India has always carried thousands of years of rich cultural and natural heritage, 86 national parks, 448 wildlife reserves, more than 2.4 million temples, mosques and churches, majestic forts and palaces, the Great Himalayas, vast coastline and many attractions including, one of the seven wonders of the world, the Taj Mahal. Step into a world of splendid colors, wide-open spaces and exotic cultural treasures. We want to invite you to a dream vacation in India.
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Jalandhar - one of the most modern, exciting and vibrant cities in India
Jalandhar, formerly known as Jullundhar is an ancient city of Punjab and is a highly industrialized centre today. Jalandhar region has a rich tradition of learning and education right from antiquity. Following its past tradition, the city has become a hub of education in North India. The city boasts of a unique combination of historic, cultural and social facilities.
City of 3 C´s
Jalandhar is the city known for three "Cs": Cuisine, Climate and Culture. The city prides itself for having scores of eating joints dishing out Continental, Italian, Oriental and other varieties of Cuisines. A perfect blend of people of different religions and customs, the city has a rich culture and is well known for its hospitality and assimilative power. The city experiences a wide climatic variation. The year may be divided into four seasons- winter season, summer season, monsoon season and the post monsoon or transition period.
Kartarpur Gurdwara in Jalandhar district is a famous Gurudwara constructed in 1656 A.D by the Fifth Sikh Guru, Guru Arjun Devji. The small town of Kartarpur is situated 16 km from Jalandhar. The birth anniversary the Fifth Guru of the Sikhs, Guru Arjun Devji is celebrated every year with lot of grandeur. During the fair, huge numbers of people from all over the country come here to pay homage to the Guru and get his blessings.
Kartarpur Gurdwara near Jalandhar is also known as Gurdwara Thum Sahib by the devotees because of the sandalwood post (Tham) established by the Guru. He said that this tham or post would be foundation of the faith of sikhism. The architecture of Gurdwara Tham Sahib is magnificent with a square plan comprising of five-storey elevation. The Kartarpur Gurdwara is also famous because the master copy of Guru Granth Sahib is said to be placed in this shrine.
The Moorish Mosque is located about 21 kilometers from Jalandhar, Moorish Mosque was built in 1930. The Moorish Mosque resembles of the Qutbiya Mosque and was designed by the famous French architect, Manteaux. It was built during the reign of Jagatjit Singh.
Apart from its simplicity and style, it is the intelligent use of color, lines, patterns and horse-shoe shaped arched forms that make it an in-disposable piece of architectural masterwork. The only area in the mosque where one can see stone embellishments is the inner concave of the sanctum. Apart from this, one can also see a deviation from the common Islamic, marble-domed mosques found across the country. Instead, the mosque has a brick-work facade without a dome, a flat-roofed entrance and a rare, single cuboidal minaret.
Pushpa Gujral Science City - Located on Jalandhar-Kapurthala road, Pushpa Gujaral Science City is one the largest science cities in India. Pushpa Gujral Sciene City is the second science city of India that covers an area of 72 acres. The Pushpa Gujral Science City is an interesting blend of education and amusement.
It is intended to inclucate the scientific aptitude & temperament, to fire the imagination and creativity, foster the spirit of enquiry and exploration among the masses, especially in the young minds.
The subject areas covered include physical, applied, natural and social sciences, engineering, technology, agriculture, health sciences, energy, industries, human evolution and civilization, the environment, ecosystems, Jurassic parks as well as frontier areas like space, nuclear science, information technology, robotics and Bio-technology.
Located at Gur- Mandi in the heart of the busy market of Jalandhar, the Shiv Mandir is one of the most ancient temples of the region, exhibiting a perfect blend of Hindu-Muslim architecture and representing the deep religious fervor of Punjab. The Temple was founded by the Nawab of Sultanpur Lodhi who built the temple near Masjid Imam Nasar. The main gate of the temple is built in the style of a mosque while the rest of the building exhibits the Hindu style.
The famous temple of Lord Shiva showcases the engineering skills of the people of the bygone days. The myth of the Shiv Mandir states that when Nawabs used to rule Jalandhar, a Nawab had eyed a newly married Hindu girl who was a devotee of Lord Shiva. He wanted her as an object of his lust. But as she was a devotee of Lord Shiva, the serpent of Lord Shiva saved her honor. Then later the Nawab begged pardon from the girl and on her bidding built the temple. Dating back to the Lodhi Era, this temple is entirely dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple has an unusual architecture.