Ambala City, founded by a Rajput, Amb, in the 14th century, is the district headquarters of Ambala
, which lies to the north-eastern part of Haryana
and to the east of the
, an important area of the city, is the main junction which is an important centre for the manufacture of scientific and surgical instruments.
The city holds a beautiful temple devoted to Amba and
Gurdwaras of great historical importance. Some of the Gurdwaras include Badshahi Bag Gurdwara, Sis Ganj Gurdwara, Manji Sahib Gurdwara and Sangat Sahib Gurdwara. One of the Gurdwaras holds a tank constructed by the sixth Guru and the devotees come here to have a dip in the tank. Other attractions are St Paulís Church, an old British Christian cemetery and the Muslim shrines of Lakhi Shah and Taqwal Shah.
Ambala lies on the National Highway (Sher Shah Sun Marg), 190 km from the capital city of India, New Delhi and 48 km from Chandigarh. Ambala City holds a railway station which helps in its accessibility. The road network also connects it with the major places around.