Attractions | Things to do| Places to visit in Swat
Culturally enriched and historically known for Buddha civilization deep lies in beautiful valley of Pakistan,Let’s an overview of Top 10 best places to visit in Swat Valley.Tourists all around the world set their journey to explore Kalam, Mahodand Lake, Malam Jabba, Takht-i-Bahi, Saidu Sharif, Ushu Forest, Mingora and Buddha Stupas. Pashtuns dominated area where living style is simple and elegant, enchanting vocals of water streams and Swat river along road side is one of the best experience while on visit to Swat valley.
Takht-i-Bahi is located in Mardan district about 165 kilometers from Capital city Islamabad, Pakistan. Structure depicts the Buddhist monastery which attracts local and foreign tourists from all around the world, to reach it you need to hike 2 kilometers from Takht-i-Bahi market.
Mingora is 255 Kilometers from Islamabad City and remains as commercial hub of Swat district, mainly tourist attractions are Mingora Bazaar, Fiza Ghat River side, Fiza Ghat Park, hotels and shopping centers. You may also find Buddha stupas, lush green agricultural land where is grown, water channels and simple way of life in Mingora Town.
On 7 kilometers drive from Mingora bazaar, saidu sharif is located along with PTDC , Serena Hotel.About 13 kilometers from Saidu Sharif, Marghzar is located which is famous for White Palace. Things to do in Marghzar are shopping like shawls, carpets, traditional caps and sightseeing of white palace architecture, lush green garden. White Palace constructed in mid 1900’s with white marble, local tourists from all around the world visit Marghzar to sight this beautiful attraction of Swat valley.
45 kilometers from Mingora up along hillside chairlift, skiing resort and pine trees are famous attraction in Malam Jabba. Road from Mingora to Malam Jabba is not in very good condition it take 3 hours to reach from Mingora to Malam Jabba. In winters KPK tourism offers annual Skiing competition.
On drive of 52 Kilometers from Mingora City two tourist destinations are located namely Madyan and Behrain both are along Swat river and small water streams. These are famous for nightlife like trout fishes, spicy foods and amazing weather in summers.
Kalam the valley of dense forest, moderate temperature, tourists paradise, white streams and snow glaciers is about 95 kilometers from Mingora City at bumpy road. Kalakot, Qandeel, Damlai, Madyan, Trout fish point are key attraction while on visit to Kalam Valley.
Deep shadows of scrapping trees and shrubs weaving with slight breeze makes the filmy scenic forest into famous tourist attraction.
52 Kilometers jeep track from Kalam an unexplored valley lies into lush green plateau on Utrar-dir road along Panjkora river. This valley don’t have hotels, inns and restaurants, it’s best to have day trip from Kalam to Kumrat valley.
Turning and flowing up from 100 ft which will fall directly amazed your heart with white waters, in summer Mighty 22 falls are best to visit.
Horse riding, boating, fishing, kayaking into one of the wanderlust of Swat valley, tourists from all around the world set their journey to explore Mahodand lake. 35 Kilometers from Kalam on jeeps will take at least 3 hours but it’s worth seeing place in Swat Valley.