A city in Haryana, Ambala
is located on the states border with Punjab and lies in close proximity to the state capital of Chandigarh
. It is also known as a Twin city, as it, politically, has two sub-areas Ambala
Cantonment and Ambala
City approximately three kilometres apart. The cantonment area hosts a large presence of the Indian Army and Indian Air Force. The Ganges river network is separated from the Indus river network by Ambala
, which is surrounded by two rivers the Ghaggar and the Tangri to the north and south, respectively. The citys cloth market, its prime charm, attracts shoppers from surrounding areas. With a dense cluster of 900-1,000 wholesale shops, this market boasts a wide range of cloth items, including handloom, silk and sarees, and all kinds of dress material. It is also known as a city of scientific instruments, and is a hub for products like glass apparatus, microscopes, laboratory equipment, etc.
Being a business city, Ambala
boasts a well-developed social and civic infrastructure. It hosts several schools and colleges, besides a number of vocational/job-oriented institutes. NH-1, popularly known as GT Road, passes through this city and connects it to Delhi
. It is linked to Chandigarh
via NH-22. Ambala
also is an important railway junction, and features among the top-100 booking stations of India.
Real estateSector 23
is one of the citys key area where major real estate development is taking place.
When it comes to entertainment, there are a host of movie halls, such as Fun Cinemas, Minerva Complex, Capital Cinema and Nigar Cinema Hall. The cloth market here, the largest trading one in the sub-continent, is an immensely popular part of the city. Gurudwara Manji Sahib is also situated here.