Jagraon earlier known as Jagrawan, the place of the Rais, is a city founded in 1680 AD. Today, a municipal council and a sub-division of the Ludhiana district of Punjab, Jagraon is Asia’s third largest grain collection market. Clay brick factories, cattle feed factories, agriculture tool manufacturers, gold and diamond ornaments manufacturing, and many more is a symbol of growing industrialisation in Jagraon. As per 2001 Census, the total population of Jagraon is 60106 and average literacy rate is 68%.
Places to Stay
Jagraon does not have many hotels options. Local home stays are available. Few budget hotels can be found in nearby Ludhiana such as Hotel Maharaja (Tariff – Rs. 613), Hotel Pukhraj (Tariff – Rs. 809), and Hotel Nanda (Tariff – Rs. 990).
The official language of Jagraon is Punjabi. Hindi is also spoken here.
Some of the major celebrated with great fanfare here are Hola Mohalla in March, Baisakhi in April, Navaratri and Dussehra in October, and Deepavali in November.
Places of Interest
Gurudwara Nanaksar Jagraon (38 km from Ludhiana), the Maharaj Ranjit Singh War Museum, and Nehru Rose Garden are some famous nearby tourist spots.
How to Get There
Halwara (16 km), Sahnewal (45 km), and Adampur (70 km) are the nearest domestic airports to Jagraon.
Jagraon is well connected by rail to cities such as Firozpur, Ludhiana and beyond.
Agwar Gujjran Bus Stop is a major bus stop in Ludhiana district near Jagraon. Regular bus services ply from Jagraon to connecting cities such as Ambala, Jalandhar, and Amristar. Libra Travels, Bedi Tour & Travels, and Silver Sky Travel & Tours are few good bus operators connecting to Jagraon at affordable bus tariffs. If you get cheap bus tickets online you can save a lot of money while travelling.