Having 0.9 million inhabitants, the city of Khushab is an eminent city of Punjab province, Pakistan. This city is located between the cities of Mianwali and Sargodha, near the Jhelum River. It is one of the most prominent cities especially from a defensive point of view. Thal dessert, Jhelum River, vast fields, and mountains enhance the beauty of this city. Jhelum, Bhakher, Sargodha, Jhang, Mianwali bounded Khushab City. In the British rule, Khushab had an extensive trade, exporting wool, oil, cotton to Multan and Sukkur, and cotton cloth to Afghanistan. This region established in 1876, this city consists of agricultural lowland plains, hills, and lakes. Khushab is rich in natural resources, and most people are associated with farming and agriculture. This city has numerous sightseeing for tourists, some of these are:
Soon Valley: One of the famous valleys of Pakistan located in the central Punjab, Khushab. Started from Padhrar Village and end to Sakesar, the length of this valley is 35 miles. It consists of ancient civilization, fertile farms, natural resources, waterfalls, forests, natural pools and ponds, and lakes. About 1,530 above sea level, it is the only mountainous area in Punjab, which receives heavy rainfall in winter.
The Thal Dessert: It is a dry dessert with scarce vegetation, and placed between the Indus River and the Jhelum River. The entire area of this dessert is arid, but now the greater Thal Canal irrigated the most part of the dessert. Thal dessert is a triangle between the cities of Jhang, Layyah, Mianwali, Bhakkar, Khushab and Muzzafargarh. This region has very hot days and pleasant nights.
Katha Saghral: It is a village, located 25 km from Khushab on the Rawalpindi-Peshawar road. It is a semi-hilly and mineral area. Dozens of minerals including coal and salt mined in the adjoining area.
Khabikki Lake: It is a salt-water lake in the southern salt range area in Khushab. Due to the dearth of drainage in the area, this lake formed. The water of this lake is sweet and a Chinese breed of fish introduced in it. Surrounded by lush green area, a hill, and a beautiful rest house, this lake provides a scenic view for visitors. Boats are also available to take a round of the lake.
Sakesar Mountain: About 1522 meter high, it is the highest mountain in the salt range area in Khushab District. This mountain also can see from adjacent areas of Chakwal and Mianwali.