Sheraton Jalandhar Resort & Spa
Discover Jalandhar—the northwestern Indian state of Punjab’s oldest, most historic city—from the Sheraton Jalandhar Resort & Spa. Strategically located on National Highway 1 (Grand Trunk Road), one of South Asia’s longest and oldest roads, our inviting hotel is 90 kilometers from Sri Guru Ram Das Jee International Airport (ATQ).
Just a short distance from the hotel, encounter myriad cultural landmarks. The city’s vast temple complex, Devi Talab Mandir, is located one kilometer from the railway station. Jalandhar’s spiritual side is also on display at Sodal Mandir, Shiva Mandir, Tulsi Mandir, Gurdwara Chhevin Padshahi, Gurudwara Ber Sahib, and Kartarpur Gurudwara, renowned Sikh worship sites. More contemporary amusement can be found at Pushpa Gujral Science City, northern India’s largest interactive science experience, or at the Wonderland theme park, where watersides, rides, and boats await. In December, you have the additional opportunity to attend Harballabh Sangeet Sammelan, the oldest classical Indian music festival in the world.
Energize as you explore with Punjab’s diverse cuisine, which includes dishes cooked in tandoor (a clay oven), sarson da saag with mustard leaves and spices, makki di roti (corn bread), and much more. To take a piece of Jalandhar home with you, pick up some of the city’s famed hand-woven crafts, textiles, leather items, and sporting goods.
For a greater sense of the area, visit Amritsar. Less than two hours away, it houses the renowned Harmandir Sahib, also known as the Golden Temple. Considered the center of Sikh culture, the sacred shrine draws more visitors than the Taj Mahal. The temple’s golden dome—representing an inverted lotus flower, a Sikh symbol for living a pure life—invites you to walk through a shallow pool towards the two-story marble complex, where inlaid walls feature floral and animal motifs. Take in the stunning monument then stroll through the breathtaking Ram Bagh gardens. Even more history is revealed at Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s summer palace, where oil paintings, miniatures, and coins reside alongside weapons and manuscripts from the Sikh period. Just be sure not to miss the daily colorful flag lowering ceremony held just before sunset by Pakistan and India’s security forces at the Wagah border.
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