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"Manufacturing Hub of India"

Ludhiana Tourism

Situated on the banks of river Sutlej, Ludhiana is Punjab’s largest town. Named after the Lodi dynasty, the tinsel city is one the largest manufacturing hub in India. Grand primal buildings to one side and sacred shrines to the other, the city retains the old world charm, keeps the spirituality intact but also does not fail to keep up with the changing times and traditions of the country. Apart from being an industrial town, Ludhiana draws pilgrims and tourists from worldwide owing to its Gurudwaras, forts and ancient ruins.

Situated on the banks of river Sutlej, Ludhiana, Punjab's largest city, is one of the biggest commercial hubs in India. Lodi chiefs, Yusaf Khan and Nihang Khan converted the village Mir Hota to Ludhiana. Ludhiana also hosts the famous Rural Olympics at Qila Raipur each year in the month of January-February. Ludhiana is famous for the ancient ruins of the Lodi dynasty, the war museum and its hosiery industries. You can also witness the Rural Olympics if you plan your trip according to the dates of the Games next year.

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  • Hotel Rigal Blu

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  • Radisson Blu Hotel MBD Ludhiana

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  • Hyatt Regency Ludhiana

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Famous for its apparel industry, Ludhiana is also termed as the Manchester of India. It is the textile house of Punjab which is famous for its brilliant collection of fabrics, woollens, hosiery and even the textiles equipment that are exported to the various parts of the country. The markets of Ludhiana is always filled with the vibrant collection of fabrics and various machinery which are available at the cheapest of cost.
Ludhiana is also an important manufacturer of auto parts, about 50% of the bicycles and 60% of tractors used in India are manufactured in the local industries of Ludhiana. Not just this, the industries of Ludhiana also manufactures various parts for the foreign luxury car companies such as BMW and Mercedes.

If you have wondered how the Olympics would look in the very traditional and Indian way, then you must visit Ludhiana in the month of February to witness the fascinating sports game, which is fondly known as the Rural Olympics in Ludhiana. In the Kila Raipur region of Ludhiana district, every year thousands of people emerge with their sporting spirit to participate and witness these games. The Rural Olympics host many sports competition such as cart racing, rope pulling, kho-kho, kabaddi, cat, dog, and horse race. The 63- old tradition of these games are celebrated in true Punjabi spirit to promote sports in the rural area.

Punjabi food, especially the Chicken and Paneer in Ludhiana, is almost heavenly. Another local specialty that one must not miss is the food prepared in 'Tandoors'. This would include chicken, paneer, fish, naans and lots more. Another essential of the city is Sarson ka Saag and Makai ki Roti.
Other local favorites include Rajama Chawal, Kadhi Chawal, Dal Makhani, Chole Bhature and many more. Also, don't miss the Patiala Lassi complete with fresh malai, almonds and saffron. Other than these, the food here often derives delicacies from an influence of Mughal Cuisine. One such delicacy is Murg Makhani. Alcohol is also easily available in the area.

Street Food In Ludhiana
Punjabi food is the much-loved cuisine among all the foodies out there. And what’s better than to be Ludhiana with all the delicious and lip-smacking food. Here are few of the eateries you should try out when in the city!
  • Punnu ke Pakode on the Gill Road near Cycle market
  • The famous Chawla’s; don’t forget to try their lip-smacking cream chicken
  • Try the mouth-watering Dhaba style chicken at Aman Chicken in Shastri Nagar
  • College Road ke samosa are another delicacy of Ludhiana
  • What’s the fun to be in Ludhiana and not have the all-time famous parathe. Go to Pandit ke Parathe in Chaura Road to have the best parathe of your life
  • Chur Mur Golgappe is popular for its chaat
  • Visit Pandit Ji ke Chole Kulche, Civil Lines to have the best authentic chole kulche!
  • For dessert, don’t miss the Basant Ice-Cream at the Fountain for a generous helping of rabri kulfi.

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Day 1- Arrive at Ludhiana airport or railway station in the morning. Transfer to the hotel in a private taxi. Visit Lodhi fort, the pride of Ludhiana, the ruins of this 500-year-old fort is a huge attraction for the tourists in the city. Then head to Rural Museum which showcases the rural life of Punjab. Then visit the Rose Garden, sprawled over an area of 30 acres. Back to hotel.
Day 2- Breakfast at the hotel. Visit the Tiger safari zoo, for a wildlife excursion. Also, visit the Maharana Ranjit Singh War Museum, built in the memory of War soldiers. Then, visit the Gurudwara Charankanwal Sahib Machhiwara and Rana Sahib Gurudwara to seek the blessings of Sikh Gurus. Back to hotel.

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Ludhiana Reviews

8 months ago by Kovid Kapoor

- Temperatures can be extreme during both summers and winters, so carry appropriate clothing.



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  What's Great?

The commercial sector offers jobs, the city is very well connected by various modes of transport. A great place for shopping.

  What's not so Great?

The population of the town is very high due to the presence of a number of industries, and the city becomes overcrowded in the peak season. Getting around can be difficult because of excessive traffic.

For Whom

Ludhiana is best for textile and automobile businessmen. Also great for people living in New Delhi and nearby places in Haryana.

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Ludhiana is well connected to the major towns in the country. You can travel to Ludhiana by train, air or road. It has its own railway station and there are heaps of trains connecting it to all the... (Read More)

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