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Ambala Planetarium:  

The Ambala Planetarium is one of oldest Planetariums of India established in the early 1950s. Designed by Pandit Jagannath Sharma, the architecture of the Ambala Planetarium with its arch shaped dome remains one of the most popular tourist attractions in the city. The Ambala Planetarium is famous for its exhibition of sky's appearance from any given latitude all round the year. The Planetarium also holds traditional as well as state of the art modern day telescopes that tourists can use to watch the craters on the moon and polar caps of Mars and Jupiter.

 

Gurudwara Anandpur Sahib:

The Anandpur Sahib Gurudwara is one of the highest Sikh shrines in the world. Located in the foot of Naina Devi hills, the shrine is the birth place of Khalsa Panth and the first baptism of Sikh community was conducted here by Guru Gobind Singh. The Gurudwara attracts a large inflow of tourists and spiritualists during the Hola Mohalla festival. The festival is celebrated every year between March and April saluting the martial spirit of Sikh community. Traditional sports like tent pegging and sword wielding can be witnessed during the festival.

 

Jain Temple:  

The Jain Temple located in Ambala sadar is one of the oldest and most popular Jain temples in the country. The Jain temple of Ambala houses idols of four Jain saints namely Chanda Prabhu, Parshavnath, Arihant and Shantinath which are believed to be over 2500 years old.  Regular prayers and processions are carried out in the temple complex on all major Jain festivals and holy days. The temple receives donation from Jains located across the world and is one of the spiritual highs of Ambala city.

 

Gurudwara Manji Sahib:

Gurdwara Manji Sahib is one of the most popular pilgrimage attarction of Ambala.  Gurudwara Manji Sahib has a scared pond and a baoli in its vicinity which is believed to have been constructed during the stay of sixth Sikh Guru Hargobind Singh Ji. The Gurdwara is located on the main Nation Highway 1 also known as the Grand Trunk Road over an area of about 4-5 acres. The temple has four gold plated towers with beautiful traditional artwork of Meenakari and Chitkari.

 

Gurdwara Panjokhra Sahib:

Gurdwara Panjokhra Sahib is located at a distance of 10 Kms from the Ambala city center and is one of the popular sikh shrines in the city. Spread over an area of 30 acres, the Gurudwara is dedicated to the eighth Sikh Guru Har Krishan Sahib Ji. An annual fair is held at the Gurudwara in January celebrating the abode of the Guru at the site.

 

Ambika Devi Mandir:

Dedicated to Goddess Amba, Ambika and Ambalika, the Ambika Devi Mandir is one of the oldest shrines of Ambala.Located close to the old civil hospital right in the heart of Ambala city, the the Ambika Devi Mandir is dedicated to Goddess Bhawani Ambika. Every year on the festival of Navratri, grand celebrations are organized in the temple with devotees coming from far and wide to attend the 9 day religious festival.

 

Rani Ka Talab:

Rani Ka Talab is a 400 year old pond is located in the Ambala Cantonment. Built by Raja Ranjit Singh of Chhachhrauli, the temple has an ancient Shiva temple in its vicinity. The Talab was part of twin ponds named as Raja ka talab and Rani Ka talab. While Rani Ka talab is now maintained by the Indian army, Raja ka Talab has been turned into a modern park renamed as Patel park which is used as a recreational spot by the local population.

 

Paget Park:

Paget Park located in Northern Ambala is one of the most popular picnic hotspots in the city. The park with its grass bed and line of popular trees is maintained by the Ambala municipal corporation and is a popular area for peaceful strolls and afternoon picnics. Within the complex of the Paget Park lies the 14th Century Gothic Style remains of the St. John's Cathedral.

 

Redeemer Church:  

Redeemer Church is one of the oldest surviving Churches in Ambala. Built during the British era, the church was first constructed in 1848. The church collapsed after a year years due to poor construction and a new one was constructed at the same location in the year 1905. There is a memorial stone, marking the site of the high altar of the old Church to the north of the present church.  Mass services are carried out in the church on Sundays and the church maintains its old gothic look and appeal making it one of the finest archeological attractions in Ambala city.

 

Lakhi Shah and Taqwal Shah Mosque:

Lakhi Shah and Taqwal Shah Mosques are two of the most prominent Muslim shrines in Ambala city. The shrine attracts a large number of tourists and religious travelers not only for offering prayers but also for checking out the marvelous architecture and ancient history of the monument. Islamic festivals are celebrated in the shrine where a large number of followers assemble and offer prayers.

 

Gurudwara Badshahi Bagh:

Gurdwara Badshahi Bagh located near the district courts of Ambala is one of the major Sikh religious centers in the city. The gurudwara is dedicated to the tenth Sikh Guru Gobind Singh ji. Spread over an area of 3 acres with a dome shaped roof, the Gurudwara attracts a large crowd during the Baisakhi festival. The Gurudwara is managed by the Nirmala Sect.

 

Gurudwara Gobindpura:

Situated near Labhu Ka Talaab, this shrine is dedicated to Guru Gobind Singh. The exotic architecture, huge hall, Dashmesh Barat Ghar and the dome shaped roof of the Gurudwara needs special mention. The birthday of Guru is celebrated on the Baisakhi day with great fervor.

 

Kos Minar:

The Kos Minar is a protected monument in Amabala city under the Ancient Monuments Preservation Act. It is a fine example of Mughal Architecture and is situated on the Grand Trunk Road close to the cloth market of Ambala.

 

Mahavir Park:

The Mahavir Park situated close to the City Bus Stand is an ideal picnic spot within the city limits. Spread over 8 acres this beautiful garden is good for your evening walks.