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From M2 Motorway, take Lilla interchange exit and head towards Khwera. After 30 minute drive you will hit a T-Junction. Turn right towards Pind Dadan Khan and then onto Jehlum road. After 40 minute of drive you wil reach Daryapal from where you turn left again. 10 minute drive you will see a marker Bhaganwala village. Drive towards it, and will have to park your car at the edge, and start your hike. You can befriend a local who can become your guide and will take you there. On various points there are small streams and ponds along the way. A good spot to relax and swim. Water flows from natural springs, and is source of life for the various settlements in the salt ranges

Fort Nandana situated on the eastern side of the Salt Ranges near Khewra/Pind Dadan Khan is an ancient fort, with a temple perched on top of a 500 foot cliff. Fort is famous for a famous mathematician traveller Al Beruni who measured the earth circumference from this fort over looking the Jehlum plains. Also the Alexander the great fought a battle close to the fort and passed through this area. The hike to the fort takes approx. 1 hour. 20-30 minutes to reach the base from Village Bhaganwala, and then a 30 minute climb on a rocky zig-zag trail, On the way one passes several small settlements, crosses streams and ponds, can see an old wheat grinding implement run by water-power. It is a nice sedentary easy walk.

Best time to go is cooler weather as temperature soars well above 45 C. Else do a very early morning hike starting around 6 am (this is what I did when I led a team of 20 colleagues from the Company i worked for).

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