The largest city in India north of Delhi, Ludhiana has for long been the cultural as well as commercial capital of eastern Punjab. Its rich history and modern urban landscape has a lot to offer to tourists and locals alike.
Here are five places that you must visit if you find yourself in Ludhiana.
Built by Delhi’s Sultan Sikandar Lodhi more than 500 years ago, this old fort is after which the city of Ludhiana is named. While the fort is in bad shape, the charm of its ruins takes you back to a bygone era.
Located 14 km from Ludhiana city centre, Phillaur fort was built by Maharaja Ranjit Singh to protect his borders against the British. An older sarai (inn) built by Sher Shah Suri at the site is a fine example of medieval Indo-Islamic architecture.
Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum
A war museum built in honour of Punjab’s gallant soldiers, this is a museum of international standards containing artefacts from ancient times to post-independence India in 12 different galleries.
Spread over a vast 25 acres of land the zoo offers safari rides which give you an incredible glimpse of India’s famed but endangered tigers.
Gurudwara Charan Kamal
This beautiful example of Sikh architecture has a history dating back to the last Sikh Guru, Gobind Singh.
And to top all this a vibrant local culture and delicious cuisine make Ludhiana a perfect future tourist hotspot.