Founded during the Lodhi Dynasty, Ludhiana is now a bustling city on the old banks of Sutlej. It cannot be passed off as a tourist place per se, but a day in this city with its rural and urban lifestyle, can certainly leave you richer. Travel to this city to witness the fascinating Kila Raipur Sports Festival – Ludhiana's very own rural edition of the Olympics.
The forts of Lodhi and Phillaur are examples of the magnificent medieval architecture and reflect Ludhiana’s royal heritage. The Gurudwara Nanaksar Jagraon is one of the most peaceful places in the city. A few hours at Punjab Agricultural University Museum and Punjab Rural Heritage Museum can give you a deep insight into Punjab’s rural background and farming traditions.
You can try the Waves Mall or West End Mall for a little shopping or even head out for an idyll walk at the Leisure Valley. Lassi, sweet or salted, must be tasted here. Ludhiana is also famous for its chicken, so try as many varieties as possible at Chawla’s. There are hotels from the Radisson and Park groups if you want to spend a luxurious night in the Lodhi city.