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Must-Go Places in Swat that You Need to Visit

Swat, the beautiful valley of landscapes and greenery, is one of Pakistan’s most famous tourist attractions.  It is enriched with mesmerizing views of the mountains, the gush of the river, and waterfalls that intrigue the interest of tourists from all over the country. Located in the Malakand province, KPK, Swat remains among the top holiday destinations for couples and foreigners who want to spend time with their scenic beauty.

The largest city in Swat is Mingora, which is just a 4-hour drive from Peshawar. This beautiful land is also known as the ‘City of Valleys’ with a history of Old Buddism, evident through historical monuments in the area. This is a must-visit place for people who love nature and a good atmosphere all around. If you’re looking to take a tour, Graana.com has compiled a list of some of the best attractions in Swat, which you can enjoy through your trip.  

 

Must-Go Places in Swat that You Need to Visit

Swat’s extensive list of beautiful places is an ideal tourist destination for people looking to relax and have a good time. You can take a look through these exciting places listed below.

 

Kalam Valley

Kalam is a well-known valley that encloses a flowing river with clear blue water and is situated at a distance of 99km from the Main Swat Area.  It serves as a popular site to millions of visitors each year and is enclosed by the majestic beauty of green hills all around. Kalam’s panoramic site is scenic and a very peaceful place with cool weather. 

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The road to Kalam was re-made just a couple of years back, making the way a lot easier for travelling. The ideal time to visit this place is preferably in the summer months, April to September, as winters in Kalam are frigid with a lot of snow that is dangerous to travel and even reach there. Besides enjoying the site, tourists love to hike there and fish, which is a fun activity in the pleasant weather.

 

Bahrain

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This riverside hill station enjoins two rivers together, making up for a mesmerizing sight and beautiful water waves that tourists enjoy. Bahrain is paved with restaurants and hotels on both sides along the road and serves as a base location for going to Kalam, Saidgai, and Daral Lakes. Even though Bahrain is slightly warm in the summers, the water is cool as ice and beats the heat to have a great time there. 

 

Saidu Sharif

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Saidu Sharif is the administrative site for Swat Valley and serves as a basecamp for nearby tourist locations. This area has all the shops and amenities for citizens and visitors and some archaeological sites like the Swat Museum Tomb of Saidu Sharif (The prominent Leader to the extent that the city is named after).  The Swat Museum displays antique Gandhara art, along with Buddhist Stupas. Saidu Sharif also has an airport, and daily flights are carried out by PIA for tourists and travellers from the country. 

 

Malam Jabba

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Malam Jabba is undeniably one of the top beautiful sites of Swat. It is the only ski resort in Pakistan, located at a distance of 51 km from Saidu Sharif Airport. This famous hill station is along the Hindu Kush Mountain Range and is a renowned destination for all seasons. 

In winters, this is the busiest due to the beautiful ski slopes and chairlifts for adventure lovers who want to try out skiing. It is known for good management and adventure when it comes to first-class facilities for skiing and living in Malam Jabba.

 

Not only this, but this magnificent site also intrigues trekkers with beautiful treks. All in all, it is undeniably one of the best places Swat offers to ski lovers, trekkers, adventure enthusiasts, and nature lovers.

 

Kumrat Valley

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This one is for camping enthusiasts looking for just a place to relax! Kumrat Valley is located just one hour away from Swat. It is situated in Upper Dir District and is gifted with some of the most beautiful locations. With lush green land, running streams, and waterfalls, this clean and beautiful atmosphere is bound to mesmerize you. 

In case you are not comfortable with camping out, there is the availability of hotels and resorts there. However, you’ll have to trek down the town for about 3 hours to stay at these resorts. Kumrat comprises Katora Lake, Badagoi Pass, Jahaz Banda, Do Kala Chashma Lake, etc., which are very popular for their beauty.

 

White Marble Palace, Marghuzar

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The White Marble Palace in Swat is a historic site that descends from the history of the Royal family of Swat. In the early 1940s, this was built by the Wali-e-Swat Jahanzeb for his residence in the summers. This palace serves as a hotel till today, with small traditional jewellery shops and food stalls. The night view at the night palace is breathtaking as the moonlight bounces off the marble. 

 

Shingrai Waterfall

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Closed space with a giant waterfall, enclosed in the woods, is the perfect site to enjoy the clean running water and the beauty of nature. Shingrai Waterfall is located at the foothill of Dwasarary peaks. It is situated at the distance of a one-hour drive from Mingora. This waterfall is a famous stop for tourists and rare types of flora and fauna.

 

Mahodand Lake

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Mahodand Lake, a glacial alpine lake is situated in the Usho Valley of Kalam. The lush green meadows surrounding the lake and snowcovered mountains peaks provide an elegant backdrop to nature’s feat. The ideal time to visit this lake would be in the middle of summer since the lake is frozen in winters due to extreme temperatures. The lake is home to many fishes and is decorated with beautiful flowers, making it a beautiful place.

 

Swat’s beautiful destinations have encaptured the hearts of so many people from not only the country but from all over the world. Due to its majestic beauty, Swat is known as the ‘Switzerland of Pakistan.’ If you’re looking for more places to visit, you can check out our blog at Graana.com, where you can find the best tourist destinations. 

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