Swat Valley is known as the Switzerland of Pakistan. Swat valley is a place for leisure Lover, Hikers and archaeologist. Clear water river, mountains, lakes and comfortable hotels.
Swat valley offers several hundred archaeological sites spanning 5,000 years of history. Swat Valley is an ideal place for trekking and fishing. One can take a walk from Kalam to Ushu. The trek takes leads to some beautiful spots between Kalam and Ushu. The Swat River and its tributaries gush through rocky gorges and are particularly known for trout fishing.
Visit these magnificent points above 7000 ft. Have a stroll in the villages and enjoy the green scenery.It is outstanding place for skiing and other activity. There is a chairlift also.
Miandam is a small summer resort ten kilometres up a steep side valley is a good place for walkers. Paths follow the stream, past houses with beehives set into the walls and good-luck charms whitewashed around the doors. In the graveyards are carved wooden grave posts with floral designs, like those used by Buddhists 1,000 years ago.
Bahrain is ten kilometers north of Madyan and only slightly higher, it is another popular riverside tourist resort, with bazaar worth exploring for their handicrafts and big trout farms. Some of the houses have carved wooden doors, pillars and balconies.
Kalam is about 29 kilometres from Bahrain and about 2,000 meters (6,800 feet) above sea level, the valley opens out, providing rooms for a small but fertile plateau above the river. In Kalam the Ushu and Utrot rivers join to form the Swat river.
Kalam, is the most beautiful part of the Swat valley. The galaxy of about 150 hotels, land of water falls, lakes, pastures, site of hiking and glaciers, having all the latest facilities of the modern age. Surrounded by lush green mountains, covered with forests and vegetation. The valleys of Ushu, Utrot and Gabral beyond Kalam, constitute some of the most beautiful parts of Swat. There is good trout fishing around Utrot.
In kalam upper swat weather is pretty pleasant one can easily walk over the hills for hours and enjoy the unspoiled nature.
Mohodand Lake is on a jeep trek from Kalam passing through Ushu Jungle and Mutiltan Valley. It is a very worth seen place. You can see many water falls on the way to Mohodand Lake.
It is in Utrot valley.One day trek from Kalam will take you to Kundalo Lake. It is still untouch lake.It is full of trout and one can do fishing in it.
Mingora is the district headquarter and commercial center of Swat valley. the Swat Museum, located between Mingora and Saidu, has a rich collection of Gandhara art which is worth viewing.Mingora is one of the most important town of the Swat Valley.
The handicrafts of Swat include needlework, embroidery, rug/carpets and wood work. The wooden artwork in fact has no parallel anywhere in the area.
Visit Butkara1 Butkara 2 , Udegaram , and Shingardar Stupa all sites of the Kushans Period. Later a detailed lecture in Swat museum on the chronology of Swat.