• About
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  • Must Try
  • It is popularly known as India’s Rural Olympics.
  • Held every year in February in Ludhiana, this game festival is a destination for sports enthusiasts.
  • Various competitions are held that have social & cultural importance in the state of Punjab.
  • The tradition of rural sports was introduced by Guru Hargobindji to toughen the frames & steal the minds of his followers. Since then, it has become a major part of the culture of Punjab.
  • Competitions are held for major Punjabi rural sports, including cart-race, athletic events, and rope pulling.
  • Games like wrestling, running, jumping, weightlifting, holding wrists, twisting hands, kabaddi, etc have been some of the major sports played.
  • On a similar line of thought, these games started to be organized in various villages across Punjab. Although the most popular one still remains in Qila Raipur.

By Air 

  • You can easily get flights till Chandigarh or Amritsar, from there you can take up a local bus or train.
  • You can also choose from a list of connecting flights to Ludhiana Airport which is only 19 kilometers from the village.

By Train 

  • Since all the major cities are connected by trains, so there is no problem in reaching Ludhiana from the train, from Ludhiana multiple local trains are available till Kila Raipur.

By Road

  • Roads are also well connected and you can take up a bus or taxi in order to reach Qila Raipur.

Budget-Friendly

  • C-One Restaurant - Address: Malerkotla Road, Dehlon, Ludhiana
  • Malkeet Fast Food - Address: Malerkotla Road, Sarih, Ludhiana
  • A-One Fast Foods - Address: Sh11, Sarih, Ludhiana
  • Kapital Kitchen - Address: B-81567, Gopal Road, Ludhiana
  • Top In Town Foods - Address: Masuran, Ludhiana

Feed Your Hunger

  • Burger Bar - Address: Gol Market, Durga Mata Mandir Road, Jodhan, Ludhiana
  • Mini Restaurants - Address: G.T. Road, Mullanpur Dakha, Mullanpur, Ludhiana
  • Mama’s Kitchen - Address: Police Station Road, Dugri, Ludhiana
  • Hawai Adda - Address: Inside Verka Milk Plant, Ferozepur Road, Ludhiana
  • Moghul Darbar - Address: Station Road, Alamgir, Ludhiana

Two of the neighborhoods include Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar which is 19km away and the other one is a Model town which is 22 km away. 

Budget-Friendly:

  • Hotel Moonwalk Deluxe Residency - With the long list of amenities available here, the stay is made to feel like home. You have a variety of options for payment and will experience a peaceful stay here.
  • Hotel Ivory Retreat Deluxe - This hotel is stacked with the essentials and also has proper parking facilities available. It is one of the best in the category and is preferred not only by the locals but also by the visitors.

Premium:

  • Paul’s Wedding House Deluxe - This place is just as good as its name. It is known for its exceptional customer service. The rooms here offer a beautiful view of the gardens and provide a soulful experience.
  • Hotel G-5 Villa - This is a place with spacious rooms and all the necessary amenities. The staff is very cooperative and amiable. No stone is left unturned to make you feel homely and enhance your staying experience.

Luxury:

  • Hotel The Mirage - This is one of the best hotels in the area. It has amenities like board rooms, parlor, conference room, in house restaurant, etc that make it the best choice for visitors. The staff is very helpful. They offer a hassle-free stay and instant customer service.
  • Marrievilla Hotel & Resorts - This hotel is stacked with services and amenities. They allow pets and also have pick-up and drop service from the airport. They have a trendy ambiance, buffet system, and dine-in option too. You can also get their assistance in tour management of the nearby areas. 
  • Golden temple in Amritsar
  • Jallianwala Bagh
  • The Wagah border
  • Museum of Punjabi Tradition at Punjab Agriculture University, Ludhiana

Gears –   

  • Wide Angle Fisheye Lens
  • Zoom Lens
  • Portrait Lens
  • Tripod

Weather

  • 8-18°C
  • 46.4-64.4°F
  • Nights are very cold.
  • Days are warmer than nights but still are cold.

Shoot –

  • Rural life of Punjab
  • Game shots
  • Daily life in the villages
  • Winning shots
  • Rural sports

Safety-

  • Carry enough clothes for your stay.
  • Don’t carry any precious jewelry.
  • You need to carry your own power bank, extra batteries for the camera, and a water bottle.
  • Carry your own basic toiletries (small packs), a thin bed sheet, some snacks, and minimal clothes.
  • Travel light and carry only things you absolutely need.
  • Carry cash.

How To Reach

Nearest Airport – Ludhiana Airport (19 km)

Nearest Railway Station – Ludhiana Railway Station (19 km)

Near By

Thoothukudi

AJMER

KOTA

UDAIPUR