Top 10 Places to Visit in Swat Valley
Pakistan Tour Travel offering the best Pakistan tour packages to Beautiful Northern Areas of Pakistan. In this article we cover a list of Top 10 places in Swat Valley you must visit during your tour to Valley of Swat. Swat is famous for Honeymoon Packages from Pakistan as it is full of natural beauty.
Swat truly called the Switzerland of East because of its magnificent landscapes and with the red hut cottages that remind us Switzerland. Swat Tour is full of amazeballs with dense deep forest with richly green alpine meadows, the swirling waterfalls with the roaring river.
Above all, the snow-clad gigantic mountains of Mankial and Flaksair, each region of Swat is so captivating for the tourist. For instance, the Swat falls in the province Khyber Phatunkhawn of Pakistan. A straight drive of 6 hours from the capital of Pakistan.
There are numerous Tourist Spot while exploring the region of Swat. We have a created a list of top 10 places of Swat. Have a look:
Below is the list of Top 10 Places in Swat Valley You Must Visit
- Kalam Valley
- Kumrat Valley
- Saidu Sharif
- Mahodand Lake
- Malam Jabba
- Kundol Lake
First and foremost is the Kalam Valley which is located at the distance of 99 km away from the Swat Valley. The fluvial river of Swat encircled the whole valley along with the richly green hills. The Kalam Valley capture millions of tourist to its lap. Some of the notable place to visit within Kalam is of Matiltan, Usho, Utror, and Gabral, each has its own significance. The cool and pleasant weather with panoramic locations, Kalam makes a perfect combination for the tourist. The best time to visit Kalam valley is from April to September and winters can be really harsh here. Furthermore, valley the perfect to visit while exploring the beauties of Swat and tourist love to do fishing, hiking in its enchanting sceneries.
Next on the list is the Kumrat Valley, which is almost 9 hours’ drive from the Islamabad and can be reached in one hour drive from Swat. Kumrat Valley falls in the Upper Dir District, just opposite to the Gabral and offers some of the most amazing locations. Above all, there is the abundance of streams and waterfalls here. The ideal location for base camping but if you are not comfortable with camping then there are some resorts and hotel after 3 hours trekking down the town. Every night falls with more relaxing and serenity in the lap of earth. One might experience with eyes closed, just reaching into the sense of tranquility from the sound of water gushing down the hill. Do Kala Chashma Lake, Jahaz Banda, Jandrai, trek to Katora Lake, Kalkot Banda, Badagoi Pass are some of the most visited places of Kumrat.
One of the most popular hill stations of Swat is Madyan. The hill station is preferable for the tourist because of the Swat River and its surrounding. The whole area offers the panoramic views of the valley along with the pleasant atmosphere. Tourist love to visit Madyan because of its delicious mouthwatering trout fish and amazing weather even in hot summer. The fluvial Swat River capture more of the tourist to this hill station. Several hotels serve their lavish services in Madyan.
Bahrain considered being as a riverside hill station. As the name revealed it is about two different river merging at one place. There are a number of hotels for the tourist so one can stay for the night and enjoy the cool breeze of Daral and Swat Rivers. Moreover, it also serves as a base camp for the trail that leads to the Daral & Saidgai lakes. The climate is slightly warm in summers, but a must visit place in Swat.
Moving in Swat valley, we will encounter the famous Marghuzar, a small village of Swat. Marghuzar own a strong historical significance because of White Marble Palace, a residence of Royal family of Swat. In the early 1940’s, Wali-e-Swat Jahanzeb built this palace. For some time, the residence was the summer resort of Wali-e-Swat later the palace serves as a hotel till today. A night view at White Palace is another amazing experience.
The administrative center of Swat is Saidu Sharif provides all the amenities for its citizen and the visitors. The city is named after the prominent leader, Saidu Baba. Moreover, for the tourist, the city offers a number of archaeological sites along with Royal Palace, Tomb of Saidu Sharif with the Swat Museum and much more. Swat Museum displays different Buddhist Stu pas along with the antiques of Gandhara art. Moreover, daily flight operation from Islamabad to Saidu Sharif Airport is being conducted by PIA for the tourist and other.
Mahudand Lake is also a must visit the place of Swat, The glacial alpine lake is located in Usho Valley of Kalam. The richly green meadows encircled the lake at an elevation of 9,603 ft. the immense Hindu Kush peaks provide a complete backdrop with green meadows for the tourist for camping. The best time to visit the lake is of midsummer because the lake is frozen in winter and inaccessible due to road blockage. Above all, here you will find different species of flora and fauna with enormous fishes. No doubt, the best place for allocating a whole day.
Malam Jabba is exclusively one ski resort in Pakistan. Located at the distance of 314 km away from Islamabad and 51 km from Saidu Sharif Airport. The most famous hill station of Swat Valley alongside Hindu Kush Mountain Range. Moreover, the road to Malam Jabba is entirely curved but the adventure lovers visit the place for skiing with full zest. Above all, this wonderful ski slope enclosed by dense forest. Additionally, Malam Jabba Resort has its own class in Pakistan with mega facilities for winter sporting and adventure tourism. The magnificent outlook of mighty mountain range attracts many tourists for its amazing treks. Skiers who came to Pakistan for International Alpine Ski Cup, declare Malam Jabba as a Skier’s paradise.
Fizaghat Park a favored tourist point where they can enjoy the mouthwatering food along with the pleasant climate. While visiting the Swat Valley it is the very first tourist destination. Moreover, it is located in the town of Mingora, almost 3.6 km away from the town. The rushing water of Swat River with the panoramic scene of the whole valley is truly observed through this point.
In between the gigantic mountain of the Hindu Kush Mountains, there lies a beautiful lake of Kundol that attracts thousands of tourist. The lake is encircled with snow clad mountains with lush green forest, located in the north of Utror Valley. Tourist finds a great for camping beside the lake because of the trees and enjoy the amazing weather and capture the night view in their lenses. Additionally, the lake is at the elevation of 9,950 ft. the best time to visit the lake is of summer when you can enjoy fishing and boating. Whereas, in winters the roads to the lake are blocked due to heavy snowfall.
Other than these well-known places of Swat but we have some of the unexplored places that must attain notoriety in tourist places of Swat.
Spin Khwar Lake
Slightly unexplored but holds a mesmerizing beauty, the whitewater lake capture tourists. Spin Khwar Lake surrounded with gigantic Karakorum Mountains and fed by glacial melt. Moreover, it is located at the east of Utror Valley and north side of Kundol Lake.
Another lake in the valley of Swat is the Khapero Lake, slightly unknown in the tourist community. But some of the nature enthusiasts travel to the lake because of its immense beauty. The blue water lake is elevated at the height of 13,400 feet and forms a panoramic view along with the pleasant environment for the visitors.
As Swat is the valley of the waterfalls and streams and one of the most beautiful waterfalls is the Shingrai Waterfall. The waterfall located at the foothill of Dwasaray peaks. Shingrai Waterfall can be reached in one hour drive from the most favourite district of Mingora. The ravishing waterfall capture thousands of tourist and rare type of fauna and flora forms a perfect tourist spot.
Shingardar Stupa – Ghalegay
Shingardar, a town of Swat holds its significance because of different Buddhist Stupas and monument in town. One of the most important is the Ghalegay Stupa, the immense Stupa is located alongside the Swat River. Moreover, almost 3 km away from Barrikot village and 14 km away from Mingora.
Shahi Bagh Swat
A perfect picnic spot of Swat is Shahi Bagh where tourist can enjoy the serenity along with the most pleasant climates. Tourist love to do Barbeque here and spend a quality time with family. Shahi Bagh is situated in Gabral District provides an exquisite location with a freshwater stream.
In the mesmerizing valley of Kalam, Saifullah Lake is one major source of the tourist attraction for Kalam Valley. In between the gigantic mountains, the green water lake has its own worth for the nature lovers. Tourist love to sit in the atmosphere full of amazing views. Also, the best place for trout fishing.
Next on the list is the Saidgai Lake which is encircled by the immense mountains of Hindu Kush. The huge black mountain forms a fancy view to the beholder. The lake is fed by glacial melt and it is almost at a height of 12000 ft. above the sea above. Furthermore, it is considered to be the biggest lake in Swat.
Swat, a land of waterfalls and streams, Jarogo Waterfall is the highest waterfall of Pakistan. As the water falling down cover the area of 120 meters. This spectacular waterfall capture less tourist because of its hidden pathways.
Alpuri, a small town of Shangla which is the subdivision of Swat, provides magnificent views for the visitors to swat. The town is small yet beautiful. The richly green land with dense deep forest assists in maintaining a pleasant climate throughout the year. The best stopover while heading forward to Swat.
The views of Falak Sar, the highest peak in Ushu Valley, Swat, can be seen from every corner of Swat. Falak Sar offers the spectacular views of dawn and dusk, as the peak full covered with snow throughout the year. Imagining the orange light of dusk with the most pleasant environment refreshes everyone soul.
Hope you like our list of Top 10 places to visit in Swat Valley.