Jalandhar Tour

Jalandhar is located at a distance of 146 kilometers from Chandigarh in Punjab. The city spreads on 3,401 square kilometers. The roads of the city are free from traffic so you can drive at a good speed. Jalandhar is well connected to all major cities by a good network of rails, roads and airways. It is located at a distance of 90 kilometers from Raja Sani Airport in Amritsar.

Jalandhar is a commercial hub. There are textiles, leather goods, wood products and sporting goods producing industries. Finished products from these industries are transported to all the parts of the country.

Sightseeing places in Jalandhar are Devi Talab Mandir, Gurudwara Cheevin Patshahi, Tulsi Mandir, Shiv Mandir, Pushpa Gujral Science City, Shaheed E- Azam Sardar Bhagat Singh Museum and St. Mary's Cathedral Church.

The temple of Vrinda, wife of Jalandhara, is an ancient monument of the city, situated in the Kot Kishan Chand locality. It is now also known as Tulsi Mandir. On one side of the temple is a tank which is said to have been the bathing place of the demon Jalandhara.

The district has various stories of its origin. According to one version Jalandhar is named after a demon king of same name, who finds a mention in the Puranas and Mahabharata. According to another legend, Jalandhar was the capital of the kingdom of lav, son of Rama. According to yet another version Jalandhar is said to have derived its name from the vernacular term `Jalandhar’ means area inside the water, i.e. tract laying between the two rivers Satluj and Beas, still another name of Jalandhar had been Trigartta, as it was waters by three rivers, Satluj, Beas and Ravi.
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