Saidu Sharif

Saidu sharif, only two kilometers from here (Mingora), is the most modern city of Swat. It is linked with Mingora city in such a way that it becomes difficult to determine boundaries of both cites. Saidu Sharif and Mingora appear like twin cities. Saidu Sharif is surrounded by tall mountains from three sides while there is a plain on its northern side. This place is at the height of 3,500 feet from the sea level and road lead to Swat from here. A branch road leads to Marghzar along a stream. To the north east of Saidu Sharif, encircled in mountains, is a beautiful place call Uqba. Its old name is Baringal. There exists a small beautiful mosque. Its high and grand minarets are witness to its spiritual status. The mosque was built by the founder of     Swat. Big and beautiful slabs of white marble are used in its construction which have doubled its beauty. The nearby mountains of Uqba are suitable for tracking and camping. In Uqba, Badshah Sahib, the iron man of Swat is lying in eternal rest. Saidu Sharif is not just about history and culture; it’s equally famed for its natural beauty.

The city is nestled amidst lush green fields, orchards, and the winding Swat River, offering stunning views at every turn. This serene environment makes Saidu Sharif a perfect place for nature walks, picnics, and relaxation.The city serves as a gateway to some of the most beautiful tourist spots in the Swat Valley, including the mesmerizing Marghazar Valley, the tranquil Fizagat Park, and the stunning White Palace, making it a perfect base for exploring the region’s diverse attractions. Saidu Sharif, with its rich history, vibrant culture, and picturesque landscapes, is a destination that promises an enriching and memorable experience. It is a place where you can step back in time, immerse yourself in local traditions, and soak in the natural beauty of the Swat Valley. Whether you’re a history buff, a nature lover, or a culture enthusiast, Saidu Sharif has something to offer everyone.