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Timings : 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Time Required : 1 hour

Entry Fee : No Entry Fee

Nehru Park, Jalandhar Overview

The Company Bagh, formerly known as the Nehru Park, had its name changed after Independence. To this day, it continues to be one of the oldest parks in Jalandhar, Punjab. It is situated near the Jalandhar Municipal Corporation (JMC), easily accessible via buses, trains or autos. 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. People usually come here for morning and evening walks. Jogging has been an everyday activity after the construction of a jogging pathway.

Nehru Park: The oldest park in Jalandhar
The oldest clock tower of the city was carefully engineered and still stands as a common attraction point of the park. A memoir for Mahatma Gandhi has been staged in the form of a white coloured statue with peripheral fencing, thus avoiding any irregularity in its structure by animals. There is a library documenting India’s history of her struggle for freedom.
The lush green area decorated with trees and fragrant flowers welcomes locals and tourists for a leisurely time. They often come here to meditate or reconnect with the history of India. The park is spread over an area of 3 acres and has become a popular picnic hotspot of Jalandhar.

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Timings and Entry Fee

The park does not have an entry fee. However, there is a restriction on the entry of pets. The park is open from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM throughout the week. The park is visited throughout the year by locals and tourists.

History and Architecture of Nehru Park

The park was built under the British Raj by the East India Company and was known as Company Bagh. Its name was changed to Queen’s Garden. In 1947, after India got her Independence, it was renamed to Nehru Park. Since then, it has undergone renovations and reconstructions. Its recent construction involved a modern musical fountain, a concrete pathway for pedestrians, three entrance gates, electrical lights, beautifully carved wooden benches, rain shed and a children’s play arena. This cost the Municipal Corporation of Jalandhar INR 3.83 crore.

Flower beds in the Park
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Nearby Attractions

In the vicinity of the garden lay markets, pubs and restaurants attracting tourists to try the lip-smacking delicacies of Punjab. Some of the many nearby attractions are:
  • Green’s Bar and Restaurant (1.3 km)
  • Textile Market (1.2 km)
  • Sheikh Bazar (1.1 km)
  • Get Talli Bar (1.2 km)
  • Sanjay Gandhi Market (1.2 km), and
  • Cheers, the Pub, Bar and Restaurant (1.2 km)

How To Reach Nehru Park

The park is located in Jalandhar Cantonment area. It is at a distance of 6 km from Jalandhar Cantt and it will take 15 minutes to reach. This distance can be covered using buses, autos and private taxis.

In order to reduce air pollution, the preferable mode of transportation would be buses. The nearest bus stop from the garden is Saheed Bhagat Singh Interstate Bus Terminal in Jawahar Nagar. The garden is at a distance of 2 km from the bus station and it would take about 10 minutes to cover this distance either by walking or hiring an auto.

The Jalandhar Railway Station is 2 km away from the park and it would take about 6 minutes to reach. This distance can be covered by a hired taxi, auto or (preferable) walking.

The closest airport to Jalandhar is the Sahnewal Airport in Ludhiana. It is 74 km away from the city. The hiring taxi services make it easier to reach the garden directly from the airport.

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