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.
Although best known for its cultural attractions, Jalandhar is also a major commercial base. Over the past twenty years, many highly successful companies have grown up in the city and surrounding areas, with particular strengths in computing and communication technologies. The opening up of economy and the huge strides in infrastructure development makes it a fascinating place to be in.
Jalandhar today is a highly industrialized centre known as the town of sports. The Sports materials manufactured in Jalandhar are exported to various countries. The city also has the distinction of producing some of the best sportsmen in the country. The neighboring village of Sansarpur is known as the Nursery of Hockey Players. The Cantonment is proud of producing maximum number of hockey players from Cantonment Board Schools.
Jalandhar is a lively and happening place positioned on the cultural and commercial artery of India i.e. Grand Trunk Road, in the heartland of NRI belt of Northern India. Extremely accessible from just about any destination, has major road and rail connections; and is at a reasonable distance from Chandigarh, Amritsar and Delhi, the cities being equipped with International Airports.
Safe and Affordable Environ
An erstwhile capital of Punjab province, Jalandhar is a perfect blend of old and new. Despite all the modern facilities, the city is amazingly affordable with reasonable cost of living for students. Safe environs, affable city culture and abundance of avenues for fun and frolic make Jalandhar and surrounding areas likeable by students.
Facts about Jalandhar
- Was the capital of Punjab from India's independence (1947) until Chandigarh was built in 1953
- Known as the Sports City of India
- Foremost producer of world class sports equipments
- 12 of India's greatest hockey players have come from a single village, Sansarpur, in Jalandhar city
- Highly industrialized centres