About Jalandhar City

Places to see in Jalandhar

The district is named after Jalandhar, a demon king, who finds a mention in the Puranas and Mahabharta. According to another legend, Jalandhar was the capital of the kingdom of lav, son of Rama. According to yet another version Jalandhar is said to have derived its name from the vernacular term 'Jalandhar' means area inside the water, i.e. tract laying between the two rivers Satluj and Beas, still another name of Jalandhar had been Trigartta, as it was waters by three rivers, Satluj, Beas and Ravi.

Jalandhar is a lovely town amidst the Punjab region. Known for its top notch sport equipments and ethnic temples, Jalandhar holds a supreme place when it comes to sightseeing and visiting the Punjab region. May it be shopping or visiting some temples or religious places that hold great historical importance or may it be entertainment at its best, you will get it at all at this place. Proceeding towards the road to development, Jalandhar now includes amazing malls, markets, fun joints as well as colonially famous spots. Here is an account of the premium places that one should not miss being at Jalandhar:

Places to Visit

Devi Talab Mandir

It is situated in the heart of Jalandhar City. The old Devi Talab has been renovated and, in its centre, a new temple has been built.

Wonderland Theme Par

It is an amusement water park with water games and water rides. The Park spreads over 11 acres with many thrilling rides offering healthy entertainment to all age groups. The park is located about 6 kms from Jalandhar Bus terminus and 8 kms from the Railway Station on Nakodar Road.

Imam Nasir Masjid

This 800 year old beautifully designed mausoleum of Imam Nasir is located in the heart of Jalandhar.

Sodal Mandir

Sodal Temple is situated near Devi Talab temple on Sodal road. The Fair of Baba Sodal is held to memorialize the death anniversary of Sodal, a local child deity.

Tulsi Mandir

An ancient monument in the City is the temple of Vrinda, wife of Jalandhara, in the KotKishan Chand locality. It is now also known as TulsiMandir. On one side of the temple is a tank which is said to have been the bathing place of the demon Jalandhara

Sheetla Mandir

Near the Balmiki gate is the Sheetla Mandir, said to be as old as the City of Jalandhar. Within its premises are also two small old temples of Hanuman and Shiva. A big fair is held here in month of August.

Shiv Mandir

Situated at GurMandi, Shiv Mandir is reputed to have been built by a Nawab of Sultanpur Lodhi near Masjid Imam Nasar.

Gurdwara Chhevin Patshahi

Guru Hargobind visited the city of Jalandhar during his tour of Doaba area. GurdwaraChhevinPatshahi in BastiShaikh, Jalandhar city, stands on the spot where Guruji had a dialogue with a Muslim holy saint popularly known as ShaikhDarvesh.

Shaheed-E-Azam Sardar Bhagat Singh Museum, KhatkarKalan

A museum at KhatkalKalan, the native village of the great Martyr SardarBhagat Singh, was inaugurated on his 50th death anniversary. It was earlier in Jalandhar district, and has now become part of Nawanshahr district.
A few other places worth mentioning are a Sanyas Ashram (popularly known as Bahrian-da-Talab) on the Kapurthala road. Nathan-Di Bagichi, Darbar Muhammad Jamal Zahra (in BastiSheikh), Baba Jhandianala (in BastiNau), shrines of Baba Lakki Shah Pir and DargahPirHazi Shah Qutab situated in the Jalandhar Cantonment.

The Gurudwara at Kartarpur

(16 km from Jalandhar town) was built by the Fifth Sikh Guru, Guru ArjunDevji in 1656 A.D. Every year, a fair is held on the birth anniversary of the Guru when a large number of devotees gather to pay homage.
St Mary's Cathedral Church (Jalandhar Cantt)
The old church dedicated to St. Patrick was built by Rev. Fr. John Macodnnel, Q.F.M.CAP of the Vicariate Apostolic of Agra, in 1947 at the same site of new church since 1886.

Desh-Bhagat Memorial Hall

Desh-Bhagat Memorial Hall has been constructed to perpetuate the memory of martyrs who has lost their lives in the fight for freedom from the British rule.

Pushpa Gujral Science City

Science City lives up to its aim of providing learning, fun & amusement, out of Science, for people of all ages & all walks of life.

Distance from nearby major places:

Jalandhar nearby places

Jalandhar to:-    
Amritsar 80 kms
chandigarh 156 kms
Pathankot 112 kms
Gurdaspur 116 kms
Hoshiarpur 48 kms
Kapurthala 20 kms
Ludhiana 60 kms
Patiala 154 kms
Sangrur 153 kms
Fatehgarh Saheb 125 kms
Faridkot 129 kms
Shimla 220 kms
Manali 336 kms
Dharamshala 168 kms
Dalhousie 204 kms
Jammu 219 kms
Delhi 370 kms

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