Jalandhar is the oldest city in India's famous Punjab region and has only recently become a booming local center of industry. The city is a place where the ancient and the modern exist next door to each other, with a thriving modern economy and a strong traditional life side by side. Expatriates living in Jalandhar can visit cultural sites like the Devi Talab Mandir Temple, modern shopping malls like the Viva Collage Mall and amusements including the Rangla Punjab Haveli, a traditional Punjabi village themed resort. The climate is hot in the summer and cool in the winter, although temperatures remain at pleasant levels that any expat in Jalandhar should be able to enjoy. Nicknamed "The City of Sports", expats living in Jalandhar will be well served by a vibrant sports industry, great facilities and a strong local interest in cricket and hockey.
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A large modern road network serving the city has recently been built, with a large number of buses and coaches providing expats moving to Jalandhar with routes to major northwestern Indian cities. The city's railway station is also well-served with trains to the capital, New Delhi, as well as Bombay and other major cities. The relatively nearby city of Amritsar also provides expatriates moving to Jalandhar with an international airport, the Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport, which is served by flights from the United Kingdom, Dubai and other destinations. However you travel, expats moving to Jalandhar may also like to get in touch with the city's local international network for hints and tips, or to organize a meet-up once they have arrived. The forums and private message system on the InterNations website provide an ideal way to do this, as well as to get the latest information from local global minds and fellow expatriates in Jalandhar.
The city has a constantly changing business environment with reportedly the second fastest rate of urbanization in India. As a result, there will always be something new for expats working in Jalandhar to see or do. This is not to say that the ancient city's cultural life is suffering, either. Every year, the large Sri Rama Navmi Shobhayatra procession fills the streets of Jalandhar and is a sight not soon forgotten. Expatriates working in Jalandhar will also enjoy the busy street life with sweet, spiced Indian chai for sale everywhere and the aromas of wonderful dishes wafting through the air. For more information on settling in as an expatriate, the InterNations has a good selection of material from other expats on their own experiences in similar cities. We've also got general content on topics ranging from cross-cultural communication to expat finance and insurance in our popular Expat Magazine, which can be found on the InterNations website, to help expats living in Jalandhar settle in comfortably and quickly.