Photos of Swat

Swat is a valley and a district in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province. It is the upper valley of the Swat River. The capital of Swat is Saidu Sharif, but the main town in Swat Valley is Mingora. Swat was a princely state which was dissolved in 1969 and became a district of N.W.F.P (Now Khyber Pakhtunkhwa). It is a very popular tourist resort and also called “the Switzerland of Pakistan”.

Swat’s tourist attractions are Swat Museum (with collection of Gandhara sculptures), Malam Jabba, Miandan, Madyan, Bahrain, Kalam, Usho Valley, Ultror Valley, Gabral Valley, Mahundan Valley, Pari (Khapiro) Lake, Kundol Lake, Bashigram Lake, Spin Khore (White Stream) Lake, and Daral Lake,.

Malam Jaba, Swat. PTDC Motel during snow. Unfortunately the building stands destroyed, although one can still ski in the area.

Enroute Malam Jabba-Pic 1. Pic taken by Asad Hakeem from ‘Mountain Inn’ enroute Malam Jabba.

Enroute Malam Jabba-Pic 2Pic taken by Asad Hakeem from ‘Mountain Inn’ enroute Malam Jabba.

View of Malam Jabba. Pic taken by Asad Hakeem.

Another View of Malam Jabba. Pic taken by Asad Hakeem.

Kalam, SwatKalam town, elevation 6,800 feet (2,000 m), is a tehsil HQ of Swat District. Its route is from Mingora to Khwaza Khela, Madyan, Behrain and then Kalam. It is located 29 km from Behrain, 100 km from Mingora and 270 km from Islamabad. In Kalam, the Ushu and Utrot Rivers join to form the Swat River. The metalled road ends at Kalam and shingle road leads to the Ushu and Utrot Valleys. From Matiltan one gets a breath-taking view of the snow-capped Mount Falaksir, 19,415 feet (5,918 m) high, and another unnamed peak 20,000 feet (6,096 m) high.

Kalam, Swat, Before FloodsPhoto by Madam Mussarat Ahmed Zeb.

Another View of Kalam, Swat, before FloodsPhoto by Madam Mussarat Ahmed Zeb.

Kalam, Swat, after FloodsPhoto by Madam Mussarat Ahmed Zeb.

Gabral Valley, Swat. Gabral Valley is situated at a distance of 20 km from Kalam and 5 km from Utror proper. Photo by Madam Mussarat Ahmed Zeb.

Another View of Gabral Valley, SwatPhoto by Madam Mussarat Ahmed Zeb.

Bahrain, Swat. Bahrain is a popular hill station in Swat District, KPK.

Trout Fishing Point in Bahrain, Swat

Photos of Swat : Trout Fishing Point in Bahrain, Swat

Spinkhore Lake, Swat

A Buddhist Site in Swat. Photo by Shah Wazir Khan (July 15, 2012). Location is Arab Khan Cheena (Spring Water) Sherarai, Union Council Jambil-Kokarai, Tehsil Babozai, District Swat. Shah Wazir Khan, a social worker and local guide, is seen in the photo.

Remains of an old Buddhist Site in Swat, Pakistan

A Buddhist Sculpture Carved on a Big Stone, Swat.Photo by Shah Wazir Khan (July 15 2012).  Location is  Arab Khan Cheena ( Spring Water) Sherarai. In this photo, on the left is Rafi Ullah Yousafzai (a PhD scholar in Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad., doing research on Buddhist sites in Swat), while on the right is Shah Wazir Khan.

A very old and rare Buddhist Sculpture Carved on a Big Stone, Swat, Pakistan

Another Buddhist Sculpture carved on a stone, Swat. Photo by Shah Wazir Khan (July 15, 2012). Location is Arab Khan Cheena (Spring Water) Sherarai. Shah Wazir Khan is seen in the photo.

Another very old and rare Buddhist Sculpture carved on a stone, Swat, Pakistan.

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Comments

  1. Hashmat Babi says:

    I have no words to praise these photos. May Allah bless you all for having shown us Swat photographically.

  2. Thanx, it was great to see these super pics of Swat and Peshawar and all Pakistan….. We want to see pictures of BUNER too….so plz add some. Thank you!!

  3. Hamza Naeem says:

    Very nice and beautiful pics.

  4. Zubair Ahmed, Canada says:

    If arbaab -e- ikhtiar in PTDC are in a right state of mind they should welcome a freelance volunteer like you to share and organize tourism related information with them. Here is food for thought. Most of the places of tourist attraction have another feature added to the facility here in Canada i.e. local residents offering ‘Bed & Breakfast’ comparatively less than hotels.
    You just have to go on the web type ‘Bed & Breakfast’ next to the location and there you go with the contacts of all available B & B facilities in the area.

    • Dear Zubair! In Pakistan who will take a risk to leave the security of a hotel and stay in a local’s house? Just pray it becomes true some day.

  5. Asad Hakeem says:

    PTDC Motel stands destroyed although you can still ski in the area. Also add information required by tourists like places to see, lodging facilities available and how to get there, etc.

  6. ASAD HAKEEM says:

    Masha Allah, beautiful pics.