Kalam is also known as Kalam Valley is located in the northeast of Swat about 96km (59 miles) of distance from Mingora city. The beautiful Kalam valley is surrounded by Matiltan in the northeast, Utrar in the west, and Bahrain Valley in the south towards the mainland of Swat Pakistan. Kalam is on the elevation of about 2,000 meters (6,600 feet) above sea level is one of the most beautiful places to visit in swat for its natural beauty.
How to Visit Kalam by Road?
The easiest way to get to Kalam by road is to take the N95 route (also known as Kalam Road) from Mingora in Swat. The N95 road along the bank of Swat River will take you Kalam passing through Manglor, Charbagh, Khwazakhela, Madyan, Bahrain to your final destination Kalam Valley.
This road trip from Mingora to Kalam is about 96km (59 miles) which usually takes 3 (three) hours depending on the road, traffic, and weather conditions. In busy seasons this journey may take longer as the flow of tourists from swat and man land of Pakistan increases.
There is an alternative road to Kalam through Kanju road. This route to Kalam starts from Mingora, going through across the Swat River to Kanj, passing through Swat Saidu Sharif Airport, Derai, Bandai, Ningolai Village, Shakardara, Baidara, Kalakot, Damlai, Madyan, Bahrain to your final destination Kalam Valley. This route is also about 96km (59 miles) and roughly takes 3 hours to get Kalam.
Kalam Tourist Attractions & Places to Visit in Kalam
There are many attractions and places to visit in the Kalam, covering a wide area which is just waiting for you to explore! Perhaps Kalam valley is the most famous gem of a place to visit in swat. There are breathtaking lakes, soaring mountains, picturesque valleys, green lush forest, and other natural attractions in Kalam. These wonders of nature make Kalam the most beautiful places to visit on everyone’s list when they are in swat.
1. The Downtown of Kalam
5. Mahodand Lake
6. Kundol Lake
7. Izmis Lake
8. The Greate Forest of Kalam
9. The National Forest Kalam
10. Kalam Forest PlayGround
Kalam Summer Festival
Another best thing to do in Kalam is to go to the Kalam festival or Klam mela which is also known as Swat summer festival. Kalam summer festival is a grand display of cultural and recreational events held yearly in July or August. During the holiday season in summer, the grand Kalam festival gathering attracts locals and tourists from Pakistan and abroad to celebrate and enjoy holidays in the cold weather.
Kalam Summer Festival is a week-long activity which comprises paragliding, local handicraft display, jeep rally, cycling, canoeing, cultural shows, local music, dances, food stalls, etc.