Ludhiana is an Indian city located in the state of Punjab, in the far north of the country and the old bank of the Sutlej River, 13 km away from the present position of the river. With a population of about two million inhabitants, is the largest city in the state, and is recognized as a major industrial center of northern India and as an important educational and cultural core.
Tourism is a growing activity in Ludhiana, with many attractions for visitors who arrive each year. The city is an important commercial center where many people come to shop, with more than 20 shopping malls in the city, as well as markets as the Chaura Bazaar and the Ghumar Mandi. Another highlight in the city are the renowned festivals such as Lohri, Basant Panchami, Holi and Baisakhi, ideal to know the culture of its people. The historical legacy of Ludhiana can be known firsthand through the Punjabi Heritage Museum or visiting historical buildings and monuments as the Gurudwara Sahib Sri Dukhniwaran, the Clock Tower, the Gurudwara Shri Manji Sahib Alamgir, the Lodhi Fort or the Guru Nanak Dev Bhavan cultural center.
Ludhiana's gastronomy is another reason for tourism to visit the city, as its traditional tandoori cuisine has achieved world renown. Among its most outstanding dishes are the Murg makhani, the Tandoori chicken and bread varieties like rumali roti, naan and laccha parathas. The city is recognized as a major industrial center, and among the most important activities for its economy are the production of machine and auto parts, bicycles, apparel, sewing machines, hand tools and garments.