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Cholistan Jeep Rally 2016

Cholistan Jeep Rally is one of Pakistan’s premier off-road racing events. The rally recently saw its 11th edition conclude with the winner, a certain Sahibzada Sultan taking the prestigious crown. Sahibzada Sultan defeated 5-time champion Mr. Magsi, whose vehicle had suffered a technical breakdown. The Cholistan Jeep Rally 2016 was the largest of its kind ever held which goes to show the ever-increasing popularity of the extreme motor sport.

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Rich in Salt: The Khewra Mines

I must correct my claim in the title, the Khewra Mines have a lot more salt than a pinch. By any means this is Pakistan’s largest and the World’s second largest Salt Range. Located in the Jhelum District, it is approximately 154 km from Rawalpindi. While making stops on the Motorway, this is one of the best places to visit. It has recently been developed as an attractive tourist spot, with lots of decorations and tour guides. There are also government built guest houses nearby.

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Cholistan Jeep Rally: Into The Dunes

Here are all the details you may want to know about the Cholistan Jeep Rally, an event that takes place every year. Cholistan is a desert area in the southern part of Punjab, Pakistan. It occupies about 16000 sq. km of area. The Cholistan desert was once a fertile land and it was irrigated by the natural flowing of Hakra River (better known as the Sarasvati River). IT has since dried up and the area has turned arid. The Cholistan desert joins up with the Thar Desert in Sindh which extends into India as well, making this area one of the largest desert areas of the world. However, the dryness of the climate does not harm the rich culture. The regional language of Cholistan is Saraiki, which is a sweeter and more entertaining variation of Punjabi. The people here are semi-nomadic, meaning that their life is different and thus interesting for outsiders to observe and learn about. The name Cholistan suggests a dry land as the word ‘chol’ means desert in this region.

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