Ludhiana, located on the banks of River Sutlej in Punjab, is named after the Lodhi dynasty. Tourists flock here to visit the Lodhi Fort which is more than 500 years old. The Punjab Agricultural University Museum also draws crowds during the annual Kisan Mela. Other places of interest include the Gurudwara Nanaksar Jagraon, Gurudwara Charan Kamal and the Phillaur Fort. Tourists visit the Chaura Bazaar and Ghumar Mandi for shopping. The Kila Raipur Sports Festival or the Rural Olympics are held close to Ludhiana, and include Punjabi rural sports like cart-race and rope pulling. The best time to visit Ludhiana is between the months of October and February, to enjoy the North-Indian chill.
The Chandigarh Airport, 92 km away, serves the city of Ludhiana. It has an eco-friendly terminal with the feel of a botanical garden, and 3 aerobridges. It is very easy to commute from Ludhiana to Chandigarh as a direct train takes only 1 hour 50 minutes to reach. Buses also ply between the 2 cities.
How to reach the major cities of India from Ludhiana
Jet Airways, Air India, SpiceJet
, GoAir and Indigo Airlines
are the leading domestic airlines with flights from Chandigarh. You can travel to all major Indian cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai and Kolkata from Chandigarh on these domestic airlines. There are direct flights to Delhi and Mumbai. Hopping flights will take you to your chosen destination via Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Chennai, Mangalore, Kochi, Goa and Guwahati, with about 30 connections available daily. Log on to Yatra.com for convenient flight schedules and cheap tickets to make your travels pocket-friendly, memorable and comfortable.
How to reach major International cities from Ludhiana
From Chandigarh, your nearest international airport, visit New York for a Broadway show as Emirates, Singapore Airlines and Etihad Airlines will take you there. Fly to London on your next vacation on British Airways
, Emirates, Singapore Airlines
. Visit the Sentosa Island in Singapore on Emirates and Singapore Airlines. Travel to Sydney on Emirates, Singapore Airlines and Etihad. The stopovers are at Mumbai, New Delhi, Kuwait, Tokyo, London, Zurich, Munich, Frankfurt, Melbourne, Seoul, Dubai, Shanghai, Singapore, Hong Kong, Beijing, Abu Dhabi, Kathmandu, Visakhapatnam, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Taipei, Bangkok, New York and Toronto.
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