Gujranwala is an extremely accessible city, benefiting from excellent road and rail links. Getting around the city is really easy. It has a bus system and students can travel on the buses to any place in the city. Rikshaws as mode of transport is very popular among all classes as directly or indirectly thousands of families are dependent on them.
Due to extensive road and rail links the city has flourished within the manufacturing and agricultural markets. The city is on the Grand Trunk Road, which allows logistical connections to the provincial capitals such as Peshawar and Lahore and also to the capital of Pakistan Islamabad.It is in between Lahore and Islamabad so It has got famous in business for small and medium industries. Gujranwala is known for its extensive production of sugarcane, melons and grains for international export. The city has set up several commercial and industrial centers allowing the manufacturing of ceramics, steel, cutlery, crockery, iron safes, metal tool, utensils, textiles, sanitary and tannery production. The city has produced some of the finest wrestlers and bodybuilders of the subcontinent, which has resulted in the nickname 'City of wrestlers' or Phelwana da shehar in Punjabi. The city is also the birthplace of the legendary Sikh warrior-king, Ranjit Singh.
Gujranwala has a lot of tourist attractions and places of interest. There are many modern shopping malls where the visitors can enjoy shopping in controlled environment and can buy local and international brands. There is an Officers' Club which has a swimming pool and squash complex, with the scenic natural beauty of Gujranwala Golf and Country Club. There are modern, innovative landmarks like Jinnah Stadium, Pace Shopping Centre and Nishan-e-Manzil. Jinnah Park, Model Town Park, Gulshan Park, Liaqat Park and other recreational places ensure that the city offers something for everyone.