Ludhiana is a city and a municipal corporation in Ludhiana district in the Indian state of Punjab, and is the biggest city north of Delhi. It is the biggest city in the state, with an expected populace of 1,693,653 as of the 2011 Census. It has a area of around 3,767 square kilometers (1,454 sq mi). The city situated on the Sutlej River’s old bank, 13 kilometers (8.1 mi) south of its present course. It is a major industrial center of northern India, and was named to as India’s Manchester by the BBC.
Ludhiana is located 98 kilometers (61 mi) west of the state capital Chandigarh on NH 95 and is midway situated on National Highway 1, which keeps running from the Indian capital New Delhi to Amritsar.
Places of interest
- Bhaini Sahib
- Gurdwara Charankanwal Sahib Machhiwara
- Hardy’s World (amusement park)
- Katana Sahib
- Kila Raipur
- Maharaja Ranjit Singh War Museum
- Nehru Rose Garden
- Serai Lashkari Khan
- Tiger Safari