A. Unfortunately, it is not possible to buy a bus ticket for a bus transfer from Hamid Karzai Airport to Kabul at this moment. If you land in Kabul, then you should pre-arrange your transportation to reach downtown Kabul by a taxi. Kabul is within about an hour ride from Hamid Karzai airport, so it is quite easy to reach it.
Q. What are the highlights of Kabul?
A. While very little is known about Kabul, it is a great city to visit. You can see examples of very fine architecture in Kabul - consider visiting the Mausoleum of Nadir Shah, Paghman Gardens and Bagh-e Bala summer palace. The entrance ticket for the sites in paid in local currency. What you should not miss in Kabul is the Lake Qargha in the Kabul Lake district to do some swimming and boating.
Flight Routes to Kabul
Hamid Karzai International airport is the airport which serves as the main one for Kabul. It is possible to fly to Kabul from different world destinations. Regular flights for Kabul are dispatched from airports in UAE, Turkey, Russia, Kazakhstan, Pakistan and other countries. There is a flight connection between Kabul and cities in Aghanistan, including Herat and Mazar-i-Sharif.