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Introduction

Ludhiana is a city and a municipal corporation in Ludhiana district in the Indian state of Punjab. It is the largest city in Punjab.Ludhiana, the sight of a great battle in the First Sikh War (1845) is now Punjab's most populated metropolitan and industrial city. Ludhiana situated on the banks of the Sutlej River, was founded in 1480 by Lodhi princess from Delhi. It is a major textile and light engineering centre. Its hosiery goods are in great demand in all the markets of the east and the west. It exports woolen garments, machine tools, dyes, cycle parts, mopeds, sewing machines and motor parts to all over the world.

Area 310 sq km
Altitude 262 metres above sea level
Temperature Summer-23.0 C-43.0 C Winter-4.3 C-26.2C
Language Hindi, English, Panjabi
STD Code 0161
Rainfall __
Best Time to Visit November To March

Ludhiana MapOther cities map


How to get there

  1. Air :- The nearest operational airport from Ludhiana is one in the state capital Chandigarh, 100 km away & another one in the Holy City Amritsar. The proposal to build an international airport at Ludhiana has been floated recently.
  2. Rail:-There are regular trains for New Delhi and Amritsar from Ludhiana Railway Station. Fast trains connect Ludhiana to Delhi, Calcutta, Mumbai, Puri, Nagpur, Ludhiana and other cities of India.
  3. Road:-Ludhiana is situated on the Amritsar-Delhi Grand Trunk Road. New Delhi, Amritsar, Chandigarh & other major cities in Punjab are well linked with Ludhiana through road. The city lies about 305 km northwest of Delhi and is 100 km away from Chandigarh.

Places to Visit

Nehru Rose Garden Hardy's World (Amusement park) Guru Nanak Bhawan Rural Museum
Tiger Safari, Amaltas Maharaja Ranjit Singh War Museum Gurdwara Charankanwal Sahib Machhiwara  

Excursion

Chandigarh Machhiwara Killa Raipur Alamgir
Jalandhar      

Shopping

Its hosiery goods are in great demand in all the markets of the east and the west.

Accommodation

Majestic Park Plaza Fortune Klassik Classic Retreat Country Inn and Suites
Hotel Chevron International Hotel City Heart Hotel Friends Regency