Located in the northwestern state of Punjab, Jalandhar
is one of the oldest cities in the country. It has in recent times seen rapid urbanisation and been developed into a highly industrialised centre buzzing with commercial activity. Jalandhar
, 144 kilometres northwest of the state capital of Chandigarh
, is a major road and rail junction.
The city boasts excellent connectivity via roads, rail, and air. Jalandhar
is a prominent station of the Amritsar
rail link and is very well connected to Delhi
via a number of daily trains. Several other major cities can also be reached directly from here. The city also houses numerous shopping malls, such as Viva Collage Mall, MBD Neopollis, The Galleria, Curo High Street, PPR Mall, etc. There is a stadium of international standard for cricket at Burlton Park, while Guru Gobind Singh Stadium and Surjit Hockey Stadium are other popular stadia in the city.
Real estateGT Road
on NH-1 and Khurla Kingra
are two of the best locations for property in this city. In the recent past, Jalandhar
has witnessed rapid urbanisation and industrialisation, with a flurry of commercial activities taking place here. These factors have also boosted growth of the real estate market here, bringing about a rise in property prices. The under-construction properties in Jalandhar
are priced on a par with those in Tier-II and -III cities, and the new luxury projects being launched are equipped with all modern amenities.
The city is dotted with a host of religious places, some of which are Gurudwara Singh Sabha, Mayaan Da Gurudwara, Devi Talab Mandir, Shiv Mandir, Tulsi Mandir, St Marys Cathedral Church, Gurudwara Panj Tirth Sahib, Imam Nasir Mausoleum and Jama Masjid.
The quality of life is quite good here due to the presence of a well-developed social infrastructure, comprising good schools, hospitals, banks, shopping centres, and entertainment hubs. In fact, Jalandhar
claims to have the highest number of hospitals in Asia. The citizens spend their free time at places like Pushpa Gujral Science City, Fun City, Company Bagh, Adarsh Nagar
Park, Wonder Land, and Niku Park.