Travel options from Delhi include train and road travel. Jalandhar is well connected by trains, including a Shatabdi train from Delhi to Amritsar via Jalandhar which runs twice a day with air-conditioned chair car coaches. Jammu Mail, among others, runs in the night from Delhi to Jalandhar.
Apart from trains, Jalandhar is easy accessible by buses plying from all over the North India. There are many interstate buses connecting Jalandhar to the major towns of Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Haryana, Delhi and Rajasthan.
Jalandhar is well connected to all the major cities in Punjab by Public and Private buses. There are private buses connecting Jalandhar to the towns in other states but generally they don't have the legal permits and took much time as compared to state owned buses. However, these can be comfortable as compared to state buses depending upon the bus operator. There are air conditioned buses also which generally have valid permits.
There is no airport in Jalandhar but the nearest airport is in Amritsar at a distance of 100 km (90 mins). There are many airlines operating from Amritsar Airport connecting it to Europe, North America and Middle east. However the transport system connecting the airport to Jalandhar is poor, so it is advisable to book a taxi before you arrive.
- Rickshaw (pedicab)
- City cab (taxi)
Devi Talab Mandiraddress: Nakodar RoadA replica of Amritsar Golden Temple.
Nikku ParkNice park for strolling.
Sodal Mandiraddress: Pathankot Road, Laxmi Pura
NakodarThe town was founded by the Hindu Kamboh. The Kamboh settlements lay to the west of present town and the sites are still marked by extensive ruins and two old tombs, now called the Black and Red Domes, from the colour of the material. The large and handsome tombs dating at least from the times of Jahangir, the fourth Moghul Emperor (1569 – 1627). One of them is said to be the burial place of the adviser of Emperor Shah Jahan, but it is not known who is buried in the other tomb.
- Bowling - Prithvi's Planet
Pushpa Gujral Science CityAlmost all students in Punjab are taken on school trips to visit Science City.
WonderlandOne the best place for enjoyment for one day outing for the entire family with thrilling rides, water games and many more.
Bombay Jewellersaddress: Model Town RoadGold and diamond jewellery.
Jai Krishna Jewellersaddress: Prakash Nagar Road,
phone: +91 181 246 5392address: 410 L, Model Town MarketJewellery and watches. Sub brand of Tata Group.
Viva Collage Shopping Mallphone: +91 85568 93369address: National Highway 1Jalandhar's largest shopping mall, featuring a five-screen multiplex.
Jalandhar offers a variety of delicious authentic Punjabi food. Some of the "must-eat" dishes are:
- Aloo ka paratha, bread stuffed with spiced mashed potatoes.
- Channa Bhatura, chickpeas cooked in a spicy onion-tomato and served with fried Indian bread called bhatura.
- Falooda, a cold beverage made from mixing rose syrup, vermicelli, psyllium.
- Kulfi, frozen dairy dessert served as ice cream.
- Lassi, refreshing drink prepared by blending yogurt with water and adding sugar and other spices.
- Makki di roti, a flat, backed bread made from corn flour. It's accompanied with saag or sarson da saag (cooked mustard green leaves).
Traditional Punjabi cuisine
Chana kulcha at Dina nath
The Great Kabab FactoryA wide selection of vegetarian and non-vegetarian kababs and curries
Headquartersaddress: New Jawahar NagarMixed cuisine
phone: +91 181 223 3227, +91 97815 73700 (Mobile)address: H.0.569-570, New Jawahar Nagar MarketFast food restaurant. Indian, Punjabi, Chinese and other dishes
phone: +91 98764 77777address: Nakodar Road, Jyoti ChowkCandy store
Manni Vaishno Dhabaphone: +91 98141 31219address: Connaught Circus
phone: +91 94172 35691address: Market Rd
Pahwa Kulfi Houseaddress: Model Town Market
Puris Chana and halwa katlamba
South Indian Dosaaddress: Islam GanjMixed cuisine
Volga RestaurantMixed dosa and paneer dosa. The aloo tike is better from the street vendor just outside the restaurant.
phone: +91 9988271144address: Attari bazarThis is one of the famous kulfi corners known for kulfi and faluda rabri and affordable prices. "Milk badam" and "kesar milk" are also delicious there. Other locations: Adarsh Chopati & Model town
Haveliphone: +91 182 450 1011address: Grand Trunk Rd, KhajurlaOne of the best places to eat typical Punjabi food. It hosts variety of snack stalls as well.
Rangla PunjabTraditional Punjabi cuisine. The Punjabi village setting makes it one of the favorite places of everyone who visits this city. It models village houses, wells etc. It offers buffet in a typical Punjabi village home setting. The hospitality offered here reflects the open and loving hearts of Punjabi people. One can get tired of eating but the food will not stop coming. It also hosts a number of shops where you can buy the Punjabi jutis (slippers), clothes, bangles, etc. On weekends, cultural performances by singers and dancing groups is offered. Definitely a "must" visit place.
Vijay Dhabaaddress: Central TownTraditional Punjabi food. It's one of the famous dhabas known for fresh food (like home-cooked) and affordable prices. "Shahi Paneer" and "Kheer" is definitely a must try.
phone: +91 181 501 2167, +91 181 501 0026address: Guru Teg Bahadur NagarA family recreation (1 fast food, 1 restaurant, pool table and six lane bowling alley) Mixed cuisines
phone: +91 181 461 0023Very popular. South Indian food in a great ambiance but not many options
Glassy Junctionphone: +91 98885 72320address: Model Town Main Rd
phone: +91 98721 00032address: Phase 2 Rd, SCO - 37, Puda Complex
Amar Guesthousephone: +91 181 245 5290address: Near Bhagat Singh Chowk
Hotel Classicphone: +91 181 200 2071address: Mahavir Marg
Hotel Park Lanephone: +91 181 508 1116address: 534, New Jawahar Nagar
phone: +91 181 503 0100address: GT Road
phone: +91 181 506 6666address: Grand Trunk RoadA traditional hotel surrounded by well kept gardens. It's equipped with a fitness centre, a spa and a swimming pool. The huge banquet hall is often used as a reception venue for larger wedding parties.
phone: +91 181 467 1234address: GT RoadThe only five-star hotel in the city
Sekhon GrandMulti-cuisine restaur
- — Once capital of a princely state in British India, the city is renowned for the beauty of its palaces, mosques and gardens
- — A village surrounded by extensive ruins. Dakhni Sarai and Mughal Bridge are also worth of a visit