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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.

Swat Valley is situated in the north eastern tip of the Khyber Pukhtunkhawa province surrounded by the scenic valleys of Dir, Chitral and Gilgit. Saidu Sharif the capital of Swat is linked by metalled road with Islamabad/Rawalpindi and Peshawar via Mardan and Malakand Pass.

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.
It is 171 km from Peshawar to Mingora/Saidu Sharif using the above mentioned route from Mardan onward. Total driving time from Peshawar is around 4 hours. For those preferring public transport, travel in air conditioned bus service is an option. There are several bus companies with regular direct service to Mingora from Lahore, Rawalpindi, Peshawar and Mardan. Daewoo Bus Company operates most comfortable and reliable air conditioned bus service to Mingora from Lahore, Rawalpindi and Peshawar which also provide connecting bus services to the passengers of other major cities such as Karachi, Hyderabad, Bahawalpur, Multan, Faisalabad, Sargodha, Abbottabad, Mianwali etc. (For more information about Daewoo Bus Service schedule and fares, please visit their website www.sammi.com.pk or call at 111-007-008).

Alternate Route from Besham via Shangla Pass

A scenic but slightly difficult and longer alternate route is via Abbottabad and the Karakorum Highway to Besham via Shangla pass. Besham is 270 km from Islamabad via Abbottabad, Mansehra, Batagram and Thakot. From Besham it is 69 km to Khawazakhela, a drive of about three hours on a scenic road through steeply terraced hills and pine forests across the Shangla Pass. Khawazakhela is a large town along river Swat from where Mingora is 27 km and Madyan is 26 km.

From To Distance in Km Travel Time Road Condation
Islamabad Mardan 140 1 ½ hrs. Excellent Motorway (M-I)
Mardan Takht-i-Bahi 14 20 min. Excellent Highway
Takht-i-Bahi Dargai 26 40 min. Excellent Highway
Dargai Malakand 12 3 min. Excellent Highway
Malakand Chakdara 15 3 min. Excellent Highway
Chakdara Mingora/Saidu Sharif 40 1 ½ hrs. Excellent Highway
Total distance and travel time 247 5 hrs.
From To Distance in Km Travel Time Road Condation
Peshawar Nowshera 41 40 min. Excellent Motorway (M-I)
Nowshera Mardan 23 20 min. Excellent Highway
Mardan Takht-i-Bahi 14 20 min. Excellent Highway
Takht-i-Bahi Dargai 26 40 min. Excellent Highway
Dargai Malakand 12 30 min. Excellent Highway
Malakand Chakdara 15 30 min. Excellent Highway
Chakdara Mingora/Saidu Sharif 40 1 ½ hrs. Excellent Highway
Total distance and travel time 171 4 ½ hrs.
From To Distance in Km Travel Time Road Condation
Besham Alpuri 35 1 hr Two way metalled road but damaged at many places
Alpuri Shangla Pass 7 ½ hr. Two way metalled road but damaged at many places
Shangla Pass Khawazakhela 27 1 hr. Two way metalled road but damaged at many places
Takht-i-Bahi Dargai 26 40 min. Two way metalled road but damaged at many places
Khawazakhela Mingora 29 1 hr. Two way metalled road but damaged at many places
Total distance and travel time 98 3 ½ hrs.
From To Distance in Km Travel Time Road Condation
Mingora Manglor 10 20 min. Two way metalled road
Manglor Khawazakhela 19 40 min. Two way metalled road but damaged at few places
Khawazakhela Fatehpur 14 40 min. Two way metalled road but damaged at few places
Fatehpur Madyan 10 30 min. Two way metalled road but damaged at many places
Madyan Baharin 10 40 min. Suitable for 4WD vehicles only
Baharin Kalam 35 4 to 5 hrs. Suitable for 4WD vehicles only
Total distance and travel time 98 7 to 8 hrs.
Depending on road condition
From To Distance in Km Travel Time Road Condation
Mingora/Saidu Sharif Maraghzar 13 30 min. Two way metalled road damaged at few places
Mingora/Saidu Sharif Udegram 8 15 min. Excellent Highway
Mingora/Saidu Sharif Malam Jabba via Manglor 42 2 ½ hrs. Two way metalled road damaged at few places
Fatehpur Madyan 10 30 min. Two way metalled road but damaged at many places
Mingora/Saidu Sharif Miandam via Fatehpur 56 2 hrs. Two way metalled road damaged at few places
Kalam Ushu 8 1 hr. Suitable for 4WD vehicles only
Kalam Utrot 16 2 hr. Suitable for 4WD vehicles only

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