Delightfully charming and attract Swat is popular worldwide as the holy land of Buddhist learning and a place of Buddhist pilgrimage. Buddhist tradition describes that the Buddha visited Swat during his rebirth as the Guatama Buddha and propagated his teachings to the people here. It is believed that the Swat was full of 1400 magnificent and attractive stupas and monasteries, which consist of 6,000 gold images of the Buddhist pantheon for worship and schooling. There are more than 400 Buddhist sites spread over an area of 160 Km in Swat valley only.
The lush green valley of Swat, with its rushing fast-moving water cold lakes, fruit-laden orchards and flower-decked slopes is an ideal place for excursions. You can shop various local handicrafts such as embroidered linen, hand-woven rugs and shawls, silverware, tribal jewellery and carved woodwork items from Swat Valley.
Swat can be reached directly by road and air via Peshawar, Islamabad and Rawalpindi. People preferring public transport can reach there through regular bus and van service between Rawalpindi and Mingora. PTDC operates tourist coach service for Saidu Sharif and Kalam from June 1st –August 30th every year.
Swat Medical Complex (SMC) looks after patients with all types of general medical illness. The consultant physicians those are well-trained to provide a wide range of health care services to patients. They are prepared to deal with all sorts of patients.
Address: Faiz Abad road, Swat. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa، Saidu Sharif, Swat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
Phone number: (0946) 710281
Hours: Open - Closes 12 AM
During summers temperature ranges from 10C to 25C which is ideal for summer holidays to enjoy the beauty of lush green meadows and thick green forests of Pine & Deodar trees. During winter season temperature falls down to 5C to –10C, and the snow falling makes it a perfect place for skiing. The maximum temperature in July is about 38 Centigrade and the minimum recorded temperature during January is 1 Centigrade.
Malam Jabba is located at 2,636 meters above sea level. Heavenly Malam Jabba Ski Resort on top of a mountain of the Hindukush range is the must visit place if you plan to visit swat. This resort is situated 51 km from Saidu Sharif and 314 km from Islamabad. In the middle of the natural beauty and traces of Gandhara civilization, lies this contemporary tourist destination with 52 room motel, 2 skiing platforms, chairlifts, roller/ice skating rinks, restaurant, telephone and snow clearing tools etc. Foreign-trained staff is always available to provide food, lodging and skiing facilities at economical prices.
Saidu Sharif is the headquarters of the Swat Valley where you can visit the Swat Museum that contains one of the premium collections of Gandhara art in the world. Mingora, the adjacent city of Saidu Sharif, has a collection of wonderful pieces of Buddhist statue and the remains of great stupas. Marghazar is 16 km away from Saidu Sharif, is renowned for its white marble palace also known as “Sufed Mahal” built by the former Wali (Ruler) of Swat. Next destination is Kabal that is 6 km from Saidu Sharif with its outstanding golf course.
Kalam is a beautiful hill station encircled by velvety green hills, deep forests and blessed with captivating lakes, pastures, and waterfalls which are worth visiting features of this scenery. Kalam is a safe hill station with lots of luxury hotels, restaurants and Mall Road for shopping and getting around at night.
Located 58 km North of Mingora, Bahrain is a riverside hill station, where two rivers merge together. There are no proper hotels or any facility for tourists to stay at night and enjoy the cool breeze of rivers. Trout fish farm is a very famous viewpoint. It also serves a base camp that leads to the Daral & Saidgai lakes. Bahrain is well known for its local artwork and handicraft items. The climate is slightly warm in summer but if you go to swat, Bahrain is definitely a must visit the place.
The Mahodand Lake is located at the base of Hindu Kush hills, surrounded by the rich green pastures, deep forests and mountains. Tall pine trees on mountains and velvety meadow alongside this majestic lake make it a perfect camping site in the summer season.
Elevation: It is located at a height of 2,865 meters (9,400 feet).
Location: This mesmerizing lake is situated almost 40 kilometres (in the upper Usho Valley) away from Kalam, (Swat District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan).
Woods Resort Kalam is located in Swat. Experience the rich culture of taste and hospitality here with an array of cuisines and exemplary settings this restaurant can satisfy all your food temptations. This eatery is an excellent choice for families, tourists and business meetups looking for a relishing breakfast, lunch or dinner. Guests at this beanery can savor various types of foods from continental, Chinese, Italian, and Pakistani to vegetarian. Visitors and guests feel satisfied with this restaurant in terms of ambiance, location, service, food quality and value as compared to other restaurants in the Swat.
Green Hills is located in Swat. Experience the rich culture of taste and hospitality here with an array of cuisines and exemplary settings this restaurant can satisfy all your food temptations. This eatery is an excellent choice for families, tourists and business meetups looking for a relishing breakfast, lunch or dinner. Guests at this beanery can savor various types of foods from continental, Chinese, Italian, and Pakistani to vegetarian. Visitors and guests feel satisfied with this restaurant in terms of ambiance, location, service, food quality and value as compared to other restaurants in the Swat.