Places to visit in Punjab
Things to do
The Largest city in the state of Punjab, Ludhiana is located south of the old banks of the Sutlej River.The most fascinating landmark of the town is the 500 year old Lodhi Fort built by Sikander Lodhi located near the Sutlej River.. Ludhiana is famous for the ancient ruins of the Lodi dynasty, the war museum and its hosiery industries.
Present day Ludhiana is a major industrial center of northern India. So much so that it is known as the ‘Manchester of India’. It is one of the richest cities in the country and has been nicknamed ‘Merc City’.Magnificent ancient buildings on one side and elegant Gurudwaras & sacred shrines on the other, Ludhiana is one of those unusual places in India that retains its old world charm while keeping its spirituality intact. Don’t forget to pay a visit to Rara Sahib Gurudwara to breath in the tranquil aura of the place.
Ludhiana’s countryside provides a charming glimpse into rural Punjab. Swaying mustard fields, expanses of green, rustic folk in colourful outfits performing the local dances, Bhangra and Gidda, are a common sight. If you happen to visit during April, you can be part of the Baisakhi harvest festival. Remember to sample the delicious Makke ki roti a type of corn bread and Sarson da saag a spinach delicacy. Plan out the visit in the month of January-February to experience the famous Rural Olympics at Qila Raipur held annualy.