Jalandhar

Jalandhar is an ancient city in the north Indian state of Punjab. Located in the irrigated plains between the Beas and Sutlej rivers, is seeped in legend, Jalandhar dates way back to the Indus valley civilization. Jalandhar also played an important role in the Freedom Movement, with several revolutionary members of the anti-imperialist Ghadar Party launching their protests here.

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Situated within the city limits of Jalandhar, about 1Km from the railway station is a devotion hub of the city. Devi Talab Mandir, Jalandhar is a 200 year old monastery dedicated to Maa Durga.

Legends and history of this divine abode are associated with Maa Sati and how she sacrificed herself after her own father, Daksha had insulted Lord Shiva, her husband. The temple has a structure resembling the Amarnath Cave temple in Jammu and Kashmir. In Devi Talab Mandir, there is a 200 year old large masonry tank (called talab in Hindi) which is considered sacred by Hindus. The Devi Talab ...

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Talhan, a village situated at a distance of 11. 3 km from Jalandhar, is home to the divine and holy Gurudwara Talhan Sahib Ji. People travel miles to worship and offer prayers at the sacrosanct Gurudwara.

Gurudwara Talhan Sahib Ji is primarily made of gleaming and mystic white marble. At one glance, it is indisputable that no expense was spared in its construction. High rising dome adds to the chivalry of imposing gurudwara. Once you step inside you are engulfed by the blanket of peace. In the evenings, setting sun's rays seem to be gathering it's ivory white marble in its orange-m...

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Jalandar has witnessed various regimes and culture during the journey from ancient ages. Because of this, it is well versed with different religious places and ancient monuments. In that, one of the popular and valuable places of attractions found in the city is Imam Nasir Mausoleum and Jama Masjid. Imam Nasir Mausoleum is almost eight hundred years old while Jama Masjid is four hundred year old in Jalandar. The mausoleum is surrounded by a market place and the structure is standing on four white pillars in the arena. Since Imam Nasir Mausoleum and Jama Masjid are situated in the centralized l...

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Jang-e-Azadi Memorial, Kartarpur is a testimonial museum located near the city of Jalandhar. It is constructed to exhibit the endowment, sacrifices and rich legacy made by the Punjabi community in context to India’s freedom struggle. The substratum of the Jang-e-Azadi Memorial, Kartarpur was stationed on 19 October 2014 by the chief minister of Punjab. The memorial which is sprawled over an area of 25 acres is lodged 19. 37 kms away from the city of Jalandhar.

The Jang-E-Azadi Memorial, Kartarpur is envisaged as the exemplary tribute to the multifarious sacrifices of the freedom fi...

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Kartarpur Gurudwara, Jalandhar
16 kms from Jalandhar city limits

Kartarpur Gurudwara, Jalandhar is a must-visit place of worship for Sikhs. The Kartarpur Gurudwara was built by the fifth Sikh Guru (Guru Arjun Dev Ji) in the year 1656. Kartarpur is also known as the birthplace of Swami Virjananda, teacher of Swami Dayananda Saraswati. It is an excellent choice of place for people who are looking for meditation, baths, parshada (a sweet offering from the Gurudwara to the devotees), tea, and so on. The Kartarpur Gurudwara is at a distance of 16 kms from the center of Jalandhar city.

The Kartarpur Gurudwara has a very clean and neatly presented prem...

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Shri Siddh Baba Sodal Mandir is situated near the Devi Talab Mandir on Sodal Road within the city limits of Jalandhar.

More than one and half million devotees mark their presence for paying obeisance to an immortal legend named Baba Sodal after whom this temple is named. There is also an old and interesting story about this - " Baba Sodal was born in a family of the Chadha clan of the Khatri caste in Jalandhar city. Itis said that one day, Baba Sodal's mother went to the nearby pond to wash clothes and Baba Sodal followed her despite being told repeatedly not to do soand go back h...

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Model Town Market, Jalandhar
Within Jalandhar city limits
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Shopping is a good way to spend leisure time whenever you are visiting any city or town. And it is important to know which market to visit when you wish to shop. When in Jalandhar, one of the best markets to shop or spend leisure time is the Model Town Market. It is the perfect destination to shop for the latest fashions and there are many gift shops where you can find the perfect gift for your loved ones. It is located right in the middle of the city and there are three bus stops near the market, the Jawahar Nagar Bus Stop, the Model Town Bus Stop, and the J N Bus Stop. The model town market ...

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Nehru Park, Jalandhar
Within Jalandhar city limits
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There are many attractions in Jalandhar in Punjab. People live a busy life in the business hub. In that, there is a need to relax and what could be a better place than Nehru Park, also known as Company Bagh. It is located in the cantonment region of Jalandhar, about 15 minutes from the bus station and 10 minutes from the railway station. The local transportation is readily available to reach Nehru Park.

Nehru Park was constructed by the East India Company and was named as Company Bagh in Jalandhar and after 1858, it was renamed as Queen's Garden and the name prevailed until the indep...

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Nikku Park, Jalandhar
3 kms from Jalandhar city limits
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Nikku Park is a famous picnic spot in the Jalandhar city. The park is located within the city-limits, about 3 kms from Railway Station. It is a small segment relaxation park furnished with plethora of rides and attractions which draws lot of tourists across Jalandhar.

Nikku Park is among the most liked places to visit with children in the city of Jalandhar. Densely forested with a variety of floras, along with fountains and other water bodies accentuate the aesthetics of the Park. There is a small amusement park section, with different rides where kids along with their parents can ...

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Pushpa Gujral Science City, Jalandhar
15 kms from Jalandhar city limits
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Spanning across an enthralling 72 acres, Pushpa Gujral Science City is located at the very heart of Punjab, on Jalandhar Kapurthala Road 15 kms from Jalandhar. It is easily accessible via all modes of transportation. Pushpa Gujral Science City, a joint project of Government of India and Punjab Government, endeavours to infuse scientific temper among children and adults from all walks of life.

An enormous statue of a dinosaur stands staidly, beckoning and welcoming people to come inside and enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime experience. You probably wouldn't have stopped marvelling about th...

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Rainak Bazaar, Jalandhar
Within Jalandhar city limits

A bazaar almost as old as the city itself, Rainak Bazaar has endured the onslaught of air conditioned malls and shopping complexes; and continues to reign as one of the most popular hubs for shopaholics. Located near Nakoddar Chowk, it is a mere 10 minutes from the city Bus Stand.

Narrow bylanes swarming with haphazardly parked scooters, motorbikes, bicycles, rickshaws and whatnot run along a plethora of colourful, glimmering kiosks turning heads and bewitching the eye. The market offers a wide assortment of commodities ranging from trendy apparel, footwear, cosmetics, jewelry at a...

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Rangla Punjab Haveli is a conventional Punjabi village themed resort perched right on the Jalandhar Phagwara Highway. This resort resonates the charisma of opulent Punjabi culture and traditions in a magnificent manner. It is situated at a distance of 14. 2 kms away from the city of Jalandhar.

Rangla Punjab Haveli has all the grandeur and coherence of a typical Punjabi village in its finest form. Beginning with Nanakshahi bricks to an assembly of antique artifacts, the place kindles the old world appeal along with folk music frolicking in the background. Resplendent architecture co...

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Shaheed-E-Azam Museum, Jalandhar
55 kms from Jalandhar city limits
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Shaheed-E-Azam Museum, Jalandhar is a tourist spot for people to visit in their leisure. This tourist attraction is located in the Khatkal region in Jalandhar, and would be most pleasurable if you visit it along with children. An important fact to keep in mind before you come here is that the Shaheed-E-Azam Museum has been built as homage to the great martyrs of Punjab. It was inaugurated on the 23rd of March 1981 (the 50th death anniversary of Bhagat Singh). It’s about 55 kms away from the center of Jalandhar city.

Shaheed-E-Azam Museum, Jalandhar houses many letters, photographs,...

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Shastri Market, Jalandhar
Within Jalandhar city limits

Shastri Market is located near Lal Bahadur Shastri Chowk. It is a huge automobile market in the city.

Jalandhar is a city well known for its sports goods, steel industry, electric goods, rubber goods and automobile parts. Shastri market is primarily an automobile centered market where one can purchase vehicle tires of all kinds – from bicycles, motorbikes, scooters, cars, to tractors, trucks, etc.

One can find all varieties of tires at this market – new tires, old tires, used tires, tyres of all brands and sizes – tubeless et al. Apart from tyres, other automobile parts...

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Shiv Mandir, Jalandhar
Within Jalandhar city limits
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Located at Gur Mandi adjacent to the mosque of Imam Nasar, the Shiv Mandir is one of the most ancient temples of the Jalandhar region. The temple is located in the heart of a busy market of the 'Gur- Mandi' and the main deity of the temple is Lord Shiva which bears relics of the brilliant architectural ability of the ancient times.

The temple exhibits an amalgamation of Hindu-Muslim architecture, representing the tolerance between the two religions. The shrine dates back to the Lodhi era and was built by a Nawab who ruled Jalandhar. The main gate of the temple is built in the style...

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St. Mary's Cathedral Church located in Mall road, Jalandhar Cantonment is the seat of the Bishop of Roman Catholic Diocese of Jalandhar. This historic church , built within the city limits ,is dedicated to St. Patrick and was constructed by Rev. Fr. John Mc Donnel, O. F. M. CAPof the Vicariate Apostolic of Agra in 1847.

St. Mary's Cathedral Church highlights the secular character of India. After the partition in 1955, the church became the Cathedral or theMother Church of Punjab. The old church was demolished on 15th February, 1987 and the foundation stone for the new church was ble...

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Tuslsi Mandir, Jalandhar
Within Jalandhar city limits
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A popular site for pilgrims in the city of Jalandhar is the ancient temple dedicated to Vrinda, wife of the demon Jalandhara. The Tulsi Temple, as it is known, is located in the Kot Kishan Chand locality. It is believed to be as old as the city itself.

An open mouthed lion welcomes one to walk through its throat as an unusual entrance to this temple, making it one of the major attractions in the city. A water reservoir regarded as the bathing place of Jalandhara himself adjoins the temple. Numerous smaller temples surround the Tulsi Temple, including two small temples of Lord Hanum...

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Virsa Vihar is an arts and cultural center, close to Namdev Chowk. It consists of an open air theatre and exhibition halls aimed at perpetuating the glorious cultural heritage of the state, especially for the younger generations.

To a city where the layman’s perception of fine arts or paintings has been ridden with clichés - ranging from posters of popular gods and deities to the regular, ill-attempted portraits of famous actors and celebrities displayed outside the street-side painter’s shop – this heritage center is like a breath of fresh air for art and culture enthusiasts. With...

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