Swat is the most beautiful and mesmerizing valley in Pakistan, allowing thousands of tourists to explore the magnificent beauty of nature. Swat is also known as Switzerland due to its beauty. People love to visit Swat in summer.
Swat is famous for snow-capped mountains of Mankial and Flaksair, mesmerizing waterfalls, beautiful clear water lakes, flowing rivers, lush green alpine forests, meadows. Swati residents are famous for their kind hospitality and are very friendly and kind-hearted.
Mingora & Saidu Shareef, Kalam, Madyan, Miandam, Marghzar, Bahrain and Malam Jabba, Mahodand lake are its main tourist destinations to visit in Swat valley.
Malam Jabba is located at 2,636 meters above sea level. Heavenly Malam Jabba Ski Resort on top of a mountain of the Hindukush range is the must visit place if you plan to visit swat. This resort is situated 51 km from Saidu Sharif and 314 km from Islamabad. In the middle of the natural beauty and traces of Gandhara civilization, lies this contemporary tourist destination with 52 room motel, 2 skiing platforms, chairlifts, roller/ice skating rinks, restaurant, telephone and snow clearing tools, etc. Foreign-trained staff is always available to provide food, lodging, and skiing facilities at economical prices.
Located 58 km North of Mingora, Bahrain is a riverside hill station, where two rivers merge together. There are no proper hotels or any facility for tourists to stay at night and enjoy the cool breeze of rivers. Trout fish farm is a very famous viewpoint. It also serves a base camp that leads to the Daral & Saidgai lakes. Bahrain is well known for its local artwork and handicraft items. The climate is slightly warm in summer but if you go to swat, Bahrain is definitely a must visit the place.
Kalam & Ushu Valley
Kalam is a beautiful hill station encircled by velvety green hills, deep forests and blessed with captivating lakes, pastures, and waterfalls which are worth visiting features of this scenery. Kalam is a safe hill station with lots of luxury hotels, restaurants and Mall Road for shopping and getting around at night.
The Mahodand Lake is located at the base of Hindu Kush hills, surrounded by the rich green pastures, deep forests, and mountains. Tall pine trees on mountains and velvety meadow alongside this majestic lake make it a perfect camping site in the summer season.
After four hours of trekking, you can reach the camping place on the way to the Jahaz Banda camping site you can enjoy the beauty of the meadows, waterfalls and topping mountains.
Kotara Lake turns bluish in shade due to the towering mountains that enclose the valley due to these panoramic scenes valley feels like a fairyland. It is located at a distance of 3-4 hours trek from Jahaz Banda.
The next point of attraction for tourists in Kumrat Valley is the Panjkora River which is a cold water river. Here you can enjoy trout fishing in a fascinating environment.
Saidu Sharif, Mingora & Murghzar
Saidu Sharif is the headquarters of the Swat Valley where you can visit the Swat Museum that contains one of the premium collections of Gandhara art in the world. Mingora, the adjacent city of Saidu Sharif, has a collection of wonderful pieces of Buddhist statue and the remains of great stupas. Marghazar is 16 km away from Saidu Sharif, is renowned for its white marble palace also known as “Surfed Mahal” built by the former Wali (Ruler) of Swat. The next destination is Kabal that is 6 km from Saidu Sharif with its outstanding golf course.