Mahakaleshwar Temple


14.7/5(102 Ratings)

Mahakaleshwar Temple Overview

Ranked 1 of 47 sightseeing in Ujjain

The Mahakaleshwar Temple is the most famous temple in the city of Ujjain. This temple of Lord Shiva is devoted to one of the twelve ‘Jyotirlingas’ in India. The temple is built in five levels and decorated with idols of deities like Omkareshwars Shiva, Parvati, Ganesh, Kartikeya and Shiva’s Bull – Nandi. The temple also has a towering ‘shikhara’.

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Sunrise
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  • Food available for purchaseFood available for purchase
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Operating hours

Monday - Friday:
5:00 AM -7:00 PM
5:00 AM -7:00 PM
5:00 AM -7:00 PM
Public Holidays:
5:00 AM -7:00 PM

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Reviews and Ratings

Chitta ranjan dash

Chitta ranjan dash5.0/5

2 reviews

Bhasmarati at Mahakaleshwar Temple was thrilling.

It was a divine experience at UJJAIN and Omkareshwar.Besides the Jyotirlingas,I enjoyed visiting Sandipani Ashram,Kaal Bhairav temple,Mangalnath Temple,Ramghat, Harsiddhi Temple,Ganesh Temple.
  • Bhasmarati at Mahakaleshwar Temple was thrilling.
  • Bhasmarati at Mahakaleshwar Temple was thrilling.
  • Bhasmarati at Mahakaleshwar Temple was thrilling.
  • Bhasmarati at Mahakaleshwar Temple was thrilling.

Jai Dait

Jai Dait4.3/5

34 reviews

One of it's kind.

Mahakaleshwar is one of the twelve jyotirlingas situated in Ujjain on the banks of Kshipra river.It is only south facing shivling of the 12 jyotirlings.
  • One of it's kind.

Nirmal mehra

Nirmal mehra4.3/5

3 reviews

Darshan of a Magical (God Shiva)

If you are visiting as a dharshanarthi then you should planned your travel before reaching Mahakaal temple. Such that If you want to take Bhasma Aarti one should take ticket before one day. Secondly, If you want to take darshan more faster than, there a charge of Rs. 250. Near by Airport is in Indore which is not very far away, you can reach their within one and a half year. Ujjain roads are cleaned, People's of Ujjain & Indore are very supportive, they ready to reply your answer soon, so guys don't hesitate asking questioning about place in Ujjain or nearby. Cheap budget Hotels near by it. You can travel this destination as religious and adventurous. If you are looking for all cheap prices.

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1 review

Must visit once ..

The place is really owesome.Must visit once. The surrounding is totally fabulous and devotiin for lord shiv is damm to high.The temple is so beautiful that you can't just come out from there
  • Must visit once ..
  • Must visit once ..
  • Must visit once ..

Vivek agrawal

Vivek agrawal4.0/5

1 review

Ujjain mahakaleshwar trip

Mahakaleshwar temple is one of the most beautiful and featuring place for both religious and non religious making them envolved. Ujjain is famous being one of most beautiful and very relgious place
  • Ujjain mahakaleshwar trip

Kcalpana Bhushan

Kcalpana Bhushan5.0/5

3 reviews

I am a ever travelling Banjaaran

People say I have a chakra or wheels in my feet. I cant stay at one place for a long time.I love exploring, does not matter its new or old spot. Meeting new faces, getting to know the culture, language,customs, festivals,dress,climate etc oh it gets to me.New destination?Newer Travel plans Try stopping me.......

Mritunjay dayal

Mritunjay dayal3.6/5

4 reviews


Good nice place for pilgrimage and the Dharshan gives good peace of mind here. This place has value as per Hindu mythology and hence its a important place to visit. Overall vey nice to visit . If any senior is there than its better to take a very pass and do the Darshana . The general route will take more than 2 hrs . By vip made the darshan can be made in less than a hour.

Deepak shrivastava

Deepak shrivastava3.6/5

14 reviews

Religious place

Mahakaleshwara Temple is main attraction of Ujjain. But it is very crowded place. Administration is OK. People having jack of VIPs may darshan easily, otherwise it is a tough task. VIPs are taken care and can enter near the idol. Paid darshan has all locker etc facility.

Mukesh sharma

Mukesh sharma5.0/5

13 reviews

One must see Bhasma aarti

Superb place, lot's of temple, 2 days would be fine if you have booked bhasma aarti in advance. No need to bargain in Ujjain auto, hotel and other vendors collect reasonable price for good and service provided.Other nearest place to Ujjain is Omkareshvar and Mumleshwar jyotirling which around 150 km from Ujjain. Taxi innova can be hire for one day by paying Rs 3500.

Karan razdan

Karan razdan5.0/5

6 reviews

The greatest spiritual experience

This temple is a must visit place for Hindus. It is one of the twelve jyotirlings in India. And the evening arti is so powerful that you can actually feel the presence and the power of Lord Shiva. The drums rise to a crescendo and you feel an out of the planet kind of experience.