Jalandhar, the north-western side of Punjab
Welcome to the oldest city of Punjab
Jalandhar was known as Prasthala during the Mahabharata and Jullundar in British India until it was widely recognized as Jalandhar. This city has witnessed rapid development not only from the industrial aspect but also in the form of urbanization. Jalandhar is one of the oldest cities of Punjab after Multan. This city is also popular as one of the locations of the Fourth Buddhist Council. It is the cleanest Punjab city and also the only one to have witnessed the most development. The number of hospitals here requires a special mention, few are even recognized globally. You can reach Jalandhar via rail and road. Its connectivity to nearby popular cities and states helps people to travel in and out of this place with ease.
Tourist attractions here in Jalandhar
- Devi Talab Mandir- Located in the heart of the Jalandhar city, the old Devi Temple was renovated and a new one was built. A really old temple of goddess Kali is present at the side of the Devi Talab. Replica of the Amarnath Yatra has been built recently around this temple.
- Tulsi Mandir and Shiv Mandir- This monument known to be the temple of Vrinda, the wife of Jalandhara located in the Kot Kishan Chand area is otherwise better known as the Tulsi Mandir. This temple has a tank in one side of it which is known to be the bathing area of Jalandhara. There are other temples of lord Siva in its vicinity. In Gur Mandi is the famous Shiv Mandir which was built by the renowned Nawab of Sultanpur Lodhi.
Other places of interestThere are many other attractions in this city namely the St. Mary’s Cathedral Church, Sanyas Ashram, Darbar Muhammad Jamal Zahra, Baba Jhandianala and others. This city has a lot of historical significance thus most of its monuments or structures are built from the time of the British rule and still stand tall depicting important historical events.Things to buy in JalandharThere are numerous things one can buy in this shopper’s paradise. Apart from it being famous for sports good, other common purchases include Punjabi Salwar Kameez, Juthis, Leather goods, rubber products, handicrafts and others. You cannot afford to leave Jalandhar without buying a pretty pair of Juthis or Phulkari dupattas which are very famous here. There are many malls in this city which showcase the specialties of Jalandhar to the public. The variety and designs available here whether it is in leather products or in apparel is mind-boggling.
- Shaheed-E-Azam Sardar Bhagat Singh Museum- Earlier part of the Jalandhar district, this museum now is a part of the Nawanshahr district. All the belongings of the great martyrs are displayed here as a tribute to their unmatched service. Half burnt ashes of Sardar Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev are preserved and exhibited. This museum would be a real place of interest to all those who are very inclined towards History especially the freedom struggle from the British and all the how and why revolving around it.
Planning to go this place via Indian Rail?
Visit www.indianrail.gov.in. / for knowing specific trains going to this place. You may book your train tickets at www.irctc.co.in/
Planning to go this place via Bus?
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