Khewra, The World's Second Largest Salt Mine
Khewra, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 13th July, 2016) : World’s second largest salt mine in the Khewra area of Jhelum is one of the best example among others. Khewra Salt Mine is also known as Mayo Salt Mine.
It is said that when Alexander the Great came to the region his horses were seen licking the stones here. A soldier found it salty when he licked the salt rock. Thus, the salt mine was discovered in this area.
It then After then, Local King bought this mine and the mine was owned by the local Janjua Rajs till Pakistan came into being.
For tourist attractions, inside the mine there is Post Office, Minar e Pakistan model, a wine garden and a famous mosque was built by the salt bricks, electric lights are fitted on them, are the center of tourists’ attraction. Khewra salt mine has historic importance tourists and have come from abroad to visit it.