Khewra Salt Mine, Khewra

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Follow in the footsteps of Alexander the Great and see a mosque built from salt rocks at Khewra Salt Mine. In 320 BCE, Alexander’s troops discovered the mine, and during British rule the mining engineer developed the main tunnel. Nowadays, you can take a train tour around the mine, seeing the incredible salt mosque, as well as many attractive saltwater pools. Don't miss the artistic carvings in the mine, including a model of the Great Wall of China. On your journey, you’ll pass through crystal valley, as well as a tunnel with crystals in its walls. The mine remains the country’s largest source of salt. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Khewra Salt Mine by using our Khewra trip planner .
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  • The salt reserves at Khewra were discovered when Alexander the Great crossed the Jhelum and Mianwali region during his Indian campaign. The mine was discovered, however, not by Alexander, nor by his a...  more »
  • This was our first visit to the second largest salt mine on the world. There are adequate number of tuck shops and mini hotels for meals and refreshments outside the mines. Inside the mines was a tota...  more »
  • Traveling from Islamabad, this is a full day trip of at least 3 hours (one way). However I have had this visit on my bucket list for a number of years and was not disappointed. It is not recommended f...  more »
  • Very Nice place to visit in summers. There should be more bin places inside the mine. People throw their trash inside the mine and just walk away, I have seen this many time in my only trip. I would like to suggest all of you to take care of this mine in terms of tidiness.
  • A good place to see natural caves and mines.Round the year 18°C temp inside caves. Excellent ventilation system.
  • Nice place. Feeling proud that our country has this asset . very well managed and decorated
  • An amazing experience! Worth visiting! The guide Abdul Wahab gave an informative tour. However, the goods made out of salt need better workmanship and the government should train the workers to create a variety of products with better craftsmanship and sophistication.
  • Khewra Salt Mine is the biggest salt mine of the World. It's located in Pakistan. Inside temperature is very low as compared to outside. So move there in summer season.
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