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Danta Ambaji

"Home to the Ambe temple"

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Ambaji is a beautiful town located in the state of Gujrat, majorly associated with pilgrimage and religious tourism. The place has numerous beautiful temples, which turn out to be mesmerising architectural specimens. Ambaji is majorly associated with the worship of Goddess Amba, and various temples like the Ambaji Temple are dedicated to her worship.

With places like Gabbar Hills, which is associated with legends of Devi Sati, and Kailash Hill sunset in its proximity, Danta Ambaji ensures to give all its visitors a once in a lifetime experience. The place is not only associated with beautiful places of worships with beliefs as old as the origin of mankind but also depicts the beautiful connect between the gods and nature in the most enthralling way possible. 

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History of the Amabaji Temple

The historic and religion site of Danta Ambaji lies in Gujarat's Banaskantha region. The town houses several ancient Hindu and Jain temples.

Besides, it also sites one of the prominent Shakti Peetas in the country, the Ambaji Temple. Dedicated to Goddess Ambe, also known as Mata Ambe, the Ambaji Temple is said to have been revered since the pre-Vedic era.

Hindu legend has it that this site houses Goddess Sita's heart after her entire body was cut off into 51 pieces through the mighty Shiva Tandav. However, this temple does not enclose any idol but a powerful engraved script that has been worshipped for centuries now. 

Ambaji Temple Architecture

The most sacred Ambaji Temple is a marble finished holy enclosure. Housing a sacred text from the Vedas that is worshipped, this shrine was initially constructed by the Naga Brahmins. The white marble of this temple also hosts cones embellished in gold.

With just a small entrance and no other door, the Ambaji Temple gives way into a silvery door that protects the sanctum sanctorum. Siting impressive architectural niches, the temple also hosts the Chachar Chowk or an open square space for rituals or any other religious ceremonies. 

Suggested Itinerary for Ambaji

A two-day weekend trip will be a convenient travel option for anyone planning a trip to Danta, keeping in mind the number of tourist attractions and the size of the town.

Day 1: Reach Danta in the morning so that you have the time to freshen up and give your day a fresh start. Take the first day to visit the Kailash Hill Sunset and Koteshwar Mahadev Temple, which are located at a distance from the town of Danta. You can also visit the Kamakshidevi Temple in this day, and still have time on your hand to visit the nearby areas. Book a taxi/cab/jeep for the two days stay for a hassle free travel all over the city.

Day 2: Utilise the second day of your trip to visit Gabbar Hills as the visit can be a bit hectic owing to the number of steps you need to climb to reach the temple. After your visit to Gabbar Hills, pay a visit to the Ambe Temple. In the remaining time, you can shop for some exclusive handicraft pieces and Gujrati artwork from the nearby shopping areas at a steal deal.

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How to Reach Ambaji

How to Reach Overview

Ambaji in Gujarat has well-connected roadways, airways and railways. Although the state does not have an airport of its own, Ambaji is still accessible with the nearest Sardar Vallabhbhai International Airport. Located about 180 km from Ambaji, the airport can be reached via a 3.5 to 4-hour drive. 

Danta-Ambaji doesn't house a railway station of its own either. Thus the railhead on Abu Road is the closest, located just about 27 km away. However, the Ambaji Bus Station at Khodiyar Chowk is the only bus station in proximity. A 5-minute walk from here is sufficient to reach the region.

How to reach Ambaji by flight

The nearest Airport to Danta is Ahmedabad's Sardar Vallabhai Patel International Airport, located at a travel distance of approximately 100 km. Regular Bus services, for a price as low as INR 200, and private taxi services operate between the two cities, making the travel convenient, faster and hassle-free.

How to reach Ambaji by road

Regular bus service operates to Danta Ambaji from all the major nearby cities of Gujrat. Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Palanpur, and Gandhinagar are all well connected to Danta through roadways, through the numerous private taxi services and government and private buses, making the travel to Danta an amazing and one in a lifetime experience.

How to reach Ambaji by train

The major nearest railhead to the town of Danta Ambaji is Palanpur, located at a distance of about 40 km. Trains from a few nearby cities and other cities from different states are connected to Palanpur, which one can utilise to plan an efficient travel to Danta.

How to reach Ambaji by waterways

The nearest port to Danta Ambaji is Kandla port, located in the state of Gujrat. Though the port is mostly used for commercial purpose, a few passenger carrying ships also commute to this port. Travelling through the seas can be one thrilling experience for all the adventure enthusiasts out there.

Local transport in Ambaji

Buses are the most preferred means of transportation within the town.

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FAQs on Ambaji

What is famous about Danta ambaji?

A beautiful small town with less population, hence the tourist attractions are not very crowded.

What is not so good about Danta ambaji?

Direct mode of transport to reach Danta is not available and it is only possible to reach the place through the major nearby towns. Also, there is not much variety in tourists spot available for the visitors, it majorly being a religious town.

Who should visit Danta ambaji?

Anyone wanting to escape the hustle bustle of the city and workload for a while, and wanting to explore the faith, beliefs, and culture of the land India is, can pay a visit to Danta for an amazing experience they can behold for a lifetime.

What is the best time to visit Danta ambaji?

The best time to pay a visit to Danta Ambaji is during winters, owing to the moderate temperature range and favourable weather conditions in the area. Other two major seasons can also be picked up for planning a visit to Danta, but one must remember that they come along with slight inconvenience.
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What is the local food in Danta ambaji?

One will find typically vegetarian cuisine here. A Gujarati Thali would consist of Roti, Dal or Kadhi, Rice and Vegetable Curries . You can also relish the Khichdi with Chaas (Buttermilk) . Gujarat is also famous for its mouth watering Snacks including Chakri, Dhokla, Khakra, Fafda, Sev, Khandvi and Khaman . Gujarat is a dry state, so you wouldn't find alcohol here.
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What is the best way to reach Danta ambaji?

Danta is well connected to various places in the country through the modes of major transportation. Various important cities of the state, like Ahmedabad, Palanpur, and Vadodara fall near to Danta and are therefore connected conveniently to this beautiful town. The connectivity of these towns to other places in the country will also ensure smooth travel for all the people planning to visit Danta.
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What are the places near Danta ambaji?

The top places near to Danta ambaji are Udaipur which is 124 km from Danta ambaji, Mount abu which is located 72 km from Danta ambaji, Patan which is located 56 km from Danta ambaji, Palanpur which is located 35 km from Danta ambaji, Ahmedabad which is located 101 km from Danta ambaji

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