Ludhiana in Punjab is known to be an industrially prosperous town which contributes significantly to the state’s economy. Ludhiana enjoys close proximity with other important cities of north India like Chandigarh, Delhi, and Amritsar. The two most fascinating tourist attractions of Ludhiana are Lodhi Fort near Sutlej River and Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum. Several temples and gurudwaras also adorn the city.
Ludhiana is served by the city based Sahnewal Airport (IATA: LUH, ICAO: VILD), also known as Ludhiana Airport. It is located near the town of Sahnewal, 5 km (3.1 mi) southeast of Ludhiana on the Grand Trunk Road. The airport is spread over more than 130 acres. The current airport arrival/departure halls can accommodate 40 passengers. The baggage delivery is done manually. Air India Regional ATR flight service is four times a week. Deccan Air will be starting another flight to Delhi, Shimla and Kullu in May 2018.
Ludhiana is well connected by road and rail as Ludhiana railway station is on the main Delhi-Amritsar route and is an important railway junction with lines going to Jalandhar, Ferozepur, Dhuri and Delhi. The city is very well connected with daily or weekly trains to most places in India including the major cities of Jammu, Amritsar, Jalandhar, Patiala, Pathankot, Kanpur, Jaipur, Chandigarh, Ambala, Panipat, Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata. For administrative reasons the station is under Ferozepur Railway Division. The railway line between Ludhiana and Chandigarh opened in 2013. The government has even passed a dedicated freight track between Ludhiana and Kolkata.
Ludhiana is connected with other cities of Punjab and also with other states by bus service. Major national highways NH 44, NH 5 (old NH1, NH95) and state highway SH 11 connect to the city. The transportation services are provided by the state owned Punjab Roadways and private bus operators