The heavenly Swat valley, known as the Switzerland of Pakistan, is the epitome of magnificent natural beauty and a rich historical past. The valley and the river, located in the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, are adjacent to the meeting point of Himalaya, Hindukush, and Karakoram, surrounded by a dense green forest.
Breathtaking waterfalls, glacial lakes, and more wonders of nature make it hard for the visitors to take their eyes off the valley’s captivating landscape. Other popular features of the valley that attract tourists from all over the world are its bustling rivers, alpine forests, fruit-filled orchards, lush green fields, and most importantly, the hospitality of the locals.
Some of the must-visit places on your tour to Swat are Malam Jabba, a ski resort with stunning views and the highest zipline in Pakistan, and Fiza Ghat Park, a famous picnic spot for tourists where you can enjoy delicious local food and pleasant weather. Above all, Kalam offers marvelous views as rich green hills and fluvial Swat River encircle the whole valley. If you are a hiker, some of the prominent places to explore in Kalam are Gabral, Utror, and Usho where you can hike, camp and enjoy the views of the majestic glaciers.
What is the point of traveling to a place if you do not feast on their traditional meals? Swat’s cuisine has a unique taste, aroma and texture. Signature dishes of Swat that you must try include their famous Chapli Kabab, Dum Pukht and fresh trout fished from its rivers and lakes daily.
Whether you are traveling in summer or winter, the weather makes Swat accessible throughout the year. You can engage in sightseeing, trekking, hiking, boating, camping and recreational activities without any issues. It truly is one of the most accessible places in Pakistan’s north.
- Swat Motorway
- White Palace Margazar
- Malam Jabba
- Bahrain Bazar
- Mahodand Lake
- Forest & Waterfall