|Devi Talab Mandir||Situated about a kilometer farther the ‘Jalandhar City Railway Station’|
|Shiv Mandir||Located at Gur Mandi near Imam Nasir Mausoleum|
|Tulsi Mandir||Situated in the Kot Kishan Chand area of Jalandhar|
|Gurdwara Chhevin Padshahi||Located in village Basti Sheikh|
|Imam Nasir Mausoleum and Jamma Masjid||located in the heart of Jalandhar|
|St Mary's Cathedral Church( Jalandhar Cantt)||Located in Jalandhar Cantonment Area|
|Sodal Mandir||Positioned close to the Devi Talab Mandir on the Sodal Road|
|Desh-Bhagat Yadgar Hall||Located in Jalandhar on the Grand Trunk Road|
|Shaheed-E-Azam Sardar Bhagat Singh Museum||Located at Khatkar Kalan, which is nearly 55 km from Jalandhar|
|Science City||Located the Jalandhar-Kapurthala Road|
|Wonderland||Located in the heart of the Doaba region of Jalandhar about 8 km from the Jalandhar City Bus Stand|
|Nikku Park||Located close to the Model Town Market in Jalandhar Model Town|
Devi Talab Mandir
Devi Talab Mandir, situated about a kilometer farther the ‘Jalandhar City Railway Station’ in the heart of the city is one of the most popular Hindu places of worship in Jalandhar. This temple dedicated to Goddess Durga is believed to be over 200 years old. Apart from the Goddess Durga, Lord Shiva in his Bhisan Bhairav form (the fierce form of Lord Shiva) is also worshipped in the Devi Talab Mandir. Moreover, an ancient temple devoted to Goddess Kali is also positioned alongside the Devi Talab Temple. Recently, this 200 years old shrine has been renovated and a number of changes have been made to its old structure. A new shrine of Goddess Durga has been constructed at the center of the old Devi Talab Temple. The temple premises are adorned with a model of Baba Amarnath Yatra. Adjacent the Goddess Durga Temple is placed a large water tank built out of sandstone. This tank, venerated a lot by Hindus is believed to be approximately 200 years old. The Devi Talab Mandir is specially reckoned for the Harballabh Sangeet Mela organized here for past 125 years. This is a very famous festival of Jalandhar held in the remembrance of Swami Harballabh, the revered Saint – Musician of the state from 27th December to 30th December every year. The masters of Indian Classical Music, both instrumental and vocal arrive here at the time of this fair from all corners of the country. Listening to these classical music experts is an extraordinary buffet specially laid down for music lovers. Mahatma Gandhi attended this Sangeet Mela in the years 1929.
Shiv Mandir, as clearly suggested by its name, is dedicated to the God of destruction – Lord Shiva. Located at Gur Mandi near Imam Nasir Mausoleum, this temple is guesstimated to be as old as Lodhi Era. This temple, presenting a fine blend of Hindu and Muslim orders of architecture is believed to be built by the Nawab of Sultanpur Lodhi. The main entrance of this Shiva Temple is set up in the style of a mosque while the rest of the temple is built in the pure Hindu style.
Tulsi Mandir, earlier known as a Temple of Devi Vrinda is an erstwhile Hindu shrine situated in the Kot Kishan Chand area of Jalandhar. As per the legend that is associated with the name of the city, this civic was christened after a demon king named Jalandhar. Jalandhar’s wife named Vrinda was very pious and due to her chastity her husband Jalandhar had become invincible and immortal. Even the Trinity Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh together could not defeat him. So Lord Vishnu went to the palace of Sati Vrinda disguising himself as Jalandhar and violated her. As soon as the chastity of Vrinda was spoiled, Jalandhar was killed by Lord Shiva. On learning the fact, Vrinda cursed Lord Vishnu that he would become a black stone and be separated from his wife. As a result Vishnu was transformed to a black Shaligram and in His Ram incarnation, he had to bear separation from his wife Goddess Sita. Vrinda, not being able to stand the shame immolated herself in the funeral pyre of Jalandhar. Lord Vishnu transferred her soul to a plant which is now worshipped as Tulsi Plant by Hindus. The Tulsi Mandir built in the honor of Jalandhar’s wife Vrinda is a prominent Hindu pilgrim place of the city. There is a sacred water tank positioned alongside the temple which is believed to be a bathing place of the demon king Jalandhar. A temple dedicated to Goddess Annapurna i.e. the Goddess of Prosperity, a Brahma Kund and several Shiva Temples are located beside the Tulsi Temple.
Gurdwara Chhevin Padshahi
The sixth Guru of Sikhism, Guru Har Gobind paid a visit to Jalandhar during his trip to the Jalandhar Doab. At that time the Guru had a conference with a revered Muslim Saint named Shaikh Darvesh. Both the religious masters had an intellectual dialogue in which they discussed the deep spiritual matters. This tête-à-tête left a good impression of both of them on each other. This Gurdwara Chhevin Padshahi is constructed at the very locale in Basti Shaikh where that debate between Guru Har Gobind and Saint Shaikh Darvesh had taken place. In the sanctum of this Gurdwara is placed a handwritten copy of Guru Granth Sahib prepared by Baba Deep Singh; a great Sikh Scholar and a martyr, between 1715 and 1728.
Imam Nasir Mausoleum and Jamma Masjid
Imam Nasir Mausoleum and Jamma Masjid sited right in the heart of the city Jalandhar are two well known Islam places of worship highly esteemed by Muslims of the state. Imam Nasir Mausoleum is an 800 years old ornately designed catacomb while Jamma Masjid is a beautiful 400 years old Masjid.
St Mary's Cathedral Church( Jalandhar Cantt)
St Mary’s Cathedral, located in Jalandhar Cantonment Area is one of the most venerated Christian place of worship which is also blessed by the Pope John Paul II. The structure of the Cathedral which is standing there today is quite a recent formation. The older church dedicated to St. Patrick was established in the year 1947 by Rev. Fr. John Macodnnel, Q.F.M.CAP of the Vicariate Apostolic of Agra. It came under the Lahore Diocese and the chaplains that looked after this church were appointed by them. After the partition, in the year 1955, the Catholic Mission of the Indian Punjab was anointed to the status of Apostolic Prefecture and Jalandhar was chosen as its headquarter. This church of Jalandhar Cantonment was made the Mother Church of Punjab and thus it was raised to the grade of a Cathedral.
Years later, in 1986, the foundation stone for the new church was blessed by His Holiness Pope John Paul II and on 15th February 1987 the pulling down of the old church started. The sanctified foundation stone was laid down by the Bishop of Jalandhar Diocese; His Excellency Rt. Rev. Dr. Symbhorian Keeprath on 19th April, 1987. On 19th September, 19th November and 19th December, 1987 the roofing of the basement, the balcony and the main church were done respectively. The newly built church was inaugurated by His Grace Archbishop Agostino Cacciavillan on 29th October, 1989, which happed to be the day of Diwali. The church was blessed by the special delegate of Pope John Paul II; His grace Archbishop Jose Sanchez who had personally arrived from Rome in order to participate in the inauguration ceremony. Numerous Bishops and Archbishops from different regions of India were present at Jalandhar on this occasion. St Mary’s Cathedral is designed in such a way that it highlights the secular character of India.
Sodal Mandir, positioned close to the Devi Talab Mandir on the Sodal Road is a temple dedicated to a local child deity named Sodal. As the legend goes, Baba Sodal was born in a Khatri family of Chadha Clan in Jalandhar. One day his mother was going to wash clothes to a nearby pond. In spite of her repeatedly asking to go back, Sodal did not give ear to it and followed her to the pond. Finally the mother lost her temper and in that rage yelled at him saying, “if you have come here to die, go and drown yourself in that pond”. Sodal asked the mother three times if she was definite, and the mother repeated her words thrice. Immediately Sodal dived into the water and never reappeared.
Some people say that he fell dead on the spot and some others say that he turned into a snake and buried himself into the ground. Today, a temple is built at the Samadhi of Baba Sodal where a painted portrait of the child is enshrined for the worship. This portrait is decorated with garlands of flowers and a separate priest is appointed to serve the deity. A water tank named ‘Baba Sodal Da Sarovar’ is built alongside the Samadhi Sthan and the devotees do not forget to take a dip into the holy waters of the tank. Every year on the day of Ananta Chaturdashi; the death anniversary of Baba Sodal, which falls in the month of September a fair is organized here. Devotees from different parts of Punjab, Hariyana, Uttar Pradesh and New Delhi come to attend the fair and offer their worship at the Samadhi of Baba Sodal. Women specially seek the blessings of Baba Sodal for their children and for the safety and happiness of their families.
Desh-Bhagat Yadgar Hall
Desh Bhagat Yadgar Hall, also called Desh Bhagat Memorial Hall located in Jalandhar on the Grand Trunk Road is a monument erected in the treasured memory of those martyrs of Punjab who gave up their lives fighting against the British Colonization in order to liberate the mother land from the shackles of slavery.
Shaheed-E-Azam Sardar Bhagat Singh Museum
Who doesn’t know the name of Shaheed-E-Azam Sardar Bhagat Singh? In the honored reminiscence of the Shaheed Bhagat Singh is established this museum at his native village ‘Khatkal Kalan’. Earlier a part of Jalandhar District, Khatkal Kalan now belongs to Nawanshahr District. The Shaheed-E-Azam Sardar Bhagat Singh Museum instituted to pay homage to the great martyrs of Punjab who laid down their lives for the freedom of our motherland was inaugurated on the 50th death anniversary of Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru. The museum displays the memorable belonging of these martyrs. The half burnt mortal remains of Sardar Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev, the blood drenched sand and the blood stained newspaper in which their bodies were wrapped are conserved and exhibited in this museum. One page from the Lahore Conspiracy Case’s Judgment which sentenced the martyr Kartar Singh Sarabha to death and on which Sardar Bhagat Singh had put some notes is also exhibited here. Moreover, the copy of holy Geeta bearing Bhagat Singh’s signatures which was handed over to him in Lahore Jail and his other personal belongings are also displayed here. Additionally, the portraits of those revolutionaries who inspired Bhagat Singh to jump into the freedom struggle are also demonstrated in this museum. The entrance of the museum bears a big bronze statue of the great martyr of India Shaheed-E-Azam Sardar Bhagat Singh.
Science City, or popularly known as the Pushpa Gujral Science City set up along the Jalandhar-Kapurthala Road is a pride of the city and the state. Sprawling over an extensive area of 72 acres, this science city is the biggest project of its kind in Northern India that aims at educating the people about the marvels of science and technology in the most entertaining manner. Almost every branch of science right from physical, applied, natural and social sciences to engineering, technology, nuclear science, energy science, biotechnology, ecosystem, human evolution, Jurassic parks, agriculture, health sciences, and information technology and so on is included in the Pushpa Gujral Science City of Jalandhar.
Some of the main attractions of the Science City comprise of the Dome Theatre, the 3D Theatre, The Living Machine Gallery, Simulator, Laser Theatre, and Dinosaur Park etc. In the Dome Theatre, large format films are projected on its 23 meter-titled dome where the semi circular giant dome screens produce huge images that ascend and pounce above, beside and behind you. The 3D Theatre presents the three dimensional computer graphics, videos and the most advanced animations. The Living Machine Gallery presents the complicated structures and functions of the human body. The chief attractions of this gallery are the transparent man theatre, countdown to birth, giant walk through heart, interactive giant model of human cell, DNA model, chromosomes, measure your pulse rate, operation theatre, movement of your joints, breathe in and breathe out ct scan, and a number of other interactive biotechnology-based exhibits. Simulator provides you an opportunity to sit in a capsule and watch the computer generated film on the screen which appears so real that you begin to feel like being in that world. Laser Theatre present laser shows that demonstrate the use of lasers in the field of scientific entertainment. Dinosaur Park presents the account of the evolution of dinosaurs and the probable reasons for their extinction. Moreover, the Science City also houses a kid's park and an artificial lake. You really cannot call it a trip unless you pay a visit to the Pushpa Gujral Science City.
Wonderland, the amusement & water park located in the heart of the Doaba region of Jalandhar about 8 km from the Jalandhar City Bus Stand is a Theme Park overloaded with unlimited fun and excitement. This is a perfect place for a one day outing with family and friends. The thrilling rides and the fun filled water games and rides will undoubtedly relieve you of all your daily tension. This theme park spread over an all-embracing area of 11 acres is a real packet of ultimate bliss and merry making. The rides available here include Bumper Car, Rain Dance, Bumper Boats, Boat Club, Rambo Train, Play house, Jurassic coaster, Humpty Dumpty, Wonder Splash, Hill Queen, Frisbee, Carousal, Swing chairs, ABB, horror house, flying dragon, Wave pool, aqua dance floor and many more. The dry rides of the Wonderland are open from 9:00 am to 10:00 pm while the Water Park is open from 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm every day. The Water Park remains close during winter as the weather is extremely chilly at that time.
Nikku Park located close to the Model Town Market in Jalandhar Model Town is a beautiful nature garden and a mini amusement park. Large verdant lawn carpeted landscape, dazzling floral plants and trees, brilliantly illuminated fountains, soothing and serene ambiance and games and rides like cups and saucers, children’s train, roller coaster, caterpillar etc. for children make the facet of Nikku Park. This garden allures both kids and grownup equally. You can enjoy the pulchritude of nature and calmly sit back, relax and speculate. The popcorn, Pani Puri and other chat stalls put up around the park add to the picnic appeal of the place. They charge just 2 Rs as an entrance fee here. You can also visit the Model Town Market and enjoy shopping there.