Sher Garh, Sakhakot, Daragi, and Malakand will welcome you while traveling from Takht Bhai to Swat. Malakand starts from Daragi Pass which is 100km from Peshawar. It is 7km from Dargai Pass. This pass had opened by the British government in 1895 for the fear of Russia’s arrival.
One can reach Malakand, Swat, Chitral, Kafiristan, Bajor, Buner, Karakoram highway, and China via this historical Dargai Pass. It is a pleasant experience to travel on the Malakand Pass highway which gradually moves upwards.
While sitting on the right side of the car, you will see the powerhouse established in 1914 and the canals. These canals were built during the British reign to supply water to districts Peshawar, Nowshera, Swabi, and Charsadda.
Malakand has forts of the British regime, headquarter, and the Political Agent’s office of the Malakand Agency. Its mountains have many monuments of the British era. The names of people who took part in the Chitral Campaign in 1895 are engraved near the pass.
Malakand Agency was one of the agencies of NWFP (North West Frontier of Pakistan) till 1970. It had Jirga System. Most of the people are Pashtuns.
People belong to the occupation of agriculture. People have a keen interest in weapons and they are involved in the manufacturing of munitions too.
It is the largest trade center of Malakand. It is one of the lengthiest Bazaars in Asia with all kinds of facilities of life. An ancient, cultural, and traditional town “Dheri Alah Dhund” is in the southeast of Batkhela. There are many houses built of stone and mud in traditional architecture.