Kalam is a cool heaven for tourists which is located at distance of 99 km from mingora in the northern upper reaches of Swat valley along the bank of Suvastu river in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan.Kalam is circumvented by lush green hills, thick forests and bestowed with mesmeric lakes, meadows and waterfalls which are worth optically discerned landscapes.
It is the birth place of Swat river which forms with confluence of two major tributaries of Gabral river & Ushu river.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 minuscule but fertile plateau above the 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.
There are an abundance of grand hotels in Kalam, where one can stay for night and relish the cool breeze of Swat river.The snowfall beautified the whole valley and the weather got cold.The forested valley dissected by an alpine river is one of the most beautiful valleys in Pakistan.
There are numerous resplendent lakes in the vicinity to visit such as the Kalam,Mahodand, Kundol, spin Khod, Dhen Pat, Dishai, and Izmiz, and pastures to many to mention, and famous mountains Lig, Chileesh, Falak Ser, Shahoo, Chumareen, and Chorat are just to mention a few.