Kalam, Swat

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Kalam
Tehsil
Kalam Valley
Kalam Valley
Country  Pakistan
Province Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
District Swat
Time zone PST (UTC+5)
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Kalam (Urdu: کالام ‎) is an administrative subdivision (Tehsil) of Swat District in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan.

Snow Capped Mountains

Kalam is along the upper reaches of the Swat River in Swat Valley.

Summer in Kalam

Kalam is known for its waterfalls, lakes and lush green hills, and is a 270 km drive from Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan. It is a popular destination for tourists.

At 29 kilometres (18 miles) from Bahrain and about 2,000 meters (6,600 feet) above sea level, the valley opens out, providing rooms for a small but fertile plateau above the river.[1] In Kalam the Ushu and Utrot rivers join to form the Swat River. Here, the metalled road ends and shingle road leads to the Ushu and Utrot valleys. From Matiltan some snow-capped mountains are visible including Mount Falaksir 5,918 meters (19,416 feet), and another unnamed peak 6,096 meters (20,000 feet) high.

Kalam Swat valley
Kalam Swat valley

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Tourists Guide >> Places to Visit >> Kalam Publisher: swat valley.com, Retrieved on 29 September 2012

Coordinates: 35°28′48″N 72°35′15″E / 35.4801°N 72.5874°E / 35.4801; 72.5874