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Ludhiana

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How to get there:
Ludhiana is well connected to the Indian capital city of Delhi through an airport, by road (G.T road) and frequent train service. An international airport is planned for Ludhiana.
By Airways:
The nearest operational airport from Ludhiana is in the state capital Chandigarh, 100 km away.
By Railways:
There are regular trains for New Delhi and Amritsar from Ludhiana Railway Station.
By Roadways:
Ludhiana is situated on the Amritsar-Delhi Grand Trunk Road. New Delhi, Amritsar, Chandigarh, and other major cities in Punjab are well linked with Ludhiana through road. The city lies about 305 kms northwest of Delhi and is 100 km away from Chandigarh.


Ludhiana is located on the latitude 30.55 North and longitude 75.54 East in the state of Punjab in northern India. The city stands on the Grand Trunk Road from Delhi to Amritsar.

gurur nanak stadium
Business

Ludhiana is a part of the Ludhiana-Moga-Ferozepur-Bhatinda-Malout-Muktsar-Faridkot tourist circuit in Punjab. Ludhiana does not have too many scenic spots to boast of. It can be visited either for bulk hosiery shopping or making it a base for the Rural Olympics held in Killa Raipur nearby. One can also visit the Rural Museum at the Punjab Agricultural University. The War Memorial organizes frequent Sound and Light shows, where one can listen to stories of valor of brave, Indian, and Punjabi soldiers. Ludhiana is known as the "Manchester of India". It is a knitwear cluster with around 6,000 small to medium sized knitwear factories and 8 big integrated units. In and around Ludhiana, there are 10 big hosiery yarn mills and 150 small to medium size worsted and woolen yarns. The export market in Ludhiana is US$ 40 million.

hardy`s world the amusement park
Climate

Ludhiana has very hot summers and very cold winters. The monsoon visits this city around July and extends up to the beginning of September. Winters generally set in around November, when it becomes very cold during the night.

kila raipur sports
History

Ludhiana gets its name from the Lodhi Dynasty, which is believed to have founded the city in the year 1480. During the reign of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, Ludhiana became an important British cantonment. Initially, in 1805, Maharaja Ranjit Singh had occupied Ludhiana. However, in 1809, the British decided to curb his advance eastwards and sent troops to confront him. Ranjit Singh was forced to sign the treaty of `perpetual friendship` with the British, which confined his activities to the right bank of the Sutlej. British troops were permanently stationed in Ludhiana and the Cis-Sutlej states came under British protection. Many leaders of the Indian freedom movement came from Ludhiana. Prominent among them were Lala Lajpat Rai, Sardar Kartar Singh Saraba, Baba Santa Singh and Maulana Habibur Rehman. From being a small village called Meer Hota in 1481 to later Lodiana and now Ludhiana; the city has never been caught napping. Under the "Yodhas" from the first to the fourth century, it later came under the rule of Samudragupta. But the Original Ludhianavis settled here much later in the ninth century. There were the Rajputs from the ninth century. There were the Rajputs from the south and then the Turks and the Afghans who took the Bet area of Sutlej on lease from Mohammad Gami. Later,the Sidhus, Gills, Sandhus and the Grewals came from the jungles of Jagraon and camped here.

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Heritage :   The Fort Maharaja Ranjit Singh War Museum, Punjab Agricultural University, Killa Raipur

Religious :   Alamgir Macchiwara