Tilla Jogian (Hill of Jogies)
The Tilla Jogian has immense scenic beauty is probably the birth place of one of the oldest religious institutions of Hinduism. The hill towers to a height of over 975 meters west of Jhelum. From a bridge on the river outside Thelum, the hill appears elongated perpetually swathed in purple skein. The magnificent view from Jhelum encompasses the complete hill valley as well as the river.
There is a more than palpable aura of mystery surrounding the place. Legend tells us that it was up in this hill King Raja Porus’s elephant ran calling out in a human voice warning the King of Alexander the Great’s presence in order to avoid a confrontation. The historical record of Sher Shah’s son gives the location of king’s fort as being in the vicinity of Ballnath in Jogis.
Tilla Jogian is 24 KM from Rohtas Fort, 128 KM from Rawalpindi and 205 Km Lahore. It takes 01:15 hours from Rawalpindi to Rohtas Fort Road Condition from Rohtas Fort to Tilla Jogian can be difficult to travel at times. Approximately 10 KM is “Kacha” the road converts into mud after rain making traveling difficult to impossible. Parts of the road are made of stones which are quite un-even and jumpy.