The excursions from Jalandhar are no less exciting than the city itself. In fact, once in the city, you must make sure to visit the adjoining places as well. In the following lines, we have provided the details of some of the popular tourist places near Jalandhar.
Excursions From Jalandhar
Pushpa Gujral Science City
Pushpa Gujral Science City is the biggest project of its kind in Northern India. It is set up in 72 acres of land, on the Jalandhar-Kapurthala Road. The city was built with the aim of educating the masses about the wonders of science in the most pleasant and entertaining manner. It helps in shaping the inquisitive mind of the youth in particular, by presenting the marvels of science and technology for public appreciation and understanding.
The small town Nurmahal, situated near Jalandhar, is famous for Serai Nurmahal, which was constructed for the travelers visiting the town. It is a historical inn, built by Nurjahan as an oriental example of oriental architecture. Nurjahan, the wife of Mughal Emperor Jehangir, built it with the help of Nawab Zakariya Khan, Governor of the Doab, between 1619 and 1621 A.D. More
Karatpur Gurdwara, built by the Fifth Sikh Guru, Guru Arjun Dev in 1656 A.D., is located 16 km away from Jalandhar. A fair is held every year on Arjun Dev's birth anniversary, which is attended by thousands of devotees. There is also a Smarak here for Swami Virjanad, the teacher of Swami Dayanand Saraswathi. Kartarpur gurdwara is also known as Gurdwara Thum Sahib, because of the sandalwood post (Tham) established by the Guru here. He said the Tham is the foundation of the faith of Sikkhism. The gurdwara is also famous for furniture industry.
The mosque is situated in Kapurthala, about 21 km from Jalandhar. Built in 1930, by a French architect Monsieur M Manteux, the mosque is a famous replica of the Grand Mosque of Marakesh, Morocco. It is a National Monument, under the Archaeological Survey of India. The inner dome of Moorish Mosque has designs of the Mayo School of Arts, Lahore.
The famous Panch Mandir is located in Kapurthala town, 21 km from Jalandhar. It was built by Fateh Singh Ahluwaliah, the founder of the Kapurthala. The main dome in the center is surrounded by five small temples dedicated to different deities. An extraordinary feature of the Temple is that from the entry door, one can view all the five idols inside and pay obeisance to all. A replica of the Panch Mandir has been showcased in a museum at Lahore.
Handira Mausoleum is situated in Sultanpur Lodhi in Kapurthala district, which is 36 km from Jalandhar. This fine monument, located on the banks of the river Kali Bein, has been built on an octagonal plan, with one gate in each of the four cardinal directions. Its drumless squattish dome, broad pointed arches and open arched Jharokas) add dignity to its austere design.
Gurdwara Ber Sahib
Gurdwara Ber Sahib is located in Sultanpur Lodhi, in the Kapurthala district of Punjab. It is at a distance of 36 km from Jalandhar. The gurdwara is revered as the site where the first prophet, Guru Nanak got enlightenment and created "Sukhmani Sahib”, while taking bath in the river Kali Bein. It was from Sultanpur Lodhi that Guru Nanak embarked on his long preaching odysseys called 'Udasis' in the Sikh tradition
Mausoleums of Ustad & Shahgird
Mausoleums of Ustad & Shahgird are beautiful 17th century tombs, situated in Nakodar, which has a great historical prominence. One of them belongs to Ustad (teacher) Mohammed Momin Hussaini alias Hafizah, a musician in the service of 'Khan-e-Khana'- the chamberlain of Emperor Jahangir. The other tomb belongs to Haji Jamal, his disciple. The mausoleums are similar in architecture to Humayun's tomb in Delhi.
Shaheed-E-Azam Sardar Bhagat Singh Museum
The museum is located in Khatkal Kalan, which is the native village of the great Martyr Sardar Bhagat Singh. It is situated at a distance of 55 km from Jalandhar. The museum was inaugurated on Bhagat Singh's 50th death anniversary. It pays homage to all those great souls who laid down their lives for the sake of motherland. The half-burnt ashes of Sardar Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev, including the blood soaked sand and newspaper in which their ashes were wrapped, are preserved and exhibited in the museum. A copy of the Holy Gita, which was handed to Bhagat Singh in Lahore Jail and has his signature, is also displayed here.
The 50th martyrdom anniversary of Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh was observed by setting up a commemorative 'Memorial Museum' on March 23, 1981. This museum is situated at Khatkar Kalan, on Nawanshahar-Banga road in Jalandhar district, which is 55 km from Jalandhar city.
Adampur is situated on the Jalandhar Hoshiarpur Road, 16 km from the Jalandhar city. A fair called Santon-ka-mela is held here for a day, twice a year - in the months of January and August.
The town Alawalpur is located 14 km away from Jalandhar and is popularly visited for exploring the remains of an unfinished mud fort called Theh Lakhman and a math of the local saint, Samir Parbhat. About 3 km from Alawalpur is the tank of Bhikhamsar, at village Muhammadpur, said to have been dug by Bishma Pitamah, the grandfather of the Pandavas.
Banga is the town located around 46 km away from Jalandhar. There is a historical Gurdwara, known as Charan Kanwal Gurdwara, situated here that is associated with Guru Hargobind.
Rahon is the town located 65 km from Jalandhar and has several places of historical interest. The main attractions of the place are the Panch Tirthian Tank, Samadh of Rana Udho, Ramsar Tank and Suraj Kund.
Nakodar is located 32 km from Jalandhar and is popularly visited for the Tomb of Mohammed Momin and Tomb of Haji Jamal. If you travel around 12 km from Nakodar, you can visit the Dakhni Sarai and The Mughal Bridge.