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SWAT VALLEY, HAVE A HAPPY, HEALTHY SUMMER VACATIONS

Swat, generally known as the Switzerland of Asia, is one of the most beautiful valleys in the World. The charming Swat, a peaceful and fascinating tract in the lap of vegetative sky-high mountains, with eternal snow on their lofty crests, is an everlasting source of attraction for the visitors. Its beauty attracts tourists from all over the world to enjoy the soothing and serene sceneries, and the friendly behaviour of its inhabitants. A visitor entered in Pakistan would never be contented without roaming about Swat.

Valley Swat is a unique, beautiful and glittering jewel created by Almighty that is an exact replica of the glorious Alps in Switzerland. It is certainly a paradise for nature lovers where they can feast their eyes on the diverse bounties of nature ranging from the densely forested.

Mahodand Valley & Lake

Surrounding Valley of famous Mahodand Lake is known as Mahodand Valley. About 23km from Matiltan (3,000 meters), lies this beautiful valley with enchanting & refreshing views. These valleys are excellent for hiking. You can also enjoy the natural beauty “Mahodand Lake”. With its blue waters the lake is as beautiful as Saiful Maluk in Kaghan Valley.

Natural Ushu Valley & Ushu Forest….

Just beyond Kalam is the junction of the Ushu and Utrot rivers, which together form the Swat. Dirt roads follow each river, both passable in ordinary cars in summer. The Ushu Valley runs northeast from Kalam and offers magnificent views of Mount Falaksir (6,257 meters or 20,528 feet), numerous picnic spots and superlative fishing and hiking. Lake Mahodand or the Lake of the Fishes, about ten kilometres to the north. There is also a deep forest as well. Tours packages of all the surrounding areas are available.

Malam Jabba…Famous ski resort in Swat Valley

Malam Jabba the fairytale land of romance and beauty offers unlimited sights that the eye can behold, mighty ranges of Hindu Kush, the Karakuram and black mountains, gentle slopes, placid plains, torrential streams, lush green meadows and thick green forests of pine. Stands on top of a mountain of the Hindu Kush range, at a distance of 40 Kilometres north east of Saidu Sharif. Surrounded by wonderful panorama of scenic splendour and mighty mountains, Malam Jabba is much more than just a ski resort. It is a holiday resort that holds great fascination for tourists and is also home to the remains of ancient civilization. Malam Jabba is 314 Kilometres from Islamabad and 51 Kilometres from Saidu Sharif airport. The Resort offers a host of modern facilities such as:

Madyan “The paradise on earth”

Madyan is a tourist resort on the Swat River, At 1,321 meters (4,335 feet) above see level, it is neither as cool nor as beautiful as Miandam, but it has many hotels of all price ranges, and being a large town has many tourist shops and restaurants, as well as a cinema. One of the trout farms is also here. The areas to visit in Madyan are Chail & Bishigram lakes.

Swat & Kalam Vallies…Modern Heaven

Kalam, is the most beautiful part of the Swat valley. The galaxy of about 150 hotels, land of water falls, lakes, pastures, site of hiking and glaciers have all the latest facilities of the modern age. Surrounded by lush green mountains, covered with forests and vegetation, a diverse and oldest cultural values to witness and above all the friendly and hospitable people. Strawberries are found everywhere in the forests of Kalam.

Come over for an exciting experience to this nature’s art gallery and you will never forget.

By: Hina Adeel

 

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