A trip to Khewra Salt Mine

Inside the mine

Currently I’m in Lahore for about a month on an official trip and Maliha and Rohail have accompanied me. Last week we got the go-ahead for a team outdoors trip. We decided to visit the Khewra Salt Mine which is located between Islamabad and Lahore. It is a very scenic trip on the Motorway and the whole gang stuffed into a van and we had a great day.

It took us about 3 hours to get there from Lahore. The weather was simply amazing with a lot of rain and by the time we got there, we had a quick lunch and headed towards the mine. They had a rickety train that took us to the depths of the mine and from there onwards we had a guide who explained the various things and showed us the various salt related exhibits they have put up there for the tourists. It was very interesting to see the different types of salts and their colour and light properties. Rohail had a great time as well which you could tell from his excited shrieks.

Fun Facts: The daily production is 1200-1500 metric tonnes and the mine is on multiple levels and ventilation is done through dedicated ventilation tunnels (there is no formal ventilation or AC inside).

This is a unique thing and I would advise people to check it out if they can.

You can see all the photos here.

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2 Responses to “A trip to Khewra Salt Mine”


  1. 1 usman mirza June 18, 2009 at 1:26 am

    hi m usman mirza n m native citizen of this beautiful town khewra.i hav visited salt mine quite a few times.u r always welcome here.infact there r many other mind blowing places in this salt range.next time when u visit this place do contact me so that i can show u some realy fasinating n adventurus places

    my contact num is 0345-5933394
    e-mail hunt4hozee@yahoo.com

    • 2 AD ZAIN MALIK December 26, 2009 at 11:41 am

      ASLAM O ALIKUM, i am A D ZAIN MALIK FROM THIS BEAUTIFUL PART OF THE WORLD WHICH IS CALLED KHEWRA BUT CURRENTLY I AM BASED IN DUBAI, ANY HOW SOME YEARS BACK I WORKED IN SALT MINES AS A MINER AND AFTER THAT I WORKED IN ICI SODA ASH FOR ALMOST THREE YEARS, WHILE WORKING IN SALT RANGE KHEWRA I PARTICIPATED IN SALT MINES MINER UNION ELECTION BUT FORTUNATELY I WAS NOT SUCCEED BECAUSE AFTER LOOSING THAT ELECTION I GOT A VERY GOOD JON IN DUBAI BUT I STILL WANT TO DO SOMTHING FOR OUR MINER COMMUNITY IN PAKISTAN, I WISH SOMEBODY FROM KHEWRA WILL UNDERSTAND AND WORK TO CONCENTRATE TO SOLVE THE PROBLEMS OF PEOPLE OF KHEWRA. I ALSO WANT TO REQUEST TO THE PEOPLE WHO WILL SEE THIS MESSAGE TO PROMOTE PEOPLE OF KHEWRA BECAUSE SOME YEARS BACK GOVERMENT OF PAKISTAN TOOK SOME BAD STEPS TO REDUCE THE FACILITIES OF PEOPLE OF KHEWRA CALLED MINERS DUE TO SOME POLITICAL REASONS. BUT IF GOVERMENT WILL REVIEW HIS POLICY REGARDING MINERS OF SALT RANGE IT WILL GIVE THEM RIGHT TO LIVE A RESPECTABLE LIFE, I ALSO REQUEST TO PEOPLE OF KHEWRA TO UNDERSATND THEIR RIGHTS AND TRY TO REALIZE THEIR IMPORTANCE.
      I WISH ALLAH MIAN WILL HELP AND PROTECT KHEWRA PEOPLE IN FUTURE.
      A D ZAIN MALIK,
      00971506863376
      00923315626718,
      ABU DHABI,
      UAE


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