Standing proud on the Sutlej River’s old bank, Ludhiana - also referred to as the Manchester of India by BBC - is the largest city of sada Punjab. A place where rising malls form the horizon side-by-side with huge tracts of green farmlands, this North Indian city is both a major industrial centre as well as home to one of the biggest agricultural universities in the world - Punjab Agricultural University.
This two-pronged advancement is the reason you get kitchen staples such as freshly bottled vinegar – whether apple cider or white wine - from Himachal Pradesh processed right here in the city.
When it comes to Ludhiana food, immerse yourself in the choicest Punjabi cuisine - right from the classic vegetarian makki di roti, sarson da saag, and dal makhani with generous helpings of desi ghee, to delectable non-vegetarian fare such as tandoori chicken. Wash it all down with a tall glass of lassi and immerse yourself in the heavenly food coma that follows.
Lohri to Baisakhi, Holi to Rakhri - this colourful city turns even more vibrant during festivals, most of which are agricultural in origin. Experience Ludhiana in all its glory right here on SaleBhai.