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Ambaji

Ambaji, Gujarat 385110, India

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About Ambaji

This is a census town in the Banaskantha district. It is known for its historical and mythological connections with sites of cultural heritage. Ambaji is an important temple town with millions of devotees visiting the Ambaji temple every year. It is one of the 51 Shakti peethas.


Attractions near Ambaji

Gadhada Shamalaji Mandir32.04km from Ambaji

This is an ancient temple dedicated to Lord  Vishnu. The temple was established in the 11th century and it represents the Chalukya style of architecture located on the banks of Meshvo river.

Balaram Mahadev Temple35.37km from Ambaji

The sacred temple of Balram Mahadev is situated about 12 kms from the district head quater palanpur. The palaces of the Nawab and Hindu Temples are also worth seeing. Balaram Mahadev Temple situated in right hand turn about 10-15 KM from Palanpur towards Abu road, and this place is just 1-2 km away from there. The Shiva temple is said to be 5000 years old of the Mahabharata times. It is said that Pandavas also have visited this place and have stayed here for some time.

Balaram Palace 35.7km from Ambaji

Balaram Palace is a palace situated on the bank of the Balram river. It is now converted into a hotel. Palace was built during 1922 to 1936 by Sir Tale Muhammad Khan, 29th Nawab of  Palanpur state.

Dharoi Dam36.32km from Ambaji

Dharoi dam is a gravity dam in the Sabarmathi river constructed in 1978. the dam is meant for irrigation, power generation and flood control.

Jessore Sloth Bear Sanctuary36.93km from Ambaji

Jessore Sloth Bear Sanctuary is situated in the Banaskantha district, 45 kms. from Palanpur. Declared as Wildlife Sanctuary in May 1978, this 180.66 sq.km. forest tract of Jessore hill and adjoining areas is endowed with several rare and endangered species of flora and fauna. The forests of the sanctuary play an important role in the conservation of the depleting Aravali ecosystem. This area act as a buffer and separates the desert ecosystem from the dry deciduous type of ecosystem.

Brahmaji Temple38.16km from Ambaji

This is an ancient temple built in 1060 AD. connected with the mythological history and has been a pilgrim site for centuries. The architectural beauty of the Sabarkantha district.

Where is Ambaji

Discover more attractions in Banaskantha, where Ambaji is located

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Geographically Banaskantha shares its borders with Rajasthan state in the North, Sabarkantha district in East, Kutch district in West and Patan district and Mehsana district in the South.  Banaskantha is the largest producer of vegetables in Gujarat.