Jalandhar is a city in Jalandhar District in Punjab, India. The district is named after Jalandhar, a demon king, who finds a mention in the Puranas and Mahabharta. According to another version Jalandhar is said to have derived its name from the vernacular term `Jalandhar’ means area inside the water, i.e. tract lying between the two rivers Sutlej and Beas.
Jalandhar is the 'sports city of India' as it has not only finest sport industry but also a large number of sportsmen. In fact, 12 of India's greatest hockey players have come from a single village, Sansarpur, in Jalandhar city. It is famous for export of quality sports goods all over the world
How to reach here:
Jalandhar has major road and rail connections. It is situated at a distance of 146 km from state capital Chandigarh. It is at a distance of 350 km from Delhi on Delhi-Amritsar Highway. It is surrounded by Ludhiana district in East, Kapurthala in West, Hosiharpur in North and Ferozepur in South. Nearest Airport is RajaSansi Airport, Amritsar at a distance of 90 km.
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The monuments in and around the city include 800 years old Imam Nasir Mosque, Devi Talab Mandir and two century old Jama Masjid.
Tulsi Mandir is an ancient monument in the City, is the temple of Vrinda, wife of Jalandhara, in the Kot Kishan Chand locality. Near the Balmiki gate is the Sheetla Mandir, said to be as old as the City of Jalandhar. Within its premises are also two small old temples of Hanuman and Shiva.
Shiv Mandir is situated at Gur Mandi, is has been built by a Nawab of Sultanpur Lodhi near Masjid Imam Nasar.
Gurdwara Chhevin Padshahi: Guru Hargobind visited the city of Jalandhar during his tour of Doaba area. Gurdwara Chhevin Padshahi in Basti Shaikh, Jalandhar city, stands on the spot where Guruji granted interview to a Muslim holy saint popularly known as Shaikh Darvesh.
Shaheed-E-Azam Sardar Bhagat Singh Museum: A museum at Khatkal Kalan, the native village of the great Martyr Sardar Bhagat Singh, was inaugurated on his 50th death anniversary. To pay homage to the great revolutionary martyrs of the Punjab, all their memorable belongings are displayed here. The half burnt ashes of Sardar Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev including the blood soaked sand and blood stained newspaper in which their ashes were wrapped are preserved and exhibited in the museum.