Jalandhar and its Vicinity
Jalandhar is a city of great historic significance. In terms of its orientation, the city is situated between river Beas and Sutlej. It was the capital of Punjab until 1953. Jalandhar has witnessed rapid urbanization in the recent times.
History: Jalandhar is an ancient city of Punjab with affluent history. It has been suggested in the history that the name of the city is taken from Jalandhar, a demon king, whose story narrated in Puranas and mythical anecdotes to foreground the value of ethics and morality. According to historians, Jalandhar was the capital of the kingdom of Lav, son of Lord Rama. Another belief is that Jalandhar has got its name from the colloquial term ‘Jalandhar’ means area inside water. This history of Jalandhar can be drawn back to Indus valley civilization which flourished in the same region of Sapta-Sindhu and Jalandhar is part of the same region. Ruled by seven dynasties the city had made a pivotal impact during the independence struggle. Jalandhar is famous for surgical tools industry, printing industry, sports industry, and manufacturing of leather tool pouches.
Climate:The city goes through a very cold period of winter from the middle of November to the end of January.