Best Time to Visit Swat Kalam


High Season (June-August & November-December): Vacationing families and Pakistani travelers on extended holiday make the summer months one of the most popular times to visit Swat Valley. Many locals leave the city during this time, however, which means that it can feel less crowded even while tourism is high. The Thanksgiving-summer holiday season is a huge draw for tourists, festivity is high and the city is at its most packed. During both of these busy tourism periods, expect airfare and hotel rates to be at their peak and availability to be low. Book well in advance.

Shoulder Season (March-May & September-October): Though tourism isn’t quite peaking during these months, they are still incredibly popular times to visit Swat Valley. Mild weather makes the spring and fall seasons ideal for exploring the Swat on foot, whether to a backdrop of blooms and open air markets in the springtime, or the changing colors of Central Park trees in the fall. High prices and low availability for both transport and hotels is to be expected.

Low Season (January-Early March): New York City is at its quietest during these cold mid-winter months, when snow is common and temperatures hover between 1 and 4°C. Hotel occupancy rates dip below 90%, and restaurant reservations and theater tickets are easier to come by. The drop in temperature means a drop in both airfare and hotel rates, which makes this a great time to visit the city if you’re looking for a bargain and are not bothered by a little cold.

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Chikkar The Premier Hidden Tourist Hill station

Chikkar a small hill station on distance of 45 kilometers from Muzaffarabad (Capital of Azad Kashmir). It’s beautiful hill station with good temperature, landscapes, green fields.

  •  Accessibility
  • Accommodation and Guest Houses
  • Town and Villages
  • Lakes


  • Accessibility

45 kilometers distance of Chikkar village could been covered just only in 55 minutes. Roads are well paved and carpeted. Public transport is also available. Hiking treks are also available.

  • Accommodation and Guest Houses 

Two Guest Houses are available at Chikkar Village

  1. AJK Tourism Guest House 

A beautiful guest house constructed by Department of Tourism in 2016. Guest house had 10 rooms with all of basic facilities available in it.

Chikar Guest house

Photo By Muqi Creations

Facilities :

  • Number of Rooms = 10
  • TV Launch
  • Mini Bar in Rooms
  • Solar powered Electricity Backup
outer look of chikar guest house

photo by muqi creations

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  • Town and Villages 
  1. First town on way to Chikkar is Gari Dupatta, Gari Duppata is small town along Jhelum River.
  2. Second Town is Chattian which is also a small stay at place.
  3. Third town is Dhani
  • Lakes

Zilzal Lake is one of the famous tourist attraction at Chikkar.

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Why Banjosa Lake is good and worst for Tourists?

Banjosa is just on 18 kilometers drive from Rawalakot City, Weather of Banjosa is Moderate in summers and freezing in winters. Thousands of tourists every year rush to visit it. Here are some reasons why Banjosa Lake is good and bad as well?

  1. Lush Greenery on Sides of Banjosa

You will find the greenery everywhere on sides of Banjosa Lake. Tourist used to sit there and enjoy their meals and scenic lake beauty.banjosa_beautiful

2. Weather of Banjosa

Weather of Banjosa is very pleasant, in a hot day you will find the fragranced cool breezes and temperature round about 20 degree Celsius.

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  1. Boating and Children playing Area

Tourists love to ride boat at Banjosa Lake which is the fascination.


Worst Part of Banjosa Lake?

  1. Bad Road Conditions

8 Kilometers road pathway is in worst condition. Patches are unpaved and the link road of Banjosa Lake is wretched.banjosa_road conditions

2. Destruction

On left side of lake debris highlights the war zone area.banjosa_war_zone

     3. Disposable Wastage

You will find disposable bottles, plates everywhere. No one cares that wastage is destroying the beauty of lake.

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