LudhianaPunjab in India.
ClimateThe best time to visit Ludhiana is from February to April. Nights can get quite cold during the winter (from November to January), falling to as low as 0 °C. May and June are very hot; summer temperatures in Ludhiana can reach 50 °C
By trainThere are heaps of trains connecting from all parts of country to Ludhiana through Delhi. The fares are very reasonable starting from ₹100 to go up to ₹1150 per person.
The best option for getting to Ludhiana from Delhi is to take the superfast Shatabdhi Express, which departs in the morning and evening. It takes about 4 hours and one meal and tea are served on the way.
By carLudhiana is 320 km from Delhi and the drive takes 5 hours.
By busThere is regular bus service to Ludhiana all day from ISBT Delhi. Deluxe bus service is also available day and night.
By planeThe airport at Sahnewal, about 10 km away from Ludhiana, has been made functional. Flights of Kingfisher Airlines operate daily from Delhi. The other nearest international airport is Amritsar's Raja Sansi Airport. An international airport is being planned in Ludhiana. Flights are also available from Delhi, Mumbai and Jammu from Chandigarh airport about 95 km away.
Getting around could be quite a task in Ludhiana because of excessive traffic in Chaura bazaar and the recent construction of the NH-1 bypass ramp. But a lot rickshaws and auto-rickshaws are constantly taking people from Point A to Point B. A bus transportation has been operating which has routes between the Ludhiana Bus Depot, old courts, Different Bye passes around the city and the Chaura Bazaar.
Ludhiana is also famous for Punjabi food that you will not get anywhere in Punjab.
The sprawling Punjab Agriculture University Campus is one of the best and well maintained educational campus in India.
There are very beautiful gurudwara like Alamgeer sahib, Rara sahib, Fly sahib, Dukh niwaran sahib, Manji sahib in the vicinity of Ludhiana. Mata Mandir near Jagraon Bridge, Krishna Mandir in Model Town, Dandi Swami Mandir, Ved Mandir near Daresi Ground and Sheetala mandir near Municipal Corporation Office are worth seeing.
Museum of Rural History of Punjab
There are many other beautiful places like Rose Garden, DreamLand, Rakh Baug.
The Guru Nanak Sports stadium is famous for its good infrastructure for sports activities. many national level tournaments are being held here for both indoor and outdoor sports, it is the finest city and modern city in the state.
New malls In the list of malls in Ludhiana include Omaxe, Silver Arc and MBD.
CinemaThere are several stand-alone cinema halls in Ludhiana. These include:
- Casio Mall
- Bharti Mall
One can go and shop at international stores in
Silver Arc Mall
address: Kailash Cinema Rd, Civil Linesthe biggest shopping mall in Ludhiana. The 7 screens multiplex comprising of 1016 seats and fitted with latest sound and projection system is the largest in Ludhiana.
Ludhiana is the hub for hosiery goods in India. It makes woolens for the entire country which are also exported to America, Australia, Canada, Singapore, the UK, France, and many other European countries. Wholesale and countrywide famous hosiery markets are
- Bajwa Nagar
- Ghara Bhan
- Dal Bazaar
K P Aggarwal Trading Co
Garneris very famous for all women cardigans, T-shirts and bawa suits at reasonable prices
K.P.Knitter's Zorin and Miss Annieis famous for its woolen kurtis, leggings, bawa suits, etc.
Ludhiana is also famous for traditional jewellery. Most of reputed jewellers are situated on Rani Jhansi Road, like
The Sarabha Nagar marketis one of the most popular hangout places with many eating joints such as the noodle bar, yo china, hot breads.
Ludhiana is also famous for its chicken: -all possible tastes and varieties. Chawla's cream Chicken (Various locations), Babas chicken are only a few.
Friends Dhaba and Shekhupuria's Dhabaa are famous for its parathas, Dal and Shahi Paneer. Just walk along the road opposite the railway station.
Fountain chowkis another open place to enjoy all sorts of spicey eateries from Stuffed naans, Cholley Bhuture, Chaat, Tikki etc.
While in Ludhiana don't forget to try Basant's Kulfi and ice cream and Punnu Pakoras on Gill Road and if anyone want to eat even at 2AM then go to pandit paranthe wala near chaura bazaar.
If you feel like having sweets then go to Dhodha Sweet House, Civil Lines. It is famous for its unique & world famous Dhodha.
Aman Chickenaddress: Shastri Nagar, Railway Crossingone of the oldest chicken eateries in the town
Baba Chickenaddress: Ishmeet Singh Road, Model Town
Bakes and beansaddress: Pakhowal Rd, Gurdev Nagarone of the most popular eatery joints
Baristawhere you can sit, relax and have coffee with a great ambience
phone: +91 161 244 0000address: Fountain Chowk
Cafe Coffee Dayphone: +91 1800 102 5093
Chawla's Chickenphone: +91 161 240 0015address: Dugri Road,Atam Nagar
Dhoda Sweetsaddress: Ghumar Mandifamous sweet shop
Friends Dhabaphone: +91 161 272 0911address: Raikhy Cinema Rd, Old LudhianaSmall restaurant with ordinary ambiance but very popular with locals. It serves authentic Punjabi food from last 30 years. It' s always overcrowded but service is quick
Jhandu Di Hattiis a famous poorie shop in chaura bazar
Khushi Ram & SonsOne of the best and oldest eatery which is the most popular in the entire state. It has opened a new branch on the NH-95 which attracts many food lovers.
City Heart and Taksonz Hotels are good places to drink, dine and sleep.
- Imperial Plaza Hotel, on NH-95 near the Imperial Plaza shopping center.
Maharaja Regencyphone: +91-161-4688222address: Ferozpur RoadA 3 star hotel on main Ferozpur Road. Major malls are located for a few minutes walk.
Hotel Taksonzphone: +91 161 273 1851address: Lakkar BazarOften fully booked
phone: +91 161 437 7000address: Badhor House
Hotel Imperial Executivephone: +91 98766 20057address: Pakhowal Road
Hotel Park Plazaphone: +91 161 277 3000address: Ferozepur RoadThe only five star hotel in Ludhiana