The city of Jalandhar is the true personification of the rich heritage and history of Punjab - a culmination of the old and the new. Present day Jalandhar has grown to be an important commercial and (Read More)industrial hub and is also known for its delectable Punjabi cuisine.

Here is the list of 13 Things to Do in Jalandhar

1. Rangla Punjab Haveli

Rangla Punjab Haveli

Rangla Punjab Haveli in Jalandhar is a centre where the culture, traditional lifestyle and various art forms of Punjab are showcased. Ranging from the traditional dances of Bhangra and Gidda, to live puppet shows known as Kuthputli and even the showcasing of traditional Punjabi artefacts of phulkari and juttis.

2. Devi Talab Mandir

Devi Talab Mandir

Devi Talab Mandir is a 200-year-old Hindu temple located in Jalandhar, Punjab. It is in the heart of the city, which attracts thousands of people from all over the world. The main goddess is Durga, and it is one of the 51 Shakti Peethas in India.

3. Science City Kapurthala

Science City Kapurthala

Science City Kapurthala, otherwise known as Pushpa Gujral Science City is a haven for science enthusiasts established by the Government of Punjab. Its motto is to help people, especially younger children, develop an interest in the working of the physical world around them.

4. Jang-e-Azadi Memorial

Jang-e-Azadi Memorial

Jang-e-Azadi is located at Kartarpur, Punjab in the Amritsar-Jalandhar Highway. It is a memorial for all the Punjabis who sacrificed their lives during the Indian Independence. It also gives a detailed picture of the culture of Punjabis and India.

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5. Fun Day at Wonderland

Fun Day at Wonderland

Wonderland is an amusement and water park located in the city of Jalandhar, Punjab. The park functions as a conjuncture between rides, waterpark, dining hall, entertainment and shopping centre. It enthuses its visitors with its wave pool and aqua dance floor which plays Punjabi pop songs.

6. Sodal Mandir

Sodal Mandir

Sodal Mandir is a temple located in Jalandhar, Punjab. The temple’s deity is Baba Sodal and is worshipped by over millions of Pilgrims. Every year on Anant Chodas, also known as Anant Chaturdashi a fair is held at Sodal Temple where pilgrims from all over the country gather to enjoy the festivities.

7. Watch Musical Fountain at Nehru Park

Watch Musical Fountain at Nehru Park

The Company Bagh, formerly known as the Nehru Park, had its name changed after Independence. The park was recently renovated with a musical fountain, fancy electric lights, an entrance via three gates located at different areas of the garden, children’s fountain and a play arena with slides and swings.

8. Visit the Religious Village - Talhan

Visit the Religious Village - Talhan

Talhan is a quaint village situated in the Jalandhar District of the state of Punjab in India. It is a small village which is mostly known for its Gurudwaras, especially the Talhan Shaheeb Gurudwara where people come to pray if they want to go abroad.

9. Shop at Sadar Bazar

Shop at Sadar Bazar

Sadar Bazar stocks are not only restricted to clothes, but expand to jewellery – necklaces, earrings, bracelets – and shoes, and sunglasses and watches. The Bazar exhibits glass-cased showrooms and tiny roadside stalls that provide wide variety of items.  The chaat centres call for a spicy retreat into the Punjabi cuisine.

10. Cricket Matches at Gandhi Stadium

Cricket Matches at Gandhi Stadium

Gandhi Stadium is also known as Burlton Park or B. S. Bedi Stadium was constructed in 1955. Since then, it has held one Test Match, and three ODIs.  No matches are being held at the moment due to the renovations but cricket enthusiasts still come to practice at the stadium.

11. Waterparks in Jalandhar

Waterparks in Jalandhar

Water parks are a one-stop solution to one’s cravings for thrill, fun and entertainment — one of the best ways to please kids and have loads of fun. While kids enjoy taking small water rides, adults can try the giant slides and exciting trips.

12. Malls For Food and Shopping

Malls For Food and Shopping

Most famous for its sports industry and printing industry, Jalandhar is situated between rivers Sutlej and Beas alongside the famous grand trunk road. Apart from being a place of historical importance, Jalandhar is a lighthearted city with fun-loving and lively people, and ample opportunities to shop and get entertainment.

13. Try the Authentic Street Food of Jalandhar

Try the Authentic Street Food of Jalandhar

Jalandar is  known for its delectable Punjabi cuisine and some of the best street food that one must try. The famous dishes are Samosa, Butter chicken, Pani puri, chole bhature,kulche, kathi roll, tandoori chicken, pakora and lassi. Sodhi Jalebi corner, Lovely Sweets, Haveli( for Punjabi Thalis) and Old Baba Chicken are some of the famous restaurants.

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