JALANDHAR, India

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  1. About jalandhar

    Jalandhar, formerly known as Jullundur during the British rule, is one of the oldest inhabited cities in Punjab. The word ‘Jalandhar’ literally means “inside the water” (Jal means water and Andhar means inside), and as the name indicates, the city is located on the irrigated plains between two great rivers Beas and Sutlej. Jalandhar was the erstwhile capital of Punjab before the establishment of Chandigarh after Indian Independence. Today Jalandhar has developed industrially and commercially in a rapid manner to become one of the wealthiest cities in Punjab. It is one of the world’s biggest manufacturers of leather goods and also famous for printing industry and sports goods manufacturing. This commercial hub of India offers several tourist attractions, including historical monuments, churches, temples, Gurudwaras, museums, gardens, etc., that attract a large number of tourists.

  2. Who should visit the city?

    Anyone

    Best time to visit (months)

    Season-1 : October - February | Season-2 : March - May

    How to reach?

    By Road

    Jalandhar is well connected by road via a wide network of bus services connecting Amritsar, Ludhiana and other cities within the state and also the major cities in other states like Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, and Rajasthan.

    By Train

    Jalandhar railway station is an important railway station on Delhi-Amritsar Railway lane and is connected with major cities like Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Nagpur, Puri, Jammu, etc. Amritsar-New Delhi Shatabdi Express, JammuTawi-Pune Jhelum Express, Amritsar Howrah Mail, Amritsar-Bilaspur Chhatisgarh Express, Amritsar-New Delhi Express, Akal Takht Express, Pathankot Tatanagar Express, etc., are some of the important trains running through this station.

    By Air

    There is no airport in Jalandhar. The International Airport at Raja Sansi in Amritsar is at a distance of 90 km from Jalandhar. Chandigarh International Airport is at a distance of 150 km. On arrival at these airports, one can hire a taxi to reach Jalandhar.

    Weather

    Summer

    Min Temp: 20°C - Max Temp: 40°C

    Monsoon

    Min Temp: 20°C - Max Temp: 35°C

    Winter

    Min Temp: 5°C - Max Temp: 30°C

    Language spoken

    Hindi

    Best fair, festivals and attractions

    The important tourist attractions in Jalandhar include Devi Talab Mandir, St. Mary’s Cathedral Church, Gurudwara Chhevin Padshahi, Imam Nasir Mausoleum, Tulsi Mandir, Sodal Mandir, Shiv Mandir, Wonderland Theme Park, Pushpa Gujral Science City, Nikku Park, Gurudwara Talhan Sahib Ji, Shaheed-E-Azad Museum, etc. The famous fairs and festivals in Jalandhar are Baba Sodal Mela and Harballabh Sangeet Sammelan.

    STD Code

    0181

    State

    Punjab

    Country

    India

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