is a town
located in Gujrat District
. The city was founded by a JATT named Jalal and Kula Chor, and a place in Jalalpur Jattan, was built by Chandragupta Maurya
, an Indian
ruler in 300 BC. Excavations in the area revealed that Kula Chor was the mint of the Maurya Dynasty
. It is pertinent to mention that a new wave of people appeared in India in 12th century known as Kuchour tribe.
A local historian, Mansoor Behzad Butt
, believed that Chandragupta had built a fort in Islam Garh, a suburban village of Jalalpur Jattan. The original name of the village could not be ascertained but the fort became famous as Islam Garh Fort with the passage of time. Only some deteriorated remains of the fort exists today. Later, the fort had been the mint of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, of Lahore
, in 1832
The city has moderate climate. During the peak of summer, the daytime temperature shoots up to 45°C, but the hot spells are relatively short due to the proximity of the Azad Kashmir Mountains. During the winter, the minimum temperature may fall below 2°C. The average rainfall at Jalalpur Jattan is 67 cm.