While travelling from Mardan towards Swat, one comes across the town of Dargai, from where a
road leads to the top of a pass in the mountains, which is known as the Malakand Pass. A town by the same name is situated
at the summit about 53 km away from Mardan. The British had to fight a fierce battle against the Pathans, on their way to
Chitral. A British cemetery is also located in the bazaar near the road. A Hydel-power house is also built at Malakand. A
forest around Malakand gives a very refreshing view. Malakand is a fertile valley surrounded by hills moderately cold in winter
and pleasant in summer. An excellent road extends from the main Malakand Highway to Swat.