About Ambaji

About Ambaji

The census town of Ambaji is situated in the Danta taluka of Banaskantha district in North Gujarat. The town is famous for its legendary and chronological links with places of cultural inheritance. Ambaji also brags of excellent quality granite and marble mines. Ambaji is also known as the temple town of Gujarat because of the Ambaji temple which is an important Shakti Peeth of India.

Geography of Ambaji

Ambaji is positioned at 24.33 degrees in the north and 72.85 degrees in the east. The altitude of the town is 1570 ft or 480 m. Ambaji is encircled by the Aravali Hill Range. The Aravali Range (which precisely means the “Line of Peaks”) lies in the western India and proceeds roughly 800 kms in the north eastern direction across the states of Rajasthan, Gujarat and Haryana as well as Delhi. Local people also call it as “Mewat Hills”. The town of Ambaji is also flanked by the borders of Abu road (in Rajasthan) and North Gujarat.

Demographics and Climate of Ambaji

According to the census in 2001, Ambaji’s populace was 13702. 47 percent of the total population belongs to females and 53 percent belongs to male population. The avg. literacy rate of Ambaji is 66 percent which is greater as compared to the national avg i.e. 59.5 percent, with 40 percent female literacy and 60 percent male literacy. The populace which belongs to the kids of age less than 6 years is about 14 percent.

Winter season experiences a freezing climate and the temperature range is from 10 to 36 degree Celsius. This is the best time for the tourists to visit Ambaji. Summers are humid and hot with temperature between 26 degree Celsius and 46 degree Celsius along with scorching winds.  During the monsoon time, Ambaji witnesses an average rainfall of 15-30 inches. At times Ambaji receives heavy showers as well. Since the town lies at an elevation of 480 meters, the climate remains pretty enjoyable all through the year.

Places of Attraction in Ambaji

Tourists can visit Ambaji throughout the year in any season. The local spots can be checked out during any time of the day. Following are the must-see spots located within a few kilometers from the town:
  • Ambaji Temple
  • Poshina
  • Gabbar Hill
  • Mangalya Van
  • Kamakshi Mandir
  • Balaram Ambaji Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Kumbhariya Jain Temples
  • Shri Koteshwar Mahadev Temple
  • Kailash Tekari

Food in Ambaji

Food in Ambaji consists of the typical Gujarati food which is predominantly vegetarian. A typical thali in Gujarat comprises dal, rice, roti, vegetable curry and kadhi. Buttermilk or locally known as “Chaas” is relished by the residents of Ambaji. The well-known Gujarati snacks like sev, dhokla, fafda, chakri, khaman and khandvi are savored by the local people of Ambaji. Among the conventional sweet dishes of Gujarat some popular ones are- Puran Poli, Ghevar, Basundi, Shrikhand and Malpua which are relished in Ambaji. Following are some notable eateries in the town of Ambaji:

Food in Ambaji

  • Chatkazz
    Address: Anand Bhavani Cmplx,
    Ambaji, Banaskantha,
    Pin code- 385110,
    Opp Ambika Bhojanalay
    Phone number: 9925077005
    Website Address: www.chatkazz.com
  • MAA Ki Dhani Restaurant
    Address: Ambaji Abu Highway,
    Ambaji, Banaskantha,
    Pin code- 385110,
    Nr New Petrol Pump
  • Kailah Pau Bhaji
    Address: Opposite Ambaji Temple,
    Ambaji, Banaskantha,
    Pin code- 385110,
    Nr Jain Temple
    Phone number: +(91)-9426595327
  • Sanjay Parotha House
    Address: Bus Stn Rd, Ambaji,
    Banaskantha,
    Pin code- 385110,
    Opposite Bus Stand
    Phone number: +(91)-9979010356
  • Greenpark Restaurant
    Address: Temple Rd, Ambaji,
    Banaskantha, Pin code- 385110,
    Nr Temple Main Gate
    Phone number: +(91)-9428370718
  • Shiv Shakti Dalbati & Restaurant
    Address: Bhavani Cmplx,
    Abu Highway, Ambaji,
    Banaskantha,
    Pin code- 385110,
    Nr Petrol Pump
    Phone number: +(91)-9898472317
  • Sree Annapurna Restaurant
    Address: Bscc Cmplx,
    Himmat Nagar Highway,
    Ambaji, Banaskantha,
    Pin code- 385110,
    Nr Bus Station
    Phone number: +(91)-9879854729
  • New Chamunda Restaurant
    Address: Old Bus Stn Rd,
    Ambaji, Banaskantha,
    Pin code- 385110,
    Opp Talati Offc
    Phone number: +(91)-9998823489
  • Bharat Restaurant
    Address: Mansarovar Rd,
    Ambaji, Banaskantha,
    Pin code- 385110,
    Main Bazaar
    Phone number: +(91)-9426561200
  • Arbuda Dining Hall
    Address: Khedbrahma Rd,
    Ambaji, Banaskantha,
    Pin code- 385110,
    Nr Himmatnagar Highway
    Phone numbers: 9725143241
    and +(91)-9879564527
  • Gormeh Thaal
    Address: C/O Hotel Ambaji International,
    Himmatnagar Highway,
    Ambaji, Banaskantha,
    Pin code- 385110,
    Nr Ambaji Temple, Nr Bus Stop
    Phone number: +(91)-2749-264540/262240
    and +(91)-9426031588

    Food in Ambaji

  • Karan Restaurant
    Address: Bscc Cmplx,
    Himmat Nagar Highway,
    Ambaji, Banaskantha,
    Pin code- 385110,
    Nr Bus Station
    Phone number: +(91)-9725510979
  • Shree Ram Dalbatti and Parotha House
    Address: Bus Station Rd,
    Ambaji, Banaskantha,
    Pin code- 385110,
    Opposite Bus Stand
    Phone number: +(91)-9898819531
  • US Pizza
    Address: 21/25, First Flr,
    Anand Bhavani Cmplx,
    Ambaji, Banaskantha,
    Pin code- 385110,
    Nr Bhavani Petrol Pump
    Phone number: 18604254444
    Website Address: www.uspizza.in

Shopping in Ambaji

Shopping in Ambaji

Shopping can be an amazing experience in Ambaji and the following shops can serve your purpose of purchasing miscellaneous items from the town:

  • Bharat Novelty Store
    Address: 14 Abu Rd, Ambaji,
    Banaskantha, Pin code- 385110,
    Nr Ambaji Maata Temple
    Phone number: +(91)-2748-264123
  • Sree Swarnam Design Concept Private Ltd.
    Address: Diviniti,
    Abu Ambaji Highway,
    Ambaji, Banaskantha,
    Pin code- 385110,
    Opposite Shakti Dawar
    Phone number: +(91)-9998286492
  • Rupa Toy Shop
    Address: Temple Rd, Ambaji,
    Banaskantha, Pin code- 385110,
    Nr Temple Main Gate
    Phone number: +(91)-9974295040
  • Paalika Bazaar
    Address: Bscc Cmplx,
    Shop No.- 23, Ambaji,
    Banaskantha,
    Pin code- 385110,
    Nr Bus Station
    Phone number: +(91)-9429123225
  • New Sirohi Gruh Udhyog
    Address: Purnima Cmplx,
    Aabu Highway, Ambaji,
    Banaskantha,
    Pin code- 385110,
    Nr Manglam Dining Hall
    Phone numbers: +(91)-8128106149,
    +(91)-2749-262918 and 9427645018
  • Laxmi Cosmetic and Gifts
    Address: Ambaji, Banaskantha,
    Pin code- 385110
    Phone numbers: 9824386083
    and +(91)-9898487452
  • Bharat Novelty Stores
    Address: Darbar Bunglow,
    Modivas, Ambaji,
    Banaskantha,
    Pin code- 385110,
    Nr Main Bazaar
    Phone number: +(91)-9824944845
  • Maltami Imitation Store
    Address: Bhavani Cmplx,
    Main Rd, Ambaji,
    Banaskantha,
    Pin code- 385110,
    Abu Highway
    Phone number: +(91)-9724895715
  • Aburaj Handicraft
    Address: VIP Rd, Ambaji,
    Banaskantha,
    Pin code- 385110,
    Behind Bus Stn
    Phone numbers: 9725972556
    and +(91)-9426894163

Garment Shops in Ambaji

Check out the following Garment Shops in Ambaji for purchasing ready-made garments:

  • Gajanand Garments
    Address: Shop Number 13,
    Ambaji, Banaskantha,
    Pin code- 385110,
    Nr Bus Stn
    Phone number: +(91)-8980195670
  • Gayatri Garment
    Address: Shop No.- 18
    Harneshwar Cmplx, Ambaji,
    Banaskantha,
    Pin code- 385110,
    Nr Bus Station
    Phone number: +(91)-9725728593
  • Sree Kartikey Collection
    Address: Main Bazaar Rd,
    Ambaji, Banaskantha,
    Pin code- 385110,
    Opposite Vakilwadi Dharmshala
    Phone number: +(91)-9426108601
  • Goodluck Collection
    Address: Bhavani Cmplx,
    Ambaji, Banaskantha,
    Pin code- 385110,
    Opposite Petrol Pump
    Phone number: +(91)-9737205251
  • Ambika Garment Ambaji
    Address: Street Number- 8,
    Ambaji, Banaskantha,
    Pin code- 385110,
    Behind Bhavani Petrol Pump
    Phone number: +(91)-9724128292

    Shopping in Ambaji
  • Krishna Garments
    Address: Shop Number- 24,
    Bus Stn Rd, Ambaji,
    Banaskantha,
    Pin code- 385110,
    Nr Harneshwar Cmplx
    Phone numbers: 9724910212
    and 9725728637
  • Riddhi Siddhi Selection
    Address: Ambaji,
    Banaskantha,
    Pin code- 385110,
    Khodiyar Chowk,
    Main Bazar
    Phone numbers: 9824076181
    and +(91)-9898137440
  • Ambica Fancy Store
    Address: Main Bazaar,
    Ambaji, Banaskantha,
    Pin code- 385110,
    Nr VIP Rd
    Phone number: +(91)-7498157271
  • Krishna Garment
    Address: Main Bazaar Rd,
    Ambaji, Banaskantha,
    Pin code- 385110,
    Nr Bus Stn
    Phone number: +(91)-9013346758

Services in Ambaji

Ambaji offers the following services to its citizens:

Hospital in Ambaji

  • Cottage General Hospital
    Address: Koteshwar Rd,
    Ambaji, Banaskantha,
    Pin code- 385110,
    Opp Police Station
    Phone numbers: +(91)-2749-262155
    and 262791

Police Station in Ambaji

  • Gaj Dwar Police Station
    Address: Abu Ambaji Highway,
    Ambaji, Banaskantha,
    Pin code- 385110,
    Nr Petrol Pump
    Phone number: +(91)-2749-264599

Water Supplier in Ambaji

  • JAY Shree Mahakali Water Suppliers
    Address: Data Rd, Ambaji,
    Banaskantha, Pin code- 385110,
    Nr Bus Station
    Phone numbers: 9898408948
    and +(91)-9601667297

Transport Services in Ambaji

  • Ashapura Trade & Transport Pvt Ltd
    Address: Ambaji, Banaskantha,
    Pin code- 385110, St. Depot Ambaji
    Phone number: +(91)-9909965188
  • Bhagwati Transport Service
    Address: Himmat Nagar High Way,
    Ambaji, Banaskantha, Pin code- 385110,
    Nr Shakti Dhara Shopping Centre
    Phone numbers: 9898158761
    and +(91)-9427393152

Courier Services in Ambaji

  • The Professional Couriers
    Address: C/O Agarwal Telecom,
    Ambaji, Banaskantha,
    Pin code- 385110, Nr MAC Hotel
    Website Address: www.tpcindia.com
  • Swarnim Gujarat Parsal Seva
    Address: Main Rd, Ambaji,
    Banaskantha, Pin code- 385110,
    Nr Bus Stn
    Phone numbers: +(91)-2749-262161
    and +(91)-9426567239
  • Tirupati Courier Service
    Address: Bscc Cmplx,
    Himmat Nagar Highway,
    Ambaji, Banaskantha,
    Pin code- 385110,
    Nr Bus Stn
    Phone number: +(91)-9879225235
  • Sree Maruti Courier Service Private Ltd.
    Address: Ambaji, Banaskantha,
    Pin code- 385110,
    Opp Mansarowar Kund
    Phone number: +(91)-2749-264807
    Website Address: www.shreemaruticourier.com

Petrol Pumps in Ambaji

  • Gangotri Petroleum
    Address: Ambaji Himmatnagar Hwy,
    Ambaji, Banaskantha,
    Pin code- 385110, Kumbhariya
    Phone number: +(91)-9913305587
  • Bharat Petrols
    Address: Abu Ambaji Highway,
    Ambaji, Banaskantha,
    Pin code- 385110,
    Nr New Petrol Pump
    Phone number: +(91)-9879623771

Banks in Ambaji

  • Bank of Baroda
    Address: Khodiyar Chowk,
    Ambaji, Gujarat,
    Pin code- 385110
  • HDFC Bank ATM
    Address: Opposite Ambaji Gate,
    Poornima Cmplx,
    Main Ambaji-Abu rd Highway
    Opp Main Ambaji Temple Gate,
    Arsuri Society, Ambaji,
    Gujarat, Pin code- 385110
  • State Bank of India
    Address: GJ SH 56,
    Shiv Shakti Society,
    Ambaji, Gujarat,
    Pin code- 385110
  • Dena Bank
    Address: Khodiyar Chowk,
    Ambaji, Gujarat,
    Pin code- 385110

Cinema Hall in Ambaji

  • Dreamland Cinema
    Address: Ambaji, Banaskantha,
    Pin code- 385110, Nr SBI Bank
    Phone numbers: +(91)-2749-211777
    and +(91)-9898250984

Mobile Phone Repair Centers in Ambaji

  • Angel Mobile Shop
    Address: Nr Bhavani Palace,
    Ambaji, Banaskantha,
    Pin code- 385110,
    Bus Stn Rd
    Phone numbers: 8141025077
    and +(91)-9898721872
  • Shree I G Mobile Shop
    Address: Harneshwar Cmplx,
    Main Bazaar, Ambaji,
    Banaskantha, Pin code- 385110,
    Behind Bus Station
    Phone number: +(91)-9898653965
  • Laksh Mobile
    Address: Harneshwer Shopping Center,
    Ambaji, Banaskantha,
    Pin code- 385110
    Phone number: +(91)-9974067693
  • Om SAI Telecom
    Address: Shivbana Cmplx,
    Ambaji Rd, Ambaji,
    Banaskantha,
    Pin code- 385110
    Phone number: +(91)-9909744630
  • S T Mobile Shop
    Address: Main Bazaar Rd,
    Ambaji, Banaskantha,
    Pin code- 385110,
    Nr Bus Station
    Phone number: +(91)-7383356119
  • MA Krupa Mobile Shop
    Address: Khodiyar Chowk,
    Ambaji, Banaskantha,
    Pin code- 385110,
    Opposite Garvi Gujarat Emporium
    Phone number: +(91)-9427309834
  • SAI Nath Mobile Shop
    Address: VIP Highway,
    Ambaji, Banaskantha,
    Pin code- 385110,
    Nr Main Bazaar
    Phone numbers: 9998145539
    and +(91)-9998698738

Chemists in Ambaji

Services in Ambaji

Following are some noteworthy Chemist shops in Ambaji:

  • Krishna Medical Stores
    Address: At and PO Ambaji,
    Ta- Danta, Ambaji,
    Banaskantha,
    Pin code- 385110
    Phone: +(91)-9925632249
  • Ambika Medical Store
    Address: 24 Danta, Ambaji,
    Banaskantha, Pin- 385110,
    Nr Danta Bus Stand
    Phone: +(91)-2748-278541
  • Krishna Medical Store
    Address: 3 Dalal Bhawan Azad Chowk,
    Ambaji, Banaskantha,
    Pin- 385110, Nr Dalal Bhavan
    Phone: +(91)-2748-262990
  • Sri Ambaji Chemist
    Address: Ambaji, Banaskantha,
    Pin- 385110, Below Khambhar
    Bhavan Azad Chowk
    Phone: +(91)-9427645036
  • Umiya Medical Store
    Address: Ambaji, Banaskantha,
    Pin- 385110, Main Bazaar,
    Nr Hotel Akaash Ganga
    Phone: +(91)-9725452888
  • Mahalakshmi Medical
    Address: 12 Khodiyar Chowk,
    Ambaji, Banaskantha,
    Pin- 385110,
    Nr Ambika Restaurant
    Phone: +(91)-9825576242,
    +(91)-2749-264042 and 9427645451
  • Uday Medical Store
    Address: Old Bus Stand Road Danta,
    Ambaji, Banaskantha,
    Pin- 385110,
    Nr Danta Old Bus Stand
    Phone: +(91)-2748-278068
  • Avakar Medical Store
    Address: Old Bus Stand Rd Danta,
    Ambaji, Banaskantha,
    Pin- 385110,
    Nr Danta Old Bus Stand
    Phone: +(91)-2748-278467
  • Sarvoday Medical Store
    Address: 11 Danta, Ambaji,
    Banaskantha, Pin- 385110,
    Nr Danta Old Bus St
    Phone: +(91)-2748-278568
  • Shri K J Medical Store
    Address: Ambaji, Banaskantha,
    Pin- 385110, Main Bazaar,
    Nr Ambika Bhojnalay
    Phone: +(91)-2749-264839

Transportation in Ambaji

Tourists can avail buses from the bus stop of GSRTC (Gujarat State Transport) which links to all the important cities of the country.
  • Address of ST Bus Depot in Ambaji
    Address: Ambaji,
    Banaskantha - 385110
    Phone numbers: +(91)-2749-264532
    and 262141
    Website Address: www.gsrtc.in
Transport in Ambaji

Tourists can avail buses in Ambaji from the following bus station:
  • S.T. Bus Stand
    Address: 23, B S C C Cmplx,
    Ambaji, Banaskantha,
    Pin code- 385110,
    Nr Bus Stand
    Phone number: +(91)-9998953178

By Road

One can take the Himatnagar road to reach the Ambaji town. Himatnagar road is linked with the NH 8(from Mumbai to Delhi). There is one more road which goes through Danta and Palanpur and links with the SH 56 to arrive at Ambaji.

By Rail

The Palanpur rail head is the nearest railway station to Ambaji which is situated 60 kms away from Ambaji. Palanpur rail head is linked to all the major towns and cities of Gujarat as well as to the important cities of India. Another nearby rail head is at Abu Road which is located at a distance of 22 kms from Ambaji.

By Air

Deesa Airport which is located merely 82 kms from the city of Palanpur, is the nearest airport to Ambaji. Another airport which is located close to Ambaji is the Ahmedabad aiport, which lies at a distance of 179 kms from the temple town of Ambaji.

Travel Agents in Ambaji

The tourists visiting Ambaji can get in touch with the following travel agents for an overall safe and smooth journey in and around Ambaji:

  • Gujarat Travels
    Address: Hotel Green Park Rd,
    Ambaji, Banaskantha,
    Pin code- 385110,
    Nr Ambaji Temple
    Phone numbers: +(91)-2749-262245,
    9428521102, 9428521101
    and 9428521103
    Website Address: www.gujarattravels.co.in
  • New Gujarat Travels
    Address: Opposite Bus Stand,
    Abu Highway Rd, Ambaji,
    Banaskantha,
    Pin code- 385110, Ambaji
    Phone numbers: 9974645669
    and +(91)-9904110452
  • Shrinath Travels
    Address: Temple Rd,
    Ambaji, Banaskantha,
    Pin code- 385110,
    Nr Temple Main Gate
    Phone numbers: +(91)-8141650100,
    +(91)-2749-262533/264099
    and 9898471750
    Website Address: www.shrinath.biz
  • Vinayak Travels
    Address: Ambaji Main Bazar,
    Opp Mahadev Temple,
    Ambaji, Banaskantha,
    Pin code- 385110
    Phone numbers: +(91)-2749-262942
    and +(91)-9427391542
  • Eagle Corporation Private Limited
    Address: Ambaji, Banaskantha,
    Pin code- 385110
    Phone number: +(91)-9825157769
  • Abu Darshan(Car Hire)
    Address: Shakti Dwara Rd, Ambaji,
    Banaskantha, Pin code- 385110,
    Nr Green Park Cmpnd
    Phone number: +(91)-9408141462

Fact File of Ambaji

Best Time to visit: July to April
Languages Spoken: Hindi and Gujarati
Currency: Rupees
State Animal: Asiatic Lion
State Bird: Greater Flamingo
State Tree: Banyan


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