Ludhiana, a municipal corporation in the district of the same name and a major city in the Indian state of Punjab, is famous for its agriculture and manufacturing industries. It ranks as the biggest city in Punjab. The city is regarded as an important industrial hub in Northern India.
Ludhiana is a city and a municipal corporation in Ludhiana district in the Indian state of Punjab, and is the largest city north of Delhi. It is the largest city in the state, with an area of 310sq. km and an estimated population of 1,789,650 as of the 2015. The population increases substantially during the harvesting season due to the migration of labourers from the highly populated states like Eastern Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal and Odisha. The city stands on the Sutlej River's old bank, 13 kilometres (8.1 mi) south of its present course. It is an industrial centre of northern India, and was referred to as India's Manchester by the BBC.
Ludhiana is located 107 kilometres (66 mi) west of the state capital Chandigarh on NH 95 and is centrally located on National Highway 1, which runs from the Indian capital New Delhi to Amritsar. It is also located 315 km (194 miles) north of Delhi and 142 km (88 miles) southeast of Amritsar.