Jalandhar is situated at a distance of 84 kilometers from Amritsar. It is found on the Grand Trunk road that goes up to Calcutta. It is well known for its industries such as sports, steel, iron re-rolling mills, rubber goods, electric goods, automobile parts, sewing machine factories and handloom products.
Jalandhar is rich in both ancient and modern glory.
Places to visit
Gurudwara Ber Sahib: This gurudwara is situated 36 kilometers from Jalandhar. It was here that Guru Nanak attained enlightenment. He thus created the ‘Sukhmani Sahib’.
Handira Mausoleum: This is a very fine monument. It is located 36 kilometers from Jalandhar. It is built on the banks of the River Kali Bein. It is octagonal in shape with four gates in cardinal directions.
Havelli: This place offers high quality entertainment and great food in just 150 bucks. It offers dance show, monkey show, magician, camel ride and a four course meal.
Holy Place of Devi Talab Mandir: This temple is 200 years old. It is situated close to the railway station. A musical festival is held here every year. It has been taking place since the last 125 years.
Jalandhar Moorish Mosque: Manteaux, the French architect, designed this mosque. It was built in the year 1930. It is 21 kilometers away from Jalandhar.
Jalandhar Rangla Punjab: It is a very unique place. It is basically a living museum. The ways of life in Punjab are depicted here.
Jalandhar Wonder Land: It is an amusement park. Water sports and exciting water rides are the two important activities. It stretches over an area of 11 acres. Wave pool and aqua dance floor are favorites.
Kartarpur Gurudwara: This gurudwara was built in 1656 AD by Guru Arjun Dev Ji. He was the fifth Sikh guru. It is situated 16 kilometers away from Jalandhar. His birthday anniversary is celebrated every year by means of an annual fair.
Masoleums of Ustad and Shagird: These mausoleums were built in the 17th century. The tombs belong to Ustad Mohammed Momin Hussain and Haji Jamal.
Panch Mandir: Fateh Singh Ahluwalia built this temple. It is 21 kilometers from Jalandhar. Several other temples are present around one central temple.
Pushpa Gujral Science City: This is the biggest project of its kind in north India. It stretches over an area of 72 acres of land. Its purpose is to educate the masse about the wonders of science in a very pleasant and interesting manner.
Serai Nurmahal: It is an epitome of oriental architecture. It is 13 kilometers away from Nakodar. It is associated with Emperor Jahangir’s wife.
Shaheed-E-Azam Sardar Bhagat Singh Museum: This museum was set up on the 50th anniversary of Bhagat Singh. It was built in the fond memory of the martyrs.
How to reach Jalandhar
By Air: The nearest airport to Jalandhar is the Rajasansi Airport of Amritsar. It is 90 kilometers from here.
By Rail: The railway station of Jalandhar is connected to the major cities of Punjab by means of trains.
By Road: Well developed and proper roads connect Jalandhar to other major cities.