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The natural beauty and serenity of the Swat valley are regarded as the graciousness and benevolence of God.
Some newly discovered places while the others very famous & Beautiful Places to Visit in Swat Valley of Pakistan are being presented below as tourists guide published in 2019.
The valleys, beautiful landscapes, fascinating sceneries, mesmerizing waterfalls, crystal clear gushing water, abundant and diverse plant and wildlife, and hospitality of locals are some of the reasons that tourists from all over the world are attracted towards this quaint part of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Beautiful Valleys of Swat:
The beautiful valley of Swat is a perfect medley of distinct valleys and plains. Some of the beautiful valleys of Swat that must not be overlooked by visitors include Madayan valley, Mankial valley, Chail valley, Miandam valley, Marghuzar valley, Malam Jaba & Ghat valley, Shanku & Bashigram valley, and Kalam valley.
Beautiful Lakes of Swat:
The valley of Swat can truly be regarded as the Valley of lakes because it possesses some magnanimous miracles and extravagant bounties of nature.
These lakes in Swat are not only the feeding source for its Emerald Green gushing river but also provide hiking and camping sites for trek-lovers and courageous people.
The famous lakes of Swat valley are Bashigram Lake, Spin Khwar (White Stream) Lake, Daral Lake, Mahodand (Fish Lake), Saidgai Lake, Kundal Lake, Pari/Khapiro (Fairy) Lake-1 and Lake-2, Izmis Lake, Katora Lake, Saifullah Lake, and Jabba Zomalu Lake.
Beautiful Places to Visit in Swat Valley
Some of the most beautiful places of Swat valleys are mentioned below.
Bahrain is a riverside small hill station located at an elevation of 4700 feet above sea level.
It is the most visited place of Swat due to its natural landscape and beauty, a vibrant market with shops, cafes and resorts, architectural buildings, and lush green jungles with hiking spots.
One of the trails in Bahrain leads to Daral and Saidgai lakes.
2. Chail Madyan
Chail valley in Madyan located next to Nawe Chail is one of the spectacular spots with natural beauty and remains of ancient civilizations.
3. Fizagat Park
Located in the vicinity of Mingora, Fizagat Park is one of the famous tourist spots in Swat valley and is the best place for recreational activities, mouthwatering food, and sightseeing.
The panoramic view of crystal clear waters of River Swat can truly be caught at this point.
Gabral is another scenic valley of Swat located at a 20 km distance from Kalam at an altitude of 7,500 ft. The valley is easily accessible from Utror and enfolds a wonderful freshwater river flowing across the valley.
Kharkharai Lake is located in this valley.
5. Hindukush Mountain Range
The Hindukush mountain range is also known as Caucasus Indicus can be explored through Swat.
The highest mountain peak of Swat district is Falak Sar located in Ushu valley at an altitude of 5,918 meters is also a part of this mountainous range. The second is the Mankiyal mountain peak.
6. Jarogo Waterfall
Located in Jarogo valley in tehsil Matta, Swat, this unknown hidden paradise is also known as Jarogo Banda.
It is renowned as the highest waterfall of Pakistan with an abundance of green meadows, thick forests, snow-covered mountain peaks, coolest springs, and medicinal plants.
The valley has been hidden from tourists because of its location in the dense forest.
Kalam, located at 99 km distance from Swat valley and 54 km distance from Bahrain, can truly be regarded as paradise on earth.
The valley is full of picturesque sceneries with rich green hills and fluvial Swat River. This is a region where the flow of people is higher as compared to other regions of Swat.
The reason is cool and pleasant weather, enchanting sceneries, and breathtaking views of dense forests.
Matiltan, Usho, Utror, and Gabral are famous sites of Kalam, each with its own beauty and uniqueness. Rivers and lakes at Kalam are best spots for trout fishing.
8. Malam Jabba
The exclusive ski resort of Pakistan – Malam Jabba is the famous hill station across the Hindukush Mountainous range that enhances the beauty of Swat.
The place is for the adventurous tourists because of its curved and sloped road bounded by dense forest.
Tourists can enjoy the serenity of waterfalls, panoramic views of lush green mountains, cool breeze from sprawling forests, trekking on ski sloped trails, and winter sporting at Malam Jabba.
Famous for its delicacy of trout fish, Madyan is regarded as one of the most beautiful hill stations of Swat valley. The place is located at 56 kilometers distance from Mingora.
The place is famous for its markets with shops of embroidered and handicraft accessories, hotels, and restaurants. The uniqueness of this valley is the availability of modern facilities such as the internet, cellular network access, and satellite TV, etc.
The view of the Swat River in this valley is beautiful because the mountains on both sides are unable to enfetter its flow.
10. Mahodand Lake
Mahodand Lake is the most scenic spot located at 35 kilometers distance from Kalam in the Upper Usho Valley, accessible only through the 4X4 vehicle.
The spectacular valley of Mahodand presents an awesome view of towering trees, sprawling plains, and crystal clear cool water.
11. Mankial Village
Towards the north of Swat, another fascinating village is the valley of Mankial which is renowned for its jagged peaks.
Several adventurous tourists have attempted to reach the summits of this region. Though the condition of roads is much better, the cool breeze, gurgling water, dazzling peaks, and enchanted atmosphere keep the tourists engaged and delighted.
Located at a distance of 11 kilometers from Kalam valley, Matiltan is a beautiful spot in Swat famous for its dense forests, lofty mountains, and spectacular glaciers.
The place is a renowned picnic spot and provides a panoramic view of the highest mountain of Swat – Falak Sair.
13. White Palace
Located at an altitude of 7,000 feet above sea level, White Palace of Marghazar has been located in Marghazar, a small town in Swat situated at 13 kilometers distance from Saidu Shareef.
The building is accordingly entitled as it is built up of white marble. It has been converted to a famous tourist resort and is an attractive place for tourists in swat.
Located at a distance of 57 kilometers from Saidu Shareef and circled around by picturesque mountainous range, Miandam is a beautiful tourist resort and is one of the coolest places in Swat.
The altitude of this beautiful spot is 1,800 meters above sea level.
15. Shahi Bagh (Gabral)
Surrounded by birch trees, enriched with lush green meadows, and mesmerized with crystal clear water streams, Shahi Bagh valley in Gabral area of Swat is a major attraction for tourists from all over the country.
The place is located at 30 km distance from Kalam Valley and 14 km from Utror valley at an altitude of 10,000 feet.
16. Shingardar Stupa
Shingardar Stupa – the largest stupa of the Indian subcontinent – is an ancient Buddha statue located in Ghalegay village of Swat valley at a distance of 14 km from Mingora.
17. Shingrai Waterfall
Shingrai waterfall is another scenic spot of Swat valley, located at the foothills of Dwasaray peaks at 20 km distance North of Mingora. The waterfall provides tourists with a serene environment and captivating sceneries.