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India officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. Ambala is a city located on the border of the states of Haryana and Punjab in India. Politically and geographically Ambala has two sub-areas, the Ambala cantonment and Ambala city, a few kilometers apart from each other. It has a large army and air-force base within the confines of its cantonment area. Ambala is a major junction in northern India after the national capital Delhi.
 
It was found by King Mrityunjay Singh Amb Rajput, in the 14th century, and thus the name. As per ancient Indian history, Aryan people had resided at Ambala at some point in time and during the middle century, there was a very popular place called Sarudhna near Ambala, which was the country's capital at that time. Ambala was given the status of a district during British rule, in the year 1847. Though Ambala falls in the Haryana state, most of the population is Punjabi. The overwhelming majority of Ambala's population are Punjabi speaking.
 
In Ambala City there are two Polytechnics, Government Polytechnic and Government Polytechnic for Women. There are many shrines in and around Ambala city, including Bhawani Amba Temple. Ambala is home to many Gurdwaras, some of which have historical importance. The Badshahi Bag Gurudwara, Sis Ganj Gurudwara, Manji Sahib Gurudwara, Labhuwala Talaah, and Sangat Sahib Gurdwara are the historical gurudwaras there. These are associated with Guru Gobind Singh, Guru Tegh Bahadur and Guru Hargobind respectively. There are also the popular Muslim shrines of Lakhi Shah and Taqwal Shah, Saint Paul's Church and a British, Christian cemetery. Patel Park in Ambala Cantt and City Park in Ambala City have beautiful gardens. Naraingarh is the headquarters of one of Ambala's sub districts. 
 
Places of interest around Ambala include Chandigarh, Kalka, Pinjore, Kurukshetra and many more. Due to its geographical location, the Ambala District plays an important role in local tourism. It is the main entry to Haryana for the tourists of Punjab, Himachal, Jammu and Kashmir and the union territory Chandigarh and vice-versa. But, with the course of time, Ambala has been successful in building an identity of its own, and securing a place in some of the fast developing cities of Haryana. It can also be considered as the preeminent, historical and potential tourism destination that enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers to become one of the most visited places.

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