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TOUR GUIDE OF TOP 20 BEAUTIFUL PLACES TO VISIT IN SWAT VALLEY

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TOUR GUIDE OF TOP 20 BEAUTIFUL PLACES TO VISIT IN SWAT VALLEY. Pakistan is full of beautiful and spectacular places where one can see and enjoy nature. Every person tends to go these wonderful locations and wishes to make good memories to cherish these moments for rest of his life. Swat Valley is one of these places having oceans of beauty and is rightly called ‘Switzerland of the East’. It is also known as Heaven on Earth due to its matchless views. Followers of Buddhism visit this valley as they believe that Mahatma Gautam Buddha came there during his last embodiment in another form. 

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Beautiful View of Swat Valley

Every year thousands of the tourists from different areas and countries visit here and enjoy their holidays. There are 200 attractive Buddhist sites for the pilgrims who visit these sacred places. Swat Valley is full of lush green meadows, snow-capped mountains,  frozen lakes, deep forests, gardens of fruits and rushing streams. The maximum temperature in July is 38 degree Celsius whereas minimum temperature in January is 20 degree Celsius. You should check temperature when you’re visiting and prepare yourself accordingly. Tourists came in Swat Valley throughout the year. Residents of Swat are very hospitable and friendly. They love to serve and help the visitors.

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The main purpose of writing this article is to help the visitors and tourists who are not familiar with the destinations and places which they must visit in order to make good memories and to enjoy their wonderful moments. Many of the visitors spend their valuable time and money to visit this amazing place but are unable to see eye catchy views. Some of them don’t find best facilities of hotels at low prices, Transport, Travel guide and information. I will help you to make your journey of Swat Valley memorable and unforgettable. Complete guidance of all the beautiful places in Swat Valley is given below along with their location. You will be able to explore all the mesmerizing places in the best way. Stay connected.

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Top 20 Places to Visit in Swat Valley are mentioned below

Bahrain-Swat

Bahrain is a beautiful town located in Swat district and is 60 Km North of Mingora at an elevation of 4700 ft on the right bank of river Swat. It is known as Bahrain due to convergence of two rivers Daral and Swat. It has riverside tourist resorts.

Kalam-Swat

Kalam is a valley located at a distance of 99 Km from Mingora with lush green hills, thick forests and rushing streams. Lakes like Saifullah and Kandol are also present here. There are many beautiful places like Matiltan and Kalam Forest. Many views of nature attract the tourists towards this Place.

Alpuri-Swat

Alpuri, Swat is the capital of district Shangla.It is located at an elevation of 1587 meters above sea level. A small town of Alpuri attracts tourists due to magnificent views. Green forests around the land help to maintain the pleasant climate of this place.  

Marghuzar-Swat

It is a small village of Swat located 13 Km away from Saidu Sharif. Marghuzar is named so due to lush green lands and valley. Historical significance of Marghuzar is that It owns White Marble Palace, residence of royal family of Swat. Wali-e-Swat built this palace way back in 1940.

Butkara Stupa-Swat

Butkara Stupa is a significant place near Mingora, Swat. It is also known as Buddhist Stupa and a sacred place for the followers of Mahatma Gautam Buddha. That’s why people around the globe visit this place.

Mingora-Swat

Mingora is the most important city of Swat having markets and commercial setup at a large scale. Mingora Bazaar is considered to be the biggest bazaar of Swat district. Mingora bazaar is famous for Its various items such as dry fruits, handicrafts, jewelry, shawls and jackets.

Saidu Sharif-Swat

Saidu Sharif is the capital district of Swat district. This tourist destination has many places for the visitors including Swat museum, colorful shrine of the Akhund of Swat called Saidu Baba and remains of impressive Saidu Stupa. Thousands of tourists came to visit the shrine every year.

Malam Jabba-Swat

Malam Jabba is a hill station located 40 Km away from Saidu Sharif at a top elevation of 2804 meters. A fantabulous site to visit with many mesmerizing sights and views. It has an Internationally recognized ski resort in Hindukush Range. Tourists across the globe visit this heaven.

Miandam-Swat

Miandam is an administrative unit, known as Union council, of Swat District. A wonderful hill station located 56 Km from Mingora. The elevation of this spectacular place is 1,800 meters above sea level. Maidam is a favorite place for tourists of Swat valley. There are a number of hotels available in this area.

Madyan-Swat

Madyan is a popular hill station, located at a distance of about 55 Km from Mingora, in the Swat District. Madyan riverside location and pleasant climate make it a famous tourist spot in Swat valley. Tourists love to spend time in Madyan resorts. A popular hill station with a decent population and plenty of greenery surrounding it.

KalaKot Village-Swat

It is a beautiful village located in Swat. Kalakot in the region of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa  Province is located in Pakistan – some 99 mi (or 159 km) North of Islamabad, the country’s capital city.

Shangla -Swat

Shangla District is a district in Malakand Division of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in Pakistan. The district headquarters are located at Alpuri. Shangla district consists of small valleys, and is situated between the hillocks and surrounded by high mountains full of forests comprising Pindrow Fir, Morinda Spruce, Blue Pine (Kail), Chir Pine and Deodar Cedar trees.

Hindukush Mountains-Swat

Hindukush range extends from the Pamir range near the point where the borders of China,Azad Kashmir, and Afghanistan meet, after which it extends to southwest through Pakistan and into Afghanistan, finally merging into minor ranges in western Afghanistan.Swat Serena Hotel is set in the foothills of the Hindukush Mountains in a secure location in the capital city of Saidu Sharif, within walking distance of the colourful bazaars and traditional restaurants of Mingora.

Fizaghat-Swat

Fizagat Park is a recreational park in the neighbourhood of Mingora in Pakistan. It is a popular destination for tourists visiting the valley of Swat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. It is situated on the bank of the Swat River at Fizagat. Its main feature is the stream of freshwater from the river Swat flowing.

Shingrai Waterfall-Swat

It is located 20 Km North of Mingora. The huge waterfall gives a roaring sound amid gigantic hills overlooking it mesmerizing the onlookers. Local Tourists come every Friday to refresh themselves amid natural beauty. It is a dazzling place perched between high green hill.

Kandol lake-Swat

Kundol Lake is a beautiful lake in Swat Valley, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, which is located in the north of Utror valley at a distance of 20.8 kilometres (12.9 mi) away from Kalam. Kundol Lake is accessible only during the summer; during the winter, the roads are closed due to heavy snowfall. 

Shahi Bagh-Swat

Shahi Bagh Swat is Located among high mountains at a distance of about 14 km from Utror and 30 km from Kalam valley, Shahi Bagh offers unique landscape to the visitors and is a prime example of heaven on Earth.

Spin Khwar Lake-Swat

Spin Khwar is a lake hidden in the round of mountains towards the north of Kundal Lake and East of Utror valley. The name Spin Khwar was given 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. The surrounding of the lake is pure and natural due to less visits .

Mahodand Lake

The most beautiful treasure of Kalam is Mahodand Lake, located 50 km away from North of Kalam. It is also known as a ‘lake of fish’. There is a beautiful river, an Ushu River flows alongside the route which leads to Mahodand Lake. Hence the Ushu River which starts from Mahodand Lake presents an amazing view. 

Jarogo Waterfall

Jarogo Waterfall is situated in Matta Tehsil in Swat District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the Province of Pakistan. It is also known as the highest waterfall of Pakistan. It is about 30 kilometres from Matta Tehsil and 55 kilometres  from Mingora towards northeast. A perfect mixture of unusual flora and fauna, the place is veiled to the external world by and large.

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