Jalandhar City is the real embodiment of Punjab’s rich heritage and culture and is a summit of the old and the modern Punjab culture. This ancient town belonged to the illustrious civilization of Indus Valley. Today, Jalandhar is a major business and manufacturing center, renowned also for its delicious Punjabi cuisine. The former city of Jalandhar aims to give you a glimpse of its history and its culture as well as the best of Punjab. Jalandhar’s industrial and business growth is as remarkable as its vast history. In leather products, Jalandhar is also a world champion. Jalandhar is renowned for its dance styles and festivities in terms of culture and ethnicity and a famous tourist place.
Best time to visit Jalandhar
The temperature in Jalandhar is about 16 ° C throughout the day and the lowest temperature is normally 6 ° C. The best time to visit Jalandhar is the months of January to March. In March, the summer season starts and ends by June.
How to reach Jalandhar
By Air: New Adampur Jalandhar domestic airport is about 25 km from stand Jalandhar Bus and 23 km from railway station Jalandhar city. Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport in Amritsar is the second most nearby airport.
By Rail: Jalandhar has a good rail connection from Mumbai, Calcutta, Chennai, Patna, Guwahati, Pune, Haridwar, Varanasi, Jaipur, and Jammu Tawi have direct train services available.
By Road: Direct bus services are available for major towns such as Mumbai, Calcutta, Chennai, Patna, Guwahati, Pune, Haridwar, Varanasi, Jaipur, and Jammu Tawi.
Famous places to visit in Jalandhar
1. Rangla Punjab Haveli
Punjab Haveli is a traditional Punjabi themed village with different activities to experience in an absolute traditional way the essence of Punjabi culture. You will enjoy authentic Punjabi cultures and take part in many different facets of Punjabi practices such as spinning, dancing, playing marbles, water collecting, and many others.
Timings: 12 – 4:30 pm; 6:30 – 11 pm
Entry fee: INR 600
2. Devi Talab Mandir Temple
This temple is believed to be over two hundred years old in the heart of Jalandhar. Dedicated to Maa Durga this temple of Devi is Jalandhar’s most prominent structure, attracting many devotees from all over the world to worship. An old tank, which many devotees from Hindi regard as sacred, offers a serene backdrop against the majestic, ancient temple, as one of the main attractions of this temple.
3. Pushpa Gujral Science City
Pushpa Gujral Science City helps you to respond to studying science in a fun way is Pushpa Gujral Science City. Once inside you get to see a giant dinosaur at the entrance. The galleries covering a broad range of topics, from physics to social science, creation, health, nuclear science, and robotics, are accessible through the museum grounds. The center also features a large IMAX screen and a multimedia planetarium exploring space wonders.
Timings: 9 am – 6 pm
4. Wonderland Theme Park
The Wonderland Theme Park is a wonderful place to spend a weekend and is ideal for avoiding the sparkling heat and having fun with your family and friends. You can touch the sky in your plane, feel the cracks in your house and go on the waterways. The Wave Pool and water dance ground are among the main attractions of this park, where you can tap into the beats of your favorite tracks and drink!
Timings: 10 am – 8 pm
Entry fee: INR 950
5. Jang-e-Azadi Memorial
The Jang-e-Azadi Memorial is a memorial of the contribution of the Punjabi community and a museum designed to commemorate the sacrifices of Indian independence. The memorial is intended to spread awareness in the minds of young people about the rich State’s cultural heritage. It was created on 19 October 2014.
Timings: 10 am – 6 pm