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Ludhiana

Ludhiana

Weather

Being located in the plains of Punjab, the city of Ludhiana has a typical tropical climate with extreme summers and winters. The summer season runs from the middle of April till July and sometimes August activating extreme dry heat and temperatures in the range of 45-46°C. July to September is the rainy monsoon season offering relief from the dry heat but making the city experience humid tropical climate. The winter season from October to March is the best season to visit Ludhiana and other parts of Punjab although months of December and January can sometimes get too cold for comfort with temperatures falling as low as 3-5 degrees. 

How To Reach

By Road:

Reaching Ludhiana by road is very convenient as it is located just off the National Highway 1 from New Delhi to Amritsar. The four lane highway is a pleasure to drive and regular cabs and buses fly from all major cities including New Delhi, Chandigarh and Amritsar. Rajasthan to Ludhiana also make travelling by road a hassle- free experience.


By Air:

Ludhiana being the commercial hub of Punjab is well connected from all cities in North India. Ludhiana currently does not have an operational airport and the closest airport is Chandigarh situated at a distance of 100 Kms. Ludhiana is also accessible by air through the international airport of Amritsar at a distance of 142 Kms. Both airports have regular services from all carriers on a regular basis with Amritsar airport offering international flights from London and Toronto every day.



By Rail:

Ludhiana is a major junction and linked very well with other major cities of Punjab and the national capital of New Delhi. Several fast trains running on a regular basis linking Calcutta, Mumbai, Nagpur, Jammu and other major cities of India to Ludhiana. A dedicated Shatabdhi express plying between Amritsar and New Delhi twice a day connects Ludhiana with Delhi and other important cities of Punjab.


Overview

Ludhiana also known as the "Manchester of India' is one of the biggest cities of India. It is also a prominent commercial hub in the state of Punjab. Located on the banks of River Sutlej, Ludhiana is one of the fastest growing cities of India.

 

Ludhiana due to its commercial activities is visited by business travelers across the globe throughout the year. It houses a number of luxurious to budget hotels offering world class accommodation facilities. Ludhiana is also a religious hotspot with a number of places worth a visit. Apart from its spiritual quotient and historical sites, Ludhiana is also a rich city with several high net worth individuals.

 

While Baisakhi and Holi are the most popular fairs and festivals celebrated in Ludhiana, the annual Kisan mela organized by Punjab Agricultural University exploring new farming techniques is a widely visited festival. The Chhapar mela celebrated in Chhapar village in honor of Gugga Pir, the king of Snakes is also widely attended. Ludhiana has no dearth of shopping activities, as the city is the hotspot of hosiery Industry. A trip to Ludhiana is incomplete without checking out mouth watering Punjabi delicacies offering Punjabi gourmet's best delights in all their glory.