Swat is known as the Switzerland of Pakistan. The river Swat is a clear water river, starting from the Ushu range of mountains to the valley of Swat. It is one of the greenest valleys of Northern Pakistan and is well connected to the rest of Pakistan. It is a place for leisure Lovers, Hikers, and archaeologists.
Valley of Swat is located in the middle of the foothills of the Hindukush mountain range. The main town of the valley is Mingora and Saidu Sharif. In Kalam, upper Swat there are some very pleasant walks since the weather is pretty pleasant. One can easily walk over the hills for hours and enjoy the unspoiled nature.
Swat is a garden of Ashoka and was a prosperous land in the Buddhist times (2nd BC to 5 AD). There are at least over 100 archaeological sites in the valley with less than 10% of the area excavated. One can explore some of those sites in a half-day tour of Swat.
Kalam is a hill station in Swat valley at an altitude of 2000 meters and it seems far higher than the other popular hill stations surrounded by tall peaks. The most prominent peak is Falak Sar is also known as Falak Sair (5,918m) in Ushu Valley of Swat, capped by pristine white snow at the top and birthplace of Swat River.
Falak Sar surrounded by lush green hills, thick forests and bestowed with mesmeric lakes, meadows and waterfalls, which are worth seen features of the landscape. Kalam is a popular hill station with luxury hotels and Mall Road for shopping and walking around at night.