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SWAT SPALANDER SWAT

Swat

Swat, a land that shines with fruit-laden orchards, flower-filled slopes, meandering rivers, rumbling streams and is surrounded by the mighty ranges of the Hindu Kush and Himalayas. The valley is about 5000 feet above sea level, Saidu Sharif and Mingora are the towns that form the twin capital of this area. Bahrain borders the Swat river and trout fishing is a favorite pastime. Kalam is 30km from Bahrain and about 2000m above sea level. The valley opens at Kalam and provides big pastures to the local shepherds. Enjoy the views of the highest mountain of the valley Falakser 20,500 feet. Malamjaba another outstanding hill station in Swat valley, with a newly open ski resort and chairlift. Peshawar has always been important in the history of sub-continent because of its location in by Khyber Pass. Visit the street of story-tellers: Kissa Khawani bazaar, the street of Gold (Kasera bazaar), Karavan Serai and Mahabat Khan Mosque & Museum of Peshawar.

Kalam

Kalam is a cool heaven for tourists which is located at distance of 99 km from Mingora in the northern upper reaches of Swat valley along the bank of Swat River in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan.
Kalam is surrounded by lush green hills, thick forests and bestowed with mesmeric lakes, meadows, and waterfalls which are worth seen features of the landscape. It is the birthplace of Swat river which forms with the confluence of two major tributaries of the Gabral river & Ushu river.

It is a spacious sub-valley of Swat, at an elevation of about 2,000 meters (6,600 feet) above sea level, and providing rooms for a small but fertile plateau above the river for farming. Here, the metalled road ends and shingle road leads to the Ushio and Utror valleys. From Matiltan some snow-capped mountains are visible including Mount Falaksar 5,918 meters (19,416 feet), and another unnamed peak 6,096 meters (20,000 feet) high.

There are a lot of grand hotels in Kalam, where one can stay for a night and enjoy the cool breeze of Swat river.