Pakistan’s Switzerland; Swat
The Swat Valley is one of the most beautiful places in Pakistan with its beautiful lakes, waterfalls, waterfalls and scenery.
During her visit to Swat, Queen Elizabeth II described the valley as “Switzerland of the East”, after which Swat became popular among tourists as “Switzerland of Pakistan”.
Since Operation Rah-e-Rast in 2009, the situation in Swat has gradually returned to normal and the situation has returned to normal.
1- MALAM JABBA – SAWAT
Malam Jabba – Sawat
Malam Jabba is one of the most famous places in Swat, featuring a ski resort run by the Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC). If you want to enjoy skiing in a very beautiful place, there is no better place in Pakistan.
The resort’s skiing slopes are among the highest in the world. There is also a chairlift, walking, jogging track and other facilities.
The resort was destroyed by the Taliban in June 2008, but was rebuilt in 2011 and is now fully operational.
Malam Jabba – Sawat
2- MIANDAM SAWAT
Miandam is a small area between Mingora and Kalam which is usually used as a resting place for long journeys. The best way to enjoy the scenery after a short rest is to take a walk.
Miandam has numerous waterfalls and waterfalls that add to the beauty of the area.
3- MADEEN SAWAT
Located at a distance of 60 km from Mingora, Madeen is popular among tourists for its markets. From the bazaars here you can buy shawls, viscose, sweaters, Peshawari hats and other warm clothes.
Madeen is also famous for its cheap hotels. If you want to avoid the expensive hotels of Mingora, you can spend the night in Madinah and if you have not guided in Mingora, you can also book a guide from this place for your onward journey.
4- BAHRAIN SAWAT
Bahrain, about an hour’s drive from Madinah, is the last major destination before Kalam. Tourists usually visit the markets here because of the wooden goods.
From Bahrain you can also buy traditional Swati wooden items including tables, clocks, spoons, chairs and decorating items to further decorate your drawing room. Like most parts of the Swat Valley, Bahrain is located on the banks of the Swat River.
5- DHAMAKA LAKA SAWAT
The lake is uniquely named after the black rocks that, according to local legends, were blackened by an ‘explosion’ thousands of years ago and are still black today.
Before reaching Kalam, the lake provides an opportunity for tourists to relax after a long journey and after spending some time here, you can proceed. There are also some hotels where you can find trout fish, frying pans and other food.
6- KALAM- SAWAT
Another reason for the fame of Kalam is Mittaltan where Flexir, one of the highest mountains of Pakistan is also located. It is also a popular tourist destination with glaciers in every part of the year.
7- OSHO SAWAT
Osho, three kilometers from Kalam, is famous for its waterfalls. Even when it is getting very hot all over the country, this area is showing a picture of extreme cold. Many areas of Osho are covered with snow all year round and the most famous tourist destination is Lake Maudand. Due to lack of proper roads, only jeeps can be used.
8- MAUDAND SAWAT
The Mahoodand Valley is located north of Kalam, which is not only popular with tourists but also the answer to the trout. Due to the difficult roads, it takes a four-by-four vehicle to reach this place, but the road of this valley is the real beauty that will draw you to this area again and again. This is the valley from which the Swat River originates.
9- FAIRY LAKE SAWAT
The initial journey to the lake begins by jeep, but most of the way is on foot, which is both difficult and dangerous. However, these two difficulties are worth enduring in the face of the beauty here.
The same route used to reach this lake is also used for Lake Kandal, so it is better to enjoy the views of both lakes on the same day. Due to the long distance and difficult route, it is better to start the journey early in the morning.
10- KUNDOL LAKE SAWAT
This lake is located in the north of Ataroor, which you have to go through a lot of physical exertion to reach, but the views along the way will definitely encourage you.
To reach the lake, you have to book a four-by-four car from the first column, which will take you to Ludo in about two hours, but you will have to travel on foot.
The beauty of this lake, nestled among the icy mountains all around, stays in your mind for a lifetime.