History of Ludhiana

Ludhiana city was founded in the time of Lodhi dynasty which ruled in Delhi from 1451-1526 A.D. The legend goes that two Lodhi Chief Yusaf Khan and Nihand Khan were deputed by Sikandar Lodhi (1489-1517 A.D.) to restore order in this region. They camped at the site of present city of Ludhiana which was then a village called Mir Hota. Yusaf Khan went across the river Sutlej in Jalandhar Doab to check Khokhars who were plundering the Doab and made a settlement at Sultanpur while Nihand Khan stayed back and founded the present city at the site of village Mir Hota. The new town was originally known as Lodhi-ana, which means the town of Lodi's. The name later changed to the present name Ludhiana.
It is no exaggeration to say that Ludhiana is a place of beauty. The sprawling historical beauty of Ludhiana has desperately captured the fancy of huge number of people not only from India but also from all the corners of the world.
The presence of beautiful Gurudwaras and temples not only made it a place of cultural heritage, but also a place of beauty. On the other hand, the 500 years old Fort of Lodhi that was built by the Muslim king Sikander Lodhi adds to the beauty of the place.