Catching the trail from a seasoned patwari from Gujar Khan, following the remote routes into the rural heart of Potohar, refueling our car from an unorthodox gas station with quite an unorthodox filling mechanism, we eventually knocked at the doorsteps of Sawar Muhammad Hussain Shaheed, Nishan e Haider around iftar. We were out to pay homage to the one and only Sepoy of Pakistan Army bestowed upon with the singular honour of the highest gallantry award of Pakistan Armed Forces.
It was World War One Centenary and I decided to explore a village in the Potohar Stretch with a prized possession, a 19th Century Scottish Cannon
Roman Baths of Pakistan
The group explores the wilderness of Potohar, reaching out to a tricky landscape with hanging rocks on one side and gradually sloping thickly vegetated landmass on the other. From a source deep underground, springs flow out accumulating in the square crevices extending down below forming a series of terraced ponds with shiny blue waters.
The Jewel of Salt Range
Springs ooze out from the mountain cracks, making a ring of waterfalls that fall below shaping up into a lake.
Emerald waters glowing in the sun reveal the underwater delights, the stones and pebbles, the reef patterned ridges and fish and crabs.