Jalandhar is the oldest inhabited significant city in the Indian territory of Punjab. As of late the city has experienced fast urbanization and has formed into a highly industrialized focus of commerce. Jalandhar is located close by the Grand Trunk Road and is a very much associated rail and street intersection. Jalandhar is 144 km northwest of Chandigarh, the state capital of Punjab and Haryana.
Jalandhar was the capital of the kingdom of Lava, child of Rama. As indicated by another form Jalandhar is said to have derived its name from the vernacular term `Jalandhar' implies region inside the water, i.e., tract lying between the two waterways Satluj and Beas. The entire of Punjab and the area of present Jalandhar District was a piece of the Indus Valley Civilization. Harappa and Mohenjo-daro are where stays of the Indus Valley Civilization have been discovered broadly.
During the Kanishka rule who was the Kushan King of northern India, Jalandhar played the host for the great conference of Buddhists scholars in around 100 AD to gather and arrange the hallowed works of Buddhism and also to bring about reconcillation between its different sects.So this makes Jalandhar alongside Multan the most established surviving city of the whole Punjab area.
The modern history of Jalandhar District expresses that Khilafat Movement was begun in the district in early 1920 to bring pressure upon British rulers to change their approach towards Turkey. Mahatma Gandhi extended sympathy and support to this development.
Jalandhar is very much associated with significant urban communities of north India by consistent transport benefit. State possessed and private transports keep running from Jalandhar to places like Chandigarh, Delhi, Amritsar, Jammu, Ambala, Jaipur. Nearby transport can be profited from Jalandhar transport station to achieve any piece of the city. It takes almost 7 hours to travel separation of around 372 km amongst Delhi and Jalandhar through NH 1.
Jalandhar City Railway Station on Amritsar-Delhi railroad line is an essential rail intersection of Punjab. Real prepares like Golden Temple Mail, Delhi Amritsar Shatabdi, Paschim Express stop here. Jalandhar is additionally served by guide prepare to Delhi, Kolkata, Varanasi, Patna, Guwahati, Jaipur, Jammu Tawi and so forth.
Jalandhar does not have its own particular airplane terminal and Amritsar air terminal fills in as the closest air terminal. It is situated around 75 km far from Jalandhar city. Standard flights of every single real aircraft associate Amritsar to Indian urban communities like Mumbai, Delhi, Lucknow and so on. Flights to universal goals like Birmingham, Dubai and Doha likewise handle to and from Amritsar.