“Manufacturing Hub of India”
Situated on the banks of river Sutlej, Ludhiana is Punjab?s largest town. Named after the Lodi dynasty, the tinsel city is one the largest manufacturing hub in India. Grand primal buildings to one side and sacred shrines to the other, the city retains the old world charm, keeps the spirituality intact but also does not fail to keep up with the changing times and traditions of the country. Apart from being an industrial town, Ludhiana draws pilgrims and tourists from worldwide owing to its Gurudwaras, forts and ancient ruins.
Situated on the banks of river Sutlej, Ludhiana, Punjab’s largest city, is one of the biggest commercial hubs in India. Lodi chiefs, Yusaf Khan and Nihang Khan converted the village Mir Hota to Ludhiana. Ludhiana also hosts the famous Rural Olympics at Qila Raipur each year in the month of January-February. Ludhiana is famous for the ancient ruins of the Lodi dynasty, the war museum and its hosiery industries. You can also witness the Rural Olympics if you plan your trip according to the dates of the Games next year. \
Lodhi Fort, Ludhiana Overview
Lodhi Fort is one of the forts in the vicinity of Ludhiana in Punjab. Locally known as Purana Qila or Old Fort, it is a grand structure which now lies in ruins due to poor maintenance. The fort stands on a large piece of land now encroached from all sides.
What was once the gateway to Sikander Lodhi’s empire and the pride of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, now lies forgotten and in ruins. Surprisingly, a large percent of the local population is not even aware of the whereabouts of this fort. Even though the fort looks like a pretty ordinary ancient structure without invoking much interest of people, it does have a grand past.
Phillaur Fort, Ludhiana Overview
Designed by Dewan Mokham Chand, general of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, the fort is an architectural wonder and never fails to attract visitors from far flung places.
Maharaja Ranjit Singh War Museum
Maharaja Ranjit Singh War Museum, Ludhiana Overview
With more than twelve galleries catering to subjects like the Kargil War and Ancient History, the Maharaja Ranjit Singh War Museum contains an extensive memoir of India’s past.
Alamgir, Ludhiana Overview
The village of Alamgir is situated around 10 km from the central city of Ludhiana. The highlight of this village is ShriManji Sahib Gurudwara, more commonly known as Alamgir Gurudwara. This place holds great significance in the historical background of Sikhism. The Gurudwara reflects yet another landmark in the life of the 10th Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh.
The backstory of this famous Sikh pilgrimage site is kind of interesting. The Guru Gobind Singh was pursued by the Mughal Army, and it was at this place where he paused and rested, blessing it with his presence. The langar hall of Shri Manji Sahib is among the biggest langar halls of all the Sikh shrines with the capacity to serve hundreds of people for free in one go.
Like all other Sikh pilgrimage sights, Alamgir Gurudwara offers top notch cleanliness and hygiene. Gurudwara Manji Sahib is a pilgrimage site as well as a tourist destination, both for its sacredness and the piece of Sikh history that it offers.
Bhir, Ludhiana Overview
A 19th century mosque, Bheer is another popular pilgrimage centre of Ludhiana attracting a large number of devotees.