DAY EXCURSION TO SALT MINES


A blend of history, pilgrimage and amazement, tour starts from Islamabad with an early morning breakfast. We drive on motor with a visit to our first site of the tour, the Ketas Raj, an important Hindu temple that is said to be lord Shiva's one of crying eyes on the death of his wife. From here we proceed to Khewra salt mines, biggest in the world. Inside the mine, a small beautiful mosque built of transparent salt bricks with lights concealed in its walls. The mines were discovered during the Greek time when Alexander's army camped here and their horses start to lick the stones. Another historical highlight of the tour is a visit to the extensive ruins of a fort and a town - temple is present. It was here, the celebrated traveler, historian, philosopher, mathematician, astronomer and scientist, Al-Beruni came to the subcontinent in the period of Mehmood of Ghazni during 11th century. It was at Nandana, that he measured the circumference of the earth.

DAY EXCURSION TO SALT MINES

 


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