Places to see in Ludhiana
Ludhiana city was founded in the time of Lodhi dynasty which ruled in Delhi from 1451-1526 A.D. The legend goes that two Lodhi Chief Yusaf Khan and Nihand Khan were deputed by SikandarLodhi (1489-1517 A.D.) to restore order in this region. They camped at the site of present city of Ludhiana which was then a village called Mir Hota. Yusaf Khan went across the river Sutlej in Jalandhar Doab to check Khokhars who were plundering the Doab and made a settlement at Sultanpur while Nihand Khan stayed back and founded the present city at the site of village Mir Hota. The new town was originally known as Lodhi-ana, which means the town of Lodi's. The name later changed to the present name Ludhiana.
Places to Visit
Nehru Rose Garden, established in 1967, is one of the green spaces of Ludhiana city and an ideal place for spending with family. The largest Rose Garden in Asia, it is spread over an area of 27 acres and has more than 17,000 plants representing some 1,600 varieties of roses as well as several fountains. This is flower garden and a garden for walkers with an illuminated musical fountain. This garden is the venue of the Annual Rose festival, an event listed on the national calendar of fairs and festivals. This is one of the main cultural events of the city and draws thousands of visitors.
The Hardy’s World generated quite a lot of excitement in the hearts of Ludhiana children as they had seen in the advertisement Essel World and had wanted a similar thing in Ludhiana. About 7 Kms from the main city, this visually stunning amusement park offers a complete fun-package. Theme parties, cafes, joy rides and shopping complex are entertainment bonanza for all age groups. Now water city has also been included, where one can all types of water sports along with ice-skating & snowfall. This is India’s 3rd largest Indoor snow city.
The Museum of Rural life of Punjab in the campus of the Punjab Agricultural University is one of the must-sees for any tourist of Punjab. The museum is located at the back of College of Home Science of this University. This museum displays the Punjabi Culture to its best. The whole credit for building up this museum goes to Dr. M.S. Randhawa, the first Vice Chancellor of this University. It was he who conceived the idea and initiated the project. He decided suitable design for the building and collected the old objects from small ancient villages and towns like Sultanpur Lodhi, Rahon, Goindwal, Zira and Sunam.
The industries are engaged in the production of bicycle and its components, sewing machines and parts of machines, ready-made garments, and hosiery goods. Among all these industries textile industry in Ludhiana is the most important.
Ludhiana occupies a vital position in the industrial scenario of Punjab and even India. It is even called the industrial capital of Punjab. Ludhiana is one of the principal producers of woolen and acrylic knitwear, apart from it also uses cotton and blended fiber to produce hosiery, knitwear and various ready-made garments. Ludhiana contributes to nearly 21% of all the industries and more than 28% of the output of Punjab.
The textile industry in Ludhiana makes use of both natural fibers like cotton, silk, jute and wool and artificial fibers such as polyester, viscose, nylon, acrylic and blended fibers. These industries produce T-Shirts, shirts, pullovers, cardigans, track suits, socks, jersey, sweat shirts, gloves, shawls, inner garments, etc.
The textile industry of Ludhiana mainly fulfills the requirements of the domestic market, although for nearly ten years it has also exported its products. Nearly 99% of textile industries in Ludhiana are small scale. The Ludhiana textile industry has about 10,000 industrial units, comprising of exporters, brand producers and high-scale manufacturers. The industry employs more than five hundred thousand skilled workers. The textile industry of Ludhiana thus provides employment to many people. It is also the backbone of Ludhiana’s economy. Ludhiana textile has been dressing up India for a long time now.
Established in 1962 to serve the state of erstwhile Punjab. On the reorganization of Punjab, two independent universities for the two states - Punjab and Haryana were established under the Haryana and Punjab Agricultural Universities Act, 1970.The Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) is located in Ludhiana city (Punjab State) in north-west India at a distance of 316 km from New Delhi. It is well connected by road and rail with the national capital. Situated on the Ludhiana - Ferozepur Road, the University covers an area of 1510 acres on its main campus and 4615 acres at the regional research stations. Modeled on the pattern of land grant colleges in U.S.A., the PAU performs the integrated functions of teaching, research and extension in agriculture, agricultural engineering, veterinary and animal sciences, home science and allied disciplines. The University has well equipped laboratories, library and lecture rooms and elaborate farm facilities. Hostel accommodation is available in the university hostels for single students. Married students, if accompanied by their family members, will have to find accommodation outside the campus.
The PAU has played a key role in increasing food grain production in the Punjab State several folds share its reputation and ushering in an era of Green Revolution in India. It has also made notable contributions in increasing livestock and poultry production. In recognition of its outstanding achievements in agricultural research, education and extension, it was adjudged the Best Agricultural University in India in 1995.
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