Ambala Cantonemnet or Ambala Cantt as it is popularly known is the army area that forms a part of the Ambala district in the state of Haryana. The cantonment area is separated from the main city by a distance of nearly 3 kms, which is why the two sub-areas are also referred to by the name of “Twin City”. The cantonemnet area is one of the oldest army bases in the country and was established by the British in 1843. The district of Ambala is famous for being a major center for the production of surgical and scientific equipments.
Ambala Cantt Railway Station
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The Ambala Cantt Railway station is located at an important junction in the northern region. The railway station serves both Ambala Cantt and Ambala City and is operated by the Northern Railway division of Indian Railways. It is one of the top hundred booking stations across the country and offers the facility of a double bedded AC retiring room along with a six bedded dormitory. Passengers travelling through the region can get food delivered at Ambala Cantt station by ordering from Traveler Food.
Cuisine Of Ambala Cantt
Being located on the northern border of Harayana, just adjacent to the state of Punjab, the cuisine of Ambala Cantt reflects a deep influence of the Punjabi cuisine, along with the traditional Hrayanvi dishes. The focus is on eating healthy, fresh and wholesome food which is prepared without any fuss or ruckus ensuring much simplicity in each dish. People here generally cherish breads made from different types of flours and the vegetarian delicacies of singri ki sabzi and hara cholia and gajar methi are quite popular.
Culture Of Ambala Cantt
Ambala Cantt presents a unique combination of rich Punjabi and Haryanvi culture and the people here are known to be extremely joyous and fun loving. Lohri Ghanghor and Teej are some of the major festivals celebrated in the region. The city comprises of a largely literate population and has several well known educational institutions catering to the academic needs of the youth residing in the region. The area is also the home of some famous personalities including Sushma Swaraj, Juhi Chawla, Parineeti Chopra, Sucheta Kriplani and Amit Gupta to name a few.