This Weekend head to Phagwara city to spend your vacation in the most exciting way!
When planning a weekend vacation all you wish for a destination that offers fun, refreshing and clean environment, beautiful sightseeing and everything that revives you and your family completely. One such destination famous among tourist is Phagwara. Phagwara is located in the Kapurthala district of North India. This city is famous internationally as its major population is inhabited by NRIs (non-resident Indians). Phagwara is centrally located in the vibrant city of Punjab. Phagwara lies on the Delhi-Amritsar National highway No.01. The city is surrounded by two major cities of Punjab, Ludhiana and Jalandhar. If you plan a weekend vacation for Phagwara you will have fun filled memories for sure. Be it an individual trip; trip with friends or a family vacation, Phagwara charms everyone.
An Insight on Phagwara:
It is also good to enrich yourself with history and facts about the place you plan to spend your vacation. A little information will make your weekend vacation for Phagwara even more interesting.
Phagwara was built by the famous king in the Indian history, Shah Jahan. The city was built as a market town but as the time passes people got engaged in farming and soon the city took a rural character. Now Phagwara is the main industrial area of Kapurthala district. The reason of Phagwara becoming the industrial center is its outstanding location on the national highway. The industries that are flourishing in the lap of Phagwara include textiles, auto components, machine tools and agriculture implements and agriculture services. Due to a big percentage of Punjabi NRI’s in the city, Phagwara is also popularly known as NRI City.
Must visit places during your weekend vacation for Phagwara:
- Shiv Mandir: The temple carries a lot of spiritual as well as historical importance. The temple was built by the Nawabs of Sultanpur Lodhi and is situated at Gur Mandi near Imana Nasir mausoleum. The temples showcases a beautiful blend of Muslim-Hindu architecture, the amalgamation is quite evident as the temple’s main gate is built in style of mosque while the rest of the temple is built in Hindu style.
- Devi Talab Mandir: Just one Km from the railway station this temple has been renovated and a new temple has been built in its center. The temple is famous for its ‘Hariballabh Sangeet Sammelan’ held every year in December for past 125 years. In Devi Talab, there is a large 200 year old masonry tank held sacred by Hindus.
- Gurdwara Chhevin Padshahi: The building is famous as the sixth Guru of the Sikhs, Guru Hargobind visited Jalandhar and he was received by a holy saint named Shaikh Darvesh. The Gurdwara Chhevin Padshahi is situated at the same spot where the meeting was held. Tourist visit this pave to have a glimpse of a handwritten copy of Sri Guru Granth Sahib prepared by the great Sikh Scholar and martyr Baba Deep Singh somewhere between 1715 and 1728.
- Wonder Land: Weekend Vacation for Phagwara is incomplete without spending a fun filled day at the famous Wonder Land, an amusement park in the city. The park offers adventurous water games and water rides. This place serves a lot of fun, dance, food and rides for everyone.
Other places that must be included during your weekend vacation for Phagwara include Desh-Bhagat Memorial Hall, St Mary’s Cathedral church, Sodal Mandir and Imam Nasir Mausoleum and Jamma Masjid.