Swat Valley of Waterfalls

Swat

Swat Valley of Waterfalls (Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa)

The lush-green and bow-shpaed valley of Swat in the Hindukash Range, with its shining waterfalls and singing river Swat and its tributories, and fruit-laden orchards, and gardens with stack of colorful flowers, is an ideal for holiday-makers loving for a relaxation after their busy lives.

Swat is situated at the distance of 257 km from Rawalpindi via Nowshera-Mardan and Malakand Pass and at the distance of 177 km from Peshawar. Travelling through Malakand Pass is very interesting journey crossing the heights of the Malakand dry mountains with sharp road turns. At the end of this Pass, one can view the wast view of valley with its green fields and gardents.

Swat has a rich historical past, especially considered as center of Buddhism. There are number of sites in Swat where design carving on the mountain rocks show the Buddhism in this valley.

Swat is situated at the alititude of 976 meters with an area of an area of 10,260 sq. kms. Swat valley, little bit flat, is divided into two parts by River Swat in the center from the Mahudond Lake. One can enjoy the roaring sounds of River Swat flowing along the road with falling waterfalls on the both sides.

Kalam is the most attractive place in the Swat valley where the broader view of Swat River is available with cold breeze comming from Ushu and Utrot glaciers, and the height peak in this valley Mt. Faleksher can be seen from here. Other most important places in Swat are Bahrain, Mohudond lake, Saidu Sharif, Mallam Jabba, and Miandam.

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