How to Call Ludhiana, India provides detailed information for making international long distance telephone calls to Ludhiana, Punjab, India from any country in the world.

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Ludhiana Dialing Codes

Use the following telephone dialing codes to make an international phone call to Ludhiana, Punjab, India.

Type of Dialing Code Dialing Code Format Find Dialing Codes
International access code
(specific to your originating country)
ddd  Lookup international access codes
India country code 91  Lookup other country codes
Ludhiana area code
(3-digits - use with landline numbers only)
161  Find area codes for nearby areas
Ludhiana landline numbers
(7-digits starting with '2', '3', '4', '5', or '6')
nnn nnnn  Find Ludhiana phone numbers
Ludhiana mobile numbers
(10-digits starting with '9' - no area code)*
9x nnn nnnnn  More on mobile numbers

* Change to mobile numbers: An important change in mobile phone numbering was introduced in the Fall of 2009. At that time, India started issuing mobile phone numbers with a leading '8x'. These additional mobile numbers will supplement the existing mobile-only '9x' series. This change has become necessary due to the explosive growth of mobile phones in India which is rapidly exhausting '9x' series mobile numbers.

However, unlike the existing '9x' series numbers which were only ever issued to mobile phones, '8x' numbers are widely used in landline phone numbers as area codes (aka STD codes). As a result, where it used to be easy to determine if you were calling an India mobile or landline number, that distinction will become harder to make as the new numbers become more common.

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Phone Number Formats for Inbound International Calls to Ludhiana

To make an international phone call to Ludhiana, you will need to dial a phone number properly formatted for either a mobile or landline phone as shown below.

In Ludhiana and throughout India, landline phones and mobile phones have similar, but different phone number formats. The two types of phones use entirely different numbering schemes.

Both types of phone numbers are 10-digits long, but Ludhiana landline phones come in 2 parts: a 3-digit area code and a 7-digit subscriber number.

In contrast, Ludhiana mobile phones are self-contained 10-digits numbers and do not require a separate area code.

To get a complete phone number, you will to plug in the outbound international access code for your originating country and the local subscriber number in Ludhiana.

Ludhiana Landline Phone Number Format

ddd  91   161   nnn nnnn 
access code

Ludhiana Mobile Phone Number Format

ddd  91   9x   nnn nnnnn 
access code

Note: To cope with a shortage of '9x' series mobile numbers, India has began issuing mobile numbers starting with '8x'. This makes India's already confusing phone numbering system just a bit more complicated. On the plus side though, an older plan to switch over to 11-digit mobile numbers has been shelved - at least until '8x' series numbers are exhausted, too.

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Follow the country links below for dialing codes, phone number formats, and step-by-step dialing instructions for calling Ludhiana, India from these selected countries.

If your country is not listed, you can lookup international access codes / IDDs here and you can lookup country codes here.

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Some countries, e.g., Australia, Brazil, and Singapore, have more than one international access code (or 'IDD') to designate specific carriers, specific countries, or other purposes. Be sure to use the correct telephone code for your carrier or calling plan when calling Ludhiana. Follow the country links above to find these codes.

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Call Ludhiana from Any Country

To make an international call to Ludhiana, India, you first need to dial the international access code (aka 'IDD') for your originating country. You can lookup the international access code for your country in the widget below.

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Insert your IDD at the maroon d's below to create a complete international phone number for calling Ludhiana.

  • Phone number format to call a Ludhiana landline number:
    'ddd 91 161 nnn nnnn '
  • Phone number format to call a Ludhiana mobile number*:
    'ddd 91 9x nnn nnnnn '


  • * India is now issuing mobile numbers with the prefix '8x' in addition to longstanding '9x' series numbers. While all '9x' series numbers are for mobile phones, '8x' also serves are an area code prefix for landline numbers. More on mobile phone numbering
  • Some countries use more than one IDD to designate specific carriers, specific countries, or other purposes. Be sure to use the correct code for your carrier or calling plan.
  • A '~' symbol indicates a dialing pause. Dial any numbers before the '~', then wait for tone before continuing to dial.

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