Kalam valley (Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa)
Kalam, a cool and pleasant hill station in Hindu Kush Range, is located at the distance of 350 km from Islamabad via Mardan and Malakand on the bank of the Swat River in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. It is a lush green valley with thick pine forest, meadows and waterfalls. The best season to visit Kalam is in the months of April to August. Tourists can enjoy very beautiful and charming views of Swat River in Kalam.
Kalam is a starting point of the Swat River by the confluence of Gabral and ushu rivers. It is situated at an elevation of 6,600 feet, the Mount Falaksar at the altitude of 19,616 feet, is the highest peak in the Swat Valley and it is visible from Kalam and Mahudand Lake.
Ushu, Utror, and Gabral are beautiful hill stations in the near vacinity of Kalam. Ushu galacier is beautiful visiting place at the distance of 8 km from Kalam accessible throuhg jeep. At the same spot, a beautiful falling waterfall is another main attraction in summer season. After crossing Ushu, Mahodand Lake is a largest and beautiful lake in Swat at the distance of 40 km from Kalam.
Another charming lake in Utror valley is Kundol Lake, which at the distance of 19 km from Kalam.