The largest city of the Punjab state, Ludhiana, is a prominent industrial centre of North India. Ranked as the number one Indian city with the best business environment by the World Bank in 2009 and 2013, Ludhiana’s small scale industries provide ample employment opportunities. Situated on National Highway 95 and centrally located on National Highway 1, the city enjoys great connectivity with adjoining areas.
The city is an industrial powerhouse for auto parts, industrial appliances, hosiery, apparel and garments and also holds the record of being the largest bicycle manufacturing hub in Asia, easily accounting for 50% of India's bicycle sales. The city serves as an ancillary hub to auto giants like BMW and Mercedes. Apart from displaying its mettle in the industrial sector, the city has several structures bringing to life the pages from Indian history. Maharaja Ranjit Singh War Museum, Phillaur Fort and Punjab Rural Heritage Museum are worth mentioning in this regard. Colossal Gurudwara Nanaksar Jagraon and Gurudwara Charan Kamal capture the imagination of visitors. The city also houses Nehru Rose Garden and Deer Park, which, while conserving wildlife, also enable people to connect with nature. Ludhiana also promises its visitors mouth-watering cuisines typical of Punjab and North India. Punjab’s warm and welcoming spirit is extended by hotels in Ludhiana, which are well scattered across the city.
Ludhiana, keeping in line with its industrial prowess and historical roots, also homes the largest agricultural university in Asia – Punjab Agricultural University. Chosen for Smart City Project by the national government, and with plans for Metro Rail, the city is poised to take the next leap of growth. Experience the laborious and lively Ludhiana and explore the laudable city in your own way.