Ludhiana is the largest city in Punjab and in the harvesting season, the population shoots up because of the increase in migrating laborers during this time. This place is located in a strategically important and convenient location for commercial and business purposes. Tourists can explore religious places, parks, forts, museums, and other places. The main economic driver here are the small scale industries, which include garments, hosiery, auto parts, industrial goods, apparel, household appliances, machine parts, and many more. Ludhiana is also regarded as the hub of bicycle manufacturing, as it produces more than 50% of the total bicycles in India. Due to increased commercial activities, another sector that has seen a boom is the real estate.
Flight Information, Airport Services, and Connectivity
The Ludhiana Airport is also called Sahnewal Airport, which is located 5 km from Ludhiana. The current hall is able to accommodate 40 passengers. Manual baggage-delivery system is available. The other facilities available include washroom and drinking water facility. You will get Air India Regional flight from here thrice a week.
Passengers can get enough taxi and bus services just outside the terminal. You can also rent cars from the airport. Passengers can also get auto-rickshaws as well as cycle-rickshaws as transport. In case you are travelling with lots of luggage, private cars and taxis are preferable.
More Information on Ludhiana
Ludhiana is spread over an area of 3,767 sq km and its population is 3,487,882. Punjabi, Hindi, and English are the languages spoken here. The must-visit places in Ludhiana are:
- Gurudwara Shrimanji Sahib Alamgir
- Pir-i-Dastgir Shrine
- Gurudwara Charan Kamal
- Maharaja Ranjit Singh War Museum
- Phillaur Fort
- Bilwanwali Masjid
- Deer Park
- Punjab Rural Heritage Museum
- Punjab Agricultural University Museum
October to February is the best time to visit Ludhiana.