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Pind Dadan Khan is a village, & sub administrative area of Jhelum District of Punjab, Pakistan. It is located on the bank of River Jhelum, about 28 kilometers from the M2 Lahore-Islamabad motorway.
The area is famous for Khewra Salt Mines, Asia's largest salt mine, in use for over 2000 years, at the Salt mines there is an underground mosque which is worth seeing if you are passing bye thru here. The area has a long history going back to the time of Alexander the Great's invasion 325BC. The small town of Jalalpur Sharif is located in Pind Dadan Khan and is said to be where Alexander the Great's famous horse, Bucephalus is buried.
This village, is named after Nawab Dadan Khan, the Muslim
Governor of Lahore in the 1700s. There are
possibilities of camping in the
neighborhood of villages here. Pind Dadan Khan & Khewra mines can also be an
interesting full day Excursion from Islamabad.
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