Dear Future Intern,First of all welcome to INDIA. We at AIESEC in Jalandhar wantyour stay in this country, as well as in our LC, to be one of themost satisfying experiences you will have. Our AIESEC LC is locatedin India’s most growing state, Punjab. Bordering Pakistan, it ismainly an agricultural state and it is well known for its cultureand unique ways. AIESEC entered Jalandhar through memorandumof understanding and later on became an LC in June 2010.We are eagerly waiting for your arrival. Here is some usefulinformation that will prepare you for your stay in India.REGARDS,AIESEC in JALANDHAR
INDIA’s SYMBOLOGYINDIA’s SYMBOLOGYThe colors of the Indian flag stand for :1)Saffron = Courage, sacrifice and renunciation spirit.2) White = Purity and truth3) Green = Faith and fertilityThe national emblem is a replica of the Lion of Sanarth, nearVaranasi in Uttar Pradesh. It is basically a symbol of India’sreaffirmation of its ancient commitment to world peace andgoodwill.The motto ‘Satyameva Jayate’ inscribed below the emblem inDevanagari script means ‘Truth Alone Triumphs’.The lotus or lily is the national flower. In India, the sacredlotus is legendary and much folklore and mythology is wovenaround it.Indian currency is the Indian Rupee(INR).1 USD=50 INR in average1EUR=60 INR in averageThe national sport of India is hockey.
PUNJABPUNJAB• Located in the Northwestern part of India, Punjab is itsmost economically prominent State.• Considered the Land of Sikhs for its high population ofSikhism followers• Its is mostly an agricultural State and shares its capital,Chandigarh, with brother state Haryana.• It delimits the State of Haryana, Himachal Pradesh,Jammu and Kashmir, the Union Territory of Chandigarh,and Pakistan.• Has 4 divisions and 20 districts.• Its three main languages are : Hindi, Punjabi andEnglish.• Amongst its prides, it’s the Harmandir Sahib or DarbarSahib, although most popularly known as the SikhGolden Temple. Located in Amritsar, and made of 24carat gold, built on 1574 AD
PUNJAB : CulturePUNJAB : Culture• Punjab culture is very traditional and promotesrespect and welcome to anyone, whether you’re aforeigner or a national.• Punjab is one of the areas that has the highest amountof people living abroad, thus most of the Indiantradition that is observed in the international arena isPunjabi.• Although mostly vegetarian, Punjabi cuisine is well-known for its Tandoori Chicken.• Among its most popular dances is Bhangra• Because of its agricultural background, it is verycommon to see crops of any kind in the horizon.
Places of Interest in PunjabPlaces of Interest in Punjab• Amritsar-Sacred city of the Sikhs,The Golden Temple, Gardens,Fort, Museums.• Taran Taran-Sikh Shrine.• Dera BabaNanak/Govindwal/Kiratpur-Sikhpilgrim center.• Pathankot-Gateway to Jammuand Kashmir and the Valleys ofHimachal.• Patiala- Palace and Museum,National Institute of Sports.• Major Towns- Chandigarh,Amritsar, Patiala, Ludhiana,Jalandhar
PLACES TO VISIT :NEW DELHIDISTANCE FROM JALANDHAR : 365 KmsATTRACTIONS :1) Swaminarayan AkshardhamType: Monuments/ Statues, GardensFee: YesRecommended length of visit: More than 3 hoursDescription: Fantastic site to visit - unimaginable architecture, great theme show,diaorama and Imax presentation. If any tourist, irrespective of his religion or creed,has half a day to spare, this is a must see. It is one mans creation in five yearstotally with voluntary support. A monument which makes every Indian proud!
2) QUTAB MINARType: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites,Observation Decks/ Towers, Historic SitesFee: NoRecommended length of visit: 2-3 hoursDescription: Construction on this sandstone minaret was begun in 1192. Surroundedby other historical sites, it is the most popular monument in India.
3) INDIA GATEType: Landmarks/ Points of InterestFee: NoRecommended length of visit: 1-2 hoursOwner description: The India Gate, built in 1931 anddesigned by Sir Edwin Lutyens, was inspired by theArc de Triomphe. It commemorates Indias war deadand houses an eternal flame. « less
AGRADISTANCE FROM JALANDHAR : 581 KmsATTRACTIONS :1) TAJ MAHAL :Category: Architectural Buildings; Landmarks/ Points ofInterest: Monuments/ StatuesOwner description: Renowned for its spectaculararchitecture and aesthetic beauty, the Taj Mahal is also asymbol of enduring love, built by Shah Jehan to house thegrave of his beloved wife, Queen Mumtaz Mahal, who diedfollowing the birth of their 14th child
MONEY EXCHANGE OFFICES IN JALANDHAR1) Wall Street Finance Limited :106, Sahota Complex, Opposite Hotel Residency, NearBus Stand, JalandharPhone : 0181-2239472,93560082072) Ss Overseas Consult and and Traders : Sharma Complex, Opposite Bus stand,JalandharPhone : 0191-46128723) Lamba Forex : Rama Mandi, JalandharPhone : 018124113624) Cox And Kings Limited : 1-A, Seyu Complex, Near Model Town, GT Road,JalandharPhone : 01814606555
FROM AMRITSAR OR DELHIFROM AMRITSAR OR DELHITRAINThere is a number of trains that travel from New Delhi to Amritsar/Chandigarh and then to Jalandhar.The timings can be checked at The Indian Railway Webpage.If you run into any problems, you may go to the Foreign Tourist Office in the second floor(openfrom9amto5pm). Don’t listen to any one that tells you it is closed. You may also call for assistancein one of the calling booths in the Station.PLANEYou can get your travel agent to also book a flight from the Delhi Airport to Amritsar’s or book it tocome directly to Amritsar. Jalandhar’s closest airport is Amritsar’s.If you’re catching a connecting flight, get your luggage, catch the Shuttle bus to the domestic terminal,show your ticket, go and board.BUSIt is the cheapest and the most convenient way to travel from Delhi to Jalandhar. It takes around 6-7hours from to get from Delhi.•Libra Travels : AC Volvo semi sleeper. It leaves at 6:30pm from Azad Market. It costs Rs.6oo/$12.50•Libra Travels: Non A/C. It leaves at 10pm from Azad Market. It costs Rs.220/$4.60•ND Travels: 2+2 Non A/C and A/C. It leaves at 10:30pm. It costs Rs.250/$5.20•Direct bus from the airport, which is Indo-Canadian bus.