Ambur is a town and state Assembly Constituency in the Vellore District of Tamil Nadu, India. It is located on the banks of the Palar River on the Chennai-Bangalore National Highway.
Ambur is home to a major part of India's leather industry thus earning it the nickname Leather City and making it one of the top exporter of finished and unfinished leather goods (such as shoes, garments and gloves) in the country. Due to this, the leather industry occupies a pride of place in the industrial map of Tamil Nadu and makes it enjoy a leading position in nation's export. A majority of the local population is well educated and skilled in all technology.
It is also known for Biryani, a tasty rice dish ; varieties of chicken dishes ; non-vegetarian curries, etc.,
Sweet dishes like Gulab Jamun, Boondhi,Gajar ka halwa and Mutanjan, a dessert in Muslim weddings after the feast have become popular since the reign of Nawabs of Arcot
Ambur has been recognized as 'Town of Export Excellence' for leather products by Government of India. "Ambur Trade Centre" has been constructed with financial contribution from Indian government and the leather industry which provides a platform for holding international exhibitions, conferences, workshops,[AEDOL and Leather Testing Services TUV has their Sample Collection office at this premises.