Ludhiana is the largest city of Punjab as well as popular tourist spot. It has both historical monuments as well as religious centers that attract tourists from all over the world. It is also a pilgrim center of Punjab and you will come across lots of temples, sacred shrines and Gurudwaras located all over the city. The most attractive landmark of the town is the 500 year old Lodhi Fort built by Sikander Lodhi located near the Sutlej River. The Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum is another place that you must visit during your travel to Ludhiana. Holidaytravel.co designed this package specially for Families with Kids, Couples and Holiday Makers.
(Gurdwara Charan Kanwal Sahib)
Ludhiana has both historical monuments as well as religious centers that attract tourists from all over the world. This beautiful city has attractions like Rara Sahib Gurudwara and Lodhi Fort, that alone contribute a lot to the tourism in Ludhiana. Some of the popular places of tourist interest in Ludhiana are Gurudwara Nanaskar Jagraon. This is memorial of Baba Nand Singh Kaleranwale. Then there is Gurudwara Charan Kamal. Here Sikh Guru Gobind Singh took rest during the war. Phillaur Fort designed by Dewan Mokham Chand, who was general of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, also attracts lots of tourists.
Day 1:- Arrival Ludhiana
Pickup from Ludhiana railway st. and transfer to hotel. After get ready you will start visiting the famous Nehru Rose Garden (Civil Lines) which is a splendid tourist attraction. The next must visit is Mahraja Ranjit Singh War Museum (GT Road) which gives you interesting insights of the glorious past. Take your journey a step forward and pay a visit to Manji Sahib Gurudwara (Alamgir), a famous pilgrimage site for Sikhs. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 2:- Ludhiana Local siteseeings
After breakfast you will visit Hardy World Amusement Park (Ludhiana–Jalandhar G.T. Road) and discover a whole new world of uninhibited fun and joy in this awesome amusement park. Tthen head to Lodhi Fort, Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum, Gurudwara Charan Kamal and Bilwanwali Masjid. In the evening back to hotel for overnight stay
Day 3:- Departs from Ludhiana
On last day before left ludhiana you will go for Pir-I-Dastir Shrine and Gurudwara Nanaksar Jagraon and then drop to railway st. Tour ends
Nehru Rose Garden: Spread over an area of 30 acres, Nehru Rose Garden is in the Civil Lines area of Ludhiana. It serve as an open ground for people to have morning and evening walks, exercises and also offers some priceless moments of relaxation. There are more than 17,000 plants here, representing 1,600 varieties of roses, apart from several fountains. Every year, a Rose Festival is held here, which attracts lots of tourists.
Hardy's World: Located at a distance of 7 km from the main city, Hardy's World is an amusement park in Ludhiana. It offers theme parties, cafes, joy rides, and water sports to the visitors. It also boasts of ice-skating and snowfall. This is India's 3rd largest Indoor snow city. It is a great fun for people of all age groups.
Lodhi Fort: It is a 500 year old fort, which was constructed by Sikander Lodhi when he ruled the plains near River Sutlej. Though it is in ruins today, a lot of tourists come here to see it.
War Museum: Maharaja Ranjit Singh's War Museum was planned in 1990, with an aim to create general awareness about the defense services, which not only serve in defending the country, but are also a symbol of national integration. There are regular shows held in the light and sound hall of the museum.
Gurdwara Charan Kanwal Sahib (Machhiwara) : Located on Charan Kamal Road, in the small town of Machhiwara, Gurdwara Charan Kanwal Sahib is at a distance of 35 km from Ludhiana. There are many religious connotations associated with the place the gurdwara is built on. It marks the site of the garden where Guru Gobind Singh had a sip of water and a spell of small sleep. He had rested here while fighting a guerrilla war against the massive Mughal force. This is the place where his three devotees - Dharam Singh, Daga Singh and Manu Singh joined him. A religious fair is held here every year, to commemorate the memory of the saint.
Gurudwara Nanaksar Jagraon: It is located 38 km from Ludhiana and is dedicated to the Sikh saint, Baab Nand Singh Kaleranwale. A five days fair is held here in August every year.
Gurudwara Shrimanji Sahib Alamgir: The Gurdwara is located 10 km away from Ludhiana. It commemorates the place where the Muslim devotees Nabi Khan and Ghani Khan carried Guru Gobind Singh to safety during the battle. An annual fair is held here in the month of December.
(Gurudwara Shrimanji Sahib Alamgir)
Bilwanwali Masjid: The mosque belongs to the time of Emperor Jahangir. It is dedicated to Kamal-ud-din Khan/Sarai Doraha and is rectangular in shape, with rooms and verandahs on all sides. There are two double storied gates here, which are profusely decorated with colored tiles and intricate brick carvings.
Pir-I-Dastir Shrine: This fort is located to the north-west of Ludhiana and is also known as Abdul Kadir Galani. It draws both the Hindu and the Muslim pilgrims.
By Air: Chandigarh airport is the nearest airport from Ludhiana which is 100 km from Ludhiana.
By Bus: Ludhiana is situated on the Amritsar-Delhi Grand Trunk Road and is about 305 km from Delhi. Chandigarh is 100 km away from Ludhiana.
By Train: Ludhiana is a major rail junction and a number of trains connect the city from different parts of the country. Some of the common trains connect Ludhiana to other cities include Jammu Tawi and Deluxe Express to Mumbai, Shatabdi Express to Delhi, Utkal Express to Puri and Howrah Mail to Kolkata.
Some of the must visit markets in Ludhiana are Kalyan Nagar, Ghara Bhan, Akaal Market, AC Market, Dal Bazaar and Bajwa Nagar. Don’t forget to haggle before you buy as the shopkeepers tend to overcharge for the tourists. There is a grand display of Punjab's traditional handicrafts, like phulkari, jootis, parandis, jewelries, dress materials etc.
Lohri: Lohri, which comes on the last day of Poh (December-January), is another extremely popular festival. A huge bonfire is made in every house and the fire god is worshipped. This is a special day for making offerings to fire. When fire is lit up in the evening, all the members of family go round it, pour offerings into it, and bow before it in reverence. The first Lohri for a new bride, or a newborn babe, is enthusiastically celebrated, and sweets are distributed. Children visit homes in the neighbourhood and sing songs. Lohri marks the end of the winter season.
Holi: The most colorful and hilarious of all the festivals, which are celebrated in, Ludhiana is Holi. It is celebrated on the full moon day of Phagun. Holi is a festival of colors. It is spring time in India, flowers and fields are in bloom and the country goes wild with people running on the streets and smearing each other with gulal and coloured water. Originally a festival to celebrate good harvests and fertility of the land, Holi is now a symbolic commemoration of a legend from Hindu Mythology. The people observe this festival almost for a week. Men, women and children take part in it. In the villages the festival does not carry much significance. In towns and cities the festival is quite popular and celebrated enthusiastically.
Baisakhi: Punjab being a predominantly agricultural state that prides itself on its food grain production, it is little wonder that its most significant festival is Baisakhi, which marks the arrival of the harvesting season. For the Sikhs, Baisakhi has a special significance because on this day in 1699, their tenth guru, Guru Gobind Singh organized the Order of the Khalsa. Baisakhi is New Year's Day in Punjab. It falls on the month of Vaisakh.