Locally known as Pambaran, Ambaran is said to have been founded by the Dhar Ujjain dynasty's Amba Jagdev Pawar. It was named Ambari after the family deity Amba, one of the names of the goddess Durga. Ambaran is one of the significant Buddhist sites of North India. It is the eighth place in the world where relics of Buddha have been found. An important Buddhist centre between the first and seventh centuries B.C. Excavations have unearthed terracotta figures, small sculptures, pottery, and burnt brick structures dating back to four different periods of human settlements in the area—the pre-Kushana period, the Kushana period, the Post- Kushana (Gupta) period and the Post Gupta period. For history buffs, a visit to Ambaran's imposing forts is essential. These magnificent structures serve as silent witnesses to the region's turbulent history, providing glimpses into the lives of the kings and warriors who once ruled these lands. Alternatively, for a more leisurely experience, travellers can take a stroll along the tranquil riverside, where you can see colourful birds and lush vegetation.

  • Best Time to Visit: October to March (In Summers the place can be explored in the morning or evening)
  • Ideal Duration: 1 to 2 hours
  • Distance From Airport: The nearest airport is in Jammu which is approximately 27 kms away.
  • Distance From Railway Station: The nearest railway station is in Jammu which is approximately 29 kms away.
  • Distance From Road: It is situated 28 kms away from the main town of Jammu.
  • Travel Tips: Explore historical sites, hiking and cultural immersion.
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