Thill Sharief, Arbab Raja
|Tehsil||Pind Dadan Khan|
|Elevation||219 m (719 ft)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+5)|
Thill, also known as Thill Sharif or Thil, is a village in Jhelum District, Punjab, Pakistan. It is located at 32°42'0N' 73°20'0E with an altitude of 279 metres (918 feet). It is situated between the Jhelum River and Pind Dadan Khan Tehsil. Thill is located near the mountain range where the Khewra Salt Mines are located.
Thill Sharif had Mountains in its North, Pindi Saidpur in its South, Village Ghora in its East ,and in its West Daulatpur. Thill Sharif is from all four side surrounded by Sofi Shrines.Thill is located in the Salt Range. The famous Salt mine Khewra (کھوڑہ) is nearby. The immediate area is flat and good for cultivation. Water is the main problem, as the salt in the nearby mountains has a negative impact. On the east side of the village there is a Shrine of Baba Rata Watha (Red Stone). People rub the red stone on their joints to relieve pain. On the west side of the village the Tomb of Baba Shabil Shah (شھابل شاہ) is located. People used to go there for prayers to recover from skin problems. To the north, there the is shrine of Bawa Rodo (باوہ روڈو). To the south there is the shrine of Baba Jhara Wala (باوہ جھاڑا والا ), There is a tradition in Rajput (راجپوت) families to go there after marriage because he is the eldest of all Janjua Rajput (جنجوعہ راجپوت) family.[clarification needed]
Thill sharif has good visiting Points. Mountains have very good view points i.e. Chaitaki Trarar, Rati Dandi, Mathi Shay, Chappa Rah, Poraiyan, Molay & Sira (choti) for good Back side area view and many other points for visitors. Thill Sharif has one Pound (Sir) in the East and One Mini Dam in the West
Pindi Saidpur ( پنڈی سیدپر) is the nearest large town. People of Thill and surrounding villages go there for basic services such as food, medicine, doctors, school, and transportation. Jalalpur Sharif, also nearby, is historically significant, as Alexander The Great camped there before the Battle of the Hydaspes against King Porus in 326 BC. Pinan Wal is a major town as well.
Directions and nearest cities
Local transport vans and buses operate between Jhelum and Pind Dadan Khan, and can be used to reach Thill. The distance from Jhelum city to Thill is 66 km and from Pind Dadan Khan 32 km. The village is 40 km traveling from the M2 Motorway 2 From the Lilla (للا) interchange. Thill is 200 km from Islamabad. The nearest city is Jhelum District, Rawalpindi, Sargodha.
Thill enjoys all four seasons. Summer is long and hot and winter is very cold. Due to the village's position in the mountains, very strong winds blow much of the time, having an impact on the lifestyle, and increasing the severity of poor weather. During the Monsoon, heavy rainfall is experienced in the village & good view of water fall during rain. Rain water is very helpful for cultivation. Summer days are very long and hot, so people stay in their homes or under the trees, and take their cattle under the trees as well.
In village the Punjab Government education system is followed. There is no co-education in the schools. For boys the school is up to primary level (grades one through eight), for girls the school is for up to both primary and middle level (grades one through eight). After successfully finishing study in the village, boys and girls go to Pindi Saidpur by bicycle for further education. Pindi Saidpur also has no co-education, so boys and girls attend separate schools to the high school level (grades up to ten), leading to the Secondary School Certificate. All schools run under the Rawalpindi Education Board. Islamic education is a requirement at all levels of education all over the Pakistan. Some children go to Mosque as well to learn and read the Al-Quran and receive other basic Islamic education. Recently the education system in the village was not up to this level, so people had to attend school and college in Jalalpur Sharief, Pind Dadan Khan and Jhelum. The village has produced doctors, engineers, army officers, teachers, and IT professionals who serve in Pakistan, UAE, KSA and Europe.
In recent years the Punjab Governmenthas founded a small dispensary where a Doctor with two nurses perform their duties. The doctor only gives basic health care services. The nearest hospital is the Civil Hospital in Jalalpur Sharief, which gives free service for everyone; and the Fauji Foundation Hospital in Dariala Jalap, which give services to all, but is free only for those who served in the Armed Forces and their families.
Bhakir بھکڑ, khanaree کنیری, Grofpan گورف پان, Reten Jot رتن جوت, Charata چریتا., Ganglie Jawan,
Ghar Ghumat گور گھمٹ, Kabadi کبڈی, Lak Bhanan لک بھنن, Bandar Killa باندر کلہ, Kari Danda کاری ڈند, Guli Danda گلی ڈندہ, Bantay, Cricket, Football, Hockey. Patang Bazi.
Crops grown in the area include wheat, Bajra, Til, Chaney other grains, and mustard. The most common tree is kiker کیکر. Its wood is used to make fires and for construction. Other trees include sheasham شیشم, phullah پھلاہ, and berry بیری.
One of the best farm available in region situated in Thill Sharief. Farm is maintain and owned by Raja Shaukat Hayat Janjua. Currently this farm has 19 cows and its production reached 90 L so far and planned to extend it to 200 L. Animals have roam free environment with two veterinarians to keep animal healthy. Soon video link for this farm is available to see the clean and healthy environment provided to animals. The farm has their own dairy product outlet in Pindi Saidpur known as Thill Dairy & Bakers.