Sweet memories of Khewra Salt Mines, Khewra

Posted on Jan 5 2014 - 3:25pm by visitpak

If you talk about tourism, going on vacation my family does not take interest in it but takes a lot interest if you talk about computer and Facebook – what a dilemma! One fine day out of nowhere we made a plan to visit Khewra’s salt mine. We started our journey to Khewra at the time of Fajar it was really exciting for me as generally we don’t go to different places with family. We arrived there at the time of Duhar. The salt mine in the range looked like a cave. I felt as if I am doing some kind of adventure and exploring it just like it happens in National Geographic.

First we went in the mine by train. It was such an astonishing site to observe how they work at different levels (floors) of the mine. When we reached the 8th floor we got out of the train and started walking. They had carved the salt in a mini-building like Minar-e-Pakistan and Badshahi mosque. There were also few decoration pieces carved out of salt available to buy like table lamps, vase etc.

After the detailed tour of the mine with the guide we went up the mountain. It was such a mesmerizing site I could see the whole city of Khewra. For the first time in my life I realized that nature is better than man-made things. This mine could not be made with millions and billions of dollars. It is only the Allah who can build these enormous structures, only by saying KUN.