Ludhiana is an industrialized city of Punjab. It is famous for industries of bicycle & bicycle components, machine tools, hosiery goods, sewing machines and parts. From the small village called Meer Hota in 1481, to Lodiana and now Ludhiana, the city has been growing. Located on the banks of river Sutlej, Ludhiana is the district capital and home of one of India's leading Agriculture Universities. Khanna, its satellite town is the Asia's biggest grain market. Kila Raipur on the outskirts of the town is the progenitor of rural sports.
Ludhiana is connected with rails to New Delhi and all other important towns of India. It is on the Amritsar-Delhi Grand Trunk Road and other major cities in Punjab are well linked with Ludhiana by road. The nearest airport is Chandigarh about 100km from Ludhiana.
PAU Museum of Rural life
The Museum of Rural life of Punjab in the campus of the Punjab Agricultural University is one of the must-sees for any tourist in Punjab. This museum displays the Punjabi Culture to its best. The Punjab Agricultural University is perhaps, the only university in India to have a museum like this. The museum assumes much importance since the rural Punjab is changing fast and the old traditions and customs are disappearing rapidly.
More than 500 years old Lodhi fort, constructed by Sikander Lodhi on a strategic location along the banks of Sutlej in Ludhiana is now in ruins. The once-strong citadel, a military fort, that withstood many an invader has crumbled under the onslaught elements in last five centuries.
Gurudwara Shrimanji Sahib Alamgir
Situated 10 Km from Ludhiana, the gurudwara commemorates the place where the Muslim devotees Nabi Khan and Ghani Khan had carried Guru Gobind Singh to safety during the battle. There is a tank where it is believed that the Guruji had shot an arrow into the earth to pierce a sub-terrain stream of water. A fair is held there in every December.
The fort was designed by Dewan Mohkam Chand, the brave general of Maharaja Ranjit Singh. It is police training centre now.