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‘Snow covered Swat valley’ becomes hub of attraction for tourists

ISLAMABAD: Heavy snowfall in Swat Valley continuously attracting a large number of tourists from across the country to enjoy the snow-clad mountainous.

For the nature lovers tourists from Karachi, Lahore, Faisalabad, Rawalpindi, Peshawar and other parts of the country have started visiting Kalam, Utror, Gabral, Matiltan, Mahodand and other areas of Swat to enjoy the natural beauty of snow-dressed mountains, slopes and lakes.

According to a TV channel, Tourists had been enjoying the white landscape with lovely scenes of nature.

Hira Khalid, a tourist from Karachi, said that her family planned to visit Kalam when she came to know through forecast that Swat would receive snowfall.

She said it like a heaven on earth we are enjoying this beautiful valley of Swat with hot tempting local foods.

All restaurants were packed with tourists and the demand of woollies also goes up, as mercury falls below the freezing point, said a local Javed Abbas.

,”I was delighted to see snowfall as I had never seen snowfall before in my life, said a tourists from Lahore.

“We have enjoyed a lot, throwing ice balls to our friends. Swat is a beautiful place and we are happy to be here,” said another visitor in Malam Jabba.

A tourist Hassan Shoaib said this site was so splendid and attractive that they wanted to visit the area again and again.

Muhammad Kashif with his Family while enjoying snow said , “I am inviting everyone to come and experience the beautiful snowfall and the snow-clad valley.

Malam Jabba and Kalam valleys, the most scenic hilly resorts of Swat district, have witnessed massive influx of tourists said a visitor Sami Usman.

“The eye-catching landscape of Malam Jabba was beyond everything as tourists could go to the mountain peaks, watch lush green pastures and travel inside the forests through a controlled ride on chairlift that was full of fun and enjoyment,” said Zaib Zeeshan.

He said if road condition from Mingora to Malam Jabba will improve then more tourists will come easily to enjoy snowfall .

Tourist Waqas from Multan city said that they enjoyed the snow-white mountains and riding in the cable car in Malam Jabba.

He added that Swat is a major tourist attraction and it was encouraging to see local investors pouring money into the tourism industry.




Anum Mashkoor

Anum Mashkoor is writing for since Sept 2018, particularly on Environment-related matters.