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About Ludhiana

Ludhiana, the largest city of Punjab is one of the prime industrial and educational centres of northern India, and is the Cross roads of many different cultures. Presently, the city is commonly known as the “Manchester of India”, the “hub of the Indian Hosiery Industry” and also as Industrial Capital of small-scale Industry in the country. The city is famous for its hosiery goods, woollen garments and leather items. Besides being a commercial hub, the city of Ludhiana is also an important pilgrimage centre with a number of Gurudwaras located within and around the place. An important historical monument is the Fort of Lodhi which is about 500 years old and was built by the Muslim ruler Sikander Lodhi along the banks of River Sutlej.
On the academic front, Ludhiana has some of the most prestigious institutions. There are two Medical Colleges, an Engineering College and the famous Punjab Agricultural University modelled on the “Land Grant of America”. The university has played a key role in ushering in “Green Revolution in India”.

How to Reach

Ludhiana in Punjab is known to be an industrially prosperous town which contributes significantly to the state’s economy. Ludhiana enjoys close proximity with other important cities of north India like Chandigarh, Delhi, and Amritsar. The two most fascinating tourist attractions of Ludhiana are Lodhi Fort near Sutlej River and Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum. Several temples and gurudwaras also adorn the city.

By Air

Chandigarh Airport is the nearest airport at a distance of 100 Km from Ludhiana followed by Amritsar airport (155 Km) and New Delhi (330 Km).

By Rail

Ludhiana is well connected by road and rail as Ludhiana railway station is on the main Delhi-Amritsar route. The city is very well connected with daily or weekly trains to most places in India including the major cities of Jammu, Amritsar, Jalandhar, Patiala, Pathankot, Kanpur, Jaipur, Chandigarh, Ambala, Panipat, Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata.

By Road

Ludhiana is connected with other cities of Punjab and also with other states by bus service. Major national highways NH 44, NH 5 (old NH1, NH95) and state highway SH 11 connect to the city.

Places to Visit

Nehru Rose Garden

Nehru Rose Garden situated in Ludhiana city was established in 1967. This is one of the largest rose gardens in Asia, spread over an area of 30 acres, which planted more than 17,000 plants with 1,600 varieties of roses, which gives a greenery sight. It is a picnic spot with landscaped lawns, musical fountain, pathway, mini-zoo and also offers boat rides in the pool are the major entertainments which attracts the visitors. It is also considered as a best spot for jogging and walking. The famous annual rose festival of the city is conducted in this garden which attracts thousands of visitors.

Hardy’s World

An amusement park or theme park is a group of entertainment attractions, rides, and other events in a location for the enjoyment of large numbers of people. An amusement park is more elaborate than a simple city park or playground, usually providing attractions meant to cater specifically to certain age groups, as well as some that are aimed towards all ages. Theme parks, a specific type of amusement park, are usually much more intricately themed to a certain subject or group of subjects than normal amusement park. Hardy’s World is a wonderful type of amusement park for all types of age groups. It is nestled in over several acres of parkland just across Ludhiana on the Ludhiana Jalandhar highway. With over 20 rides and attractions and many food outlets, there’s something for everyone at Hardy’s World ages are treated as friends. For More Information Please Check its website

Maharaja Ranjit Singh War Museum, Ludhiana

The largest city in the state of Punjab, Ludhiana boasts of housing one of the most popular places to see in the state – Maharaja Ranjit Singh War Museum. Spreading across four acres in area, this museum came into existence in the year 1999. The Punjab Government constructed the museum as a gesture of tribute to the courageous soldiers who struggled and laid their lives during various wars and battles that have been fought so far. Keeping up the museum with the International standards was the prime focus of the Government of Punjab.

Located on the GT Road in Ludhiana, Maharaja Ranjit Singh War Museum not only pays homage to the soldiers but also educates the citizens of India about the role of defence. A majestic statue of Maharaja Ranjit Singh sitting proudly on a throne welcomes you as you enter the museum. It has 12 galleries with exhibits of different divisions like the Ancient History Gallery, Post-Independence History Gallery, War Hero’s Gallery, Air Force and Navy Gallery etc. The main hall displays pictures of the various Chakra winners, Chief Marshals, Generals and Admirals of Punjab. Two glorious lawns exhibit trophies of the Navy, Army and Air Force.

A major attraction of this museum is the light and sound show which narrates the story of war of independence and the role of the gallant soldiers of Punjab in it. The show also creates a sense of nationalism among the people. You can also have a look at the number of battle tanks, Anti-aircraft guns, an old Sukhoi and an INS Vikrant model placed around the museum for the visitors to see. The Government of Punjab has been spending a good amount of money for the maintenance of the Maharaja Ranjit Singh War Museum to immortalize the memories of independence. This conscientious effort definitely calls for a visit to this honourable museum.

For transfers from nearby Airports (Amritsar and Chandigarh),
please contact Mr Niraj Jaggi @ 9810658724