The Hush Post: For the industrial hub that Ludhiana is, people think it may not have anything else to search or look for, especially tourists. Many tourists visit Ludhiana on daily basis for industrial, official and other reasons. If they have time, they definitely have a couple of places to go and spend some time and taking breathtaking pictures, selfies and panoramic views back in their mobiles and cameras. Here is The Hush Post list for you.
- Tiger Safari: For this industrial hub of the north which is hot in summers, Tiger Safari Zoo is one of the best getaways in the weekend with family and friends. It is that old traditional picnic kind of spot one can visit with the family. A destination extraordinaire for people interested in wildlife safari, trekking, photography and a lots lots more. At a distance of about seven kms from the main city of Ludhiana on the Ludhiana- Jalandhar highway, this place is worth a visit. The rich flora and fauna here is spread over 25 acres and offers the views of animals like black buck, Sambhar, rabbits, peacocks, and tigers are the most sought after creatures of the safari.
2. Lodhi Fort: This place is an absolute stunner in Ludhiana. The beautiful Lodhi Fort, built by the Muslim ruler Sikander Lodhi about 500 years ago, is Ludhiana’s pride. The majestic castle may not be in great shape but a lot of tourists visit this place to experience the raw age old majestic structure which reflects the great architecture of Mughal period. Built on Satluj river, the fort was erected as a military castle to stop intruders from entering the city. A lot of people including students of archeology and history visit this place for sightseeing and study.
3. The Rural Museum: The rural museum is in the city and just at a stone’s throw wherever your vehicle is but only if you are interested in educating yourself about the rural life of Punjab. Located in the Punjab Agriculture University Campus, the Rural Museum depicts the rural life of Punjabis and showcases their culture in the form of house-hold equipments used eversince the medieval times, pottery, coins, musical instruments, dress, jewellery, Patiala juttis (shoes), handicrafts among other things. The museum was inaugurated by Khushwant Singh in 1974 and it remains open throughout the year between 9 am to 1 pm and from 1 pm to 5 pm.
4. The Maharaja Ranjit Singh War Museum: The museum has been built in the memory of soldiers who fought different battles, and was finally opened by the Punjab Government in the year 1999. Spread across four acres on the GT road in Ludhiana, the museum pays homage to the soldiers. The main attraction of the museum is the majestic statue of Maharaja Ranjit Singh perched proudly on a throne at the entrance of the museum. The museum has 12 galleries, including ancient history gallery, post independence history gallery, war hero’s gallery, air force and navy gallery, and more. Each evening a light and sound show is organised in the lawn outside the building, narrating a story of war soldiers and their role in various battles.
5. Nanaksar Gurdwara: This Gurudwara was constructed after the demise of Guru Gobind Singh. It is located at some distance from Ludhiana on Ferozpur road in Jagraon. It was built by Baba Nand Singh with the help of the devotees on the site of an old mud hut. It is a six-storied structure with a huge marble-floored hall and sanctum at its end. The Gurdwara was visited by Guru Nanak Dev, Guru Har Gobind and Guru Gobind Singh, therefore separate shrines dedicated to each one of them are built around this Gurudwara which are — Gurdwara Sahib Patshahi Pehli. This Gurdwara is built in the memory of the visit of Guru Nanak Dev Ji. It is situated on the banks of Nanaksar Sarovar. Guruji came to this village along with Bhai Mardana and Bhai Bala.