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Khewra salt mine is located in the subdivision Pind Dadan Khan of Jhelum.

It is accessible from the M2 Motorway via the Lillah Interchange. It is also called the Mayo Salt Mine, and it is the second-largest salt mine after the Sifto salt mine in Canada. It is thought that Alexander's troops in India found it in 320 BC, but salt trading didn't start until the Mughal Empire ruled. The mine is visited each year by up to 300 000 people. It is considered to be one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. It is renowned throughout the entire world for its production of pink salt. Salt Mine Railways is used by people who want to go to the mine. It is a beautiful place with pools of salty water inside the mine, a mosque made of bricks of salt in different colors, a model of the Great Wall of China, and more. People with lung diseases can go to a small hospital inside the mine.

Rohtas Fort

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Rohtas Fort is a 16th-century fortress located near the city of Jhelum in the Punjab province of Pakistan.

Rohtas Fort is one of Pakistan's six UNESCO World Heritage Sites. It was built in the 1600s. General Sher Shah Suri built it. He was the first ruler of the short-lived Sur Dynasty in the subcontinent. The fort is widely regarded as being not only one of the largest but also one of the most impregnable fortresses in all of South Asia. It is also a place that you have to see if you go to Jhelum. It was called an "exceptional example of Muslim military architecture of Central and South Asia" by UNESCO. This fort in Jhelum was constructed after the Battle of Chausa, in which the Mughal Emperor Humayun was defeated by Suri. When visiting Rohtas Fort for the first time in Jhelum, it is advisable to seek the services of a local guide. There are numerous tales around the stronghold that will make your trip even more memorable.

CMH Mosque

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CMH Mosque Jhelum or Divisional Headquarters Mosque is a Jamia Mosque in Jhelum City, Punjab Province, Pakistan.

The CMH (Combined Military Hospitals) Mosque is a spectacular white marble monument located in the Cantt region of Jhelum. It is a renowned tourist destination. It was constructed in the 1950s and has a maximum capacity of 25,000 people. The CMH Mosque is without a doubt one of the most picturesque mosques in the area; it features a tall minaret on either side of the main prayer hall as well as a row of green palm trees in the front yard. Make it a point to stop by at least once while you're in Jhelum, even if you're only there for a short amount of time.

Mangla Dam

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The Mangla Dam is a multipurpose dam situated on the Jhelum River in the Mirpur District of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan.

Your journey to Jhelum is incomplete without a stop at Mangla Dam. This multipurpose dam, situated on the Jhelum River in the Mirpur District of Azad Kashmir, is an architectural marvel surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty. It will take approximately fifty minutes to reach the dam from the city's center. Needless to say, it's an unforgettable cultural experience in and of itself. When you get to Mangla Dam, you have the option of going jet skiing or taking a boat ride. If none of this seems appealing to you, you can grab a cup of tea from one of the many stalls that are located close to the lake and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere there.

Tilla Jogian

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The Tilla Jogian complex is located on Pakistan's Potohar plateau, approximately 25 km west of the cities of Jhelum and Dina.

Before Pakistan was made, the abandoned monastic complex at Tilla Jogian was a place where both Hindus and Sikhs went to pray. This historical site is about 25 kilometers from the city of Jhelum. It was built in the 1st century BC. Tilla Jogian is an old place that has been a holy place for the Hindu religion for the past two thousand years. After 1947, it is no longer used because the subcontinent was partitioned into two countries at that time. In the first century B.C., construction began on a large complex that includes a number of ancient temples as well as other monastery buildings. It is located 26 kilometers to the west of the Jhelum city proper.

Alexender’s Monument

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This monument is located in the district of Jhelum, Pakistan.

It was constructed by the Government of Pakistan in collaboration with the Embassy of Greece to incorporate elements of Greek architecture. Within the Jhelum district of Pind Dadan Khan is where you'll find the closest town, and its name is Jallalpur Sharif. During the Indian Campaign, Alexander's horse Bucephalus died. He buried the horse there and named a city after the horse, Bucephala, to honor the horse.

Rasul Barrage

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Rasul Barrage is a barrage on the River Jehlum between Jhelum District and Mandi Bahauddin District of the Punjab province of Pakistan.

The Rasul Barrage is used to control the flow of water in the River Jhelum so that it can be used for irrigation and to stop floods. Rasul Barrage can let out 24070 cubic meters of water per second. From this point, water is sent through the Rasul-Qadirabad link canal to the Chenab River at Qadirabad. From there, it is sent to the Sulemanki Barrage on the Sutlej River. After the Chashma-Jhelum link canal, the Rasul-Qadirabad link canal can let out the second most water. It can let water out at a rate of 538 m3/s, while the Chashma-Jhelum link canal can let water out at a rate of 615 m3/s. You can bring your family to this great place to enjoy a picnic and local foods here.

Jhelum

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Jhelum is a city on the right bank of the Jhelum River, which is located in the district of Jhelum in the north of Punjab province, Pakistan. It is the 44th largest city in Pakistan by population.

Jhelum is renowned as the 'city of soldiers' or 'land of martyrs and warriors' since it provided a huge number of soldiers to the British Army before independence and thereafter to the Pakistani armed forces. Jhelum is said to be formed from the terms Jal (clean water) and Ham (snow). The name, therefore, relates to the waters of a river that originates in the snow-capped Himalayas and flows alongside the City. However, there are a number of industries in and around Jhelum city, i.e. flour mills, tobacco, marble, glass, and wood factories.

Province Punjab
Country PAKISTAN
Area 234 km2
Population 190,425.00 Approx

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The Jhelum is between Lahore and Rawalpindi, two culturally significant cities. Both cities are diverse or mixed cultural because of their societal impact. People are straightforward, and the majority of them appreciate the allure of living in the countryside, near to nature. Rajput, Kyanis, and Jat are among the major castes in the Jhelum district.

Due to the lack of agricultural resources in the area, the majority of residents work in occupations other than farming. People in Jhelum are separated into two groups: city residents and cantonment residents. People who live in the cantonment are primarily army officers, but those who live in the city are either landlords or owners of showrooms, among other occupations. Urdu is a widely spoken and understood language. However, Punjabi is spoken by the majority of the population, particularly in the city. The cantonment's residents speak and understand Urdu as their primary language. Jhelum's educated elite also understands and speaks English. People like to consume both traditional and continental cuisine. The cuisine spans from traditional 'Lahori chargha' to continental Chinese, Italian, and other cuisines. 'Saag' and makai ki roti' are highly popular dishes. As Jhelum lies on the river bank, People like Jhelum prefer eating fish by the riverside.

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