Gabina Jabba which means in Pashto honey marshes, is a charming tourist spot located at a distance of approximately 65 km from Mingora on Matta sakhra road Swat valley, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. It is the unknown hidden paradise from common tourists in Swat valley, with lush green meadows, thick mysterious forests, snow clad mountains, cool mineral springs and lofty peaks.
The region is enriched in medicinal plants and most of researchers conduct their search in this region of Swat valley. Honey bees are found here in large number, due to which the honey of the region is famous throughout Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
The region of Gabina Jabba is closely linked with the picturesque village of Lalko which is situated to the north of the region and serve as a gateway to Gabina Jabba, it comes first on the way before Gabina Jabba, from where it can be accessed through a four-wheel drive automotive. It also hosts a perfect base camp of a trail that leads to an alpine glacial lakes of Daral and Saidgai.
Lalko Valley is located on the northern upper reaches of the Matta Tehsil of Swat Valley, placed at a distance of 55 km away from the district headquarter Saidu Sharif, which is a lush green, thick forested zone, covered with alpine pastures and receives heavy snowfall in winter season. Similarly the fairy tale place of Sulatanr is located to the western side of the region at lengthy trek, which has a pristine beauty that hypnotist one to its lap forever.
It is the most beautiful picturesque resort than the usual visiting spots of Swat valley, but due to negligence of high authorities and lack of proper link road, the spot is clouded in the darkness of infamy. The region has a great touristic attraction but its development is to be done which will not only open new avenues for the visitors but also provide economic benefits to the local people.