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In 1859 Ambala became the head quarters of a district and division formed under the Punjab administration. It still maintains its dual status. It is famous for its army cantonment, air force base and railway junction. Ambala district is now famous for its industries especially that of scientific instruments, metal casting and kitchen mixer grinders.

Places of Interest

Bhawani Amba Temple, named after the goddess Bhawani.
Kali Mata Mandir
The Badshahi Bag Gurdwara
Sis Ganj Gurdwara
Manji Sahib Gurdwara and , Sangat Sahib Gurdwara
Popular Muslim shrines of Lakhi Shah and Taqwal Shah
Saint Paul's Church and an old British Christian cemetery.
Patel Park in Ambala Cantt & City Park in Ambala City are two beautiful gardens.

How to reach

By Air
The city is served by Ambala Airport.

By Train
The Shatabdi Express connects Ambala to New Delhi. Besides, there are frequent trains to Chandigarh.

By Road
Ambala is connected by road with Delhi and Amritsar


The district headquarter is situated in Bhiwani town. Bhiwani name comes from goddess Gauri Bhawani, Shiva's wife. This place is also called 'Little Kashi' because there are about 300 temples within the town. It is also a very important business and commercial centre. The industries of the region include cotton milling, ginning, and pressing and light manufacturing. The archeological discoveries at Mitathal suggest that this area was a part of the Harappan Civilization.

Places of Interest

Prithviraj ki Kutchery
Star monument
Shrines of Khera Baba and Lohar Pir.

How to reach

By Train
Bhiwani is an important rail junction.

By Road
The place is connected with nearby cities by a well-developed network of roads.