Industrial visit to the industrial capital of Punjab and Industrial Capital of Small Scale Industry of India will be an interesting experience Ludhiana is Asia’s largest hub for Bicycle manufacturing and produces more than 50% of India’s bicycle consumption of more than 10 million per annum. Ludhiana also produces 60% of India’s Tractor parts. A large portion of Auto and two-wheeler parts. Many parts used in German cars like BMW and Mercedes are exclusively produced in Ludhiana to satisfy the whole world requirement. It is one of the largest manufacturer of Sewing Machines. Hand tools and precision industrial equipment is another speciality. In the Hosiery industry Ludhiana is famous all over India for its Woollen sweaters and cotton t-shirts. In fact most of the top Indian woollen brands like Octave and Monte Carlo are based in Ludhiana. Major industrial groups based at Ludhiana includes, Hero Group, Oswal Group, Nahar Group, Avon Cycles, Ralson, etc.
Located on the south bank of River Sutlej, Ludhiana is an important industrial town of Punjab producing industrial goods, machine parts, auto parts, household appliances, hosiery and garments. It is a rich town and in 2008 had the highest per capita income in the country. It also occupies a significant place on the map for the pilgrim tourist since it has several Gurudwaras and holy shrines located in close proximity. Ludhiana is a hospitable town and its central location allows a quick access to the major landmarks in and around it.
Sights to See
The over 500-year-old Lodhi fort, constructed by Muslim ruler Sikander Lodhi on a strategic location along the banks of Sutlej, stands in ruins today. The once-strong citadel, basically a military fort, that withstood many an invader has crumbled under the onslaught of elements in last five centuries.
Sarai at Doraha
Mughal Sarai, built by Sher Shah Suri in 17th century AD, was a much sought-after place for fatigued travellers during Mughal rule. The ‘sarai is approximately 168 sq m enclosure of battlement walls with octagonal bastion at each corner. There are imposing gateways in the centre on the northern and southern sides.
Nehru Rose Garden
Nehru Rose Garden, established in 1967, is one of the green spaces of Ludhiana city and an ideal place for spending time with the family. The largest Rose Garden in Asia 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.
The zoo in Ludhiana, known as the Tiger Safari, is situated on GT Road (Ludhiana-Jalandhar Highway), 6 km away from the main city. Majestic tigers roaming about in the dense jungle offer a thrilling experience.
Located about 7 km from the main city, this visually stunning amusement park offers a complete fun package. Theme parties, cafes, joy rides and shopping complex are entertainment bonanza for all age groups.
Punjab Agricultural University Museum
The world famous Punjab Agriculture University, founded in 1962, is situated on the outskirts of the city. It is patterned after the Land Grant College of America.
The Museum of Rural History of Punjab is located on the University campus. The museum building resembles the traditional houses of rural Punjab. A 100 yard long path, flanked on both sides by water channels, leads to the finely carved doors of the museum. There are exhibits of old bronze utensils, farming equipment, etc. Open from 9 am to 1pm and 2 pm to 5 pm.
Bhir has the famous mosque built by Mohammad Ghori in 1911, 150 year-old Khangah of Abdul Rehman Khan, mausoleum of Alawal Khan built during Shah Jehan’s regime, octagonal in shape, surmounted by a double pear shaped dome, the tomb of Bahadur Khan with sloping walls, two storied, double tomb of Husain Khan, Bilwanwali Masjid, mosque of Kamal-ud-din Khan/ Sarai Doraha on the main highway, Ludhiana dates back to Emperor Jehangir’s time.
Naru Rajputs under Rai Shahr whose territory extended from Mau to Selkiana occupied this fort and his son Rai Rattan Pal abandoned Mau and settled at Phillaur.
- Hero Cycles Limited
- Avon cycles
- Malwa Industries Ltd
- Nahar Group of industries
And many More Industries for more information see state wise list of Industries
Gurudwara Charan Kamal (35 km): This Gurudwara, situated in village Machhiwara, commemorates the place where Sri Guru Gobind Singh had rested while fighting a guerrilla war against a massive Mughal force.
Gurdwara Charan Kanwal at Machhiwara marks the site of the garden where Guru Gobind Singh had a sip of water and a spell of brief sleep. It was here that his three devotees, Dhram Singh, Daga Singh and Manu Singh, joined him. The sacred shrine commemorating the historical event has a beautiful building. An annual congregation fair is held in December, corresponding to 9th and 10th of Poh, the days of Guruji stay at Machiwara.
Gurdwara Nanaksar Sahib is situated in village Takhtupura, 32 km southeast of Moga city. The Gurdwara Sahib is 3 km from the main Moga-Barnala Road between villages Lohara and Bilaspur.
Jalandhar (34 km): Jalandhar, the ‘Sports City of India’, boasts of many historic monuments. Prominent among them are the mausoleum of Imran Nasir, the fort at Phillaur which once served as Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s line of defence against the British, a Shiv Mandir which dates back to the Lodhi era and the Gurdwara at Kartarpur nearby. The Gurdwara was built by the fifth Sikh Guru, Guru Arjun Dev, in 1656. Every year, a fair is held on the birth anniversary of the Guru when a large number of devotees gather to pay homage.
Khanna: Khanna is a satellite town of Ludhiana. It boasts of Asia’s largest grain market.Bhakra Dam: Bhakhra Dam, the highest straight gravity dam in the world, situated in Naina Devi Sub-Tehsil about 14 km from Nangal town, occupies a predominant position amongst the places of tourist interest. Built on river Sutlej, it supplies power to the whole of North India. The view of the vast dam and green jungles around is fascinating indeed. Gobind Sagar, the 40 sq km reservoir of the main dam at Bhakhra, has a restaurant as well as boating facilities.
Patiala(92 km): Patiala city has become the centre of attraction because of its famous for its “Pagg”, “Peg”, “Paranda” and “Juti”. Important places of tourist interest Qila Mubarak Complex, Rang Mahal, Sheesh Mahal, Moti Bagh Palace, Lachman Jhoola, Baradari Gardens, Gurudwara Dukhniwaran Sahib, Kali Temple, etc.
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Ludhiana has an important railway station that connects the city with New Delhi, the national capital, and various other important cities of India.
Ludhiana is located on the Amritsar-Delhi section of the Grand Trunk Road, various important towns of Punjab such as Jalandhar, Amritsar and Chandigarh are well-linked to Ludhiana through the excellent road network.
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