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Jalandhar : City Travel Guide

Facts at a Glance
Area: 3, 401 Sq. km
Languages: Punjabi, Hindi and English
State: Punjab, India
STD Code: : 91-181
Population: 19, 53, 508 (in 2001)

Best Time to Visit: : Best time to visit the city is during winter season but avoid December and January because it is hit by severe cold at that time.

Jalandhar Travel guide

Geography & Climate
Jalandhar City is a well know city of Punjab, lying on the irrigated plain between the Beas and Sutlej rivers. It is situated on the globe at 71°31' East and 30°33' North. It is 146 km away from Chandigargh, the capital city of Punjab.
The climate of the area remains dry most of the time of the year except a brief rainy season during August and first half of the September. It also witnesses all main four Indian seasons. The maximum temperature goes up to 41 degree Celsius in summer and 6 degree Celsius in winter season, but when it is hit by cold wave in the rear of western disturbances, the minimum temperature may fall down to freezing point also.

How to Reach
It is well connected by road and rails, while the nearest Airport is Amritsar's Raja Sansi Airport, 90 km away from the city.

By Air:
Amritsar's Raja Sansi Airport is the nearest airport to the city. Amritsar is just 90 km from the city, so you can hire a taxi or get into a bus to reach the city. It has comfortable road connectivity.

By Train :
Jalandhar is well connected by rail network. Hence, you can get a train form most of the major cities of India to visit the city.

By Road
Like any other big city of Punjab, Jalandhar has decent road connectivity to all the adjoining major cities of the state and other states of India. Buses and taxies are easily available for Jalandhar City Guide from Delhi and Chandigarh.

Tourist Places in Jalandhar

Devi Talab Mandir :
This temple is situated in the heart of the city. A large number of devotees visit the temple daily. Besides, an old temple of Goddess Kali also stands near the Devi Talab Mandir.

Gurudwara Chhevin PadshahiGurudwara Chhevin Padshahi :
A story of Guru Hargobind Singh Ji is associated with the Gurudwara and it is said that Guru Ji stayed here during his tour to Doaba area. Here, he gave interview to a Muslim holy saint named Shaikh Darvesh. The saint blindfolded his eyes so that he could not see the saint and could say to Mughal Emperors that he did not see the Guru, even then he saw Guru in the deep of his mind and Jalandhar City Guide.

Pushpa Gujral Science City :
This place is a wonderful spot of fun and knowledge and like by all age groups. It is also a good place for young children to know about science and technology. Pushpa Gujral Science City is one of the famous tourist places in Jalandhar.

St. Marry's Cathedral Church:
The church was constructed in 1886, but later on it was re-built by Rev. Fr.John Macodnnel in 1947 and dedicated to St. Patrick and now it is regarded as the mother church of Punjab.

What to Eat in Jalandhar
The place offers variety of Punjabi authentic cuisines:
1. Chana Bhatura
2. Aloo ka Paratha
3. Makki ki Roti Sarson ka Sag
Besides these traditional and local delicacies, Chinese, South Indian and Continental foods are also available in restaurants and hotels.What to buy in the City
1. Sports Goods
2. Traditional Cothes-Salwar suit, saree etc.
3. Punjabi Jutis (slipper)
4. Jewellery
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