Kalam (KalamiPashto, & Urdu: کالام‎) is a valley located at distance of 99 kilometres (62 mi) from Mingora in the northern upper reaches of Swat valley along the bank of Swat River in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan.[2][3] The area has become a popular tourist attraction, known for its mountains, forests and lakes.[4] It is the birthplace of Swat river, which forms with confluence of two major tributaries of Gabral river and Ushu river.[5]

It is a sub-valley of Swat, at an elevation of about 2,000 m (6,600 ft) above sea level, and providing rooms for a small but fertile plateau above the river for farming.[6] From Kalam, the metaled road ends and shingle road leads to the Usho and Utror valleys. From Matiltan, some snow-capped mountains are visible including Mount Falaksar 5,918 meters (19,416 feet), and another unnamed peak 6,096 meters (20,000 feet) high.[7]

There are several hotels in Kalam providing accommodation for tourists to the valley.[8]

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