This city is a sub division of Ludhiana district, a municipal council and a rural police in the beautiful state, Punjab. This city is three century old or even more than that and the city’s original name was Jagar aon that means ‘A Palace of Great Flooding’. Jagraon has been derived from a term that means development of the Sanskrit Grama. It is almost at the centre of Punjab as per the geographical structure and is 37 km away from Ludhiana, which is its district headquarter, 31 km from Nakodar, 55 km from Barnala and 29 km from Moga.
One of the most holy places in Jagraon for the Jains is the Jain temple that offers an ambience of peace in the lush green environment. Thousands of pilgrims from the Jain community visit the temple to seek blessings of the deity. The Diksha Mahotsav held in the third week of March is one of the major celebrations at the Jain Temple.
Punjab’s culture is rich and diverse as many foreign invasions have taken place. There is a gush of energy in every corner of Punjab which can be senses as soon as you step on to the Punjab’s land.
Hotels like Fortune Klassic, Country Inn and Suits by Carlson and Friends Regency are ranked the best hotels when compared to the others. The rental at these places will be comparatively high. Apart from these posh hotels, one can also go for regular and a little cheap options where room with and without air conditioners and even guest houses can be rented.
What to Buy
This magnificent city is even older than three decades and the shopping bazaars over here are very famous. Atma Ram Chowk is the famous chowk of this city. The oldest and the prominent bazaar is Anarkali Bazar that has almost all the luxury jewelry stores and shops for wedding clothes.
Prince jewelers are said to be most famous and the oldest in the business where 4 generations have been selling exquisite jewelry for weddings and in general.
Purani Dana Mandi, Railway Road, Tehsil Road and Misserpura Bazaar are the other famous market places in the city.
What to Eat And Drink
Tandoori preparations and the flavorsome Dal Makhani prepared with a lot of white butter. The vegetarians can relish the preparations of paneer. Eat what their local specialties are and enjoy the essence of this city.
Climatic Conditions And Best Time to Visit
Autumn is the best season to visit that is between the months of October to November. The temperature at this time is not very cold and can be easily braved without any difficulty. It is difficult of course to roam around during winters as the fog and the chill are a deterrent.
How to Reach
The journey from Ferozepur and the rest of the country are well connected with Jagraon by road and rail. The junction of the national highway no 95 and 71 is the entrance to this old city.
Halwara (16 km), Adampur (70 km) and Sahnewal (45 km) are the closest defense and domestic airports to Jagraon city and Guru Ram Das International is the closest International airport.
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