The roots of the city dates back to the Indus Valley Civilization with numerous sites yielding traces of ancient settlements. Jalandhar also finds its mention during the reign of Kanishka, and was home to as many as 50 Buddhist 'viharas' and 'maths'. Jalandhar possesses one of the shakti Pithas in India associated with Maa Sati, the wife of Lord Shiva, the temple at this place is called Devi Talab Mandir. When Maa Sati sacrificed herself after her father, who insulted Lord Shiva and Lord Shiva took the body of Sati in his arms with anger and started Tandav dance. Lord Vishnu felt the danger for the universe and captured the body of Sati and threw in air and the pieces of the body fell in scattered parts. The place received the part is known as Shakti Pitha and Mata Tripurmalini Mandir marks the spot in Devi Talab Mandir.The tomb of Imam Nasir, a citadel at phillaur of Maharaja Ranjit Singh's time, Shiv mandir from Lodhi Era, Noor Mahal Sarai, Gurudwara Kartarpur Sahib, Temple of Goddess Anapurna, Shaheed-e- Azam Bhagat Singh Museum, Saint Mary's Cathedral and Jang-e-Azadi Yadgar,Kartarpur are other places of Tourist interest.Jalandhar is a hub of sports goods. 90% of the sports goods industry units manufacture Football, Cricket bats and Balls, Hockey Sticks and Balls, Balls and Rackets for Tennis, Badminton, Squash, Shuttle cocks and leather Goods.
Jalandhar being Hub of sports goods attracts the sports lovers to the city and while exploring a new realm of a tourist destination, the city is a must visit for the tourist. The place is dotted with historical sites linked to different faiths, intricate architectural marvels and a niche golf course to bring out the sportsman in you, and of course the food here is mouthwatering.
Jalandhar does not have its own airport and Amritsarairport serves as the nearest airport. It is located around 75 km away from Jalandhar city. Regular flights of all major airlines connect Amritsar to Indian cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Lucknow etc.
Jalandhar City railway station is located in Jalandhar district in the Indian state of Punjab and serves Jalandhar.
Jalandhar is well connected by road network across India
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