Call Ludhiana from the United States

To make an international call to Ludhiana, Punjab, India from the United States, please follow the dialing steps shown below.

The same procedure applies whether you are calling Ludhiana from New York, Chicago, Miami, Los Angeles, or any other US location.

When calling Ludhiana from the United States, it makes no difference whether you are calling from a US landline or mobile phone - but, you should double check with your carrier to confirm that your calling plan allows international calls and that no special charges apply.

However, it does matter whether the destination phone in Ludhiana is a landline phone or a mobile phone. Check here to see how to tell the difference between Ludhiana landline and mobile phone numbers. Note that for many calling plans, calling cards, and prepaid plans, extra charges apply when calling to India mobile phones.

Phone Number Format to Call Ludhiana from the USA

To make an international phone call to Ludhiana from the United States, you need to dial a phone number formatted correctly for either a landline or mobile phone as follows:

Call Ludhiana Landline Phone from the USA

011  91   161  nnn nnnn 
access code
local number

Call Ludhiana Mobile Phone from the USA

011 91  9x nnn nnnnn *
access code
mobile number

* See note below about '8x' series mobile numbers

Click here for more on Ludhiana landline vs. mobile phone numbers.

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Call Ludhiana from the United States

Follow this dialing procedure to make an overseas international call from the US to a landline or mobile phone number in Ludhiana, Punjab, India.

1. Dial USA int'l access code / IDD:  011

Note that some mobile operators may not require an IDD and/or allow use of substitute characters (such as '+') in lieu of an international access code.

2. Dial India country code:  91 

3. Remove '0' if one precedes your number

If your Ludhiana destination phone number starts with a '0' - e.g., 0 161 454 8180 or 0 94 631 23456, delete the '0'.

4. Determine if calling to a landline or mobile phone

Ludhiana landline numbers are 7-digits and require a separate 3-digit area code. Mobile numbers are 10-digits and do not require a separate area code. Check here to learn how to tell landline vs. mobile phone numbers.

5. If calling a Ludhiana landline phone number...

a. Dial the 3-digit Ludhiana area code:  161 

b. Dial a 7-digit local subscriber number:  nnn nnnn 

6. If calling a Ludhiana mobile phone number...

Simply dial the 10-digit mobile number:  9x nnn nnnnn 

NOTE: In addition to '9x' series mobile numbers, India now also issues '8x' series mobile numbers in the same 10-digit format:  8x nnn nnnnn.

Confusingly, the area codes used for landline numbers in some areas also start with '8x'. An example is Bangalore which uses area code '80'. But where landline '8x' area codes are tied to a specific region, mobile '8x' numbers can be issued for any location nationally.

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