106th Indian Science Congress

About Jalandhar

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.

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Pushpa Gujral Science City

(Distance from LPU - 24 kms): Pushpa Gujral Science City is built on the outskirts of Kapurthala city. It sprawls across 72 acres and was constructed with an objective of inculcating scientific fervour among the youth away from conventional text books. The place is laced with many distinctive elements of science and stimulates a sense of belonging and bonhomie for science and technology.

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Jang-E-Azadi Memorial

(Distance from LPU - 31 kms): It is a memorial built in the nearby place of Jalandhar called Kartarpur. The place is a tribute to the sacrifices made by the Punjabi community in India’s independence movement. The special attractions include laser show, visual libraries with touch screens, movie hall and galleries depicting the freedom struggle. The memorial is spread over an area of 25 acres.

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Devi Talab Mandir

(Distance from LPU - 20 kms): This temple plated in gold is devoted to Goddess Durga and is believed to be at least 200 years old. The reconditioned temple is also adjoined by an old temple of goddess Kali.

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St. Mary’s Cathedral Church

(Distance from LPU - 13 kms): The rare architecture of this church is a great homage to the Punjabi tradition. The cathedral at Jalandhar cantonment was initiated by representatives of his holiness Pope John Paul II.

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Gurudwara Shri Sukhchain Sahib

(Distance from LPU – 5 kms): It is situated the Phagwara City. After winning the battle at Kartarpur and Plahi, Shri Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji came to residence of Phagu, a great devotee of Guru Sahib. Guru sahib visited this place and rested under tree.

Other Attractions

Apart from the above referred places famous places of Jalandhar are Sports Market, Jyoti Chowk Market and Lovely Sweets.

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