|— city —|
|Grand Trunk Road, at Ambala Cantonment, during British Raj|
|• Body||AMBALA MUNICIPAL CORPORATION, Cantonment board ambala.|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Vehicle registration||HR 01, HR 37|
Ambala Cantonment is a cantonment town in Ambala district in the state of Haryana, India. It is next to Ambala and is on the Grand Trunk Road. It is some 200 kilometres north of Delhi and 50 km south from Chandigarh.It is a major market for scientific products for school and colleges.The city is famous for producing great acamedicians.
The Cantonment is from the British times as it lies at an important junction, from here one can take the road North to Chandigarh and onwards to Simla, or turn East towards Uttar Pradesh, or go west to Ludhiana, and onwards to Jalandhar and Amritsar - Lahore. It has a lot of colonial bungalows and wide tree lined roads typical of British Cantonements in the subcontinent. It also gets a mention in the Rudyard Kipling book Kim. The formation sign of Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh Area (earlier Punjab Area) located here (a Taurus on a Red background) is a theme in the book. The formation sign still exists for an Indian Army formation in Shimla with some units affiliated to it still using the sign in Ambala.
The railway station is a prominent junction and is located on the Grand Trunk Road. Just across the railway station is the bus stand.
As of 2011[update] India census, Ambala Cantonment had a population of 1,136,784,. Males constitute 61% of the population and females 39%. Ambala Cantonment has an average literacy rate of 82.9%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with 64% of the males and 36% of females literate. 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.
Visitor attractions 
- Gurudwara Lakhnaur Sahib
- Hathi Khana Shiv Mandir
- Holy Redeemer Church
- Saint Paul’s Church
- Indira Park
- Christian Cemetery
- Raja Ka Talab
- Rani Ka Talab
- Kharga Golf Club
- "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.