Ambaji Tourism

Ambaji tourism attracts bounteous tourists owing to the renowned shrine of Ambaji. Apart from the Ambaji temple there are several other places of attraction in and around the town of Ambaji. Tourists can avail the bus services owned by the Gujarat State transport in order to explore these spots. Car rentals are also available in Ambaji to visit the outstations.

Tourist Spots in Ambaji

Ambaji abounds with a myriad of tourist places within the town as well as in its vicinity. Let’s have a brief insight into the enthralling tourist spots near Ambaji:

Ambaji Temple

Ambaji Tourism

This pious shrine is situated on Arasur Hill of Aravalli Range of mountains in the town of Ambaji. Ambaji temple is a renowned Shakti Peetha among the 51 old Shakti Peethas.of India. There is no idol inside the shrine; however there exists a “Visa Yantra” which has a triangular shape which is revered by the devotees. This shrine is flocked by a large number of devotees during Navratri and at this time a big fair also takes place here. Tourists can also check out the Gabbar Hill which is located close to Ambaji temple and can be accessed via rope way.

Gabbar Hill

Ambaji Tourism

The natives of Ambaji believe that the original seat of Ambe Maa is on the Gabbar Hill which is a small hill situated at a distance of 4 kms from Ambaji. The hillock of Gabbar lies on the border of Rajasthan and Gujarat. Gabbar Hill is positioned at an elevation of approximately 400 meters over the sea level and is stretched over an area of 8 square kilometers. Locals believe that a portion of Devi Sati’s heart fell at this very site. Gabbar Hill brags of a sacred temple which lies beneath a pious Pipal tree and this is the main attraction of this place. One needs to climb up 999 steps to arrive at this temple on the hillock. Tourists can also witness the footprints of Ambe Maa here which depicts that this was the abode of the Goddess Ambaji. A fair is also organized here during the occasion of Bhadarvi Poornima.

Shri Koteshwar Mahadev Temple

Ambaji Tourism

This well-known temple lies at a distance of 8 kilometers from the Ambaji town close to River Saraswati. The temple also possesses a sacred kund. Maharana Pratap constructed this ancient temple. History says that in 1857, at the time of Sepoy Mutiny, Nana Saheb Peshwa used to dwell inside the cave of this revered temple. Sage Valmiki, the famous author of Ramayana, is also believed to have dwelled nearby this temple according to a legend. As per another legend, Lord Shiva was pleased by the faithfulness of Ravana and bestowed him with “Shiva Lingam”. Ravana had dropped the Shiva Lingam at this very site and as a penalty the lingam broke into numerous pieces. Hence, from that time the place is considered as pious and a plethora of pilgrims come here to pay homage to God Shiva. The serene and picturesque environs of the temple mesmerize the tourists.

Kamakshi Mandir


Shri Koteshwar Mahadev Temple

Kamakshi Mandir is situated merely 1 kms away from the Ambaji town. The complex of the temple displays all the fifty one Shakti Peeths of the country. In order to acquaint the devotees of “Shakti” sect with the different embodiments of Goddess Adhya Shakti, all these Shakti Peeths are reconstructed and set up under a single roof.

Kailash Tekari

Ambaji Tourism

Kailash Tekari is situated just 1.9 kms away from Ambaji on Khedbrahma Highway. Tourists can witness the gorgeous “Shivalaya” positioned on the top of this spot. The Shivalaya can be reached by climbing the steps which lead to the top. The splendid stone gate of the Mahadev temple located here was constructed by the temple trustee. The temple and its administrative needs are handled by the trust of Sri Arasuri Abaji Mata Devasthan. The “Kailash Hill Sunset Point” is another attraction of this place. This site serves as a pilgrimage spot as well as an excellent picnic spot.

Balaram Ambaji Wildlife Sanctuary

This famous sanctuary is situated in Gujarat in the district of Banaskantha. It takes just 15 kms to reach this sanctuary from Ambaji town. It was set up on 7th August in the year 1989 by Gujarat Government. The aim of launching this sanctuary was to safeguard, propagate and expand wildlife and its surroundings. The name of the sanctuary is derived from the temples of Balaram and Ambaji respectively which lie in the 2 corners of the sanctuary. The Balaram Ambaji sanctuary brags of several endangered birds and animals like striped hyena, fox, Indian pangolin, sloth bear, blue bull and Indian civet. The region also possesses various therapeutic plants such as gugal, kadaya and musali.

Poshina

Ambaji Tourism

Nestled in the Sabarkantha district, the Poshina village is located only 18 kms away from Ambaji.  The village is inhabited by various tribal communities like Garasias, Rabaris and Bhils. Here one can witness a plethora of tribal temples with a myriad of terracotta horses lined up as offerings to the deity. These horses are crafted by the inhabitants of the nearby villages. Poshina is an abode to numerous local artisans like potters, tribal arrow craftsmen, blacksmiths and silver smiths. Tourists can also explore the abodes of these craftsmen in order to have a glimpse of the tribal culture. A shopping spree can be enjoyed in the local bazaar for various items like terracotta horses, tribal jewelry made of silver and ornate sheathed knives.

The Darbargadh Poshina is a must-visit in Poshina. It was earlier a palace which belonged to the Chalukya realm and it has now been transformed into a heritage hotel. The hotel boasts of many arches and pillars, gardens, giant gateways, a lovely courtyard, a huge dome, terraces and lawns. Poshina is also well-known for the “Chitra Vichitra Fair” which takes place at a nearby village named Gunbhakhari a few weeks after Holi. Here one can also check out the ancient Jain sandstone shrines of Neminath and Parshvanath and an ancient Shiva temple.

Mangalya Van

Ambaji TourismThis charming “Van” or forest is located just 1.5 kilometers away from the Ambaji town and is positioned over the Kailash Hill.  Here one can witness the stunning view of the various water bodies. The famous astrologers think that the saplings, plants and herbs possessed by this forest have astrological importance. Tourists visiting this Van can select plants according to their individual zodiac signs and experience an affirmative change in their lives. 3 plants are allotted to each zodiac sign and they are potted in an area of 18 square meters.

Kumbhariya Jain Temples

Ambaji TourismThese are a cluster of Jain temples that were built around 900 years back. Tourists can explore these temples by covering a distance of just 2.2 kilometers from the Ambaji town in Banaskantha district of Gujarat. These shrines are dedicated to 5 Jain Teerthankaras i.e. Parshvanath, Sambhavanath, Mahavira, Shantinath and Neminath. According to a legend, Seth Vimal Shah was ordered by Goddess Ambika to build 360 Jain shrines. He constructed all the temples but forgot to install the idol of the Goddess; as a result the Goddess destroyed all the 360 temples in fury except these five shrines. Later on Vimal Shah set up the idol of Ambika Mata in the rest 5 temples.

All the temples are north-facing, made of white marble and are engraved with gorgeous statues of deities, musicians and damsels.  The architecture of these Jain temples reflects the Jain culture and they also depict the medieval era.

Accommodation at Ambaji

Following are some of the best places that tourists can check out for accommodation at Ambaji:

  • Iscon Ambe Valley
    Address: Nr. Ambaji Town Gate,
    Himmatnagar Rd, Ambaji
    Contact Person: Mr. Hitesh Sharma
    Phone number : 02749264411
    Email id : hsharma@iscongroup.com
  • Maan Holiday Home
    Address: Opposite Ambaji Mata Mandir,
    B/H. Jain Derasar, Ambaji,
    Pin code- 385110
    Phone numbers: 02749-262800,
    94266 44180 and 93761 79744
    Email id: info@maanholidayhome.com
  • Panchal Bhuvan Ambaji
    Address: Panchal Sheri, Ambaji,
    Banaskantha, Pin code- 385110,
    Nr Ambaji Bus Stand
    Phone numbers: +(91)-2749-262153
    and +(91)-9409267784
  • Hotel Ambaji International
    Address: Himmatnagar Highway,
    Ambaji, Banaskantha,
    Pin code- 385110,
    Nr Ambaji Temple,
    Nr Bus Stop
    Phone numbers: +(91)-2749-264540 or 262240
    and +(91)-9426031588
    Website Address: www.ambajiinternational.com
  • Modi Bhavan
    Address: Ambaji, Banaskantha,
    Pin code- 385110,
    Opposite Bus Stand
    Phone numbers: 9424065560
    and +(91)-9427285115
  • Hotel Krishna Palace
    Address: Khedbrahma Rd,
    Ambaji, Banaskantha,
    Pin code- 385110,
    Opp Choudhary Samaj
    Phone numbers: +(91)-2749-264850/264851,
    9824589835 and  +(91)-9824063382
  • Prajapati Bhuvan
    Address: Holiday Home Rd,
    Ambaji, Banaskantha,
    Pin code- 385110,
    Behind Jain Derasar
    Phone numbers: +(91)-2749-262902
    and +(91)-9429464337
  • Panchal Dharamshala
    Address: Main Bazaar Rd,
    Ambaji, Banaskantha,
    Pin code- 385110,
    Opposite Petrol Pump
    Phone number: +(91)-2749-262342
  • Riddhi Siddhi Hotel
    Address: Nr State Bank,
    Ambaji, Banaskantha,
    Pin code - 385110,
    Opposite Bus Stn
    Phone numbers: +(91)-2749-262118,
    9913726583 and  +(91)-9727620537
  • Sitabaa Sadan
    Address: Himmatnagar Highway,
    Ambaji, Banaskantha,
    Pin code- 385110,
    Opposite Police Stn
    Phone numbers: +(91)-2749-262605
    and  +(91)-9662206626
  • Hotel Mayur Palace
    Address: Himmatnagar Highway,
    Ambaji, Banaskantha,
    Pin code- 385110,
    Nr Somani Marble Art
    Phone numbers: +(91)-2749-262550,
    9725728619 and  +(91)-9898440942
  • Choudhary Vishranti Gruh
    Address: Koteshwar Rd,
    Ambaji, Banaskantha,
    Pin code- 385110,
    Opposite Hospital
    Phone numbers: +(91)-2749-262228
    and +(91)-9879022451
  • Samparn Atithi Gruh
    Address: Panchal Sheri,
    Ambaji, Banaskantha,
    Pin code- 385110,
    Opposite Petrol Pump
    Phone number: +(91)-9429893383
  • Patidar Bhavan
    Address: Holiday Home Rd,
    Ambaji, Banaskantha,
    Pin code- 385110,
    Nr Jain Derasar
    Phone numbers: +(91)-9725121727,
    +(91)-2749-264299 and 9998902673
  • Hotel Sree Shantinath Palace
    Address: Nr Ambaji Temple Shopping Center,
    Nr Jain Derasar, Modi Vas,
    Ambaji, Banaskantha,
    Pin code- 385110
    Phone numbers: +(91)-2749-264004
    and +(91)-9898516200
  • Hotel Akashganga
    Address: Khumbhariya Rd,
    Ambaji, Banaskantha,
    Pin code- 385110,
    Nr Bus Stn
    Phone numbers: +(91)-2749-262764
    and +(91)-9712217356
  • Hotel Ajanta
    Address: Shaktidwar Rd,
    Ambaji, Banaskantha,
    Pin code- 385110,
    Nr Ambaji Temple
    Phone numbers: +(91)-2749-262471,
    9898561477 and +(91)-9824067094
  • Mangalam Guest House
    Address: Ram Nagar Rd,
    Ambaji, Banaskantha,
    Pin code- 385110,
    Nr Bus Stand
    Phone numbers: 9904099340,
    7698953936 and 9429853253
  • Hotel Lion
    Address: Modivas Rd,
    Ambaji, Banaskantha,
    Pin code- 385110,
    Nr Temple Main Gate
    Phone numbers: +(91)-2749-264098,
    9725301444 and +(91)-9824357411
  • Hotel EIlora
    Address: Ambaji Mandir Rd,
    Ambaji, Banaskantha,
    Pin code- 385110,
    Opp Bus Stn
    Phone numbers: +(91)-2749-262327/ 262627
    and +(91)-9974241865
  • Hotel Green Park
    Address: Shakti Dwar Marg,
    Abu Ambaji Highway,
    Ambaji, Banaskantha,
    Pin code- 385110,
    Opp Jain Derasar
    Phone numbers: +(91)-2749-262751,
    9898233644 and +(91)-8141571871
  • Ambica Bhavan
    Address: Shaktidwar Rd,
    Ambaji, Banaskantha,
    Pin code- 385110,
    Nr Ambaji Petrol Pump
    Phone numbers: +(91)-2749-262569
    and +(91)-9427645008
  • Hotel Ambey Residency
    Address: Shaktidwar Rd,
    Ambaji, Banaskantha,
    Pin code- 385110,
    Opposite Ambaji Temple
    Phone numbers: +(91)-2749-264354,
    +(91)-9974542725 and 9998698723
  • Hotel Bhavani Palace
    Address: Aabu Highway,
    Ambaji, Banaskantha,
    Pin code- 385110,
    Nr Bhavani Cmplx
    Phone numbers: +(91)-2749-262425,
    +(91)-9998022091 and 9898164435
  • Sunrise Palace Hotel
    Address: Nr Ambaji Temple,
    Ambaji, Banaskantha,
    Pin code- 385110
    Phone numbers: +(91)-2749-262470,
    +(91)-9898750075 and 8141750075
  • Hotel Apsara
    Address: Bus Station Rd,
    Ambaji, Banaskantha,
    Pin code- 385110,
    Opp Bus Stand
    Phone numbers: +(91)-2749-262180,
    +(91)-8140690608 and 9429420405
  • Hotel Roopalee Palace
    Address: Ambaji, Banaskantha,
    Pin code- 385110, Opp ST Stop,
    Nr SBI, Danta
    Phone numbers: +(91)-2749-262194,
    +(91)-9898516160 and 9429480405
  • Hotel Anand Bhavani Palace
    Address: Ambaji, Banaskantha,
    Pin code- 385110,
    Opp Ambika Bhojnalay,
    Nr Bhavani Petrol Pump
  • Hotel Shakti Palace
    Address: Abu Highway,
    Ambaji, Banaskantha,
    Pin code- 385110,
    Nr Shakti Entry Gate
    Phone number: +(91)-2749-264249
  • Hotel Madhav Inn
    Address: Himat Nagar Highway Rd,
    Ambaji, Banaskantha,
    Pin code- 385110,
    Nr Bus Stn
    Phone numbers: +(91)-2749-262000,
    +(91)-9898175319 and 9712975319
  • Anjali Guest House
    Address: Holiday Home Rd,
    Ambaji, Banaskantha,
    Pin code- 385110,
    Nr Jain Derasar
    Phone numbers: +(91)-2749-291005,
    +(91)-9979331967 and 9099210847
  • Ambica Vishranti Gruh
    Address: Himmat Nagar Highway,
    Ambaji, Banaskantha,
    Pin code- 385110,
    Nr Ambaji Bhojanalay
    Phone number: +(91)-2749-262143
  • Patidar Bhavan
    Address: Holiday Home Rd,
    Ambaji, Banaskantha,
    Pin code- 385110,
    Nr Jain Derasar
    Phone numbers: +(91)-2749-264299,
    +(91)-9725121727 and 9998902673
  • Hotel Sree Shantinath Palace
    Address: Ambaji, Banaskantha,
    Pin code- 385110,
    Nr Ambaji Temple Shopping Center,
    Nr Jain Derasar, Modi Vas
    Phone numbers: +(91)-2749-264004
    and +(91)-9898516200
  • Patan Mochi Samaj Wadi
    Address: Panchal Sheri, Ambaji,
    Banaskantha, Pin code- 385110,
    Nr Jaypur Murti Musium
    Phone: 9879857276
    and +(91)-8128115280
  • Kadiwadi Dharamshala Ambaji
    Address: Shaktidwar Rd,
    Ambaji, Banaskantha,
    Pin code- 385110,
    Nr Green Park Hotel
    Phone: +(91)-2749-262734
    and +(91)-9898772640
  • Sree Limbachiya Dharmshala Trust
    Address: Koteshwar Rd,
    Ambaji, Banaskantha,
    Pin code- 385110,
    Nr Chaudhari Gruh
    Phone: 9624957881
    and +(91)-9978101632
  • Hotel Rajmandir
    Address: Himmatnagar Rd,
    Ambaji, Banaskantha,
    Pin- 385110,
    Opp D K Circle
    Phone: +(91)-2749-262840
    and +(91)-9662481234
    Website Address: www.rajmandirhotel.com
  • Chadotar Sardar Patel Trust
    Address: New Bus Stand Rd,
    Ambaji, Banaskantha,
    Pin- 385110,
    Nr Police Stn
    Phone: +(91)-2749-262229
  • Hotel Payal
    Address: Abu Higway Rd,
    Ambaji, Banaskantha,
    Pin code- 385110,
    Nr Temple Main Gate
    Phone: 9601785001
    and +(91)-9898311707
  • Hotel Greenpark
    Address: Temple Rd,
    Ambaji, Banaskantha,
    Pin code- 385110,
    Nr Temple Main Gate
    Phone: +(91)-9428370718
  • Mansawadi Dharamshala
    Address: Main Bazaar Rd,
    Ambaji, Banaskantha,
    Pin code- 385110,
    Nr Temple Main Gate
    Phone: +(91)-2749-262239
  • Sree Ram Guest House
    Address: Abu Ambaji Highway,
    Ambaji, Banaskantha,
    Pin code- 385110,
    Nr Temple Main Gate
    Phone: +(91)-2749-262440
    and +(91)-9724249979
  • Uma Maiya Dharmashala
    Address: Main Bazaar,
    Ambaji, Banaskantha,
    Pin- 385110,
    Opposite Gram Panchayat
    Phone: +(91)-2749-262322
  • Agravaal Guest House
    Address: Ambaji Highway,
    Ambaji, Banaskantha,
    Pin- 385110,
    Opposite Bus Stand
    Phone: +(91)-2749-262132

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    Nitin h halpati from Bardoli 266 Days ago

    Ame diwali vacation ma ambaji aava mange che to room mali jase

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    HARSHAD PANCHAL from AHMEDABAD 382 Days ago

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