Ludhiana is a city and a municipal corporation in the Indian state of Punjab, and is the largest city north of Delhi. It is the largest city in the state. The World Bank ranked Ludhiana as the city in India with the best business environment in 2009 and 2013.The riches are brought mostly by small-scale industrial units, which produce industrial goods, machine parts, auto parts, household appliances, hosiery, apparel, and garments. Ludhiana is Asia’s largest hub for bicycle manufacturing and produces more than 50% of India’s bicycle consumption of more than 10 million each year. Ludhiana produces 60% of India’s tractor parts and a large portion of auto and two-wheeler parts.
Many parts used in German cars like BMW and Mercedes are exclusively produced in Ludhiana to satisfy the world requirement. It is one of the largest manufacturer of domestic sewing machines. Hand tools and industrial equipment are other specialties. Here are ten best things to do in Ludhiana, if you happen to here like me.
Have Fun at Amusement/Water Parks
It is across a huge land across Ludhiana on the Ludhiana-Jalandhar highway. With more than 20 rides, attractions and many food outlets, Hardy’s World water park in Ludhiana has something for everyone. In short we can call it as a galaxy of amusements and sensations. With some thrilling rides like the Pendulum, Roller Coaster, Dream Girl to the adventurous rides like the Motorcycle, Sun n Moon, caterpillar and Aeroplane, you will surely have a wonderful time here at Hardy’s World.
Where: Hardy’s World Amusement Park & Water Park, Ludhiana–Jalandhar G.T. Road, Ludhiana.
Call: 0161–2826195, 2826335
F2 Water Park in Ludhiana has a variety of rides and games for the visitors. The rides here are state of the art hi-tech hydraulic which is very thrilling indeed. This theme Water park in South City Ludhiana is open 7 days a week. Apart from the slides and rides it also has activities like Go-Karting, Paintball, Adventure Games, Jeep, ATV’s, Boating, Mechanical Bull, Train, Video games and a lot more fun filled activities.
Where: Canal Road, South City Bridge/Ayali Bridge, South City, Ludhiana 141001.
Call: +91-8146677088 +91-8146677099
Check Out Museums
Maharaja Ranjit Singh War Museum
Maharaja Ranjit Singh War Museum is situated on GT Road. Covering an area of about 4 acres, the main aim of the museum is to create a general awareness about the defence services. A huge statue of Maharaja Ranjit Singh sitting magnificently on a throne is placed at the entrance.The museum has many galleries showcasing various categories. A few of them are War Hero’s Gallery, Costume Gallery, Kargil Gallery, Signal and Medical Corps Gallery. The museum has a collection of the various war trophies won by all the three defense forces. If the war interests you, see the displays of tanks, anti-aircraft guns and sukhoi fighter aircrafts displayed.
Where: Grand Trunk Road, Bhattian, Near Amaltas, Ludhiana
The Punjab Agriculture University was set up in 1962 as a replica of the Land Grant of America. This Museum is situated within the premises of Punjab Agricultural University and is one of the significant educational sightseeing points of Ludhiana.The museum of this university comprises local arts, crafts and several other varieties of ancient objects. It also displays various farming equipments and old bronze utensils.
Where: In PAU
Permanently parked at the Verka Milk Bar premises on Ferozepur Road, this restaurant houses a dining area, a bakery, a kitty hall, and a cafe. It is an actual Airbus 320 which once flew for Air India. This junk airbus was brought in parts from Delhi and engineers redesigned it.
Where: Verka Park, Ferozpur Road, Ludhiana, Punjab 141001
Punjab Agricultural University (PAU)
Visit Famous Cafes
Nestled in the heart of the concrete jungle that the industrial town of Ludhiana is, this place can be called a mini sanctuary in itself, with it’s verdant ‘partly indoors and partly outdoors’ sitting, greenery in abundance and vibrant flora. Their USP is authentic tasting multi-cuisine menu, right from lasagnes to thai curries, steaks and salads, a breather from the ubiquitous butter chicken and punajbi fare.
Bistro Flamme Bois
Bistro Flamme Bois – Ludhiana is an Trip Advisor Award Winning Cafe offering global delicacies. Its a cafe (Bistro) where in one can enjoy delicious cuisines such as Italian, French, Mediterranean, Arabic & splendid coffee’s and mocktails in a relaxed and peaceful ambience.
Visit Rang De Basanti Fort
800 years old Payal Fort has been built by Maharaja Amar Singh of Patiala RIYASAT located in Payal Disrict LUDHIANA PUNJAB with the co-operation of MUGHALS in 1771. After that Maharani Sahib Kaur won the fort from The Mughal Hakumats. This fort is present here today also. Sarai of this fort Sarai Lashkari Khan is present near about this fort in Sri Manji Sahib Kottan, which is known as RDB (Rang De Basanti) fort, because parts of the movie were shot here. The interior of the fort is fast crumbling and hues type of Minakari and lots of attractive things present in it.
Shopping at Malls
Ludhiana with it’s deep pockets spends a lot of time (and moolah) on malls. From international brands to local players, almost every perceivable whim, fancy or need is taken care of by the malls. Some of the good ones to explore are:
Where: Old Sessions Court , Fountain Chowk, Ludhiana 141001.