This Valley is just like a paradise on earth. A very beautiful and calm valley in northern part of Pakistan. Nature's beauty can be experienced.
Due to the ongoing military operation since August 2007, foreigners should steer clear of this area (even Pakistanis are doing so). There is a checkpoint at Chakdara where the road to Dir and Swat split that you will probably be stopped at, if you even get that far.
Local language is Pushto but Urdu and English easily understand as a communication language. People are very nice and humble. They always take care of you and with utmost commitment.
Most of the tourist who visit Swat first arrive at the historical city of Peshawar, the capital of N.W.F.P Province. Peshawar has an International Airport which is served by many international airlines like Emirates, Qatar Airways, Etihad and Gulf Airlines in addition to the national flag carrier PIA. From Peshawar, you can take an onward flight of PIA to take you to Saidu Airport. Saidu Sharif is the Capital of Swat. You can also drive to Swat by hiring a car from the Local Rent A Car Services. The cheapest way to reach Swat is using public transport which is easily available. All of them leave from the main bus stand at Peshawar.
Trout fish is very famous, there are lots of good hotels in Swat, where there is lots of good and delicious foods at very reasonable price.
Green tea is a very famous drink of Swat.