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A Tourist's Guide to Ludhiana and Firozpur
Two royal leaders of Lodhi dynasty actually had decided to build this city, Ludhiana, long back in 1480. The city with lot of modern amenities and services had been built on the lingering southern River banks of the River Satadru.
The renowned holy Gurdwara of Ludhiana is associated with the memories of Guru Gobind Singh. Ludhiana is a well-known Indian destination which produces bountiful silk, wool, fur and cotton attires. Many flock to Ludhiana from adjoining places to purchase these dresses for their near and dear ones. Ludhiana houses the Hero cycle manufacturing factory. Hero cycle factory has enlisted its name in the book of world record by manufacturing more than 30 lakhs cycles in an entire year. The Agricultural University of Ludhiana was a remarkable name during the green revolution of Punjab. It also houses a museum which is rich in its collection.
Ludhiana is also a business destination for woolen products.
The Government Hosiery Institute is in the very old and unique fort, located towards the north- western side of Ludhiana. Tourists, who assemble here in Ludhiana, should not miss the opportunity to watch the consecrated temple and Pir-I- Dastgit mosque.
The Christian Medical College Hospital of Ludhiana is a reputed name of Ludhiana. It’s serving innumerable patients of Ludhiana all throughout the year.
How to reach Ludhiana: Ludhiana railway station is located at a distance of 116 km and 57 km away from Ambala and Jalandhar respectively. The railway station of Ludhiana is positioned on the Ambala- Jalandhar railway track. A lot of trains coming from Amritsar, Ambala, Jalandhar and Pathankot are traveling through Ludhiana. Countless numbers of other destinations, placed in North India, can be accessed by train from Ludhiana.
Where to stay at Ludhiana: Hotel Elite, Hotel Grewalz, Hotel City Heart, Hotel Gulmor, Hotel Shiraz, Hotel San Plaza, Hotel Nanda, Hotel Everest, Hotel Amaltas, Samrat Hotel and Queen’s Flower Tourist Resort.
Firozpur: Firozpur, located right at the border of India and Pakistan, is only 118 km away from Jalandhar.
Sukhdev, Bhagat Singh and Rajguru, three well-known Indian patriots, were hanged till death here in Firozpur on 23rd March, 1931. All three of them were cremated in the darkness of night. To recall the old memories of their freedom fights, a commemorative has been built on the premise of Firozpur. This memorial is known as Tirthmandir. Saragarhi memorial Gurdwara, Jain Swetambar Temple and Anglo- Sikh memorial are other sought after spots in Firozpur.
How to reach Firozpur: Firozpur is well connected to Ludhiana, Jalandhar and Amritsar both by bus and by train. Trains are also going to Firozpur from Kapurthala, Bhatinda, Delhi, Mumbai, Varanasi, Patna, Dhanbad, Jaipur, Ahmadabad and Jammu.
Where to stay at Firozpur: No hotels are worth mentioning here. It’s better to stay in Ludhiana at night and cover Firozpur from there.