Ujjain Tourism
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Ujjain Tourism

Ujjain Info

  • State: Madhya Pradesh
  • Famous for/as: Pilgrimage
  • Altitude: 1610 m

History of Ujjain

Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh is an ancient city and holds great historical importance. In earlier times, it was the capital of ancient Avanti Empire. Ujjain was also home to the Great Ashoka who at that period was the viceroy of the Western Province of the Maurya Empire.

The City of Ujjain is situated on the banks of Kshipra River and the Maha Kumbh Mela is hosted in this city in every 12 years.

People and Culture of Ujjain

Being one of the holiest cities of India and a popular pilgrimage centre, Ujjain is home to many Hindu temples. All year round, the city is swarming with pilgrims and tourists from all over the country. Even because of the Kumbh Mela, the city in every 12 years is buzzing with visitors and pilgrims.

Although a large part of the population consists of Hindus, there are people from different castes like Muslims, Jains, Parsees and Sikhs who co-exist. MahaShivratri is the main festival here, although Diwali, Holi, Dusshera, Nag Panchmi and other festivals are also celebrated with full swing.

Things to Do in Ujjain

Ujjain is abode to many historical places. From the list of places to see in Ujjain, one must definitely visit the Mahakaleshwar Temple. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas in India. Another of the ideal Ujjain tourist places is the Kal Bhairava. Situated on the banks of River Shipra, Kal Bhairava is among the eight bhairavas of the Shaivites. This temple is one of the popular Ujjain attractions. Harsiddhi Temple is dedicated to Goddess Harsiddhi and the temple was restructured during the Maratha Period. This temple is indeed one of the Ujjain places to visit. Jantar Mantar and Bhartrihari Caves are the other two places to visit in Ujjain.

Food and Shopping in Ujjain

Ujjain is famous for its Malwa Cuisine. Bhutta ri kees, Chakki ri saag, Baati, Bafla and a wide assortment of namkeens are a must try in Ujjain. Things to do in Ujjain is only complete if you indulge in some mouth watering snacks like aaloo kachori, khaman, gathiya, dehania-chivda, dal kachori and many more.

Apart from sightseeing in Ujjain and eating the local cuisines, one can also indulge in some shopping. Handicrafts and Artefacts are famous in Ujjain. Markets in Jawahar Nagar, Gopal Mandir Marg are famous for these items. One can also shop in the markets outside Mahakaleshwar Temple.

Accommodation in Ujjain

People who are wondering how to reach Ujjain can opt to travel to Ujjain by bus, taxis and trains. Ujjain has no dearth in terms of accommodation as well. You can get a place to stay according to your budget and comfort. From guest houses, to budget hotels to luxurious hotels, Ujjain has it all. There are many hotels in Ujjain which provide world class facilities at a budget friendly price and are in close proximity to major tourist places. One must make an itinerary of Ujjain sightseeing and book a hotel in advance before starting Ujjain tour. Plan a trip to Ujjain early this season.



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Vinod bedia

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  • Lives in Nagpur
  • 7 Reviews
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"A holy & religious place" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Ujjain is very holy & religious place to visit. Arrangement at Mahakal Temple & Singhast Mahakumbh & Holy dip in Shipra River are excellent. Govt has made very nice arrangement. Stay arrangement at Hotel Atlas Palace was very poor & pathetic. It was very bitter experience of life. We will never stay there nor recommend any of my friend.
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Vijay mehra

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  • 1 Review
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"Good to visit in off-season"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Good place to visit in offseason, good many temples to visit, to have a peace of mind and relaxation stay in a good hotel in Ujjain. Mahakal Temple is too good for darshan and Bhairav Mandir also a must to see and from airport it just takes 45 minutes drive to Ujjain.
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Abhinav Kumar

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  • Abhinav Kumar
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 82 photos
  • 40 Reviews
  •  6 helpful votes
  •  6696 readers

"Religious place"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
It was the occasion of Shivratri, from few months back I was looking for a Shivratri tour and I booked for Ujjain. Though I had to travel alone but later my friend agreed to join me. We reached Ujjain Railway Station around 10:30 am, nice sunny weather moderate temperature we were on tees so comfortable with the weather. We took rickshaw to our guest house which was located at Ramghat Road. First day we covered all nearby temple which we could do by walking Mahakaleshwar Temple, Harsiddhi Temple, Ramghat (enjoyed boating in Kshipra). I found this city semi developed though the preparations are on speed for Singhasth 2016. People are good and helpful local foods are awesome. Do take some local namkeens and enjoy Fariyali khichdi and mouthwatering poha-jalebi. On 2nd day of our stay we covered almost all famous places like Gadhkalika mandir, Kalbhairav temple, Bhartrihari Caves, Mangal mandir and Sandipani Ashram etc. We hired a auto rickshaw who helped us to understand all the destinations along with their relevance.
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Anurag Saraswat

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  • Anurag Saraswat
  • Lives in Noida
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  • 18 Reviews
  •  46 helpful votes
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"Religious visit"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
I visited Ujjain on 12 march 2016. City called Jai Mahaakal city. Everywhere you can find bam bhole voice. Clean and well managed roads. Easy to travel in a city. I reached Ujjain at 4 am in morning from Delhi after that I reach Shipra river ghat for Snaan(bath). Water in Shipra river in not much clear as like Ganga river in Haridwar but many peoples use it for bath because there is always spiritual power exist everywhere in this religious places. Near by place to visit Mahakaleshwar temple, Ram Ghat at Shipra river and many more.
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Atul Singh

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  • Atul Singh
  • Lives in Dewas
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  • 2 Reviews
  •  624 readers

"Ancient place to go"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
It has many ancient temple to see. It is a nice place. This city is a house of temple. In Ujjain mahakal temple is very famous. This place tells about the culture of an India. It is good for family travel. It shows about Indian tradition. It is a really a good place.
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Naveen singh

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  • Naveen singh
  • Lives in New Delhi
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  • 13 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
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"Nice place to visit"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
As Ujjain is famous for Lord Shiva and one of the famous & holy place in India. Every person should visit here. I visited Mahaleswar Temple only its hardly 1. 5km from Ujjain railway station. Local shops are good and nice. Nothing much to bargain there. Food was good. Lovely trip at last.
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Neeraj Singh

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  • Neeraj Singh
  • Lives in Ujjain
  • 1 Review
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"Best experience ever in my life"

  • 3.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
All the thinks are very existing and full of joy. I enjoy each and every moment of my trip. The temple was so huge and the climate was very good. The rooms of hotel was awesome. My guide was great and the hill at the top of the mountain was the best place to see. The full city in one view.
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Hari kishan

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  • Hari kishan
  • Lives in Vijayawada
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  • 6 Reviews
  •  960 readers

"Overall a nice experience"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
It was a very trip and had a great time. We had a plan of only three days and so unable to cover some important places and was on the go for most of the time. During the trip we covered Ujjaini, Omkareshwar, Mamaleshwar, Mandu Fort, Indore Khazarana Ganesh Temple, Sanchi.
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Rakesh Mishra

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  • Rakesh Mishra
  • Lives in Sidhi
  • 1 Review
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"Great to be here"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jan 15, 2016
The environment of Ujjain before the great occasion Simhastha is quite charming, the devotees are enthusiastic to attend the great occasion. The people of Ujjain are very helpful, they tried their best to ease the travellers and make full support to them.
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Hetal

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  • Hetal
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 1 Review
  •  490 readers

"Good destination"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jan 10, 2016
Situated on the right bank of the holy river Kshipra, the eternal city Ujjayini has been narrated as the navel center (Manipura lotus) of the cultural identity of Indian nation. It ranks among those seven ancient Puris of India which are regarded as the bestower of deliverance (moksha). The meridian of the ancient world named Yattara was supposed to pass through place.
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