Places to Visit in Swat

Places to Visit in Swat is a fantastic experience—heaven on earth, particularly from Kalam to Mahudand Lake. The Ushu Forest is beautiful Swat places to visit. The area has many waterfalls and glaciers. In addition, Natural wonders in Swat Valley include a breathtaking landscape and abundant wildlife. In Swat, there are many scenic countryside’s, lush forests, and high peak mountains. As a result, nature and tourists enjoy a natural habitat that is suitable for both Swat beautiful places. Aside from its freshwater lakes and rivers, the area is also popular for its warm weather and springs. Together, these factors contribute to making Pakistan a safe tourist destination.

Swat Tourist Famous Places:

Swat is well-known for its tourist activities both in the summer and in the winter. Firstly, Swat is a great place to go hiking, trekking, camping, ziplining, riding chairlifts and cable cars, relaxing on free time, and going on honeymoons during summer. Secondly, Places to Visit in Swat has the largest selection of winter sports activities in Pakistan, making it a favorite tourist destination. Finally, In the winter [2,804 meters (9,199 ft)], international and national tourists come to Swat valley. So, where they enjoy skiing, ice skating, sledding, ice hockey, bandy, snowboarding, speed skating, curling, etc.

If you are planning to visit Swat, here we have a list of the top 10 must-visit spots. Make sure to have a good time so that you can explore the beauty of Pakistan extensively.

  1. Mingora
  2. Malam Jabba
  3. White Palace Marghazar
  4. Gabin Jabba
  5. Shangla Top
  6. Kalam Valley
  7. Mahodand Lake
  8. Bahrain
  9. Mataltan
  10. Madyan
  11. Shahi Bagha

1. Mingora

is the famous and main city of Swat Valley. In addition to the mouthwatering food available in Fizaghat Park, the park has a pleasant climate as well. It is the first place tourists visit when touring the Swat Valley. Further, it is located in the town of Mingora, almost 3.6 km from the town. From this point one can truly witness the rushing water of the Swat River as well as a panorama of the entire valley.

Mingora Swat
Mingora Swat

2. Malam Jabba

is almost 44km from Mingora, which is the most exchanging city of Swat. In Pakistan, there is only one resort for skiing called Malam Jabba. Islamabad is located at a distance of 314 km, with Saidu Sharif Airport at a distance of 51 km. One of the best-known hill stations in the Swat Valley is situated in the Hindu Kush mountain range. Additionally, the road to Malam Jabba is entirely curved, yet the adventurous travelers enjoyed skiing there. Furthermore, the slope is nestled in dense forest. Aside from that, Malam Jabba Resort has its own class in Pakistan with mega facilities for winter sports as well as adventures. A number of tourists come here to enjoy the majestic views of the mountain range. International Alpine Ski Cup participants that visited Pakistan have noted that Malam Jabba is the perfect setting for skiing.

Malam Jabba
Malam Jabba Ski Resort

3. White Palace

It is situated 13 km away from Saidu Shareef. The first king of Swat Valley, Miangul Abdul Wadud (Badshah Sahib) built the white palace of Maraghzar in 1940 in the town small of Maraghzar situated at about 13 kilometers away from saidu Sharif. The name was given to the palace because it was built of white marble. The palace now is being served as a hotel and is a very renowned tourist resort. Approximately 24 active vast furbished rooms and the Royal Suite (former-King’s bedroom) where Queen Elizabeth once stayed for three days. Must places to visit in Swat Valley.

White Palace
White Palace Marghazar

Moreover, Two big conferences or meetings were held in halls where King Abdul Wadood’s cabinet meetings. There is a King’s lobby from where one can have a beautiful view of the garden lawn. In addition, A glimpse of a swirling stream of water through the king’s veranda on the right side. Tourists enjoy visiting this palace. Lush green meadows and springs are set to beautify the court. This historical building gives it magnificence. The architect used white Indian marble in the building, which has expanded its grace.

4. Gabin Jabba

is a beautiful meadow located in Swat (approx. 70km from Mingora). One can travel up to Lalkoo in car/jeep (recommended to hire car from Mingora with local driver as last 10 km track is under construction and very difficult) and then there is hiking of around 3 hours. More about Gabin Jabba

Gabin Jabba Swat
Gabin Jabba Swat

5. Shangla Top

is basically a short route between Besham City and Swat. One way divert from Khuwaza Khela to Shangla Top.

Shangla Top
Shangla Top

6. Kalam Valley

is also known as the Switzerland of Pakistan. It is situated 35 km away from Bahrain City. A distance of 99 km separates Kalam Valley from Swat Valley, and this is why it is first on the map. Together with the green hills of Swat, the Swat River ringed the entire valley. This fact is the reason the Kalam Valley has attracted such a large number of travelers. The places of significance of Kalam include Matiltan, Usho, Utror, and Gabral, which are all noteworthy to visit. Kalam offers a cool and pleasant climate coupled with panoramic views, making it the top travelers destination.

Kalam Valley
Kalam Valley

7. Mahudand Lake:

The jeep’s fare from Kalam to Mahodand Lake is range between Rs.4000 to Rs.6000 depends on your bargaining. In the Usho Valley of Kalam, the glacial alpine Mahudand Lake is an equally-important destination in Swat Valley. With the vast Hindu Kush peaks forming a complete backdrop behind the lake at an elevation of 9,603 feet and surrounded by lush green meadows, the lake created a perfect place for camping. Since the lake freezes in winter and is inaccessible due to road blockade, the best time to visit is midsummer. Among the many other things you will find here are different types of flora and fauna with enormous fishes. There is no doubt that it is one of the best places to spend the day.

Mahudand Lake
Mahudand Lake Kalam

8. Bahrain

is the main bazar of Swat Kalam. A riverside hill station, Bahrain had a reputation for being a riverside resort. The title clearly describes the merging of two different rivers. Hotel accommodations are available for traveler, who can enjoy the cool breeze of Daral and Swat Rivers during their stay. Furthermore, it serves as a base camp for a trail that leads to the Daral and Saidgas lakes. A must-visit place in Swat, the area has a mild climate in summer.

Bahrain Valley
Bahrain City Swat

10. Matalitan

is a small beautiful valley on the way to Mahudand Lake. Must Check Climate of Swat valley before visit.

Matalitan
Matalitan Valley Swat

Madyan:

In Swat, Madyan is considered one of the best hill stations. Due to the Swat River and its surrounding area, the hill station is a popular destination. A picturesque setting, good food, and a pleasant atmosphere combine to make this a great place to visit. Madyan is a favorite destination for nature lovers because it has mouthwatering trout fish and amazing weather in the summer. Swat River, which flows into the Shyok River, draws more people here. There are several hotels in Madyan that offer luxurious services.

Shahi Bagh Swat

Shahi Bagh is a perfect picnic spot in Swat valley where one can enjoy the serenity and pleasant weather. It’s a good place to spend time with family and enjoy barbequing. Shahi Bagh has a freshwater stream on its property and is located in Gabral District. Must read Beautiful lakes of Swat Valley

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