Ludhiana is one of the most rapidly progressing districts of Punjab. It is located on the bank of river Sutlej. The city is centrally located on NH-1 from Amritsar to Delhi. It has been a significant center during Sikh wars and freedom struggles. Ludhiana is famous for its manufacturing and agriculture. It is the biggest city in the state.
Ludhiana was founded by the Lodhi dynasty way back in the year 1480. Two of Lodhi Chiefs Yusuf Khan and Nihang Khan had come to this region on the orders of Sikandar Lodhi with a motive to reinstate order in the area. They stayed in ‘Mir Hota’, a village that was situated at the present site of the city. The new city, thus, came to be known as ‘Lodhiana’, that means ‘the town of Lodhis’. Later, the name was changed to Ludhiana.
Ludhiana is one of the biggest industrial hubs in Northern India. It constitutes numerous large scale and small scale industries all over the city. The industries produce a variety of products like auto parts, machine tool, goods, hosiery, garments and household appliances. Bicycle parts industry has flourished immensely and has made its mark globally. Over 50% of the worlds bicycle and its parts’ production is done in Ludhiana.
There are various markets in the city such as Ghumar Mandi, Fieldganj, Gur Mandi, and Chaura bazaar that have a large variety of clothing and dress material. Ludhiana rules over the clothing industry all over Punjab and it supplies garment to all over the globe. The quality and variety offered here are unmatched by far.
Local areas of Ludhiana are Mundian Khurd, Jawaddi Taksal, Kakowal Village, Sector 32-A, Shivpuri Tharike, Mattewara, Jandiali, Kidwai Nagar, Phullanwala, Raikot, Mohar Singh Nagar, Rattan, Sham Nagar etc.
This beautiful city has attractions like Nehru Rose Garden, Lodhi Road, Hardy’s World Amusement Park, Tiger Safari Zoo, Maharaja Ranjit Singh War Museum, Gurudwara Charankanwal Sahib, Shivala Sangliwala Temple and Deer Park etc.
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