Jhelum Travel Guide

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Jhelum is located in northern Pakistan. Jhelum river is one of the subsiaries of the Punjab river. It's a very old city. It was known to the Greeks as Hydaspes - Alexander the great dropped by when he tried to conquer the planet, Its official website is http://www.apnajhelum.net.

The main reason to visit is the Apna Jhelum fort. It is on the UNESCO list of world heritage monuments.

Brief description by UNESCO: Following his defeat of the Mughal Emperor Humayun in 1541, Sher Shah Suri built a strong fortified complex at Rohtas, a strategic site in the north of what is now Pakistan. It was never taken by assault and survives intact to the present day. The main fortifications consist of the massive walls, which extend for more than 4km; they are lined with bastions and pierced by monumental gateways. Rohtas Fort, also called Qila Rohtas, is an exceptional example of early Muslim military architecture in Central and South Asia.

Jhelum has for main tehsils / sub divisions,

1. Jhelum (Head of Government)
2. Dina
3. Pind Dadan Khan
4. Sohawa

Dina is a new born division of Jhelum district and not yet confirmed by government officials. it is created by taking some parts from Tehsil Jhelum and Tehsil Sohawa so they are not more smaller then before. Jhelum was already cutted down in pieces when Chakwal District was created by subtracting all left side of Jhelum District.

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May 07, 2005 change by giorgio

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