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Pawar
  • Pawar
  • 2 Reviews

"Ujjain visit was awesome"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
This was a fabulous visit. It is a very beautiful place for worship; we go their for worship. There are many temples in this make it a very religious place. There are nice hotels and you can get good food as well. The experience can be good in....... More
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Raju som kumar
  • Raju som kumar
  • 11 Reviews

"Ujjain Visit."

  • 4/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Ujjain city is full of Babas and tantriks who always satisfy their egos. Life in Ujjain city is very good, but for outsiders it is not good. The city is full of temples every where and mainly devoted to it. There is no industry and other....... More
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Ashish
  • Ashish
  • 3 Reviews

"The most worshipped city"

  • 4/7
  • Posted 4 months ago
One of the biggest centres of hindu religion shaiva sect. Known to be birthplace of tantra vidya. Visiting the temples here give you a, very different feel. A must to see, whether its mahakaal or bhairavnath temple you will be mesmerised. Old....... More
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Ganga
  • Ganga
  • 6 Reviews

"History and devotion at one place"

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted 6 months ago
Good atmosphere. As a historical and devotional place, the feel of the place is really good, but maintenance of the place is really poor. The maintenance of temples should improve to attract travellers. Roads are good with neat facilities........ More
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Sanjay Maheshwari
  • Sanjay Maheshwari
  • Lives in Indore
  • 5 Reviews

"Bhasma Aarti is a sight not to be missed!"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 7 months ago
My whole visit of Ujjain with my family was very nice. I am too happy and lucky that I attand Bhasma aarti of Mahakaal in morning. Convevance facilities from one place to another in Ujjain is very nice. Bus facilities also nice. The area....... More
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Ujjain Info

  • State: Madhya Pradesh
  • Famous for/as: Pilgrimage
  • Altitude: 1610 m
Ujjain, also known as Ujjayini or Avanti, is an ancient city located in Ujjain District of Madhya Pradesh.  Ujjain is mostly visited for its ancient temples and is a main centre of religious activities. Ujjain is located on the bank of the river Shipra and is famous for a site for the triennial Kumbh Mela.

History of Ujjain

There are several mythological legends that are associated with the city of Ujjain. It was once ruled by emperors like Vikramaditya and Asoka while poet Kalidas wrote his poetry here. The mention of the city as a capital of the Avanti kingdom is also found in the Mahabharata.

Ujjain is one of the seven sacred cities of the Hindus and popular for its ancient temples. It is popularly recognised as Shiva’s land and the name of legendary figures like Kalidasa, Ashoka, Brahmagupta, Vikramaditya, Varahamihira etc, are also associated with the city.

People & Culture of Ujjain

Ujjain is a religious town and its culture reflects the same. The biggest festival the city hosts is the Maha Kumbh Mela, held every 12 years, and the next one will take place in 2016. According to mythology, the event is organised when demigods, as advised by Lord Bhrama and Shiva, pray to Lord Vishnu to counter strong and powerful demons. Although the city is steeped in history, locals have embraced modern lifestyle with great ease. The glittering malls and restaurants visible across the city show that Ujjain is an interesting blend of old-world charm and a modern way of life.

Things to do in Ujjain

The most famous temple of Ujjain is Mahakeleshwara temple. This Shiva temple is dedicated to one of the twelve 'Jyotirlingas' in India. The temple is divided into five levels and consists of idols of deities like Omkareshwars Shiva, Ganesh, Parvati, Kartikeya and Shiva's Bull - Nandi. Apart from this temple, there are other temples to visit in Ujjain like Bade Ganeshji ka Mandir, Chintaman Ganesh Temple, Mangalnath, Harsiddhi Temple, Siddhavat, Kaal Bhairava, Gopal Temple, Pir Matsyendranath and Navgraha Mandir.

The Vedha Shala has provided Ujjain a considerable position in the field of astronomy.  This observatory was built by Raja Jai Singh, who was a great scholar. Of many observatories constructed by him throughout India, Ujjain is actively used for astronomical studies. There are other places of interest in Ujjain like Vikram University, famous for its literary and cultural activities. Kalidasa Academy, a study centre of Sanskrit and Sandalwala Building, which is renowned for its architecture are other places to visit.

Food & Shopping in Ujjain

Street food of Ujjain is famous among travellers. Tourists visiting this temple town must try local food items like a locally-made corn snack with ghee, chaats, bhel puri and pani puri. Popular places in the city such as Tower Chowk sell street food. However, there is nothing much to shop in Ujjain. But tourists can still buy souvenirs, tribal jewellery, bamboo products and textiles from local markets.  


Travelling to Ujjain

The nearest airport to Ujjain is Indore Airport, which is 53 kilometres from the city. Ujjain railway station is on the Western Railway and connected to the major cities of India.  Tourists can also reach Ujjain via major cities like Ahmedabad, Bhopal, Delhi, Bombay, Gwalior, Indore and Khajuraho by road. There is a regular bus service from cities like Bhopal, Indore, Gwalior, Kota, etc.

Accommodation options in Ujjain

Tourists can find many hotel options in Ujjain near the city railway station. These are primarily budget hotels and offer basic amenities for tourists. As Ujjain is a pilgrimage town, tourists are advised to book holiday packages in Ujjain to ensure that they have a planned trip before them.

The best time to visit Ujjain is between the months of October to March as the climate of the city is tropical in nature. During the monsoon season, between July and August, the climate is highly humid.

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