Punjab the land of rivers, the granary of India. The land of people who are brave, chivalrous and hardworking around where grew the most amazing legend of romance and heroism. Punjab is undoubtedly among the richest states for its lively art, culture, handicraft, festivals, cuisine, folk music and so on.
Located in North-West India, with an area of 50362 Sq.Kms. Punjab provides 22% of the country’s wheat, 9% of rice and 24% of cotton. The much truncated India’s portion of present Punjab is divided into three natural regions:
The Majha: in Punjabi means the heartland-comprises the famous cities of Amritsar (means the holy pool of nectar) , the land of Golden Temple and Gurdaspur-35 KM’s west on the border of Pakistan
The Duaba: bounded by the rivers Sutlej in the South and Beas in the North covering four districts Jalandhar, Nawanshahar, Kapurthala and Hoshiarpur.
The Malwa: The largest part of the Punjab has the 12 districts or cities- Bathinda, Faridkot, Fategarh Sahib, Ferozpur, Ludhiana, Mansa, Moga, Muktsar, Nawanshahar, Patiala, Ropar and Sangrur.
Capital of Punjab:;Chandigarh is the capital of Punjab, 90 KM’s away from Ludhiana.
Functional Information – ISD Code: (00)91
Ludhiana’s STD Code: 0161
Dialling Procedure: 0091-161- No. of the wanted subscriber
Very hot in summer, swept by hot winds called “Loo” Very cold in winter.
Average Temperatures (Max.) (Min.)
Winter (Nov-Mar.) 23.4 C 10.5C
Summer (Apr.-July) 38.8 C 26.6C
Monsoon (Jul- Sept.) 34.3 C 26.6 C
No need to bring woollen clothes may be purchased from Ludhiana. During winter one needs blankets/quilt during night.