Ujjain Tourism
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Ujjain Tourism

Ujjain Info

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

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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Ankesh rajput

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  • 4 Reviews
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"Total Divine" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Just Glimpse of Mahala Jostling is sufficient to open door of salvation to your. Whole temple is very mesmerizing and you feel connected to god. There are lots of other temples in the campus of Mahala.
Ujjain as a city is also very nice, Chauhan's Government has given significant attention to the cleanliness and beauty of city, City is crowded yet jam free and neat and clean.
I really like the saffron milk and gajar ka halwa outside Mahala temple :)
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Deepak shrivastava

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  • Deepak shrivastava
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"Religious" new review

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
The Ujjain is specially visits by the Travelers for religious purposes. The main attraction of Ujjain is Mahala Temple. The best season to visit Ujjain is winters in December-January.
Ujjain has many Temples, in which Mahakaleshwar Temple is a must visit place.
The Namkeens of Ujjain are famous eating snacks.
Travelers should visit this place by Train or Flight.
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Nilang patel

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"Must visit place" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
I like mahakal darshan. Must visit and enjoy religious tour also. Bhasma arti is too much good and facilities in temple are good. Also drinking facilities, parking facilities, darshn facilities, Prasad facilities are too good. In my future, I will again visit this temple.
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Karan razdan

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  • Karan razdan
  • 6 Reviews
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"The Temple City of India"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Temples, temples and more temples. Ujjain also qualifies as one of the most peaceful city of India. May be the temples have a lot to do with it. They say that Mahakaal (Shiva) is the king of this town. And when Shiva is king, there can be hardly any crime. It is bound to be calm.
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Madhusudan patki

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  • Madhusudan patki
  • 4 Reviews
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"A best place of visit who want to see Temples and Ashrams"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Overall experience we had I Ujjain was very good. We started our Darshans from Dwarkadhish Go pal Mandir Shri Mahakaleshwar( one of 12 Jyotirlingas) Darshan, although from a distance of 10-15, was comfortable. We have visited Bada Ganapati, Mangalnath Madir, Sandipani Ashram, Kalbhairav Mandir, Bhartruhari Caves .. We had food of Ujjain Special Dal Baffle and Laddu. We have also visited Ram Ghat however did not had holy dip in Shipra River. We have hired Private Car for Local Darshans and Dropping in the evening at Indore. One day experience of Ujjain was very good.
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Jayraj yadav

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  • Jayraj yadav
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"Good location"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Nice hotel good location perfect services confrmtable stay food quality is also nice neat and clean hotel. Heart of the city near railway station only walking distance. Mahala city is very nice will come again for some more days only 5 km Mahala temple good convince area
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Pritvi Kanchi

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  • Lives in Bangalore
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"A Trip to Ujjain"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
I had been to Ujjain by train in the month of October 2016. Ujjain is a must-visit attraction in the tourism circuit of Madhya Pradesh. The must-visit attractions around Ujjain include the Kalideh Palace, Mahakal Temple and the iconic Bhartrihari Caves. The Kalideh Palace is built on the persian style of architecture and is located on the banks of the river Kshipra. This Palace was built in the year 1458 AD by the Mandu Sultan. The Mahakal Temple is located on the banks of the Rudra Sagar Lake of Ujjain. This is one of the 12 jyotirlingas and one of the most famous hindu temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. The Bhartrihari caves stands on the Shipra river. The caves are immortalised through the great works of Nitishatak, Shringarshatak and Vairagyashatak. The few structures located here dates back to the 11th century AD.
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Dinesh kumar raghav

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  • Dinesh kumar raghav
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"Dinesh Kumar Raghav"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Me and my wife was planning to visit Ujjain for very long but was unable to go. Ujjain is home to Mahakaal, Lord Shiva. Mahakaleshwar Temple is one of the most visited Shiv temple in India. Other then Mahakaal, one should also visit Harsiddhi temple, Ram Ghat, Char Dham temple. With lot of budet hotels and good available in Ujjain, you would love this place.
Would like to visit Mahala again with Omkareshwar temple which is 135 Km from Ujjain.
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Rishi Verma

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"Awesome place"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jun 17, 2016
Awesome place to go back and enjoy the place of God Shiva Mahal. The pooja and river journey is awesome and want to go out alone night out with pilgrimage and thousands of temples puja behind river Shipra. Hotel also better but city is awesome no requires to sleep just travel and travel.
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Mohit Bhatia

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"Religious place"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jun 9, 2016
Being related to this place through my maternal side; its always been a great experience visiting this holy place of temples. 1000 nos of temples in one city and that too with different stories make this city a mysterious place. I visited this place again on the occasion of Simhasth in the month of may with my family. Arrangement was too good and handled very well by the police staff. Cleaning was perfect be it eating area or changing area.

Visited Mahala temple and waited for almost 5 hours just for a 1 sec view of god.

You can go to Ujjain in any season and visit all the famous temples in 2-3 days. Visit Freeganj to see the oldest clock tower of this city. Freeganj is the mini chopati or the happening eating place where you can find all types of food items.
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