Khewra Salt Mine
Khewra Salt Mine
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Points of Interest & LandmarksMines
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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4.0 of 5 bubbles93 reviews
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Yasin Merchant
Islamabad, Pakistan8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
A place to visit with children. It has a historical and learning for children. This place is also good for patiens as salt gives a healthy atmosphere.
Written 22 February 2024
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Shamina J
Mombasa, Kenya11 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
The place is worth a visit. Our guide was really knowledgeable and happy to answer any question. The only downside is the town of khewra is dirty with bad roads and no nice places to eat and relax.
Written 18 December 2023
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GoPlaces54792752511
6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
I had a spare day before returning home to Australia. I chose the Khewra salt mine for a day trip after reading their website which clearly displayed all general information including fares. The motorway was excellent the local road in was one degree off horrific however the salt mine experience was wonderful.
Written 17 September 2023
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arrufi
Saudi Arabia32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
A must visit place to see the marvels of nature. Amazing learning place for kids /students . Can take a walk into the mine or get a train ride.
Written 22 August 2023
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Panom T
4 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Solo
Foreigners will be charged 20 USD for entrance fee which is too much overpriced for the experience inside, especially when compared with the visit to the largest salt mine in Krakow. The road from the motorway to the mine is also under renovation making it not worth the time to make a detour. Better skip unless you really have nothing else to do.
Written 29 March 2023
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Muttaqi
Doha314 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
A must visit place for all ages. Full of information and history. Car parking available. Entry fees applicable. Access to inside on foot and train both available. Wheel chair possible till train drop off point. Access from M2 through Kalarkahar and Lillah interchange possible, time depends upon your type of ride and prevailing road conditions.
Written 2 January 2023
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Fatima
Ospitaletto, Italy85 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Family
Our experience in this place has been not good due to the bad trip and unservice destination.
We came from Gujrat and we found two hours of driving in horrible streets with mud, big holes and too much water.
Government should provide safe streets for the tourists who want visit the salt mine but nothing is still done in this way.
At destination we visited the salt mine paying a ticket.
The salt mine is small, nothing special, just nice. The main problems are the bad services in the place.
Very dirty and smelly toilets and a restaurant unacceptable with dirty tables, filthy chairs and greasy dishes!
Nice are the souvenirs made with salt, lamps with colored lights at a good price.
Written 12 July 2022
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Sajjad H
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Family
They are charging an exorbitant fee of Rs.600/-. Such a shameful act. Government should take action against them.
Written 2 April 2022
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Niklas K
Helsingborg, Sweden381 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
What a fantastic place to visit. The mine stretches for miles into the mountain and walking around in there is an amazing experience. It can be a bit chilly, bring a jacket.
Written 5 January 2022
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Ben B
Islamabad, Pakistan141 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Friends
Overall, it was cool. But if only do it as a side trip if you are traveling between Lahore and Islamabad. It’s a bit far from either place to make it worth the trip and cost.

- Tip #1 - Go early. Get there just at 9am and you will almost have the place to yourself - especially on the weekends. Go after that, and it will feel a bit claustrophobic.

- Tip #2 - Pack the Dramamine. The road to get there once you leave the M2 is mostly unpaved with plenty of potholes for you, your driver, or your tour bus to avoid by moving from one side of the road to the other. Your tailbone will get a workout, too. It’s about 45 minutes of the trip. Read the rest of the review to see if it’s worth it.

- Tip #3 - Bargain with your toddlers. It’s all underground and pretty much one salt brick sculpture after another. Little ones will get bored easily. They won’t get the history or the salt mining process. However, there is a playground/amusement park there for them to really enjoy including a bouncy-house, some kiddie rides and a place to get some sweets. Make sure they know there is an end to the underground tour and you might not suffer as much.

- Tip #4 - Bring a high-powered flashlight if you have it. You won’t need it to see where to move on the tour, but it’s really handy to see into some of the caverns and inaccessible areas. You can also use it to highlight the colors in the translucent light.

- Tip #5 - Leave your heels at home. While you won’t be crawling on your knees, the ground is a bit lumpy and uneven. My guess is people who are very unsteady or are in wheelchairs would have a bit of a hard time - but it could be done.

- Tip #6 - Take the train. It’s only 200 PKR more (about $1.40 US) and there is nothing to see on the way into the mine, so you aren’t missing anything. Good for the kids, too. The train ride is a bit noisy, so if you or your children dislike loud noises, bring earplugs for that part of the trip.

- Tip #7 - Be prepared for sticker shock. The price for foreigners is 20 bucks a piece (slightly less for seniors and students). But, heck, it’s the 2nd largest salt mine in the world, so it might be worth it. Call it a “bucket list” item.

- Tip #8 - Don’t buy into the hype. There is no evidence to indicate that a Himalayan salt lamp does anything for you except look cool. 98% of the salt mined here is made of good ol’ NaCl - sodium chloride- table salt. The other 2 percent is postassium, magnesium, etc. So any benefits people believe they get from it - joints, asthma, etc. - is purely psychosomatic. It does look cool, though. My wife and I dropped a few bucks on a couple of lamps. Which brings me to . . .

- Tip #9 - if you want to buy a lamp, use your shopping skills and shop between the vendors that are about 250 meters outside the main gate. We got a big 10.7kg monster for about 10 bucks - and the guy originally told me it would be no less than 20. This was for the natural shape stone and not one that was ground into a heart shape or the first letter of your true love’s name. We didn’t buy the bulb (but could have) because we are going to make a solar powered lamp to put inside it and use it as a night light.

- Tip #10 - watch for the salt drips. If you are going to buy a hunk of the stuff (it’s not really from the Himalayas, mind you) then consider where you will put it and how to protect the furniture underneath it. Salt attracts and holds condensation and it will drip down and onto your furniture. Of course, you can make the stain part of the decoration.

Any questions? Just ask below.
Written 10 October 2021
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