Details of some of the major attractions of this district are given below -
Devi Talab Mandir: It is situated in the heart of Jalandhar City. The old Devi Talab has been renovated and, in its centre, a new temple has been built. An old temple of Goddess Kali also stands besides Devi Talab.
Tulsi Mandir: An ancient monument in the city is the temple of Vrinda, wife of Jalandhara. It is now also known as Tulsi Mandir. On one side of the temple is a tank which is said to have been the bathing place of demon Jalandhara. At some distance is the temple of Gupha, with the image of Annapurna, the goddess of plenty, inside it. Also nearby lies the Brahm Kund and a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Near the Valmiki gate is the Sheetla Mandir, said to be as old as the city itself. Within its premises there are two small old temples of Lord Hanuman and Lord Shiva.
Shiv Mandir: Situated at Gur Mandi, Shiv Mandir is reputed to have been built by Nawab of Sultanpur Lodhi near Masjid Imam Nasar.
Gurdwara Chhevin Padshahi: Guru Har Gobind visited the city of Jalandhar during his tour of Doaba area. Gurdwara Chhevin Padshahi in Basti Shaikh stands on the spot where met a holy saint popularly known as Shaikh Darvesh.
Shaheed-E-Azam Sardar Bhagat Singh Museum: A museum at Khatkal Kalan, the native village of great Martyr Bhagat Singh, was inaugurated on his 50th death anniversary. To pay homage to the great revolutionary martyrs of the Punjab, who laid down their lives for the liberation of the country, all their memorable belongings are displayed here. A copy of Bhagavad Gita having Bhagat Singh's signature which was handed over to him in Lahore Jail and his other personal belongings are displayed here.
Gurudwara at Kartarpur: Gurudwara at Kartarpur (16 kms from Jalandhar town) was built by 5th Sikh Guru, Guru Arjan Dev in 1656 AD. Every year, a fair is held on the birth anniversary of this Guru when a large number of devotees gather to pay homage.
A few other places of Jalandhar District worth mentioning are a Sanyas Ashram (popularly known as Bahrian-da-Talab), Nathan-Di Bagichi, Darbar Muhammad Jamal Zahra, Baba Jhandianala, shrines of Baba Lakki Shah Pir and Dargah Pir Hazi Shah Qutab. Outside Nakodar town, there are two fine Mohammedan tombs situated close together. One of these tombs was built in 1612 AD in the beginning of the reign of Jahangir and the other in 1657 AD towards the close of the reign of Shah Jahan. Jalandhar has been in the thick of the fight for freedom from the British Raj and has produced many patriots. Desh-Bhagat Memorial Hall has been constructed here to perpetuate the memory of such martyrs. These tourist sites attract people from all corners of the country.
(Last Updated on : 12-02-2014)
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