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Why Travel Jalandahar?

Jalandhar is an ancient city in the north Indian state of Punjab. It’s home to Devi Talab Mandir, a centuries-old Hindu temple dedicated to the goddess Durga, with a tank considered sacred by devotees. The whitewashed Gurdwara Chhevin Patshahi is a place of worship for Sikhs. To the southeast lies St. Mary’s Cathedral, a modern building with Punjabi architectural elements, two domed towers and a pond.

Connectivity :

By Rail : Direct train service is available for other major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Calcutta, Chennai, Patna, Guwahati, Pune, Haridwar, Varanasi, Jaipur and Jammu Tawi. Some prestigious trains that halt in Jalandhar City railway station are Howrah Mail, Golden Temple Mail (Frontier Mail), New-Delhi Amritsar Shatabdi Express, Paschim Express. Now many trains of Jammu route are extend up to Mata Vaishno Devi-Katra.

By Air
The nearest airport is Pathankot Airport at Pathankot, about 90 km and Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport at Amritsar, about 75 km (47 mi) northwest of Jalandhar. It is connected to other parts of the country by regular flights. Several airlines operate flights from abroad, including Birmingham, Dubai, and Doha. The airport handles as many as 48 flights every week up from the occasional, intermittent ones some years ago.Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar informed for opening a domestic airport at Adampur Jalandhar.

By Road : There is a large network of bus services of Punjab, Himachal, Delhi, Haryana, Pepsu, Chandigarh, U.P., Jammu & Kashmir, Uttrakhand, Rajasthan State Roadways, apart from private operators.


Few Places of Interest

Imam Nasir Masjid
The 800 year old mausoleum enshrines a sacred Dargah and was believed to have been visited by the Sufi Saint Baba Farid. Near the Imam Nasir Masjid, a 400 year old Jama Masjid is also a marvel to behold, the two mosques are exemplary of the ancient architecture and are a must visit.

Tulsi Mandir
Tulsi Mandir is dedicated to the wife of the demon Jalandhara, Vrinda. The nearby tank is an ancient pilgrim spot said to have been used for bathing by Jalandhara. Near the temple complex one can also find a cave temple dedicated to the goddess Annapurna and plenty of smaller shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva.

Shaheed-E-Azam Sardar Bhagat Singh Museum
Inaugurated on the 23rd of March, 1981, the Shaheed-E-Azam Sardar Bhagat Singh Museum was established to mark the 50 years of the freedom fighter’s martyrdom. The precise location of the museum is at Khatkar Kalian which is the ancestral village of Bhagat Singh. It contains various antiquities that belonged to the freedom fighter and items which were connected to his role in the Indian struggle for Independence.

Wonderland Theme Park
Embracing a more modern past, Jalandhar also houses a theme park called the Wonderland Theme Park. The Wonderland Park is spread in an area of 11 acres, and has many water-rides and mechanical rides including bumper cars, flying jets, horror house, flying dragon, side splash, boating, kiddies boating, play house, wave pool and a rain dance floor.

Devi Talab Mandir
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A Shakti Peeth which represents the spot, Devi Sati’s right breast fell at. Devi Talab Mandir is named after the 200 year old pond located within the temple complex. The best time to visit the temple is during the annual music festival which has been famous for being the largest competition for north Indian classical music for the last 125 years. The festival is held during the winter months of December.

Shiv Mandir
The temple dedicated to Lord Shiva was founded by the Nawab of Sultanpur Lodhi. The temple is a well crafted specimen of the Hindu-Turkic architecture. The distinctive mosque style entrance makes way to the otherwise traditional Hindu temple complex. The temple is located at Gur Mandi in Jalandhar.

Rangla Punjab Haveli
Rangla Punjab Haveli a traditional Punjabi restaurant. The restaurant is famous for the hospitality of the staff and is set in typical Punjabi village style interiors. The best time to visit the village is during the weekends where you can experience the food accompanied with the charming folk music and dance performances.

Pushpa Gujral Science City
The science themed informative amusement center is named after Pushpa Gujral, the mother of former Indian Prime minister I.K. Gujral. It is located at the Jalandhar- Kapurthala Road and contains over 20 different science exhibits, a lake for boating and a huge Dinosaur model.

Being an ancient city with a diverse culture, Jalandhar is a must visit to experience the authentic roots of Punjab, the various temples and eateries located in Jalandhar make it an unforgettable Indian tourist destination.

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