The Khewra Salt Mine

The Genuine Source of Pink Salt: Not Himalayas, But Punjab’s Salt Range

You’ve likely heard the buzz about Himalayan pink salt. But let’s set the record straight: this salt doesn’t hail from the Himalayas. It’s mined from the Salt Range in Punjab, Pakistan. Why does this matter? Because this region is renowned for producing salt of unparalleled purity.

Why Choose Himalayan Salt: The Facts

Regular table salt goes through rigorous processing, stripping it of essential minerals. Himalayan salt, on the other hand, retains these minerals. The result? A healthier alternative. Medical guidelines suggest an adult’s daily salt intake should be between three-quarters to one teaspoon. Choose wisely.

Khewra Salt Mine: A Finite Treasure

The Khewra salt mine in Punjab is the world’s second-largest salt mine and the primary source of Himalayan salt. Established in the 1870s, this mine has become a significant tourist attraction. But here’s a fact you should know: experts estimate that at the current rate of extraction, the mine will last only another 350 years.

The Mining Process: No Modern Machinery

The mining of this salt is no small feat. Miners descend deep into the earth using traditional methods—pickaxes and gunpowder. Nearly half of the extracted salt is used structurally, reinforcing the mine’s tunnels to prevent cave-ins.

 

The Economic Impact: A Boon for Pakistan

The rising demand for Himalayan salt has shifted the market dynamics. Pakistan is no longer exporting salt at minimal prices to India. Instead, this valuable resource is now being shipped to countries like the U.S., the U.K., and Spain, boosting Pakistan’s economy..

Journey into the Earth's Wonders: Khewra Salt Mine Tours by Salt & Heal!

Salt & Heal doesn’t just bring the Khewra Salt Mine to you; we take you deep into its heart with our guided tours. Join us for an immersive experience like no other, where you’ll explore the mine’s hidden treasures, unearth its rich history, and immerse yourself in the healing embrace of salt. Embark on an adventure of discovery with Salt & Heal’s guided Khewra Salt Mine tours.

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