phone 051-2612448, 0345-8566048
email stfp.info@gmail.com

Visit Swat Valley

  • But-Kara
  • Takht Bahi Monastery
  • Kundol Lake
  • Mahudand Lake
  • Kalam
  • Kalam
  • Godur Lake
  • Swat River
  • Spinkhopr Lake
  • Shingerdar Stupa
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Welcome to Swat Valley

The Land of Enchanting Beauty.

icon INRODUCTION OF SWAT

The beautiful valley of Swat, popularly known as the Switzerland of the East is holiday-makers delight and a hallmark of magnificent scenic beauty and rich historical past. With its roaring rivers, waterfalls, meandering streams, glacier fed lakes, pine forests, alpine meadows, snow covered peaks of Mankial and Flaksair, fruit laden orchards, lush green fields, flower filled mountain slopes and above all the friendly Swati people who are famous for their traditional hospitality, Swat is without doubt one of the most beautiful tourist destination in the northern valleys of Pakistan.


icon HISTORY OF SWAT

Swat was described as “Udyana” (the garden) in ancient Hindu epics. Alexander the Great crossed Swat River with part of his army in 327BC. He fought and won some of his major battles at Barikot and Udegram and stormed their battlements, before crossing over the plains of the five rivers. In Greek accounts these towns have been identified as Ora and Bazira. After the death of Alexander the Great the Greeks quickly lost effective control of their far flung colonies and soon the northern part of the sub-continent situated west of the Indus which includes Swat was annexed by Chandra Gupta.


icon MAIN ROUTES

People travelling from down country on their own vehicles can take Motorway (M-1) and reach Mardan interchange from Islamabad in about one and half hours after covering a distance of 131 km. From Mardan onward they can travel via Takh-e-Bai, Dargai, Malakand Pass, Batkhella,Chakdara and finally reach Mingora/Saidu Sharif after covering a distance of 112 km in two and half more hours. The total distance from Islamabad to Mingora/Saidu Sharif is 247Km and it takes around 5 hours with one stop for lunch and refreshments. This route is open for all kinds of traffic throughout the year.


SWAT TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

TOURISM OPTIONS

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  • TRAVEL TIPS

    Swat, known as the Switzerland of Asia due to its natural beauty, has opened its arms for according warm welcome to tourists as security and peace have been restored and militants have been pushed out of the region by security forces.

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  • TOURIST INFORMATION CENTERS

    Islamabad
    Agha Khan Road, Markaz F-6, Super Market, Islamabad.

    Tel: (051) 9212760, 9202766,111-555-999
    Fax: 9204027

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  • USEFUL PHONE NUMBERS

    DCO Swat Office
    Tel: 0946-9240340
    Tourist Information Centre, Saidu Shairf Swat
    PTDC Motel, Opposite Serena Hotel, Saidu Sharif, Tel:0946-9240159


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CONTACT US

Sustainable Tourism Foundation Pakistan (STFP) is a non-profit and non-political organization dedicated to promote and facilitate the growth of sustainable and equitable tourism in Pakistan in close partnership with concerned stakeholders from public, private and NGO sectors.
For more information visit website http://www.stfp.org/

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        House No.9, St No.11,
        Main Road Banigala, Islamabad .

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