Jalandhar Tourism has been captivating the imagination of tourists for quite some time now. This city is believed to have materialized out of the ocean. According to the Padma Purana, one of the holy historical - mythological treatises of the Hindus, the city takes its name from the "Daitya" (demon) King, Jalandhra, who was the son of the Ocean.
Jalandhar prides itself on being the city of many historical edifices. Among them are the sepulcher of Imam Nasir, the citadel at Phillaur - a strategic stronghold of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, a Shiv Mandir from the Lodhi era, Tombs at Nakodar, Sarai at Nurmahal, Devi Talab Mandir, Gurudwara (Sikh place of worship) at Kartarpur etc. are famous.
The Devi Talab Mandir is a popular religious and tourist spot. An olden memorial in the city is the shrine of Vrinda, wife of Jalandhara, in the vicinity of the Kot Kishan Chand region. It is now also famous as Tulsi Mandir. On one side of the temple is a pond which is said to have been the bathing 'ghat' of the demon Jalandhara, who gave the city its name.
The temple of Gupha, where the goddess Annapurna is worshipped, is also very famous. The Gurdwara Chhevin Padshahi and the Shahid e Alam Bhagat Singh museum are also places of interest for tourists. Saint Mary's cathedral church and the Pushpa Gujral Science city also draw locals and tourists in the thousands all throughout the year.
In short, a visit to the city famed for its sport stars and shrines opens up a treasure trove of tourist delights.
Last Updated on 17th Dec 2012