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Ambah Morena
Nickname(s): Ambrish Nagari
Ambah Morena is located in Madhya Pradesh
Ambah Morena
Ambah Morena
Location in Madhya Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 26°43′N 78°14′E / 26.71°N 78.23°E / 26.71; 78.23Coordinates: 26°43′N 78°14′E / 26.71°N 78.23°E / 26.71; 78.23
Country  India
State Madhya Pradesh
District Morena
Area rank 1
Population (2011)
 • Total 258,689
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 476111
Telephone code 07538
Vehicle registration MP 06

Ambah is a city and a municipality in Morena district in the state of Madhya Pradesh, India.


Ambah is located at 26°43′N 78°14′E / 26.71°N 78.23°E / 26.71; 78.23.[1] It has an average elevation of 161 metres (528 feet). This area is located near the Chambal Ghat. River Chambal flows very near to Ambah and forms the border between M.P. & U.P. and M.P. & Rajasthan. It is famous for its ancient fort and Kakanmath temple.

Ambah is a well-developed town in Morena District.

Ambah Autonomous PG college of Ambah is known in Chambal Region for its Geography Department and education standards.

The nearest railway station is Morena (33 km from Ambah) which is on the way to Delhi.

Ambah lies on State Highway no. 2 of Madhya Pradesh. It is approximately at the midpoint of Bhind and Morena, two major district centers of Madhya Pradesh.

Satyapraksh shakhwar (SC) of Bahujan Samaj Party(BSP) is the present MLA from Ambah-Porsa Constituency.[2]

It is also known for 'Banjara Kua' which has been built overnight.

The dominant castes of Ambah are Tomar Thakurs (Kshatriyas) and Brahmins.

It was formerly known as Ambrish Nagari.

The famous temple of Lord Shiva named Kakanmath is in Ambah block (it has archaeological importance). This temple was made by Chandela kings.

One of the famous place in Ambah is "kila mohalla". Please visit it.


As of 2011 India census Ambah has a population of 258689. Males constitute 54% of the population and females 46%.[3] Ambah has an average literacy rate of 64%, lower than the national average of 73%; with 72% of the males and 54% of females literate.

Schools and colleges[edit]

Ambah, though a rural town, focuses on education and celebrates a very high educational position among other towns of the Morena district. It has several primary, secondary, and higher secondary schools.

Being a small town, there are many people or students working abroad. Even from the very small villages of this town, some people are working as faculty members in reputed higher educational institutes like as Indian Institute of Technology (IIT).

Ambah Post Graduate College[edit]

Ambah Post Graduate College was established in 1959 as the first academic institution of higher learning in the town. It was given autonomous status in 1989 by the University Grants Commission (UGC) and is approved by the state government and the Jiwaji University, Gwalior in recognition of its performance and its potential. Smt. Indira Gandhi, the then president of congress party and ex-prime minister of India, laid its foundation stone. Since its establishment, the college has played a vital role in providing quality education in the town and the adjacent villages.

A low literacy rate is deceiving in terms of education standards maintained in Ambah. A large number of people of Ambah are working in abroad and many have migrated to major metropolitan cities. The awareness of people about the education diversities astonishes many people.

Girls' education is not restrained and even Post Graduate (PG) College, Ambah has 80% female students.[citation needed]


Ambah is a rural town. The main business in market is basic household stuffs selling. People from Nearby villages come to Ambah to buy groceries for their daily needs.

Ambah has kirana stores, medical stores, garment shops, provisional stores, and many automobile agencies.

Religious status[edit]

Ambah is primarily a Hindu-dominant town. Jainism is prominent enough, along with Islam. Other religions are almost non-existent.

There are hundreds of places of religious importance (mostly Hindu temples and a couple of mosques) in and around Ambah. Mahatma Lochandas Mandir, Jayeshwar Mahadev Mandir (temple), ManshaPoorn Hanumaan Mandir, Heeron wali mata (Goddess of Diamonds) and Badi Masjid (big mosque) are a few. There are five Jain temples in Ambah.

Ambah is part of Tanwarghar and Tomar Rajputs Shakhwar Community (SC) dominates the region, having significant population of Brahmins and Gurjars also.


The only mode of transport to Ambah is by road. The closest railway station is Morena which is around 33 km from Ambah. There are very frequent public transport (mostly private buses/UVs) available between Ambah and Morena. The most prominent city close to Ambah is Gwalior (68 km). Ambah has a distance of around 300 km from New Delhi and the Agra is 120 km away. Means of transport are improving day by day. An open window reservation office has been opened in Ambah so that reservations for trains can be made.shubham transport is the main bus service available for transport.

Health facilities[edit]

Ambah Civil Hospital is a large hospital in Morena district. Many patients from nearby regions and villages come to the hospital daily. Routine camps and vaccine camps are organized throughout the year. The hospital also has a night facility. Several diseases are treated free of cost by the hospital. There are several private hospitals in Ambah, but they are costlier. Patients are always advised to check up in civil hospital.

There are various medical stores located near the civil hospital in Ambah. Every year an Eye Operation Camp is also organized by Red Cross with the help of a local NGO.

Fairs and activities[edit]

During February and March every year, an animal fair is organized by the local municipality. The fair starts about five weeks prior to Holi (the festival of colors) and ends in two weeks.

As this fair ends, starts a fun fair for human beings. This fair is known as Jayeshwar Mahadev Mela (in the name of an ancient Lord Shiva temple). The fair usually starts around three weeks before Holi and ends on the previous evening of the festival. Apart from usual trading and amusement facilities, the municipality arranges for a special event in the evening. The trend so far has been that the last night of the fair gets an orchestra. The orchestra plays through the entire night, until early morning. This evening is considered one of the biggest public gatherings in the town.

In 2015 the fair was visited by Kumar Vishwas, Hindi poet.

The fair is a convergence of all the rural cultures prevailing villages and towns around Ambah. The major plays and drama skits are conducted in the regional language and by regional artists.


Nagar Palika complex is the main market near the civil hospital. Other markets include Sadar Bazar and Joota Wali Gali (shoes market). There are also a few garment shops and kirana shops.


Ambah is the birthplace of Pandit Ram Prasad Bismil, a famous freedom fighter.

Association of charmanvati geographers, Ambah (M.P.), publishes the research journal Charmanvati.ISSN 2277-9892


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