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Ambala – The Twin City


Ambala is a small city and a municipal corporation located in the Ambala District of Haryana. The city can be further divided politically and geographically as Ambala City and Ambala Cantonment which are just 3 km apart. The city of Ambala separates two river networks – the Ganges and the Indus. To the north, it is surrounded by the river Ghaggar and is covered by river Tangri to the south.

Tourist Places In And Around Ambala

Though Ambala is a small city, it has a handful of places which are worth a visit. Since it falls on the border of Haryana and Punjab, it plays a key role in local tourism. One of the popular attractions of the place is Bhawani Amba Temple from which the city gets its name.

A few other attractions in the city are Badshah Bagh Gurudwara, Sis Ganj Gurdwara, Lakhi Shah & Taqwal Shah, St. Paul's Church and Kali Mata Mandir.

Markets In Ambala

Another area worth exploring in Ambala is the Cloth Market. This is a street where all kinds of cloth are sold at wholesale rates. There are around 1000 wholesale shops in the market that sell cloth from handlooms and silks to suits and other dress material.

Ambala also has a Science Market where all kinds of scientific and surgical instruments are available. The city is also known as the 'City of Scientific Instruments'. Ambala city is also popular for its linen and gold jewellers.

Something More About The City

Ambala is also the divisional headquarters of the Northern Railway Zone and is thus a major junction in the state. The Ambala Cantonment railway head is one of the oldest cantonments of India. Due to its geographical location, it is easily accessible from the states of Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir and from the Union Territory of Chandigarh.

Best Time To Visit Ambala

The city of Ambala can be visited during the months of October and November after the monsoon gets over.

How To Reach Ambala

Ambala is well connected to all the major cities in India. The nearest airport to the city is in Chandigarh. Ambala Cantonment serves as a major connecting point for those who travel by rail and road.

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How to Reach Ambala

  • By Road
    Ambala is easily accessible from all the neighbouring major cities like Delhi, Chandigarh, Amritsar and Shimla. The Ambala Cantt bus stand is quite close to the Railway head. Private buses are also available to the city from the nearby cities in the state.
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  • By Train
    Ambala Cantt is a major Railway Station that located in the region. Regular trains are available to all the major cities in India. It is also the divisional headquarters of the Northern Railway Zone.
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  • By Air
    Ambala does not have an airport. The nearest airport to the city is located around 40km from the place at Chandigarh. The Chandigarh airport is connected to all major cities in India.
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