Ludhiana Tour

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Ludhiana, Punjab

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Ludhiana is the largest city in Punjab and also one of the important town in North India with an estimate population of 1.4 million people.

Ludhiana is one of the richest town in Punjab state and also the industrial capital of the state because of the largest hosiery and woolen garments industry is set up there which produces one of the fine quality textile products famous all over the world. The land used for irrigation and farming is the most fertile and expensive land all over India.

It is also a home of dozens of NRI who comes every year to invest their money in hotels and condos. Apart from industrial capital, there are many places to visit in Ludhiana like it is a home of the finest Gurdwaras and other sacred shrines. Ludhiana is a famous tourist destination and a important stopover for the tourist doing the Punjab tour.

Tourist will surely like the culture and warm hospitality of the people which gives a home feel to tourist. The city holds a long history and before tourist start a trip to the place it is advisable for them to get some information about the city.

Major Tourist Attractions in Ludhiana: Gurdwara Charan Kanwal Sahib(Machhiwara), Lodhi Fort, Maharaja Ranjit Singh War Museum, Rural Museum, PAU, Hardy's World (Amusement Park) etc.
Gurdwara Charan Kanwal Sahib (Machhiwara), Ludhiana
Gurdwara Charan Kamal Sahib is the important Sikh shrine having a beautiful building situated on the Charan Kamal named after this Gurdwara in the city of Machiwara. Gurdwara marks the site of the garden where the 10th Guru – Guru Gobind Singh had a sip of water from the same well which is believed to be used for watering the garden on that time and then after he took a good sleep.

Anyone can reach Gurdwara easily as it is well connected by Ludhiana to Chandigarh highway at Samrala (42 Kms) and to Ropar (46 Kms) by Guru Gobind Singh marg. It is known as the place where his three devotees had joined him whose names are Dhram Singh, Daga Singh and Manu Singh.
Lodhi Fort, Ludhiana
The fort was built by the Muslim ruler Sikander Lodhi now has gone to ruin and rack. Lodhi Fort was constructed on 16th century on the strategic location near River Sutlej which earlier used to flow near it but now has changes his direction.

Due to the lack of protection and conservation by ludhianvis, the fort today is only a ruin having few structures in good condition. The residents are equally responsible as they have weakened the structure by digging up borrows to make space for construction of houses and shops.

The State Conservation Department, the District Administration, and the Municipal Corporation still have been showing no interest to its conservation and protection.
Maharaja Ranjit Singh War Museum, Ludhiana
Maharaja Ranjit Singh War Museum is situated about 5 KM from Ludhiana Railway Station, near Hotel Amaltas and it spread over an area of 4 acres. The museum was instituted in 1990 with a motive to give tribute to the gallant soldiers and to create awareness among the people about the role of defence services and how it can strengthen Indian National integration and unity.

Punjab Government is still in a process of establishing a War Museum of International standard at Ludhiana, consisting of galleries like History, War Heroes, Uniforms, Air and Navy Gallery, Signal and Medical Corps, Kargil. There is a light and sound hall in a museum which conducts regular shows highlighting the stories of brave Indian soldiers especially Punjab Soldiers.
Rural Museum, PAU, Ludhiana
The museum was completed in 26th April’ 1974 which lies in area of 4000 Sq. yard. and it was inaugurated by S. Khushwant Singh. The museum of Rural life is situated in the campus of Punjab Agricultural University and is a important tourist palace to visit.

This museum is one of its kind situated in PAU university which displays the Punjab culture and tradition to its best. Over a decade after the intervention of the technology, the rural Punjab known for its tradition, customs and warm welcome are now losing their stand. But the people and the tourist who are anxious to see the rural Punjab should come to this museum as this is the only place where one can observe and feel the rural Punjab.
Hardy's World (Amusement Park)
The visual stunning spectacular park is located 7km away from the city which generates lot of excitement in the hearts of Ludhiana children who have dreamt such type of amusement park and the dream comes true.

Water park has also been introduced where you can find all types of water sports along with ice skating and snowfall which is India’s third largest indoor snow city. offers a complete fun-package. Theme parties, cafes, joy rides and shopping complex are entertainment bonanza for people of all age groups.
Famous Excursions from Ludhiana
Amritsar City
Amritsar is one of the most important holiest place for Sikh religion and is a home of a religious building important to Sikhs i.e Golden Temple. Amritsar derives its name from the word Amrit (Holy water) sarover (Tank), the holy tank that surrounds the magnificent Golden Temple. The city Amritsar was founded by Guru Ram Das in 16th A.D.; he purchased this land from the owners of the village Tung at Rs. 700 on that time. The city is the most loved tourist destination due to the existence of several religious sites.

Bathinda City
Bathinda is located in Southern Punjab and the city got his name from Bala Rao who inhabited this city in 965 AD. Bhatinda is also associated as a city where first women emperor of India, Razia Sultan was imprisoned in the fort here in 1239. It is considered as a town where Guru Gobind Singhji fought bravely with the Mughals to take revenge for what Mughals done with Sikh people. Today, Bhatinda is developing very fast in industrialization also and the best example is huge thermal power plant. It is an important market for agricultural products, handloom weaving and cotton.
Best Time to Visit in Ludhiana
October to March is the best time to visit Ludhiana.
How to reach Ludhiana?
By Air - The nearest operational airport from Ludhiana is one in the state capital Chandigarh, 100 km away & another one in the Holy City Amritsar.

By Rail - There are regular trains for New Delhi and Amritsar from Ludhiana Railway Station. Fast trains connect Ludhiana to Delhi, Calcutta, Mumbai, Puri, Nagpur, Jammu and other cities of India.

By Road - Ludhiana is situated on the Amritsar-Delhi Grand Trunk Road. New Delhi, Shimla, Chandigarh, Rishikesh, Kulu, Manali, Dharmshala, Dalhousie, Jammu, Jaipur and Ganganagar, Amritsar, Chandigarh & other major cities in Punjab are well linked with Ludhiana through road.
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