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Jalandhar Travel Guide, India

Jalandhar is one of those cities in India which are famous for the historical culture which it still beholds. Jalandhar is an important city for Punjab (a state in India). In olden days, Jalandhar was also known as Jullundur. Jalandhar is said to have a population of 1 million inhabitants whereas around 5 million live in and around the rural areas of Jalandhar.

Jalandhara is said to be a demon that used to live in water as per the stories of historical days. Jal means water and andhar means inside and hence he was called as Jalandhara. The city of Jalandhar is said to have received his name from this demon’s name itself. Jalandhar is around 80 kilometers away from Amritsar (another ancient city of Punjab, India), 150 kilometer from Chandigarh (capital city for Punjab as well as for Haryana), and 375 kilometers from Delhi (the capital of India). Jalandhar used to be the capital of Punjab till 1953. Later on Chandigarh was made the capital of Punjab and this crown was taken away from the city of Jalandhar.

The Climate of Jalandhara is no different from the rest of the country. Jalandhara faces hot summers while winters are extremely cold at times. During summers, the highest temperature can be 48 degree Celsius while the lowest can touch 25 degree Celsius. During winters, the highest temperature is around 20 degree Celsius while the lowest temperature touches as low as minus 5 degree Celsius. Average rainfall is around 70 centimeters only.

The literacy rate of Jalandhara is around 75 percent which is higher than the literacy rate of the rest of the country i.e. 60 percent. The majority of the population of Jalandhara is made up of Sikhs. Many migrants come into the city from the rest of the country but still Sikhs have been the dominating inhabitants of Jalandhara.

Jalandhara is well known in India for various kinds of sports products, sweets, leather products, auto parts, and rubber products. Sports products of Jalandhara are famous worldwide and sports like cricket and hockey run in the inhabitants’ blood (similarly as they run in the blood of the rest of the Indians).

Some famous tourist spots of Jalandhara are The Devi Talab Mandir, Wonderland, Haveli (it’s a restaurant in Jalandhar which will give you the feeling of the village life of Punjab), The Pushpa Gujral Science City, etc.

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