"Swat - Switzerland of Pakistan" Bad Swat by explore_discover

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Opened for Turists -Free stay at Hotel untill 20th

Swat WAS known as the Switzerland of Pakistan. The river Swat is a clear water river starting from the Ushu rage of mountains to the spread of the valley of Swat. It is on of the most green valleys of the Northern Pakistan and is well connected to the rest of Pakistan. There are regular flights from Islamabad to Swat and back. One can also get here either from Peshawar (160 KMs) or Islamabad.(250 KMs) The valley of Swat is located in the middle of foothills of Hindukush mountain range. The main town of the valley is Mingora and Saidu Sharief.

Swat WAS a place for leisure Lover , Hikers , and archeologist. In Kalam upper Swat there are some very pleasant walks since weather is pretty pleasant one can easily walk over the hills for hours and enjoy the unspoiled nature. The Swat is garden of Ashoka and was a prosperous land in the Buddhist times (2nd BC to 5 AD) There are at least over 100 archeological sites in the valley less then 10% of the are excavated. One can explore some of those sites in a half day tour of Swat.

Besham is midway between Rawalpindi and Gilgit . It is cut into the hillside above the Indus. Before building of the bridge for centuries a raft made of inflated cow-skin used to ply its way across the river here, pulling upstream in the lee of rocks and then drifting with the current to the other side.

  • Last visit to Bad Swat: Dec 2005
  • Intro Updated Jan 10, 2010
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  • Cockleshell's Profile Photo
    Oct 31, 2009 at 1:09 AM

    Greetings, Swat Valley ~ hmm ~ considered one of the most dangerous places on earth right now ~ but I see only beauty ~ Regards

  • Helenbb's Profile Photo
    Oct 31, 2007 at 7:16 AM

    Bad Swat ? how bad :) actually very good la


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