Khewra Salt Mines is the biggest mine in Pakistan

Khewra Mines

Khewra Mines


Khewra salt mines are very historical and the biggest in all the mines in the world. Khewra salt mine is located in Jhelum Punjab, Pakistan.

The discovery of salt in Khewra was the time  326 years ago when the war is fought between Raja Porson and Sikandar e Azam along the river Jhelum.  Horsemen of Alexander's soldiers ate rocks while grazing wine in this area.

It was the time the presence of salt was revealed from here. From now on, salt extraction is underway. It is one of the most salted reserves of salt in the world. Kohistan salt stream begins at Beganwala near River Jhelum and ends at Kala Bagh River Jhelum.

Its length is 300 kilometres and width is up to and 8 to 30 kilometres while height is up to 2200 feet to 4990(Skesar Mountain).

Khewra salt mines are also called the geological strange house.  In 1849 the English administration began the work of salt extraction on scientific grounds.
Khewra Mines


Khewra salt mines, True salt is the second largest store of edible salt in the world. Until the establishment of Pakistan, this mine was owned by the local Janjua kings. 

The current salt mining system is built by an engineer named Chaudhry Nizam Ali Khan. Its earthing is 110 square kilometres underground. It built 19 floors, of which 11 are underground.

At the time of salt extraction, only 50 of the salt is extracted, while the remaining 50% of the pillars and walls are kept in the ear. The mine is about 750 meters from the valley and the total length of all its parts is 40 km. The mine receives 325,000 tonnes of salt annually.

Khewra salt mines, Today, the Indian subcontinent is neither Indian nor British rule but salt is the same. Today, the salt belongs to Pakistan and its inhabitants, but despite only six more decades of salt, its export has not been banned, nor has the government managed to hold it fully, Perhaps eliminating our mineral resources is one of our national priorities, and therefore, Pakistan's Mineral Development Corporation (PMDC), an independent body, is responsible for extracting salt, improving tourism and earning revenue.
Khewra Mines

Khewra Mines

Distances of Khewra Salt Mine From the other cities of Pakistan:

Distances of Khewra Salt Mine From the other cities of Pakistan:

From Islamabad to Khewra Salt mine:

The distance between Islamabad to Khewra Salt mine is up to 160 km.

From Lahore to Khewra Salt Mine:

The distance between Lahore to Khewra is up to 250 km.

There are some points mentioned below which should be noticed before the tour to Khewra.


Tourism in Khewra Salt Mine:

Tourism in Khewra Salt Mine:


Khewra salt mines, Tourism is the main point in Khewra Salt Mine. There is much to see for tourism enthusiasts.
Tourism in Khewra Salt Mine:


Khewra salt mines, There are good tourist facilities. Every year, many people visit the area with great hobbies, including foreigners. 

 Buildings in the Khewra Salt Mine:

 Buildings in the Khewra Salt Mine:

 Buildings in the Khewra Salt Mine:

Khewra salt mines, Some buildings have also been erected in different parts of the quarry. The most famous of these is a mosque made of salt brick, with electrical shields installed.

Khewra salt mines, There is also a drainage system for drainage in the mine. There are also some ponds of saline water collected from the mountains and rain piles on which the bridges are made of salt.
 Buildings in the Khewra Salt Mine:


Resistance to British Imperialism: Khewra salt mines, 

Khewra salt mines, When the British occupied the area in March 1849, the mine moved to their settlement. From 1829 to 1862, British rule was resisted. In 1872 a new system was introduced, which greatly increased the workload.
Resistance to British Imperialism: Khewra salt mines,



Khewra salt mines, Miners were locked in the mine daily and allowed to exit when they consumed a certain amount of salt daily. Men and women but children also work in the ear.

Khewra salt mines,  In these cases, some babies are born in the ear. From 1872 to 1876, miners stopped work against this practice on several occasions. Chief Engineer Warth from Delhi sought the help of Wright Sahib from Delhi and twelve miners were shot in front of the mine. The names of ten of these miners are:

Abdullah
Mohammad Sardar
Muhammad Hassan
Nawab
Allah Bakhsh
Khuda Bakhsh
Mohammad Abdullah
Javia
Para
Mohammad Yun

Medical use of Salt: Khewra salt mines,

Medical use of Salt: Khewra salt mines,


Khewra Mines, Some people know that salted salt is useful in asthma. Therefore, an experimental condition has been established in which asthma patients are treated. In addition to Pakistan, patients from abroad also come here.
Medical use of Salt: Khewra salt mines,


More information: Khewra salt mines,

More information: Khewra salt mines,


Khewra salt mines, Hence the Khewra Mine is second largest Mine in the world. It is a really attractive place for tourists.

Khewra salt mines, The weather inside the mine is very cold in addition to outside. Khewra has a railway station. The railway station has some routes.

Khewra salt mines, Mine is very beautiful and wonderful. Security is very alert outside the mine. Khewra is a beautiful and wonderful city.

Khewra salt mines, It is a very beautiful and important city. It has all the facilities regarding banking, masjid, and many others as well. The mosque name is Tahlab Wali Masjid. The masjid is very beautiful and wonderful.

Khewra salt mines, The abundance of obese mice further hampers it. However, the pleasant thing is that other insects cannot grow in this environment.

Khewra salt mines, As you move forward, not only increases confidence but also natural charisma, hundreds of feet of deep saline water pools, rainbow-coloured walls, minaret Pakistan, assembly halls, glass palaces and Chaggi Hill models, crystal palaces, salt. The view of the mosque, the salt bridge, the porous state of pure sodium chloride and the ceiling mirror in the ponds amazes you.


Problems about tourism: Khewra salt mines,

Problems about tourism: Khewra salt mines,

Khewra salt mines, There are many problems in the mine. the salt is used in export purposes. But the government is not serious in this regards.

Khewra salt mines, Issues here include the hanging of electrical wires, the suspension of nominal security, the absence of mobile service, the absence of rescue services, the absence of fire extinguishers, the open use of garbage throwing and advertising on walls, and the lack of safety boards.

Khewra salt mines, Writing, etc. are important. PMDC also does not accept responsibility for the accident inside Maine.

Khewra salt mines, The question is whether we are as serious about solving the tourism issue as our other domestic problems are.

Khewra salt mines, Pakistan is naturally in a region where there are four seasons, high mountains, desert, jungle, river, sea and everything and there are all the accessories of tourist attractions, but since the establishment of Pakistan, not only the gourds but today. All other tourists and historical sites are waiting for our attention.

Katas Raj Temples

Katas Raj Temples


The Kutas Temple is a sacred place of Hindus located at Koh salt 25 km away from the temple complex, also known as the Katas Raj. 

According to Hindu mythology, the Katas pond was made up of the tears of the Shiva deity and was dedicated to the worship of the Shiva deity.
Katas Raj Temples
 After the Hindus left here in 1947, it has become a ruin.

Pakistan has allocated Rs 2 crore to protect it.

Rohtas Fort

Rohtas Fort


The Rohtas fort, built by Sher Shah Suri, was completed in 948 AH, in the middle of the Pothohar and Kohistan salt land.

 On one side is Nala Kis, on the other side Nala Ghan and on the other side, there are deep trenches and dense forest.
Rohtas Fort



Sher Shah Suri built this fort for the protection of the fortresses. In fact, the Gakhars were supportive and timely aid to the Mughals, who did not support Sher Shah Suri. 

When the fort was completed to some extent, Sher Shah Suri said, "Today I have stabbed a knife in the back of the dock." In front of this fort was the Jarnali road built by Sher Shah Suri, which is now five kilometres away. 

   

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