Swat Tourist Attractions and Places to Visit – Swat

Swat District is a district in the Malakand Division of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. With a population of 2,309,570 per the 2017 national census, Swat is the 15th-largest district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

Area: 5,337 km²

Population: 2.31 million (2017)

Largest city: Mingora

Division: Malakand

Province: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Kalam, Mahodand Lake, Malam Jabba, Takht-i-Bahi, Saidu Sharif, White Palace, Ushu Forest, Mingora, and Buddha Stupas are some of the main attraction in Swat. The Swat Valley is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful tourist destinations in the valleys of northern Pakistan.

After Alexander the Great, who came to the area in 326 BC, Buddhism emerged as a dominant religion in Swat valley and its centre was based at Odigram village, which is about seven kilometres from Mingora on the GT road towards Peshawar. Odigram also has the historical landmarks of Islam.

It is one of the most famous archeological sites of the Buddhist period. Swat was said to be filled with 1400 beautiful stupas and monasteries. They were used as worship houses for 6,000 gold images of the Buddhist and also for creating awareness about the Buddhism religions through education.

Chapli Kebab (Swat Chapli Kabab) Swat Chapli kabab is a special variety of kebab which is prepared from the meat of beef or mutton. Due to its great taste and aroma, the swat chapli kabab is perhaps the most famous cuisine of the valley.

The largest city in Swat is Mingora, which is just a 4-hour drive from Peshawar. This beautiful land is also known as the ‘City of Valleys’ with a history of Old Buddism which is evident through historical monuments in the area.

The best time to visit Swat is October-November

Swat can be visited year-round, but based on the ideal climate conditions, cost of travel, and avoiding peak holiday periods, October-November is the best time to go. In the summer months, temperatures tend to get to a maximum of around 14℃ (57℉).

Swat Valley (Swat) is known as the ‘Switzerland’ of Pakistan because of its snow-capped mountains and beautiful scenery. Once a Taliban stronghold, there was not peace in the Valley until the Pakistan military forces conducted special operations and purified the whole area.

1 hour, 3 min

LocationSwat valley, Khyber Pakhtun Khuwa
Distance between Swat and Malam Jabba53 km
Travel Time from Swat1 hour, 3 min
Travel Time from Islamabad5 hours, 3 min


The Swat region has been inhabited for more than two thousand years and was known in ancient times as Udyana.

It is known as the Switzerland of the East due to its beauty and mesmerizing natural sights. Swat is known as one of the most beautiful areas of KPK, and tourists love to visit Swat because of its high waterfalls, emerald green and cobalt blue lakes, fresh green alpine trees and meadows and calm spell casting rivers.

Mingora is identified as the largest city and commercial centre of the Swat district, while Swat’s capital is Saidu Sharif. Mingora is located on the Swat river side, north of Saidu Sharif. This district is part of the Malakand division of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan.

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Falak Sar (Urdu: فلک سر; also known as Falak Sair) is the highest mountain peak in Ushu Valley of Swat, Pakistan at an elevation of 5,957 metres (19,544 ft), it is considered the highest peak of the Swat district in the Hindu Kush mountains range, followed by Mankial mountain peak.

The ‘Valley Trust Bank’, supposedly in the ‘San Fernando Valley’, was in Lincoln Heights, northeast of downtown Los Angeles, where the ‘bank’ building, which was due for demolition, stood on Workman Street at North Broadway.

The temperature in the lower swat in summer can go up to 35°C (95°F) and can fall below -10°C (14°F) on cold winter nights. In winter, swat weather can be harsh and can go frequently below sub-zero during cold nights.

High Season (June-August & November-December): Vacationing families and Pakistani travelers on extended holiday make the summer months one of the most popular times to visit Swat Valley.

Swat is considered a very safe valley for foreign & domestic male and female tourists.

Swat District (Urdu: ضلع سوات, Pashto: سوات ولسوالۍ, pronounced [ˈswaːt̪]) is a district in the Malakand Division of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. With a population of 2,309,570 per the 2017 national census, Swat is the 15th-largest district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.


Swat is a place for those who want to see the beauty of Pakistan. Swat is the historical valley in Pakistan. It is consisting of beautiful sights that tourists visit ever year.

Miangul Abdul Wadud (Urdu:ميانگل عبد الودود) was the Wāli of Swat and grandson of the Akhund of Swat.

Wadud of Swat.

King of Swat (princely state) Miangul Abdul Wadud
Born1881 Saidu Sharif
DiedOctober 1, 1971 Aqba, Saidu Sharif, Swat
Other namesBadshah Sahib
TitleWali of Swat (1926–1949)

If you are travelling to Swat, then you can take the route of Mardan Interchange from Islamabad. After travelling for about one and a half hours, you can take the route of Malakand Pass then Batkhela and Chakdara that would finally lead you to Mingora in Swat Valley.

Swat valley is one of the major tourist attractions of Pakistan. It is known as the Switzerland of Pakistan, it has one of the oldest civilizations history and one of the beautiful scenery one could ever see.

Location: It lies between 34°-40′ to 35° N latitude and 72′ to 74°-6′ E longitude. It is located between the foothills of Hindukush mountain range. It is the part of the North-West Frontier Province of Pakistan. The location of Swat valley has a major strategic importance as it lies in the region where South Asia, Central Asia and China meet.

Attractions:The major attractions of the Swat valley include its archeology, the lush green sites, the history and their art.

History of Swat Valley

The history of Swat valley goes back to around 2000 years ago. It was known as Udyana and later the name was changed to Suvastu. The valley was a very peaceful area for living until the 11th century. The game of power led to the disruption the valley and it was first conquered by Mahmud of Ghazni. The ritual of acquiring the lands continued and Swat valley was then taken over by the Yusufzais.

In the time period of 19th century, swat valley was under Akhund Sahib who believed in the Muslim law. At this time, the economy of Swat valley flourished due to agriculture and it became one of the significant trading areas for businesses.

The population of Swat valley is around 1,257,602 and they have a number of cultural group living in which the most prominent ones are Pakhtuns, Yusufzais, Kohistanis, Gujars and Awans.

Swat Valley is known as the “mini Switzerland”. Its landscapes are a proof of natural beauty and it was one of the most visited areas and had a major tourism industry. There were events which led to the downfall of the tourism which was one of the major sources of income of the Swats economy. The conflicts between the Taliban and the Pakistani army have effected the valleys attractions. The whole conflict started in 1990s when Sufi Muhammad, a cleric figure tried to impose the sharia law on the people of swat valley. In 2007, his son in law tried to follow his foot step by imposing the religion with strength of arms. The Pakistan army took control of the situation and in 2008 the war of Swat was put to an end. Another factor that also contributed in diminishing the tourism industry include the floods in 2010 in which most of the infrastructure was destroyed including the roads and bridges leading to difficulties in traveling to Swat valley.

Buddhism in Swat Valley

Swat valley is also famous in the world as the “holy land of Buddhist learning and piety.” It was one of the major hubs of Buddhist pilgrimage. It was said in the early times that Buddha himself came to Swat in the process of his last reincarnations and he spread the learning of peace and harmony. It was also given the name of “cradle of Buddhism”. As mentioned earlier the name of swat was Udayana and it stands for the ancient epics. It was also mentioned in the history that Alexender of Macedonia had fought many major battles in this land before he was crossed the delta of Indus River. Swat valley has also been named as the “valley of hanging chairs.”  The history also states that Swat was once the cradle of Buddhism where 1400 monasteries had survived and flourished and they also made a Gandhara School of Sculpture.


From March till October, Swat has the best season for tourism. The valley welcomes the people through its magnificent mountains, lush green forests, running streams and meadows.


Some of the major languages spoken in the swat valley area are Pushto and Kohistani. Nowadays Urdu and English are also spoken by the locals.

Swat Valleys Heritage

They are also famous for handmade ornaments and decorative household articles. The embroidered items made by women are the trademark. For example ladies shawls, wooden furniture, handicrafts and honey are famous items. They are also very famous for precious and semi precious stones.

Wood carving: The huge statues of Buddha in Bamiyan, Afghanistan and the elaborately designed statues of Buddha in Swat are sufficient proof of the long lasting and devoted labor of the artists of that era. The tradition still continues in the valley of Swat with great enthusiasm.

In Swat, the dark black, hard, durable and naturally hued wood of walnut trees is used for this art. Its hard texture, pleasant appearance and strong fragrance reinforce the beauty of the designs and labor of the artist. Cedar and pinewood are also used for woodcarving. Especially the naturally hued, shaded, designed and fragranced wood of Deodar tree is used.

Swati Ornaments:Swat is known for its unique culture. The goldsmiths of this valley have made beautiful jewelry and ornaments that are original, typical and regional. The pretty girls of Swat can be seen wearing these artistic forms of jewelry.

Swati Embroidery:Swati embroidery has a great significance and has won a unique status due to its innovative and creative underpinning all over the country. Pure silver yarn was used in embroidery in the past. Unmarried Swati girls have adopted this art as their hobby. These talented girls decorate all the dresses, shawls, blankets, bed sheets, pillow covers, table cloths, veils, head scarves, handkerchiefs, etc. which is to become a part of their dowry after their marriage. The golden lace embroidery of Swat is famous throughout the country.

Areas of Interest

Some of the major places that are the significant tourist spots in Swat valley will be discussed in detail which includes the famous historical Buddhist Stupas, Swat museum, Margazar, White Palace and Fizza Gat. Coming to the upper Swat Valley Miandam, Malam Jabba, Madyan, Behrain, Kalam and Ushu will be explained. We will also be covering the major lakes of Swat Valley that are Mahodand, Kundal, Khapiro and Spin Khawar.
Saidu Sharif / Mingora

A tourist visiting Swat Valley first reaches Saidu Sharif, the capital city and its twin city Mingora. Saidu Sharif is the capital city of Swat. It is situated near the swat river is between the villages of Kanju and Dherai of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Its GPS coordinates are 34°45’0N 72°21’0E and it has an altitude of 970 meters (3182 feet). The capital city is the centre of the administration control and all the regional government affairs are managed in the government buildings. Saidu Sharif has also a medical college.

Accessibility: Saidu Sharif is 263 km from Islamabad and can be reached through public transport or personal cars. The travel time is around 5 hours. There is also an airport in Mingora and regular flights are available from Islamabad and Peshawar.

Tourist Attraction in and around Saidu Sharif

1) Buddhist Stupas

Nimogram is place famous for its monasteries. It is one of the most famous archeological sites of the Buddhist period. Swat was said to be filled with 1400 beautiful stupas and monasteries. They were used as worship houses for 6,000 gold images of the Buddhist and also for creating awareness about the Buddhism religions through education.

It has a number of stupas in which the 3 most significant stupas will be discussed in detail. It is said that the stupas are built with the special kind of stones known as the “dress stone.”  They were the best architect of old times and they are said to resemble the “Andan Dhery” monastery which is situated in Dir district. The Shankardar Stupa is situated at distance of 3 km from Barikot towards Saidu Sharif. History says it was built between the 3rd and 4rth century and it is the only stupa that is left with the original dome still intact. Large figures of Buddha have also been carved on the stones in the nearby places. The second major stupa is called Butkara Stupa. This was one of the Chinese Buddhist pilgrims centre and is situated in the ancient capital of Mingawara. It is mentioned in the history that the stupa “under event five reconstruction.” Another Gumpat Stupa is also a famous site situated in Kandag valley (9km from south of Birkot). It consists of a number of sacred images for worshipping and it is said to be the most preserved stupa as compared to rest.

Some of the major places that are the significant tourist spots in Swat valley will be discussed in detail which includes the famous historical Buddhist Stupas, Swat museum, Margazar, White Palace and Fizza Gat. Coming to the upper Swat Valley Miandam, Malam Jabba, Madyan, Behrain, Kalam and Ushu will be explained. We will also be covering the major lakes of Swat Valley that are Mahodand, Kundal, Khapiro and Spin Khawar.

Swat Museum

Swat museum is famous for the old heritage of the Gandhara civilization. It is located between Mingora and Saidu Sharif. The museum showcases the main antiques and Buddhist artifacts which are the proof of the glorious civilization. The ancients jewelry, wooden articles are preserved with care for preserving the old culture findings.

3) Margazar

This place is located about 13km from the capital city of Saidu Sharif. It is situated at the foot of Mount Ilam. The meaning of the word Margazar is “green land.” This area is surrounded by green valleys, water springs and mountains. From here one can view mountain Koh-e-Alam, which has a height of 10,000 feet. It is an ideal place for a morning walk.

4) White Place

One of the specialties of Saidu Sharif is the Sufed Mahal (White Palace), constructed right next to Margazar. The palace was used as the residence of the Wali (ruler) both before and after the independence of Pakistan. Its location is on the Margazar Hill (7000 feet above sea level). This tourist resort has around 30 rooms and the charges per day lie in the range of Rs5000-6000 per day.

5) Shrine of Akhund

Saidu is known as shirf (a pious city) because of the shine of Akhund. The shrine of Akhund is housed in the marble courtyard of a mosque in Saidu Sharif. It is open for the visitors, provided they are properly dressed. One also needs to remove shoes outside the compound before entering the shrine.Fizagat

Malam Jabba

Location: Malam Jabba is one of the most beautiful resorts in the area of Swat. It is eighty seven hundred feet above the sea level. Approximately 314 km away from Islamabad, it is situated on the top of Hindu Kush mountain range, in the Northeast of Saidu Sharif. Saidu Sharif is a lovely place 51 km away from this resort.

Accessibility: Tourist can reach Saidu Sharif using the airport facility and from there cars and jeeps are used to travel to other nearby places.

Tourist Attractions: The Malam Jabba Ski Resort is owned by the Pakistani Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC). The Ski Resort was a joint effort of Pakistani government and its Austrian counterpart. It had a ski slope of about 800m with the highest point of the slope 2804m (9200 feet) above sea level.

Modern facilities including roller/ice-skating rinks, chair lifts, skiing platforms, telephones and snow clearing equipment are available at the resort. These are one of the tourist attractions of the area.

Two stations at Malam Jabba provide the facility of chair lift for tourists and couples for their enjoyment. This chair lift can elevate approximately 56 passengers at a time to the height of 10500 feet. Inside the Malam Jabba resort, the facility of indoor games and other ice games are available. In winters, six to eight feet snow falls around the resort.

Two beautiful tracks for walking are also available in the area. The surroundings of those tracks included tall trees and beautiful scenic views. There is a ‘Green Valley’ where the tourist guides can take you to experience the beauty of a valley which has a green carpet of grass. Cattles can be seen grazing around in the valley. Flowers and plants of different kind can be seen there on the way to Green Valley. Following is the view of Green Valley:


Location: Along the upper swat is a beautiful valley, known as Kalam valley in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. It is 270 km drive from Islamabad, 29 km from Bahrain and 2000 metres above sea level.

Accessibility: In order to reach Kalam, tourists can use Motorway to reach Mardan interchange which is about one and a half hours drive from Islamabad. Mardan onwards they can use different routes such as Dargai, Malakand Pass, Chakdara which will lead to Saidu Sharif. The total distance from Mardan till Saidu Sharif is 112 km and estimated time is two and a half hours. From here onwards, public transport is available and air conditioned buses. Moreover, Daewoo bus service operates directly from Lahore, Rawalpindi and Peshawar to Mingora without any stops in between.

Tourist attractions: A place known for its lakes, waterfalls and greenery. It is one of the most popular destinations for tourists. There are small and fertile plateaus adding to its beauty. Additionally, the Ushu and Utrot rivers joing in Kalam, to form the Swat River.


Location:It is 56 km from Mingora city and 560 km from Islamabad. It also lies on the main road that leads to Bahrain, Kalam and other beautiful valleys of Swat.

Accessibility: Roads are there which makes it easier to access Madyan. Public transport is also available for tourists. Tourists usually stay here for long as the sites and valleys are easy to access.

Tourist Attractions: Madyan is indeed the best place for nature lovers. Every kind of modern facility is available in this valley such as cellular networks, internet, cable, hotels, restaurants etc. which makes it different from others. Moreover, there are concrete houses surrounded by tall trees and mountains.

Madyan is surrounded by green valley if Chail, Shanku and Bashigram. Quantities of mushrooms, fruits and timber is produced over there. In addition to this, the rivers and streams have swati fish and trout which makes it unique among the other valleys. The major agricultural produce includes maize, wheat, onions, potatoes and beans.


Location:It is a hill station located in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. It is 55 km from Mingora and 56 km from Saidu Shareef. While talking about Islamabad, it just takes 3 hours42 minutes to reach Miandam.

Accessibility: There are metaled roads which pass through the hills and houses. It is a good place for walkers as tracks are there for tourists.

Tourist attractions:few years ago, it completed medical complex, mosque and plumbing system. Moving towards the economy, it focuses on tourism and agriculture such as corn and potatoes. Miandam also promotes medicinal plants and now about 1000 people are dependent on it for their income. The estimated population is 20,000 which have increased from 3000 in 1988. In graveyards, there are crave wooden grave posts with floral designs.


Location: It is a hill station located in Kyber Pakhtunkhwa. It is 312 km from Islamabad and is 10 km from Madyan. Additionally, it is 4500 feet above the sea level.

Tourist Attractions:  The meaning of Bahrain is two rivers. This is because Daral and swat rivers meet here. Due to this, the atmosphere is mostly pleasant in Bahrain. There are resorts and bazaars which are known for its handicrafts. Tourists visit this place throughout the year because many hotels can be found at cheap rates. Furthermore, Bahrain is known for its mosques and buildings and the surrounding area has beautiful valleys which are suitable for hiking.


Location: In the Northern Kalam, there is a plateau 6 km wide where two rivers; Ushu and Utrot intersect (one from north east and one from the west). It is 10 km from Kalam and is 3200 metres above sea level.

There are mainly Muslims living in this area who speak Kashmiri, Pushto, Persian and Punjabi. There are mountains which are famous for hiking. As the weather in winter is very cold, so people are usually cut off in winters and move southwards and return back when the weather is suitable, usually in spring. For ushu, tourism is the main source of income till now.

Lake Mahodand

Location : Lake Mahodand lies in the North of Kalam and 12 km away from Ushu. It takes around 6.5 hours to reach this beautiful lake from Islamabad which is 381 km away. It is famous among nature and peace lovers and trout fish hunters. ‘Mahodand’ means ‘Lake of fishes’ (especially trout fishes).

Accessibility: Mahodand valley can be reached through an un-metalled road from Kalam in a 4×4 vehicle. Although the road is rough and tricky, but the beauty of the surrounding landscapes is a treat for the visitors. Small villages are scattered in the mountains and the hollering smoke that coils into the sky from the houses are some attractive views, which live in the memory forever.

The valley is long and wide and it touches Chitral boundary in the extreme North. After driving for about four to five hours from the vast valley of Kalam, 35 kilometers away, one can reach the spectacular valley of Mahodand where the small lakes, tall cedar trees and widespread pastures can be seen. Small birds that are called ‘non-game birds’ fill the air with their melodious music all the day long.

Tourist Attractions: The Lake looks like a river and changes its shape throughout. It is best to visit Lake Mahodand in the spring or late June because that is the time when glaciers have been melted.

Temporary restaurants and hotels have been constructed by the locals, which provide essential facilities of food and accommodation. There is only one restaurant that cooks good local food. Boating facilities are also available on rent.

Fishing permits can be obtained from PTDC resort in Kalam. Rising problems include over-fishing by the locals and the inappropriate ways of fishing e.g. electrocution, large nets and dynamiting. This has reduced the population of the trout fish in the lake. Authorities must take initiatives to save this rare feature of the valley.

Another attraction in the area is the ‘Spring of Healing’ where people come from around the world to bathe in the water that is said to have healing properties. Trekkers can reach Shandoor Top or Gazar in Chitral through a proper track. The valley provides beautiful and peaceful camping sites. Trekkers are advised to arrange gas cylinders. This will help to reduce the burden on the natural ecosystem and also preserve the deteriorating environment of the valley. Smalls huts have been constructed by the nomads of the area who take their livestock to lush green areas for grazing.

There are several waterfalls in this vicinity that increase the beauty of the valley. Waterfalls are of different lengths and sizes. The sound of these waterfalls echo throughout the valley and creates a cracking sound on the rocks. A visitor explained the beauty of this place as “The spectacular landscapes, the canopy of tall cedar trees, the vast pastures, the roaring waterfalls, the shimmering lakes, the sky touching mountains, and the exotic fragrance of wild flowers and herbs leave such strong imprints on the mind that the visitor is always in search of other opportunity to become one with nature again.”

Kundal Lake

Location: Kundal Lake is situated 21 km from Kalam and 281 km from Islamabad. It lies in the North of Utror valley.

Hiking can be a way to reach Ladu from Utror or a four-wheeler can be used to make the journey easy. It takes four hours to reach the lake from Ladu. The first two hours walk is in a narrow valley beside a stream however the valley becomes wide later and expands till the lake is reached. Good quality shoes with gripping soles must be used to walk through the trail and care should be taken as an accidental slip can be dangerous.

Tourist attraction: Kundal is a huge and extensive lake. Its length is 2 km and width is 1 km. A huge watercourse feeds it in eastern side where huge glaciers melt down in summers. There are two hamlets where two small mosques can provide an accommodation but it is better to have your own tents in case of emergency use. The mountains around this small valley are covered with tall cedar and pine trees.

Khapiro/Pari Lake I

Location: The name ‘Pari’ or “Khapiro’ means ‘house of fairies’. It is believed that fairies live there and bathe in the water of this lake. Khapiro Lake is located in the North East of Utror Valley. It has a considerable depth and lies in the foothills of highest mountains. 281 km from Islamabad

Accessibility: Khapiro Lake can be accessed from Izmis and Kundal Lake by trekking. It takes almost 5 hours to reach the top of Izmis and Kundal Lake. The track is very sharp from both the sides. Beautiful flowers and green meadows can be seen in the surrounding.

Tourist attraction: Khapiro Lake is encircled by sharp rough rocks and mountains with grass and beautiful flowers. It is a relatively small lake, triangular in shape and a great Pari Lake which is situated below it is fed by it. Water of this lake is emerald green in color. Crystal clear water fills the lake from the waterfall from the glaciers and mountains. Tourists are attracted by the green highlands, sky touching mountains and beautiful environment in the area. Except for the month of August and September, the lake is sunk in glaciers throughout the year. 

Khapiro/Pari Lake II

Location: Khapiro/ Pari Lake II is located near Pari Lake I, at the highest altitude in the mountain ranges of Swat.

Tourist attraction: The Lake is 0.25 km in length and is surrounded by steep pastures. When fodder is limited in the plains, grazers take their livestock to the pastures in summers. It is comparatively greater in size and depth than the other lake situated in its vicinity and remains open in the months of July, August and September. Kundal Lake is situated in the foothills down and water from Pari Lake II flows to Kundal Lake. Due to the uncertain weather and alarming height, the lake remains undisturbed.

Pari Lake II has a twofold importance:

  • It provides a huge share of water to the gigantic Kundal Lake.
  • It is a safe feeding ground for the native as well as migratory birds.

The high mountains surrounding the lake are a safe dock for the bulky Snow-cock and brightly colored Monal pheasants. These birds can be heard and seen during the early hours of dawn.

Pari Lake II is a beautiful place to visit as its wide horizon, spectacular landscapes and cool breeze are the priceless gifts of nature that remains in the memory of a visitor.

Spin Khwar (White Stream) Lake

Location: Spin Khwar is situated towards the North of Kundal Lake and East of Utror valley. It is 176 km away from Islamabad. The name Spin Khwar has importance as a small white stream in the east flows down to the lake from the surrounding mountains and is a major source of water for the lake.

Accessibility: Spin Khwar Lake can be accessed through two tracks: One from Kundal, and the other from Ladu valley. The track from Ladu is easy to walk and less tiring while the track from Kundal is not only difficult but dangerous; although it is short and links Kundal and Spin Khwar.

Tourist attraction: The Lake is large in size and is an ideal refuge for animals and local and migratory birds. Tall coniferous trees around the lake add to the beauty of the surrounding and the lake. Landscapes surrounding the lake are decorated with wild flowers and green meadows.

Due to lack of publicity and popularity, Spin Khwar is not much visited by tourists. However, it has a great potential to attract tourists due to its beautiful landscapes. Campsites are available near the lake. The lake can become a famous recreational spot if proper tracks and other necessary facilities are provided to the visitors.Swat Tourist Attractions and Places to Visit – Swat

Our list of famous tourist attractions in Swat and a summary of the best places to visit in swat is the all-time favourite of tourists from across the world who visits Pakistan. When touring Pakistan, you should consider our list of great places to visit in Swat if you are looking for a memorable vacation or weekend break full of historical attractions, countless great cultural experiences, and other fun things to do in Swat Valley.

Things To See and Do in Swat

My oh my… where do we start?! Not sure where to start or how to fit all our amazing attractions into the time you’ve got? There are probably a million and one ways to fill your holiday with incredible things to do in Swat.

So, how about a grand tour of Kalam Valley? Have road rides through majestic landscapes? Discovering the secrets and ancient spiritual power of Buddhism in Swat? A winter sports adventure? An afternoon tea on the riverside or a trip to the museum? Snow-capped mountains or lush green nature explorations? Night at the bonfire musical concert? Climbing mountains? Following a literary trail? White-water rafting? Shopping expedition? We literally could go on, and on, and on, and on…

Your Pre-planned Itinerary for Swat

Check out our full range of itineraries covering different holiday lengths, themes, and areas of Swat. Start with our suggestions and then adjust for your ideal holiday to Swat.

1. Saidu Sharif

2. Mingora City and Bazar

3. Swat Museum

4. Murghzar White Palace

5. Bahrain

6. Madyan

7. Shingrai Waterfall

8. Shingardar Stupa

9. Shangla Top

10. Malam Jabba Ski Resort

11. Kalam Valley

12. Gabin Jabba

13. Kumrat Valley

14. Fizagat Park

15. Ushu

16. Tall and Dardiyal

17. Peuchar Valley

17. Saidu Sharif

List of Famous Lakes to Visit In Swat

1. Spin Khwar (White Stream) Lake

2. Khaipro Lakes

3. Kandol Lake

4. Izmis lake

5. Bashigtam Lake

6. Daral Lake

7. Mahodand Lake

8. Anakar Lake

9. Godur Lake

10. Shetan Goot Lakes

11. Neelsar Lake

12. Saidgai Lake

13. Kharkhari Lake

14. Naran Kaghan

9 Colleges & Universites in Swat
College of Global Technologies Swat
Cadet College Swat
University Of Swat
College Of Home Sciences Saidu Sharif Swat
Government Post Graduate Jahanzeb College Saidu Sharif Swat
RITE College Women Bari kot Swat
Max Tech Computer Institute VU Campus Mingora Swat
Swat College of Science and Technology VU Campus Mingora Swat
MM Academy Swat

Published in Apnimag,16 Octuber, 2022

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