Ludhiana (Punjabi: ਲੁਧਿਆਣਾ) in India is the largest city in Punjab, with an estimated population of 3.5 million. It is located in Ludhiana District on the banks of the Sutlej River.

Ludhiana is centrally located on the Grand Trunk Road from Delhi to Amritsar, and is well-connected to the Indian capital city of New Delhi by air, road, and frequent train service. An international airport is being planned.

It is a major industrial and educational center of northern India, and is the crossroads of many different cultures. 

Ludhiana is home to the largest agricultural university in India, Punjab Agricultural University (PAU). The College of Veterinary Sciences at PAU has recently been upraded to the Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Science University (GADVASU). Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College (The Top 19th Engineering College of India), offering quality education in the fields of civil, mechanical, electrical, computer, IT, electronics and production engineering.

Graduate education colleges in Ludhiana consist of the SCD Government Colleges for Boys & Government College for Women, which has the distinction of being the oldest in the region. Other well known colleges are the Khalsa College for Boys, Khalse College for Girls in Ghumar Mandi, Arya College, Kamla Lohtia, and Aurobindo College (the latter being the latest to be established in the city with great emphasis on quality education and having the best infrastructure).

Ludhiana is also home to some of the region's best medical institutions like the Christian Medical College (CMC), Christian Dental College (CDC). For more information, please visit http://www.cmcludhiana.org/, Dayanand Medical College (DMC), Apollo Hospitals, and the BJS Institute of Dental Sciences.

Local private schools are considered the best in the State, with Sacred Heart Convent School, Sarabha Nagar topping the list of overall quality education centers with D.A.V public school topping the list in academics. The Convent schools of BRS Nagar and Sarabha Nagar provides the most well balanced and quality education with equal priorities to studies and extra Curricular activities. There are sevral other very good schools like Guru Nanak Public School, Kundan Vidya Mandir etc.