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Swat is also known for its majestic mountains between the Hindu Kush’s foothills, where you can hike, trek, walk, and meditate. The Swat Valley, located on the region’s southern edge, reaches a height of more than 600 meters and rises rapidly to the north.
The Swat Valley is known for its natural wonders, which include diverse landscapes and natural wildlife. Swat has many stunning landscapes, dense forests, and impressive mountains. Some of the famous places to visit in Swat are:
Swat District is a district in Malakand Province, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, Pakistan. According to the 2017 National Census, Swat has a population of 2,309,570 and is the 15th largest district in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Kalam is the largest valley of Swat. It has become one of the favorite places for tourists. Kalam is a hub of many ravishing waterfalls and streams. However, it is the best place for hiking. The famous places to visit in Kalam Valley are Kundol Lake, Mahudand Lake, Gabriel, Utror, and many more.
Swat can be visited all year round, but October to November is the best time to visit based on ideal weather conditions, travel costs, and avoiding peak holidays. In summer, temperatures peak around 14°C (57°C).
Which city in Swat is famous for its apples?
Gwalerai of Swat is the most famous area for its apples. Just 38 km from Mingora, the central city of the Swat region, Gwalerai is one of the few towns that produces 18 varieties of apples, thanks to its mild summer climate. The apples produced here are very popular and in great demand in Pakistan and worldwide.
No, there is no Taliban in Swat Valley now. With the endless efforts of the Armed forces in Pakistan, the safety situation is under control. There is peace in the whole valley, and tourists can enjoy the mesmerizing valley freely.
October 14, 1969. In 1926, the United Kingdom recognized this ruler and country as a princely state. After Pakistan became independent in 1947, the ruler joined the state of Pakistan, retaining a great deal of autonomy. In 1966, Governor Swat received a 15-gun salute. The state was subsequently abolished in 1969 as the Swat Liberation Movement opposed the authoritarian rule. As a result, the state was incorporated into what is today Pakistan.
Uzmagur, a local teacher in Swat, told the Anadolu news agency that Taliban militants prevented girls from receiving education and did not allow female teachers to attend school. Two students dared to speak out for girls’ education on 2012 May 4, 2019
There is a total of seven tehsils in Swat Valley. Here are the names of the seven tehsils of Swat:
By car: If you are heading to Swat, you can take the Mardan flyover from Islamabad. After traveling for about an hour and a half, you can take the Malakand Pass, then Batkhela and Chakdara, which will finally take you to Mingora in the Swat Valley.
It merely depends on the season, as the summers are pleasant here and winters are extremely harsh. It is recommended to wear light cotton clothes in summer and thicker or woolen clothes in winter. All women and most men wear a casual Shalwar suit in public. Women should wear some form of hijab and dress modestly.
The average snowfall days in the Swat Valley range from 15 to 30 days. However, the plateau peaks and mountains see about 100 days of snowfall. Some of the peak mountains in the Upper Swat region are covered with snow all year round, 365 days a year.
Yes, it is safe to go in December, too. Swat weather in December: Swat’s winter bells ring in December with a minimum temperature of 6°C. The weather is excellent; snowfall is everywhere, but it is more bearable and enjoyable. The morning can be spent outdoors. In the evenings, staying in hotels and enjoying the cool weather is preferred.
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