Dehradun to Ludhiana is about 256.8 km (takes about 5 h 10 min) Ludhiana is a city and a municipal corporation in Ludhiana district in the Indian state of Punjab and is the largest city north of New Delhi. It is the largest city in the state, with an estimated population of 1,693,653 as of the 2011 Census. The population increases substantially during the harvesting season due to the migration of labourers from the eastern states of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Odisha and Delhi. It has an area of about 3,767 square kilometres (1,454 sq mi). The city stands on the Sutlej River’s old bank, 13 kilometres (8.1 mi) south of its present course. It is a major industrial centre of northern India and was referred to as India’s Manchester by the BBC.
Ludhiana is located 98 kilometres (61 mi) west of the state capital Chandigarh on NH 95 and is centrally located on National Highway 1, which runs from the Indian capital New Delhi to Amritsar. The city is also well connected to New Delhi by frequent train service and by air.
Popular Destinations in Ludhiana
Sri Nanaksar Gurdwara is situated in the Ludhiana district of Punjab and is located approximately five miles from the city of Jagraon along the road from Ludhiana to Moga and Ferozpur. The sacred beginnings of Nanaksar began over a hundred years ago as a simple hut; humbled by its natural surroundings amongst the thick of the jungle. This location was specifically chosen by the Holy Saint, Baba Nand Singh Ji as it personified a spiritual retreat where one could move to escape the misguidance of the world, and concentrate on the sole treasure of Naam Simran.
Baba Nand Singh Ji was born on the Pooranmashi of month Kathak (November) in 1870 in village Sherpura, Tehsil Jagraon, Distt Ludhiana. His father’s name was Sardar Jai Singh Ji and his mother’s name was Mata Sada Kaur Ji. Even as a child, Baba Nand Singh Ji was extremely pious and his urge for devotional worship continuously saw him escape all worldly measures and partake solely in meditating the holy name of Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji through recitations of Sahib Shri Guru Granth Sahib Ji.
Maharaja Ranjit Singh War Museum
The largest city in the state of Punjab, Ludhiana boasts of housing one of the most popular places to see in the state – Maharaja Ranjit Singh War Museum. Spreading across four acres in area, this museum came into existence in the year 1999. The Punjab Government constructed the museum as a gesture of tribute to the courageous soldiers who struggled and laid their lives during various wars and battles that have been fought so far. Keeping up the museum with the International standards was the prime focus of the Government of Punjab.
Located on the GT Road in Ludhiana, Maharaja Ranjit Singh War Museum not only pays homage to the soldiers but also educates the citizens of India about the role of defense. A majestic statue of Maharaja Ranjit Singh sitting proudly on a throne welcomes you as you enter the museum. It has 12 galleries with exhibits of different divisions like the Ancient History Gallery, Post Independence History Gallery, War Hero’s Gallery, Air Force, and Navy Gallery, etc. The main hall displays pictures of the various Chakra winners, Chief Marshals, Generals, and Admirals of Punjab. Two glorious lawns exhibit trophies of the Navy, Army, and Air Force.
Punjab Agricultural University Museum
The Punjab Agricultural University Museum is situated in the suburbs of the city of Ludhiana. This Museum is located within the complex of Punjab Agricultural University and is one of the important educational Ludhiana sightseeing points. The Punjab Agriculture University was established in the year 1962 as a duplicate of the Land Grant of America. The museum of this university includes local arts, crafts, and numerous other assortments of antique objects. There is also a famous ‘Kisan Mela’ conducted at this university each year. This fair showcases different farming equipment and antique bronze utensils. The museum is one of the most popular and appealing Ludhiana attractions that one must visit.
Nehru Rose Garden
Nehru Rose Garden, established in 1967, is one of the green spaces of Ludhiana city and an ideal place for spending with family. The largest Rose Garden in Asia, it is spread over an area of 27 acres and has more than 17,000 plants representing some 1,600 varieties of roses as well as several fountains. This is a flower garden and a garden for walkers with an illuminated musical fountain. This garden is the venue of the Annual Rose festival, an event listed on the national calendar of fairs and festivals. This is one of the main cultural events of the city and draws thousands of visitors.
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