Although Manchester has changed, but, Ludhiana still is called the Manchester of India. Punjab's most populous metropolis, its hosiery goods are in demand in all the markets of the east and the west , which include America and Russia. Machine tools, dyes, cycle parts, mopeds, sewing machines and motor parts are also exported from Ludhiana.
Ludhiana is popularly called the Manchester
of India. Ludhiana is an essential hub for the textiles and garments
industry. Ludhiana is also the major city of Punjab State. Ludhiana
city 500-year-old city has a rich cultural heritage and
historical past. The Ludhiana city is situated on the Grand Trunk
Road, or NH1, in between Delhi and Amritsar. Ludhiana city is also
known for hosting Rural Olympics each February that attracts local
generous ability from the region. Kila Raipur situated 20kms from
the Ludhiana city.
Ludhiana city is the commercial capital of the
state of Punjab India. It is an enormous business centre for clothing's
and Hosiery. The climate ranges from sensibly cold to extremely hot
during the summers in the early forties. The older parts of the Ludhiana
city remain extremely polluted. The Ludhiana city includes many colleges
of the medical and engineering streams.
Ludhiana city history goes a back a long way to
1481 when it was just a small village called Meer Hota.
Originally ruled by yodhas from the 1st to the 4th century, it
consequently came under King Samudragupta and the Rajputs. The
original Ludhiana city is really settled here much later in the 9th
century. The Ludhiana city is well linked to all the main cities of the
India by efficient road, rail and air network.
Home of India's leading Agriculture University, Ludhiana is also the home of fairs and the spearhead of green revolution. 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.
At Moga the Swiss multinational business house, Nestle, manufactures a variety of food specialties.
Facts & Figures
Ludhiana, the Manchester of India, is the only Industrial city in northern India.
Ludhiana is a District Headquarter with Parliamentry Constituency of the same name.
It has four Vidhan Sabha Constituencies namely Ludhiana East, Ludhiana
Ludhiana Rural & Ludhiana West, Two Development Blocks namely Ludhiana-I & Ludhiana-II.
It is Headquarter of Two Tehsils namely Ludhiana East & Ludhiana
It is one of the Four Municipal Corporations of the State.
Ludhiana is Fastest growing city in India. Its Population according to provisional figures of 2001 Census was 3030352 besides very large migrant population - more than 5 lacs approx.
In the country, Ludhiana has got the Highest per capita vehicles. Every 3 months around 10000 vehicles are added in the city.
Though the Official Capital of Punjab is Chandigarh, the Business Capital of Punjab is Ludhiana.
A Railway line and State Highway No. 18 connects it with Ferozepur which is at a distance of 124 kms. from Ludhiana. Other Railway lines from Ludhiana go to Lohian Khas via Nakodar,
Jakhal via Dhuri.
STD Code of Ludhiana is 0161 and Pin Code Starts from 141001.
HOW TO GET THERE
The nearest airport is in the state capital Chandigarh which is 100km away from Ludhiana.
Ludhiana railway station is well connected with New Delhi and all other important towns of India. Train takes about 4-5 hrs from New Delhi to reach Ludhiana.
Road: Ludhiana is situated on the Amritsar-Delhi Grand Trunk Road. New Delhi, Amritsar, Chandigarh and other major cities in Punjab are well linked with Ludhiana through road.