Exploring Swat: A Heaven on Earth
If you are thinking of having a trip to Swat, Kalam you have definitely come to the right place.
Swat Valley is a high-altitude tourist destination in the northwest mountains of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in Pakistan.
Swat valley has a reputation for its spectacular natural beauty. Swat is known as the Switzerland of Pakistan because of its magnificent landscapes.
Swat Valley is in the Malakand Province of Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province. Swat Valley is located in the northeastern section of the province and is primarily inhabited by Pashtuns, though Kohistani also lives there.
Mingora, the Swat Valley’s main city, is around four hour drive from Peshawar. In terms of historical monuments in Pakistan, Swat is a quite old Buddhism that reigned in the 2nd century.
While exploring the Swat region, there are several tourist attractions. We’ve compiled a list of the top ten locations to visit in Swat Valley.
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- Kalam Valley
- Kumrat Valley
- Saidu Sharif
- Mahodand Lake
- Malam Jabba
- Kundol Lake
The first and foremost is the Kalam Valley, which is 99 kilometers from the Swat Valley. Swat’s fluvial river encompassed the entire valley, as did the lush green hills. Millions of tourists go to the Kalam Valley.
Matiltan, Usho, Utror, and Gabral are some notable places to visit inside Kalam, each having its unique significance. With its calm and pleasant weather and scenic sites, Kalam is an ideal destination for tourists.
The best season to explore Kalam valley is from April to September, as the winters can be brutal.
Furthermore, the valley is ideal for visiting while exploring the beauty of Swat, and tourists enjoy fishing and trekking in its stunning scenery.
The Kumrat Valley, which is over 9 hour journey from Islamabad and can be accessed in one hour from Swat, is next on the list of sites to visit in Swat Valley.
Kumrat Valley is located in the Upper Dir District, directly beside the Gabral, and has some of the most breathtaking views.
Above all, there are several streams and waterfalls. The best site for base camping, but if you don’t want to camp, there are numerous resorts and hotels around 3 hours down the road.
Every night in the lap of the ground brings more relaxation and peace. With one’s eyes closed, one can feel a sense of peace from the sound of water rushing down the hill.
Some of the most popular Kumrat attractions include Kala Chashma Lake, Jahaz Banda, Jandrai, a hike to Katora Lake, Kalkot Banda, and Badagoi Pass.
Madyan is one of Swat’s most popular hill stations. The Swat River and its surroundings make the hill station appealing to tourists. The entire area provides magnificent views of the valley as well as a relaxing ambiance.
Tourists enjoy visiting Madyan because of the tasty delectable trout fish and the amazing weather, even during the hot summer months. The fluvial Swat River draws more visitors to this mountainous station.
Bahrain envisioned itself as a riverfront hill station. It is about two different rivers joining in one area, as the name suggests. There are various hotels for tourists to stay in and enjoy the fresh breeze of the Daral and Swat Rivers.
It also serves as a base camp for the trail leading to the Daral and Saidgai lakes. The climate is slightly heated in the summer, but it is a must-see in Swat.
Moving on to the Swat Valley, we shall come across the famed Swat settlement of Marghuzar. Marghuzar is historically significant because of the White Marble Palace, a palace of the Swat Royal dynasty.
Wali-e-Swat Jahanzeb erected this palace in the early 1940s. For a period, the home served as the summer resort of Wali-e-Swat, and it is now a hotel. Another unforgettable experience is viewing the White Palace at night.
Saidu Sharif, the administrative center of Swat Valley, provides all conveniences to its citizens and guests. Saidu Baba, a renowned leader, inspired the city’s name.
Furthermore, the city offers various archaeological sites, as well as the Royal Palace, the Tomb of Saidu Sharif, the Swat Museum, and much more tourists. Swat Museum showcases many Buddhist Stupas as well as antiques of Gandhara art.
Furthermore, PIA operates a daily flight from Islamabad to Saidu Sharif Airport for tourists and others.
Mahudand Lake is another must-see attraction in Swat Valley. This glacial alpine lake is located in Kalam’s Usho Valley. At an elevation of 9,603 feet, the lush green meadows ringed the lake.
The massive Hindu Kush peaks give a complete backdrop with grassy fields for camping.
The lake is best visited in midsummer because it freezes in winter and is inaccessible owing to road construction. Above all, you’ll find a variety of plants and animals, as well as massive fish. Without a doubt, the ideal place to spend an entire day.
Malam Jabba is the only ski resort in Pakistan. It is 314 kilometers from Islamabad and 51 kilometers from Saidu Sharif Airport. The most well-known hill station in Swat Valley is located near the Hindu Kush Mountain Range.
Furthermore, the road to Malam Jabba is completely curved, but adventurers visit the location with zeal for skiing. Above all, this magnificent ski slope is surrounded by deep forest. Furthermore, Malam Jabba Resort is a class unto itself in Pakistan, with massive facilities for winter sports and adventure tourists.
The stunning view of the massive mountain range draws many travelers for its incredible excursions. Skiers who visited Pakistan for the International Alpine Ski Cup proclaimed Malam Jabba to be a skier’s heaven.
Fizaghat Park is a popular tourist destination where visitors may enjoy delicious meals and a lovely temperature. It is the first tourist spot when visiting the Swat Valley.
Furthermore, it is around 3.6 kilometers from the town of Mingora. The rushing water of the Swat River, as well as a panoramic view of the entire valley, may be seen from this vantage point.
A picturesque lake called Kundol lies between the massive Hindu Kush Mountains, attracting millions of tourists. The lake is located in the north of Utror Valley, surrounded by snow-capped mountains and beautiful green forests.
Tourists find a fantastic spot for camping alongside the lake because of the trees and enjoy the beautiful weather while photographing the night scenery with their cameras.
Furthermore, the lake is located at an elevation of 9,950 feet. Summer is the ideal season to visit the lake since you can go fishing and boating. In the winter, however, the roads to the lake are closed owing to severe snowfall.
Spin Khwar Lake
Whitewater Lake attracts travelers since it is relatively unknown, but has fascinating beauty. Spin Khwar Lake is a glacier melt-fed lake encircled by the massive Karakorum Mountains.
Furthermore, it is situated to the east of Utror Valley and to the north of Kundol Lake.
Another lake in the Swat Valley is Khapero Lake, which is relatively unknown among tourists. However, some nature lovers, visit the lake due to its breathtaking beauty.
The blue water lake is located at a height of 13,400 feet and provides tourists with a panoramic view as well as a comfortable environment.
Swat is known for its waterfalls and streams, and one of the most magnificent is the Shingrai Waterfall. The waterfall is located at the base of the Dwasaray peaks. Shingrai Waterfall is about an hour’s drive from Mingora’s most popular region.
The beautiful waterfall attracts hundreds of tourists, and the uncommon wildlife and plants make it an ideal tourist destination.
Shingardar Stupa – Ghalegay
Shingardar, a Swat town, is significant due to the numerous Buddhist stupas and monuments that can be found there. The Ghalegay Stupa, located alongside the Swat River, is one of the most important.
Furthermore, it is only about 3 kilometers from Barrikot village and 14 kilometers from Mingora.
Shahi Bagh is an ideal picnic area in Swat Valley, where visitors may enjoy the quiet as well as the most favorable temperatures. Tourists come here to barbeque and spend quality time with their families.
Shahi Bagh in Gabral District offers a lovely setting with a freshwater stream.
Saifullah Lake is a key source of tourist appeal in the enchanting valley of Kalam. The emerald water lake, nestled between the massive mountains, is worth visiting for environment enthusiasts.
Tourists enjoy sitting in an environment with breathtaking views. It’s also the ideal place to go trout fishing.
The Saidgai Lake, which is surrounded by the massive Hindu Kush mountains, is next on the list of Swat Valley attractions. The massive black mountain creates a beautiful perspective for the beholder.
The lake is nourished by glacier melt and stands almost 12000 feet above sea level. Furthermore, it is thought to be Swat’s largest lake.
Jarogo Waterfall is Pakistan’s highest waterfall, located in Swat, a place of waterfalls and streams.
As the water falls, it covers a 120-meter area. Because of its hidden trails, this beautiful waterfall attracts fewer tourists.
Alpuri, a small village in Shangla, which is a district of Swat, offers breathtaking vistas to visitors to Swat. The town is modest but lovely. The lush green area with dense deep forest contributes to a comfortable climate all year.
The ideal place to stop on the way to Swat.
Views of Falak Sar, Swat’s tallest peak, may be seen from every region of the state. Falak Sar provides stunning views of dawn and dusk because the top is completely covered with snow all year.
Everyone’s soul is refreshed when they imagine the orange light of evening in the lovely surroundings.
Hotel In Swat, Kalam
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Recently, a new tourist attraction is going to make an entry into the hospitality industry in Kalam. To add to the tourism in the region The “Landster Spanish Hotel Apartment” (LSHA) is the 1st NOC APPROVED project in the Switzerland of Pakistan spread over 3 Kanals of land.
It’s the first 7-Story building offering digitalized and fully furnished; Spanish-themed hotel apartments with 4-star amenities under one roof.
Construction was started in March 2022, the first phase of development work is still in process and the project is expected to be complete by the mid of 2024 (Insha’Allah).
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- Earthquake Resilient Structure
- Backup Generators
- Prayer Area
- High-speed Elevators
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- Central Heated
- Firefighting System
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- International food chain
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