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Places to visit in Jalandhar

Places to visit in Jalandhar

RANJITGARH GOLF CLUB PHILLAUR, JALANDHAR :- The Ranjitgarh Golf Course, situated on the banks of river Sutlej, was formally established in 1982 as a 9-Hole Course. This Golf Course is situated in a low-lying area, which was once a flood plain of the Sutlej. The original Course has been redesigned and re-laid and what we have today is a modern 9-Hole repeat Course. The Greens have been adjudged to be the best in this part of the country. Automatic pop-up sprinklers have been fitted in an underground network of irrigation pipes to ensure sufficient greenery on the Greens and the Fairways. The Club House portrays a colonial structure and has a huge lounge, dining room and a terrace room, besides, Executive Lounge, Kitchen, Billiard Table, Card Room and the Bar. There is also a Golf Practice Range and a modern Swimming Pool.

DAKHNI SARAI JALANDHAR :- Dakhni Sarai was built in the 17th century by Mughal nobleman Ali Mardan Khan. The large quadrangular setting typifies a rest house of the times, the outer walls of which enclose a half-domed mosque, a well, geometric gardens and rooms for travellers. A magnificent gateway, ornamented with tiles and fine red sandstone screens, welcomes visitors to the compound marked by circular bastions on all corners.

DEVI TALAB MANDIR JALANDHAR :- Devi Talab Mandir is located about 1km from the railway station. The old Devi talab has been renovated and in his centre, a new temple has been built. Recently a model of Amarnath Yatra has been built in the premises. An old temple of goddess Kali also stands by the side of the Devi Talab. The gilded Mandir is famous for the ‘Hariballabh Sangeet Sammelan’ held every year in December at its precincts for the past 125 years. Famous classical music exponents – both instrumental and vocal come together and perform at this gathering. In Devi Talab, there is a large masonry 200 year old tank sacred to Hindus.

PHILLAUR FORT (JALANDHAR) :- Originally a serai (inn) builtby Shah Jahan on the Grand Trunk Road, the magnificent Phillaur fort was substantially reconstructed by Maharaja Ranjit Singh to serve as the easternmost outpost of his empire. Designed by the Maharaja’s Italian and French generals, the fort’s architecture has a distinct European character. It has an extensive moat and its outer walls are inclined inwards to deflect cannon balls. Later, it became an artillery centre for the British Indian Army. Since 1981, it has been a training school for police – the oldest in India – and is today called the Maharaja Ranjit Singh Punjab Police Academy.