Hidden Beauty: Swat Valley

Pakistan is dotted with most beautiful places in the world. Swat Valley is one of them. Swat Valley lies in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. It is also an administrative district. Apart of from its natural beauty Swat Valley has also had a historical importance in the Budhist Gandhara Kingdom.

As tourist attraction, Swat has a handful of beautiful visiting points. It has so many places to visit that you will need more than 5 or 6 days to visit them all. I have created a list of some of them.

Bahrain

Bahrain

Bahrain is a hill station located in Swat Valley at the height of 4700 ft. The word Bahrain means (“two rivers”), and that is the main attraction of this hill station. Bahrain is located at the confluence of River Daral and Swat. At has many riverside tourist resort. Bahrain is a good place to spend your nights during the tour as it is pretty much at the center of most of the remaining tourist points.

Kalam

Kalam

Kalam valley is located North Bahrain at the height of 6,600 ft. Kalam is surrounded by a lush thick forest making it look astounding and rejuvenating. It is where the Swat river is made by the confluence of Gabral river and Ushu river. Kalam is a very beautiful city with a number of resort for tourist.

Kalam

Kalam

Ushu

Ushu is a hill station in north-east of Kalam Valley. It is at the height of 7,550 ft.

Kalam

 

Matiltan

Matiltan comes after Usho and is famous for huge glaciers. The tallest peak of Falaksair mountain can be seen from here clearly.

Utror

Utror is another hill station located in Kalam. It is located another 16km away from Kalam.

Gabral

Gabral is a hill station located 20 km away from Kalam. It is thick lush green forest.

Mahodand Lake

Mahodand

Mahodand Lake is 40 km away from Kalam. It is only accessible a 4 wheel drive vehicle. There are facilities of fishing and horse riding near the lake. The lack is surrounded by snow-covered mountains and alpine trees. The lake is frozen in winter. It is located at the altitude of 9,603 ft

Kundol Lake

Kandoldand

Kundol lake is located to the north of Utror valley. It is only accessible during summer and via a 4 wheel drive vehicle. It is fed by HinduKush mountain galcier. It is located at the altitude of 9,950 ft.

Madyan

Madyan

If you are love fish than you must visit Madyan and eat famous trout fish from Swat River. There are government farms and facilities for trout fish and a couple of river side restaurant serving freshly cooked Trout fish.

Miamdam

Miandam

Miamdam is small hill station at the foothills of Hindu Kush mountains. It is located at distant of 55 km from Mingora.

Fizagat Park

Fizagat Park is a recreational park in the vicinity of Mingora, Pakistan. Its main feature is the stream of freshwater from the river Swat flowing.

Malam Jabba

Malam Jabba

Malam Jabba is a ski resort in Swat. It is one of the only two ski resort in Pakistan. Malam Jabba is located at the height of  9200 ft.

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