Ambur is a town and a municipality in the Vellore district of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is located at 12.780200°N 78.717700°E, about 190 kilometers (120 miles) north of the state capital, Chennai.
Ambur has a long history dating back to the Sangam era. The town is mentioned in several ancient Tamil texts, including the Sangam literature. The town was once a major trading center and was also a major military base.
Ambur is located on the banks of the Palar River, a tributary of the Krishna River. The town is located in a hilly region with an average elevation of 346 meters (1,135 feet) above sea level.
According to the 2011 Indian census, Ambur had a population of 122,804 people. The majority of the population is Hindu, with a small minority of Muslims and Christians. The town is multilingual, with Tamil being the official language and the most widely spoken language. Telugu, Kannada, and Urdu are also spoken by significant minorities.
Ambur’s economy is based on agriculture, tourism, and manufacturing. The town is known for its rice, sugarcane, and banana crops. Ambur is also a popular tourist destination due to its natural beauty and its temples. The town is also home to a number of small-scale industries, including textile mills, food processing plants, and engineering firms.
Ambur has a number of schools and colleges. The town is home to the Ambur Government Arts College, which is affiliated with the University of Madras.
Ambur has a rich culture and heritage. The town is home to a number of temples, festivals, and traditions. The town is also known for its handicrafts, which include pottery, weaving, and wood carving.
Ambur is a popular tourist destination due to its natural beauty and its temples. The town is home to a number of waterfalls, including the Ambur Falls, the Ariyamangalam Falls, and the Kottakudi Falls. Ambur is also home to a number of temples, including the Ambur Murugan Temple, the Ambur Shiva Temple, and the Ambur Amman Temple.
Ambur is well-connected by road and rail. The town is situated on the National Highway NH7, which connects Chennai to Kanyakumari. Ambur also has a railway station on the Chennai-Tuticorin line.