Haryana: Ambala - A Traveller's Guide


Ambala :
The British Cantonment Town, Ambala, located at an altitude of 274 meters, was built long back in 1834 and is the district head quarter as well. One of the significant and prime business hubs of Haryana, Ambala, has now made its own place on the tourists’ map of India.

It is believed that the iron minaret of Kutub was actually there atop the hill of Ambala. Nevertheless, the impressive and coveted tourists’ destinations which are actually pulling crowds to Ambala are Paget Park (At the north side of the town) and Race Course. But, people who want to take a look at the historical places of India should straight away travel to the divine St. John’s Cathedral which was sadly shattered by the war that had taken place between India and Pakistan during 1965. The excellent depiction of artistic Gothic architecture of this Church is a treat to the travelers.

How to reach: Ambala acts as a connecting railway station of Shimla Hills. Ambala is a prime railway station and is linked to countless numbers of Indian destinations, such as, Kurukshetra, Delhi, Amritsar, Chandigarh, Jaipur, Jammu, Howrah, Allahabad, Jalandhar, Amritsar, Hardwar, Pune, Mumbai Central, Nanded, Panipat, Ahmadabad, Ludhiana, Bhatinda and Saharanpur. Ambala is accessible from Shimla Hills, Kulu, Manali, Jammu, Pathankot, Dharamshala, Agra and Dehradun by bus as well.

Where to stay: Hotel Swagat, Hotel Kamal Classic, Hotel Destination, Hotel Grace, Hotel City Heart, Hotel Onus, Hotel Kashish, Hotel Kamal, Hotel Batara Palace and many more private hotels.

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