According to Map & Geography of Ambaji, a famous pilgrimage place of Gujarat in India is situated on the border of States of Gujarat and Rajasthan near Abu Road, in the Danta Taluka of Banaskantha District, near the origin of the famous Vedic virgin river SARASWATI, on the hills of Arasur Parvat in Ambica forest , towards south-west side to old hills of Arvalli, at the altitude of about 480 meters, at about 1600 feet high from sea level, having at 8.33 sq km (5 sq. miles area ) area as a whole , is in fact one of the Fifty One (51) ancient Shakti Piths, the main Centre of Cosmic Power in India.
The climate of Ambaji is pleasant never too hot or cold. Sunrise and Sun Set are at about 6-10 am and 6-30 pm respectively, hence Nitya Arti is performed everyday as per Sun Rise & Sun Set times. It is also a pretty good opportunity to enjoy Sun Set from the top of Gabbar. In past Ambaji was occupied by some aboriginal Adivasi tribes, but today it is occupied much with different Gujarati and Rajasthani people. The population of Ambaji is about 15000 as per last census. The average raining in Ambaji is about 30 t0 40 inches per year, so with a view to mitigating any water scarcity in summer, sufficient water supply is arranged from Panchha a near by village, having abundant supply of water, by Local bodies of Ambaji Gram Panchayat.
The Holy Place of Pilgrimage Ambaji is surrounded by hills of Arasur which is very rich with different kinds of minerals and marbles, hence Units of Gujarat Minerals Development Corporation and some private units of Marbles Mines have flourished well in vicinity of Ambaji. Gabbar is just one km away from Ambaji and Kumbharia Jain Temples is also 1 one km away from Ambaji Temple, whereas Koteshwar Temple of Lord Shiva is 5(Five) km away, in the forest area.
As per a survey, nearly 7 to 8 million people come here every year to visit Ambaji and its see-worthy surroundings for pilgrimage as well as for picnic and other purposes.During the period of Bhadrapad Punam, Chaitra Punam, Posh Sud Punam and Navrati, Ambaji experiences a very large and dense rush of the people, pilgrims and visitors every year.
One can reach Ambaji by State Roadways through buses from Ahmedabad and also through Rajasthan Roadways, in as much as Ambaji is just 21 km away from Taluka Centre Danta by road and is just about 50 kms away from Palanpur, the Main City of Banaskantha District. The nearest Railway Station from Ambaji is Abu Road(Rajasthan), just about 20 km away by road. Ambaji can be reached from Khedbhrahma, Danta and Abu Road by State Highways, linked with National High Way. Ambaji is connected with most of the cities of Gujarat & Rajasthan with daily regular and luxurious Bus Services. There are about 100 Dharmashalas for residential purpose and more than 50 private Guest Houses and hostel with all amenities, in the city of Ambaji. Moreover Circuit House, State Government Rest House, District Panchayat Rest House, GMDC Rest House, Forest Bungalow and newly established Holiday Home Jagatjanani Pathikashram and Ambica Vishramgruh , belonging to Shri Arasuri Ambaji Devasthan Trust are also available to the tourist & pilgrims. In Ambaji, there are some branches of the nationalized banks like State Bank of India, Bank of Baroda, Dena Bank and also some branches of District Central Co-Op. Banks too. State Bank of India has also started here ATM facility recently. Ambaji also has a pretty good facilities of email, internet, modernized Post Office, telephone & STD & ISTD Television & Cable Networking.