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Ramgarh - The town of Ramgarh was founded by the powerful Poddar merchant family in 1791. It had been one of the richest towns till the end of the 19th century. The Shani Temple of the Saturday God has delicately painted frescoes with marvellous cenotaphs of the Poddars have exquisitely painted ceilings.
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Ramgarh, Rajasthan

Ambala also spelt as 'Umbala' is located in the northeastern state of Haryana, just east of the Ghaggar River. It is widely believed that Ambala; the meeting point of the hills and plains was founded in the 14th century by one Amba Rajput. A major grain, cotton and sugar trade centre, Ambala is a major pilgrim centre for the Sikhs and is known basically for its shrines.

One of India's largest military cantonments, which also houses a commercial centre and an airfield, lies 4 miles southeast. Economically important industries include cotton ginning, flour milling, food processing, and various manufactures. Cloth weaving and bamboo-furniture making are important handicrafts

Prime Attractions of Ramgarh

Poddar Havelis
The magnificent 'havelis' or mansions, built by the founders of Ramgarh are noteworthy for their architecture. Located near Churu Gate, the havelis are worth checking out.
Ramgopal Poddar Chhatri
The dome of the Poddar cenotaph carries exquisitely painted scenes from the Ramayana. The ceilings of the cenotaph are remarkable for their captivating paintings.
Shaniji Temple
The temple dedicated to the Saturn God has delicate and splendid frescoes that are devotedly painted. Also worth seeing are the Ganga Temple, Tara Chand Ghanshyam Das Poddar Haveli, Baij Nath Ruia Haveli and Bagaria Haveli that add interest to the town.

Excursions from Ramgarh


It is one of the most imposing forts in the Shekhawati region, commanding a bird¿s eye view of the town modelled to resemble the city plan of Jaipur.

General Information - Ramgarh

Founded By
city. According to one, the town gets its name from one Amba Rajput, who founded this city way back in the 14th century
Evolution/ Origin
Ambala, laid out in a grid fashion, became a large British cantonment in 1843 AD. The town is called Ambala City while this cantonment area is known as Ambala Cantt. The cantonment was established after another one at Karnal was abandoned in 1841 due to a massive spread of malaria.
Further Development
Even before 1947, the district had some big factories. Today the city is the district headquarters and the centre of a booming manufacturing industry, especially that of scientific instruments. The place has the biggest natural lakes of Haryana and is truly an angler's paradise. You could spend a lazy day kiosk angling or boating

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