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History of Ludhiana
Ludhiana is a municipal corporation and city in Ludhiana district of Punjab. It is the largest city of Punjab, located 100 km from the western part of Chandigarh. The city covers an area of 310 square km. Situated on the old bank of the Sutlej River, 13 km south of its present course; Ludhiana is a major commercial and industrial centre of northern India. Originally known as Lodi-Ana, meaning Lodi's Place, Ludhiana was formed during the Lodi Dynasty. Lodi chiefs, Yusaf Khan and Nihang Khan, fixed the present site of Ludhiana that was a village called Mir Hota. Nihang Khan renamed the place to Ludhiana after he stayed back at the village as the Emperor's Lieutenant. The Fort of Ludhiana was constructed by Jalal Khan.Considered as the Manchester of India, Ludhiana is a major industrial hub of Punjab and is one of the high capita income cities of India. The city largely consists of knitwear factories, hosiery yarn mills and worsted and woollen yarns. It is also the location of the Punjab Agricultural University, which is one of the largest agricultural universities in Asia.
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The climatic conditions in Ludhiana are extreme. The summers are very hot and the winters are extremely cold. This region receives rainfall in the summer season, close to the time of arrival of the monsoons. The best time to visit Ludhiana is during the winter season, from the months of October to February.The fairs and festivals here show the cultural and religious aspects of Ludhiana. Some important festivals and fairs celebrated here are Lohri (offerings are made to fire), Basant Panchami, Holi and Baisakhi. Most of the festivals here include dances and songs that are a part of ancient Punjabi culture like Bhangra (performed by males) and Gidha (performed by females).
The popular places here are mostly religious heritages and memorials like Gurudwara Nanaksar Jagraon, which is a memorial of Baba Nand Singh Kaleranwale, located around 38 km from Ludhiana. Located 35 km from Ludhiana in the village Machhiwara is the Gurudwara Charan Kamal where Guru Gobind Singh rested during the war. The Phillaur Fort that was designed by Dewan Mokham Chand, general of Maharaja Ranjit Singh attracts a lot of people. Located 10 km from Ludhiana is the Gurudwara Shrimanji Sahib Alamgir, which is a place where Guru Gobind Singh was taken to protect him from the war between Sikhs and Muslims. A fair is held at this place in December every year.