A town in Ambala district of Haryana, Ambala is located near the Punjab border. The place is referred as the Twin city since it has two sub areas Ambala Cantt and Ambala City, The two subareas are nearly 3 kilometers away from each other. There are three main Gurudwaras are located in this region which include Manji Sahib Gurudwara, Sis Ganj Gurudwara and Badshahi Bag Gurudwara. Ambala is a major pass over for tourists who plan a trip to Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir.
Places to Stay
There are good budget hotels in Ambala. Some of them are Hotel D.R. International (Tariff – Rs. 1631), Hotel Batra Palace (Tariff – Rs.1,500), Hotel Kwality (Tariff – Rs.1200) and Saugaat Regency (Tariff –1000).
The official language of Ambala is Punjabi. The other languages include Hindi.
The Important Festivals of Ambala is Lohri (January)
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist attraction in Ambala. Some of the places include Manji Sahib Gurudwara ( 4 kms from Ambala) , Sis Ganj Gurudwara (1 km from Ambala) Badshahi Bag Gurudwara, (4.2 kms from Ambala) Rang Mahal ( 12 kms from Ambala) and St Johns Cathedral (2.7 kms from Ambala).
How to Get There
The nearest international airport to Ambala is the Delhi airport. It is located about 200kms away from this city.
Amabala junction is considered to be the oldest. There are regular trains connecting to districts and cities like Jaipur, Pune, Indore, Mumbai, Delhi, and Ahmadabad, Chennai and Howrah.
The state transport buses connects to Delhi on a regular basis. Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers are Laxmi Holidays, Indo Canadian Transport and Moon Light Travels. Where ever you travel in the country, you can opt for bus booking in India and travel with ease.
Pathankot is a municipal corporation in the Indian state of Punjab, and serves as the headquarter of the Pathankot district. It connects Jammu and Kashmir with the rest of the country. Pathankot is the meeting point of the three northern states of Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir. It is also a major hub for defense and home to the largest military base in Asia.
Places to Stay
Pathankot has number of good hotels to stay. Hotel Venice (Tariff – Rs1500), Abhi International (Tariff - Rs.1100) and Hotel Woodland (Tariff - Rs.1700).
The official language of Pathankot is Punjabi (Gurmukhi). Hindi is also spoken by a large section of the population.
Baisakhi is the most important festival and is celebrated in April. Another festival that is popular at Pathankot is the Shivaratri fair (March) held at the Mahakaleswar Temple.
Places to Visit
Places worth visiting near Pathankot include Shahpur Kandi (15 kms), Dhruva park (2kms), Ranjit Sagar Dam (16 kms), Madhopur headworks (15 kms) and Hydraulic Research Station (7 kms).
How to Get There
The airport of Pathankot is jointly shared by defense and civilians. The nearest International airport from Pathankot is Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport, Amritsar (119 kms).
Pathankot city is one of the rarest cities in North India, having 4 railway stations of its own, with Pathankot Junction station under A-category.
Maharana Partap Interstate bus terminal is one of the biggest bus terminals of North India. Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers traveling to Pathankot include Himgari Adventure Tour, Rana Volvo Bus Service and Ashok Travels. Online bus reservation facility has made the process of bus booking in India very convenient.