Ludhiana is a large industrial city in the north Indian state of Punjab. The Punjab Agricultural University is home to the Museum of Rural Life, which displays pottery, musical instruments and traditional Punjabi clothing. Nearby, leafy Nehru Rose Garden features ornamental fountains and more than one thousand different rose varieties. To the north, Maharaja Ranjit Singh War Museum documents Punjabi military history.
Founded during the rule of the Lodi sultans in the 15th century, Ludhiana is better known as Punjab’s manufacturing hub. Several of India’s leading business houses have their origins in Ludhiana and its many cottage and small-scale industries produce bicycle parts, hosiery and woollens.
Ludhiana is home to the renowned Punjab Agricultural University, sprawled over 1500 acres. Established in 1962, it continues its commitment to improving productivity and profitability in the agriculture sector. The annual Kisan Mela organised by it attracts farmers from all over Punjab; as does the Rural Museum within the premises.
Qila Raipur, the site of the annual Rural Olympics is located a short distance from here. Numerous monuments dating back to the Mughal era dot the neighbouring areas, and Alamgir village, founded by Emperor Aurangzeb, is also known for the Gurdwara Manji Pir. Machhiwara, some 30kms east of the city, is a place closely associated with Guru Gobind Singh as it was here he learnt of the death of his sons. Another notable site in close proximity is Bhaini Sahib, the spiritual centre of the Namdhari Sikhs.
How can you reach Ludhiana
- . 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. For administrative reasons the station is under Ferozepur Railway Division. The railway line between Ludhiana and Chandigarh opened in 2013. The government has even passed a dedicated freight track between Ludhiana and Kolkata.
- Ludhiana is served by the city based Sahnewal Airport also known as Ludhiana Airport. It is located near the town of Sahnewal, 5 km (3.1 mi) southeast of Ludhiana on the Grand Trunk Road.
- Ludhiana Junction railway station is connected to other metro cities.
- The government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Delhi for construction of a Ludhiana Metro. This light transit system will serve about 25 years to Ludhiana. There will be two corridors in Ludhiana Metro. These two corridors of metro will give relief to many roads to some extent.
City business service has been cancelled. Moving around inside the city is done mostly by city-buses, auto-rickshaws, and cycle rickshaws, while latest Ludhiana BRTS was planned to be constructed but due to lack of funds allotted and weak planning and management the project too has been scrapped by the government thus worsening the traffic problems in the industrial city.
Maharaja Ranjit Singh Fort
Introduction- : Maharaja Ranjit Singh (13 November 1780 – 27 June 1839) was the leader of the Sikh Empire, which ruled the northwest Indian subcontinent in the early half of the 19th century. He survived smallpox in infancy but lost sight in his left eye. … His empire grew in the Punjab region under his leadership through 1839.
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