Mingora is a metropolitan city located in the Swat Valley of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pakistan. Mingora hosts a population of 331,091 (.33 million), according to the 2017 census, the city stands as the 3rd largest city in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province and 26th largest city in Pakistan.
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Mingora City Bazar
Mingora City is commonly known as Mingora Bazar is the largest central business hub in Swat Valley. Mingora city is considered a twin city of Saidu Sharif as both are adjacent to each other on 2.6 km (1.6 miles) distance. These twin cities are a special case of two urban areas that were founded in close geographic proximity. Over time, the commercial expansion and the growth of Bazars in both Mingora and Saidu Sharif lead to overlapped into each other losing most of their mutual buffer zone.
Islamabad to Mingora Distance and Route Map
The total distance between Islamabad and Mingora Swat is approximately 230km (143 miles). From Islamabad to Mingora it usually takes just over 3 hours by road via N5, M1, M16, and N95. To reach Mingora Swat get on AH1/M-1 in Islamabad from Srinagar Hwy for 22 min (20.7 km). Then follow AH1/M-1 and M-16 to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for 1 hr 52 min (171 km), and finally follow the Bahrain Rd/N-95 to GT Rd in Mingora, Swat for 1 hr 2 min (38.9 km).
The entire one-sided trip of 230km (143 miles) to Mingora takes just over 3 hours when the road, traffic, and weather conditions are suitable. There are few service stations on M1 and M2 Swat Motorway that provide satisfactory facilities and services for your short breaks. Both motorways to Mingora provide facilities and services such as restaurants, coffee/tee shops, shops, telephone & calling facilities, toilets, prayer rooms, washrooms, and toilets, etc.
Mingora As a Gateway of Swat
Mingora serves as a gateway and base station to the entire swat valley. Most of the visitors land in Mingora when they enter swat from the south end of the valley through Swat Motorway. Bear in mind, this city lies in the most south part of Swat Valley and therefore can’t be used as a suitable base camp for the tourist destinations located at the further north areas in Swat due to extended distance.
Mingora Tourist Attractions & Places to Visit in Mingora
There are few places to visit in Mingora however, your trip to this mysterious city is the beginning of your exploration. On your tour, while discovering the tourist attractions in Mingora, you might love to visit other places in swat to discover the bigger picture of the sightseeing and attractions in the valley. Alternatively, for Tourist attractions and places to visit in Mingora alone, consider visiting the following spots.
1. Swat Musem Mingora
2. Mingora Bypass Hotels & Restaurants
3. Fizagat Park Mingora
4. Fizagat Park Mingora
5. Swat Emerald Mines Fizagat Mingora
6. Mingora Chena Shopping Market
7. Main Bazar Mingora
8. Saidu Sharif
Mingora Weather & Temperature
The Mingora weather is generally mild and warm as compared to the upper swat regions. On average annually, the weather in Mingora records approximately 19°C (66°F) temperature. June and July are mostly the hottest months in Mingora when the average temperature is 30°C (86°F). However, the weather in Mingora becomes the coldest during January and February when the average temperature drops to 5°C (41°F). In the freezing weather, mostly at night, the temperature in Mingora falls below sub-zero up to -15°C (5°F).