Places To Visit In Jalandhar

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Here are the top 13 tourist attractions to see in Jalandhar:

1. Rangla Punjab Haveli

Must visit

11 km
from city center
1 out of 13
places to visit in Jalandhar

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, which you can take back home, this cultural museum and showhouse aims to guide you through all the glory of Punjabi culture and history.

2. Devi Talab Mandir

2 km
from city center
2 out of 13
places to visit in Jalandhar

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. In recent times, the temple was renovated, and few changes have been made to the original structure. In addition to it, new construction has been made within the temple premises which resembles the Amarnath cave.

3. Science City Kapurthala

6 km
from city center
3 out of 13
places to visit in Jalandhar

Science City Kapurthala, otherwise known as Pushpa Gujral Science City is a haven for science enthusiasts established by the Government of Punjab. At a distance of 15 km from Jalandhar, it is spread across an area of 72 acres. Its motto is to help people, especially younger children, develop an interest in the working of the physical world around them.

4. Wonderland

8 km
from city center
4 out of 13
places to visit in Jalandhar

Wonderland is an amusement and water park located in the city of Jalandhar, Punjab. It is located in Nakadar Road which comes after Wadala Chowk and is 6 km away from Jalandhar Bus Station. The park functions as a conjuncture between rides, waterpark, dining hall, entertainment and shopping centre. It is spread over an area on 11 acres and enthuses its visitors with its wave pool and aqua dance floor which plays Punjabi pop songs. The shopping centre is a hub for souvenirs for adults and a box of amusing toys for children.

5. Jang-e-Azadi Memorial

5 out of 13
places to visit in Jalandhar

Jang-e-Azadi is located at Kartarpur, Punjab in the Amritsar-Jalandhar Highway. It is a recently developed museum and is one of the mega projects in the state which is spread over 25 acres of land. 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.

6. Sodal Mandir

2 km
from city center
6 out of 13
places to visit in Jalandhar

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 of all religions, castes, and creeds attend to enjoy the festivities and collect the blessings of Baba Sodal.

7. Nehru Park

3 km
from city center
7 out of 13
places to visit in Jalandhar

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.

8. Talhan

7 km
from city center
8 out of 13
places to visit in Jalandhar

Talhan is a quaint village situated in the Jalandhar District of the state of Punjab in India. It is spread over an area of 1.49 KM2 or 369 acres. The population of the village currently is 2,946 people. Most of the people belong from the religion of Hinduism and Sikhism. 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. Another key attraction to the place is the Shaheedi Jor mela which is an annual event held to remember Shaheed Baba Nihal Singh.

9. Sadar Bazar

976 km
from city center
9 out of 13
places to visit in Jalandhar

Sadar Bazar is one of the bustling commercial streets located in Jalandhar Cantonment Area in Punjab. It is the hub of recent imports from all across India. Its 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 locals and tourists with a wide variety of items. The book-stores showcase classics from the Elizabethan Era to Michelle Obama’s autobiography – ‘Becoming’. The chaat centres call for a spicy retreat into the Punjabi cuisine and finger-licking sweet shops that never fail to appease its visitors.

10. St. Mary's Cathedral, Jalandhar

6 km
from city center
10 out of 13
places to visit in Jalandhar

St. Mary’s Cathedral is located on Mall road in Jalandhar Cantonment area, Punjab. It comes under the province of Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Delhi. It is a representation of the secular culture of India and was first built in 1847 by Rev. Fr. John McDonnell, the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin (O.F.M.CAP). Soon after Independence, the old Church was demolished in 1857 amidst violent riots refuting secularism. The Church was then re-established by the blessings of Pope John Paul II, and laid by the bishop of Jalandhar Rev. Dr Symbhorian Keeprathlaid. It was inaugurated on the Hindu occasion of Diwali on 19 October 1989. The Cathedral is flanked by fragrant flowers, gardens and a gallery called ‘Rosary Villa’ that showcases images of Jesus Christ and Mother Mary.

11. Harleen Water Fun Park

3 km
from city center
11 out of 13
places to visit in Jalandhar

Harleen Water Fun Park is located in Hoshiarpur Road in Jalandhar. It is one of the most resorted to summer retreats, famous because of its budget-friendly itinerary. The park welcomes families, couples and children as an escape route from the summer heat in Jalandhar. The area of surrounded by water rides and amusements with six in-built pools which are separate for woman and children. The recommended time to visit the park is during summers when the temperature rises to and over 30 degrees Celsius in Jalandhar.

12. Gandhi Stadium

12 out of 13
places to visit in Jalandhar

Gandhi Stadium is also known as Burlton Park or B. S. Bedi Stadium. It was constructed in 1955 in Jalandhar, Punjab. Since then, it has held one Test Match, and three ODIs. It was home ground to two domestic Indian teams: Punjab and North Zone. The capacity of the stadium is 16,000. However, it was demolished and is being renovated into an international level stadium. The construction stopped due to specific legal procedures but was seen resumed recently. No matches are being held at the moment due to the construction of its main pitch. Cricket enthusiasts still come to practice at the stadium.

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13. TR Enjoy World

2 km
from city center
13 out of 13
places to visit in Jalandhar

TR Enjoy World is an amusement park located in Kangniwal, Jalandhar, Punjab. The park has a bunch of water slides and other amusements for children and adults as well. It has a food court that provides snacks and beverages. Although the maintenance of the park has been a significant drawback, it still attracts many locals and at times tourists every year.

FAQs on Jalandhar

Can you suggest an itinerary for Jalandhar?

Day 1: Reach Jalandhar by morning. It is recommended to plan your travel such that you reach during the early hours, in order to avoid the peak traffic. Although, arriving early during the winter season might not be a good idea owing to the fog that impairs vision. Travellers can make a stop at one of the several highway dhabas for some early breakfast. Check in to your accommodation and freshen up. You can then set out to explore the ancient city. You can visit temples during the morning hours. The evening can be put aside for a walk through Nikku Park. For the night, you can go back to rest at the hotel or grab a drink at a bar.

Day 2: Dedicate this day to sightseeing activities. It is recommended to hire a private taxi to take you around. Imam Nasir Masjid and Jama Masjid are must-visit attractions for their spectacular architecture. Apart from that, you can include the Pushpa Gujral Science City, Shaheed-E-Azam Sardar Bhagat Singh Museum, Tulsi Mandir and Devi Talab Mandir among the places to visit today. Make sure to have some authentic Punjabi meals throughout your day.

Day 3: This day is optional. You can either choose to head back or to spend another day in the historic city. You can head to the Wonderland Theme Park and try out every slide and ride. Alternatively, you can choose to browse the local markets and shop to your heart’s content. You can hire a private taxi and ask the driver to show you some of the wholesale markets, leather stores and other famous shopping spots in the city.

How can I commute within Jalandhar?

The local transport system of Jalandhar is fairly well-developed. The Jalandhar City Transport Service Limited (JCTSL) is run by the Municipal Corporation of Jalandhar. It offers a fleet of buses connecting various parts of the city, with good frequency. These bus services are quite economical and are preferred by locals and tourists alike. In addition to the buses, there are cycle rickshaws, auto-rickshaws, city cabs and car rentals. The autos do not run on a meter so travellers might end up haggling about the prices. Bharat Taxi is a major player in the car rental service space, along with Savaari and Clear Car Rental. Other options for taxi hire include Ola Cabs, Taxi for Sure, HippoCabs, MyTaxiIndia and Citi Cabs.
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What are the top sightseeing places in Jalandhar?

The top sightseeing places in Jalandhar are Science City Kapurthala, Devi Talab Mandir, Nehru Park, Talhan, Wonderland, Sodal Mandir.
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