The main Jain temple in jagraon is considered as one of the most holy places for Jains in the region. The huge temple which has a peaceful ambience has lush green gardens attracts thousands of pilgrims from the Jain community all over the world, for the annual Diksha Mahotsav in the third week of March. The old walled city, with its four gates is known locally for its Mughal period architecture. Even the local market within the walled city is known as Anarkali bazaar, after the title of beauty at mughal emperor Akbar's court.
Jagraon was also the home of Lala Lajpat Rai, a well-known figure in the Indian Independence movement, who greatly influenced patriots and great freedom fighters like Shaheed Bhagat Singh. His house still stands in the area, and houses a municipal library.
The geographical center of present day Indian state of Punjab lies only around 8 miles north of the city. The tehsil of Jagraon is bound to the north by River Satluj, which separates it from District Jalandhar. To the west lies District Moga, Raikot lies 13 miles to the South and Ludhiana city is 24 miles East
Jagraon is connected by Rail to Ludhiana and Ferozepur. It is located at the junction of National Highways No. 95 and 71. The nearest airports are: Halwara (16 km), Sahnewal (45 km) and Adampur (70 km). The nearest international airports are Guru Ram Das International Airport, Rajasansi (150 km), Wagha Landport (Border with Pakistan) (162 km) and Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi (360 km).
Jagraon has special significance in Jains because a lot of jains visit every year in jagraon due to Samadhi of Sh. "Roop chand Ji Maharaj". Charan Paduka of Sh. Roop Chand ji Maharaj is there in jagraon. Every year Lakh's of jains get together in jagraon to pay their tribute to sri roop chand ji maharaj
Jagraon hosts the second largest animal market in Punjab, the largest being Vallah, near Amritsar(In Punjab). The site for the proposed a green field international airport to be made operational by 2010, is 16 kilometres from the city centre.
There are two main educational institutes in the city, namely, Govt. College of Science Education and Research popularly known as Science College)and Lala Lajpat Rai D.A.V College. Science College attracts students from many different regions of Punjab and nearby states. The college runs B.Sc and M.Sc(in Chemistry and Botany) courses.
The cluster of educational institutions and colleges at Sidhwan, 7 kilometers from Jagraon, (in which the College of Law is the latest addition), is a centre for professional and vocational education for women in the state of punjab.