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Ludhiana , Punjab

Ludhiana is all about the Punjabi ness in our culture. Each and every one of us have some of that over the top, larger than life side to us and we will thus all identify to a certain extent with the city. And of course marvel at the beautiful Mercedes and BMWs that grace the roads of the city, a rare sight even in the metros. A place that is very green and very proud of it, Ludhiana is one of the places which is very prosperous due to agriculture. The crop harvesting season sees the most activity in this land and you can see people from all over flocking to this place during this time. Ludhiana celebrates the Punjabi culture and the essence of this city is very exuberant. There can not be a moment of sadness while you are here. This is the place which was the centre of the Lodi dynasty who ruled the throne of Delhi till the Mughals took over. Then came a series of power struggle until Sikhism took hold of the entire land. It was very well consolidated here and Ludhiana is the one place that follows this religion quite ardently. Thus you will find many beautiful Gurudwaras dotting this place and the sight is quite a beautiful one, couple wtih the greenery of the entire city. A city that has been ranked for having the best business environment, this is a place that is dominated by small scale industries and these are all very prosperous ones. In fact the entire city will make you realise that it is a very prosperous place to be in. A combinations of the old and the new, of the big malls and the winding street markets, of the posh cars and the traditional values interred in the people here, Ludhiana is a delightful city to be in.

Distance / Time Current Temperature Mean Rainfall Altitude Population Best Times Min Hotel tariff
km / Hrs 26.0°C /79.0°F 60 mm 814feet 1398467.0 /km2 Jan-Feb,Oct-Dec Coming Soon


Places of Interest

  • Nehru Rose Garden

    "Nehru Rose Garden, established in 1967, is one of the green spaces of Ludhiana city and an ideal place for spending with family. The largest Rose Garden in Asia, it is spread over an area of 27 acres and has more than 17,000 plants representing some 1,600 varieties of roses as well as several fountains. This is flower garden and a garden for walkers with an illuminated musical fountain. This garden is the venue of the Annual Rose festival, an event listed on the national calendar of fairs and festivals. This is one of the main cultural events of the city and draws thousands of visitors. "

    Nehru Rose Garden

  • Hardy's World

    "Hardy's World 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. It is a galaxy of amusements and sensations. From the jaw dropping, eye ball popping super thrill rides like the Pendulum, Roller Coaster, Dream Girl to the exhilarating rides like the Motorcycle, Sun n Moon, caterpillar and Aeroplane, you're bound to have an awesome time!"

    Hardy's World

  • Guru Nanak Bhawan

    "Guru Nanak Bhawan is a multi faceted complex having Big Auditorium, Mini Auditorium, Shopping Arcade and Library. Big Auditorium is ultra modern with 900 seating capacity, centrally air conditioned with 100% power backup arrangements. Similarly Mini Auditorium with 200 seating capacity is also centrally air conditioned with 100% power backup arrangements. Oasis Shopping Complex is double storied with centrally air conditioned and power backup arrangements. Library by Municipal Corporation, Ludhiana is under construction which will house latest books and literatures. \n"

    Guru Nanak Bhawan

  • Rural Museum

    "National Museums Scotland and partners have developed the National Museum of Rural Life, previously known as the Museum of Scottish Country Life, which is based at Wester Kittochside farm, lying between the town of East Kilbride in South Lanarkshire and the village of Carmunnock in Glasgow.The project, opened in 2001, cost more than 9 million pounds and was made possible through a partnership between the National Museums of Scotland, the National Trust for Scotland, the Heritage Lottery Fund, the European Regional Development Fund, South Lanarkshire Council, Scottish Natural Heritage and a number of private funders.\nThe National Museum of Rural Life has greatly extended the work of the former Scottish Agricultural Museum, founded in 1949, latterly located within the Royal Highland Showground at Ingliston, west of Edinburgh.\nThe completed National Museum of Rural Life features a 50,000-square-foot (4,600 m2) museum and visitor centre, the Georgian buildings of Wester Kittochside farm, the species-rich fields and hedgerows around it and a 24 ha (60 acre) events area."

    Rural Museum

  • Tiger Safari, Amaltas

    "Amaltas Tiger Safari is a zoo located on Ludhiana-Jalandhar GT road in Ludhiana. It is spread across 25 acres of land and is delighting the tourists since the year 1993. Apart from the Tigers, this zoo houses many other wild animals like - black bucks, rabbits, Sambhars, peacocks etc. The royal tigers roaming about in the dense forest are the main attraction of this zoo. Tiger safari s are organized inside the zoo by a arivate company which runs two buses which carry the tourists into the jungle (forest), where the tourists get the chance to watch the tigers wandering freely in the forest."

    Tiger Safari, Amaltas

  • Maharaja Ranjit Singh War Museum

    "Maharaja Ranjit Singh War Museum is one of tourist attraction is situated on GT Road, Ludhiana - Amritsar Highway (NH-1), about 5 KM from Ludhiana Railway Station covers an area of 4 acres. The foundation of this museum was laid in 1990. The museum was planned with an intention to create general awareness about the defense services. It's role is not only to protect the country but also to increase the bond of national integration and unity. This museum was established in 1999 by the Government of Punjab at an International standard in order to honor the courageous soldiers .\nA huge statue of maharaja Ranjit singh sitting very proudly and magnificently on a throne can be seen at the entrance of the museum and on the left and right side of the statue we can see tanks, apec car, anti-aircraft gun, car scout and an old sukhoi fighter aircraft, along with a massive model of the ins vikrant .By climbing several steps we can reach the entrance hall and on its right side a row of photographs of the Paramvir Chakra, Mahavir Chakra and Vir Chakra award holders of Punjab are fixed and on its left side a row of the photographs of the generals, admirals, and air chief marshals of Punjab are fixed. The museum have 12 Galleries like Ancient History Gallery, Post Independence History Gallery, War Hero's Gallery, Costume Gallery, Library, Kargil Gallery, Signal and Medical Corps Gallery, Air Force and Navy Gallery, Sound & Light Show hall, Audio Visual Theatre, Main Foyer etc. and also have 2 beautiful lawns where War trophies of Army, Navy & Air force are displayed"

    Maharaja Ranjit Singh War Museum

  • Gurdwara Charankanwal Sahib Machhiwara

    "Machhiwara is a developing town in the Ludhiana district of the Indian state of Punjab. Machhiwara is famous for Gurudwara Sri Charan Kanwal Sahib associated with Guru Govind Singh and named after the Guru's feet that are compared to the lotus flower.Machhiwara name came from machhi(fish)+ wara (ground). machhiwara use to be a tiny fishing village on the edge of satluj river in ancient times, currently satluj river's flow changed with time. Now satluj river runs 13 km away from machhiwara."

    Gurdwara Charankanwal Sahib Machhiwara

  • Deer Park

    "In medieval and Early Modern England, a deer park was an enclosed area containing deer. It was bounded by a ditch and bank with a wooden park pale on top of the bank. The ditch was typically on the inside.[1] Some parks had deer leeps, where there was an external ramp and the inner ditch was constructed on a grander scale, thus allowing deer to enter the park but preventing them from leaving.[2].Some deer parks were established in the Anglo-Saxon era and are mentioned in Anglo-Saxon Charters; these were often called hays.[3]\nAfter the Norman conquest of England in 1066 William the Conqueror seized existing game reserves. Deer parks flourished and prolifereated under the Normans, forming a forerunner of the deer parks that became popular among England's landed gentry. The Domesday Book of 1086 records 36 of them.\nInitially the Norman kings maintained an exclusive right to keep and hunt deer and established forest law for this purpose.[4] In due course they also allowed members of the nobility and senior clergy to maintain deer parks. At their peak at the turn of the 14th century, deer parks may have covered 2% of the land area of England.[5]\nJames I was an enthusiast for hunting but it became less fashionable and popular after the Civil War. The number of deer parks then declined, contemporary books document other more profitable uses for such an estate.[6] During the 18th century many deer parks were landscaped, where deer then became optional within larger country parks several of which created or enlarged from wealth from trade and colonisation in the British Empire, while later mostly giving way to profitable agriculture dependent on crop prices, a workforce attracted elsewhere following increasing industrialization. This created pressure to sell off parts or divide such estates while rural population growth pushed up poor law rates (particularly outdoor relief and the Labour Rate) and urban poverty led to the introduction of lump sum capital taxation such as Inheritance Tax and a shift in power away from the aristocracy.[7]\nDeer parks are notable landscape features in their own right. However, where they have survived into the 20th century, the lack of ploughing or development has often preserved other features within the park,[8] including barrows (tumuli), roman roads and abandoned villages."

    Deer Park

  • Gurdwara Manji Sahib

    "The Gurdwara Manji Sahib is situated in the village of Alamgir in the district of Ludhiana in Punjab. The place is associated with Guru Gobind Singh. Alamgir is about 11 Km away from Ludhiana and can easily be reached by bus and taxi. It is located on the Ludhiana Malerkota Highway. The Gurdwara Manji Sahib is the main attraction of the village and also holds a lot of religious importance.\nThe Gurdwara Manji Sahib is beautifully designed and visitors cannot miss seeing this beautiful gurdwara. The location of the gurdwara is quite scenic and visitors sense an intense feeling of calmness and serenity as soon as they step in the premises of the gurdwara. Adorned in peaceful white colour the gurdwara is well-maintained and spacious to house large number of devotees"

    Gurdwara Manji Sahib

  • Gurdwara Alamgir Sahib

    "Gurdwara (Sikh place of worship) Manji Sahib (also known as Alamgir Sahib) is located near the village of Alamgir, Bhogpur, Ludhiana district, Punjab, India. Guru Gobind Singh, tenth guru of the Sikhs, stayed here for a short while. Upon reaching Alamgir, Guru Gobind Singh is reported to have shot an arrow into the ground; a spring appeared from that place (now known as Tirsar). He was also presented with a horse here by a devoted follower.[1]"

    Gurdwara Alamgir Sahib


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