The lush green and historic Swat Valley. In the Malakand Division lies between 34’40’ to 35′ N latitude and 72′ to 740-3 E longitude and is part of the Provincially Administrated Tribal Area (PATA) of the Khyber Pukhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. The valley is an integral part of the strategic and significant region where three parts of the Asian continent—South Asia. Central Asia and China meet. The names found in ancient sources for Swat are Udyana and Suvastu because of the scenic beauty of the valley and the name of the river respectively.
The magnificent Swat Valley popularly known as the Switzerland of Pakistan. is situated north of Peshawar In ancient times it remained center of then flourishing Buddhist civilization still having its remnants found at various places. Its old name was Udyana (Land of Gardens).
Being home town of Kohistani inhabitants, Kalam is like an earthly paradise in Swat Valley. Located at a distance of 40 km from Bahrain, Kalam is the main town of this region presenting one of the most panoramic natural beauties.
A trip to Swat is incomplete without seeing Malam Jabba, about 44 km from Mingora, a modern hill resort with surrounding mountains enhancing its natural attraction and beautiful landscape.