The mystical land of vibrant hues, Jalandhar resonates with myriad myths and rich history. The name Jalandhar has been derived from the name of a demon king Jalandhara, mentioned in the Mahabharata and Puranas. It is also said that the name of the city is derived from the word Jalandhar, which means a place surrounded by water i.e. amongst two rivers Beas and Satluj. The city is also believed to be the capital of the empire of Lord Ram’s sons, Luv and Kush. With so many myths, folklore and rich heritage, Jalandhar attracts many people from all over the world. Exploring these treasures is an exciting experience in itself, which can induce one to Jalandhar travel.
Jalandhar is framed with numerous tourists’ attractions like Devi Talab Mandir, Tulsi Mandir and Gurudwara Padshahi Chhevin, etc. The Devi Mandir is located in the center of this city and houses many temples in its premises. The temple complex reflects the exquisite architectural skills of the artists of the bygone era that still stands intact amidst the Old Devi Talab, with few touches of renovation. This temple is dotted with a replica of Amarnath Yatra and revered Goddess Kali temple.
A visit to Tulsi Mandir cannot be missed while planning Jalandar travel. Revered monument of old days, the Tulsi Mandir is dedicated to Vrinda - the wife of the demon king Jalandhara. The temple houses a sparkling tank, which is believed to be the bathing area of the demon king Jalandhara. As you walk a few steps ahead you will get to see the venerated Gupha temple, which is adorned with a picture of Annapurna, the goddess of prosperity. This temple houses the holy Brahm Kund and few temples that are devoted to Lord Shiva. The Sheetla Mandir situated at the Balmiki Gate, houses two small sized ancient temples that are dedicated to Lord Shiva and Hanuman. The twin temples are as ancient as the mystic city of Jalandar. One can experience the rich heritage of this city with a visit to all these sanctified places through your Jalandhar travel.
The renowned Kartarpur Gurudwara dates back to 1656 A.D. It was constructed by the fifth Sikh Guru Arjun Devji and is situated at an approximate distance of 16 kilometers from Jalandar. Birth of this great Guru is commemorated by a lively fair that is celebrated every year in the premises of this Gurudwara. This fair is thronged by the devotees from various parts of the country.
Other tourist attractions of the Jalandhar travel that line up the city is the Moorish Mosque, which is located in Kapurthala, at an approximate distance of 21 kilometers from Jalandar. This ancient mosque was constructed by the French architect Manteaux, way back in 1930, during the rule of Jagajit Singh. The architecture of this mosque is a blend of French and Indian designs and houses a dome, patterned by the skillful designers of the Mayo School of Arts, Lahore. With the right planning Jalandhar travel will help you explore these historic attractions, which will in turn add to your memories.
Last Updated On: 2011/07/08