On looking back at ancient Indian history, we come to know that
Aryan's had made Ambala their temporary residence. It is believed
that during middle century, there was a very popular place Sarudhna
near Ambala, which was country's capital at that time. According
to old records, Ambala as a district was established during British
Rule in the year 1847. During that time it had six sub districts:
Ambala, Jagadhari, Ropar, Kharad, Narayangarh & Nalagarh.
Ambala City is District's headquarter. it is believed that Ambala
was found by a Rajput "AMB" in 14th century & from
his name the city was named "AMBALA". Another belief about
the city's name is that it was named "Ambala Bhavani"
after the name of "AMBA" whose temple is even today located
in the city. According to third belief, Ambala was originally a
part of Ambwala or Amb village ( Village of Mangos ).
Ambala is known for the multiplicity of shrines and is revered by
the Sikhs as an important Sikh pilgrimage. The three historical
gurudwaras namely, Badshahi Bag Gurudwara, Sis Ganj Gurudwara and
Manji Sahib Gurudwara are associated with Guru Govind Singh, Guru
Tegh Bahadur and Guru Hargovind respectively. Muslim pilgrims throng
the shrines or 'dargah' of Lakhi Shah, associated with Tej-ud-Din
Chisti and Taqwal Shah, throughout the year.
Located in the north of the city is a pleasant open space known
as the Paget Park. It has the shell of the St John's Cathedral,
designed in the 14th century Gothic style, which was bombed in the
1965 Indo-Pakistan war.
The majestic palace of Rang Mahal at Buria has beautifully carved
stone arches and pillars, erected during Shah Jahan's reign.
Among the must-see locations, there's the Bhawani Amba Temple, Saint
Paul's Church and a Christian cemetery for dead Britishers.
The city is served by Ambala Airport.
The Shatabdi Express connects Ambala to New Delhi. Besides, there
are frequent trains to Chandigarh.
Ambala is connected by road with Delhi and Amritsar
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