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 Sikandar Lodhi (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.
Ludhiana is an industrial hub of Punjab, well known for the cycle and hosiery industry. It is well connected to the rest of India by Rail, Air and Road. The local climate during December-January remains cold with temperature ranging around 15oC and during the month of June-July, it touches the highest temperature of 48oC.
Nearest Railway Station: Ludhiana Junction
Nearest Airports: Ludhiana, Chandigarh, Amritsar
Important Trains Halting at Ludhiana: Shatabadi Express, Shalimar Express, Malwa Express, Amritsar Golden Temple Express, Jhelum Express, New Delhi – Amritsar Express, Sachkhand Express, Dadar- Amritsar Express, Tata Hatia – Jammu Tawi Express.