The Khewra Salt Mines is a famous tourist attraction located in Khewra, Punjab, Pakistan. It is the largest and oldest salt mine in Pakistan and the second largest in the world. The history of the mine goes back to around 320 BC when it was discovered by Alexander the Great’s troops, although it was actually the army’s horses that first discovered it by licking the salty stones.
Situated in the Pind Dadan Khan Tehsil of Jhelum District, the Khewra Salt Mine is approximately 200 km away from both Islamabad and Lahore. It can be reached via the M2 motorway, with a distance of about 30 kilometers from the Lilla interchange while heading towards Pind Dadan Khan on the Lilla road.
The mine is located about 945 feet above sea level and extends about 2400 feet into the mountain from the entrance. Covering an area of 110 km2, it is an expansive underground mine.