History of Salt

Khewra Salt Mine

Welcome to our Oasis!

Step into our cave and learn about the history of salt! As you lay back in your zero-gravity chair take a look at the salt that surrounds you. Some of the rocks date back over a thousand years or more. If walls could talk I wonder what ours would say! The Himalayan salt you see on the walls come from one of the oldest mines in Khewra, Pakistan.

Some 2,300 years ago the story began when Alexander the Great, along with his army were making their way through Pakistan. Stopping to rest one of the soldiers noticed the horses licking the stones on the ground. The soldier tried one himself and noted the salty taste. Khewra salt deposits were discovered.

Today the Khewra salt mines are the second largest in the world, producing 325,000 tons of salt per year.