About Ludhiana



Land of Punjab an important region of Indo-Genetic plains, considered Gain Bowl of India. The city of Ludhiana is located at 30.55 N and 75.54 E in the state of Punjab in northern India. The city stands on the Grand Trunk Road from Delhi to Amritsar. Ludhiana is now most populated city of Punjab and very rapidly growing metropolitan city. It is on the south bank of one of the five rivers of State i.e. Sutlej river. An important industrial town, Ludhiana in Punjab, is Textile and light engineering centre of India. Woollen garment machine tools, dyes, cycle parts, sewing machines and motor parts produced here are exported all over the world. Ludhiana accounts for 90% of the country’s woollen hosiery industry. Its hosiery goods are in demand in all the markets of the east and the west, which include America and Russia. For its production of hosiery, Ludhiana is also known as the Manchester of India. The world largest bicycle manufacturer, Hero Cycles, which produces nearly three million bicycles annually, is based here.

The rich agricultural area around it supports Asia’s Largest Grain Market in the District. Ludhiana holds world records in food production. Bedsides two world renowned public universities Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) and Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU) many National and International reputed agricultural research Institutes like Central Institute of Post Harvest Engineering and Technology (CIPHET), Borlaug Institute in South Asia(BISA), Directorate of Maize Research (DMR) etc. are also situated here.


Ludhiana city is well connected with Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi at a distance of 330 km, Sri Guru Amar Das Ji International Airport, Amritsar at a distance of 135 km and Chandigarh International Airport, Mohali at a distance of 120 km from Ludhiana. Chandigarh International Airport at Mohali (Punjab) offers both domestic as well as International flights. International flights started from countries like Dubai, Sharjah. Bangkok, Singapore etc.

Hotels and Malls

There is a huge chain of restaurants, hotels, and lounges all over the city where people enjoy in their leisure time. There are many 4-5 star rated hotels namely Park Plaza, Radisson Blue Hotel, Hyatt Regency etc. Various lounges and eating outlets are found all over Ludhiana. Every leading food joint has a venture in Ludhiana so it is an awesome place for every foodie. Various cuisines are served in almost every restaurant and they are simply superb. Furthermore, Shopping mall culture has attained a boom over 6-7 years giving an altogether different outlook to the city. These malls have all the leading brands in clothing, home appliance, jewellery and accessories to offer to the people in town. Various food outlets are also available in these malls that provide delicious foods for the people in town. The leading shopping malls are MBD Mall, Westend Mall , Pavilion Mall, Ansal Plaza , Silver Arc and Flames Mall.

Climate & Weather

The climate of region comprising of 5 seasons namely summer, monsoon, autumn, winter, and spring. Winter starts from the month of October. The weather becomes chilly and frosty only from December to February. So, October and November are primarily post-monsoon seasons, wherein the state receives certain amount of rainfall as well. There is a pleasant weather during October as average day time temperature is 30-32°C and at night it may go down to 14-17°C.

Organizing Committee

8th Asian-Australasian Conference on Precision Agriculture

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