Ludhiana is a historical and religious city in the north Indian state of Punjab. Lying on the south banks of River Sutlej, it has traditionally been an industrial town, and the sobriquet of "Manchester of India" justifies it pre-eminence for hosiery products. More so, the city has a big number of tourist attractions of historic, religious and modern nature to catch the fancy of visitors from all parts of India.
Ludhiana is a significant pilgrim center of Punjab and the backdrop of the city is enriched with numerous temples, holy sites and sacred Gurudwaras. Places of historic worth are found along the length and breadth of the city, none more spectacular than the 500- year old Lodhi Fort near the Sutlej River. Another landmark is the Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum, which must not be missed.
The Nehru Rose Garden is a major attraction in Ludhiana for housing a vast variety of plants, trees and roses. Stretch to over 30 acres, this natural heaven is home to 1,600 varieties of roses and many fountains, not to forget the annual Rose Festival. If Tiger Zoo is a perfect avenue to gaze at huge variety of majestic tigers, then the amusement part - Hardy's World - would be a great joy for kids.
The Punjab Agricultural University Museum is a major draw, together with the annual Kisan Mela and Rural Museum. The museum here brings forth the rural life and cultural strength of the state. The War Museum is another big draw here for elucidating the finer aspects of the defense services. The city has lots of religious centers where devotees flock right through the year to pay respect.
The Gurdwara Charan Kanwal Sahib is some 35 km off Ludhiana in Machhiwara – revered for being associated with Guru Gobind Singh. The Gurudwara Nanaksar Jagraon, at 38 distance, is devoted to Baab Nand Singh Kaleranwale and organizes five days fair in August. Other religion centers include Bilwanwali Masjid, Pir-I-Dastir Shrine and Gurudwara Shrimanji Sahib Alamgir etc. In overall, come to Ludhiana to relish the piece of history against the pious backdrop of religious centers of prominence!