Ujjain Tourism

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Old Sari temple very famous and religious

Old Sari temple very famous and religious  Video Review
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Harsiddhi Temple

Shivi N
7th Jan 18

Shri Krishna and Sudama old school

Shri Krishna and Sudama old school  Video Review
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Sandipani Ashram

Savita Tomer
7th Jan 18

A great temple situated on line of cancer

A great temple situated on line of cancer  Video Review
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Mangalnath

Shivi N
7th Jan 18

An Important temple passing over line of cancer

An Important temple passing over line of cancer  Video Review
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Mangalnath

Ashok kumar Tomer
7th Jan 18

Beautiful temple on river bank

Beautiful temple on river bank  Video Review
02:04

Mangalnath

Savita Tomer
7th Jan 18

Beautiful temple dedicated to Bharat maa

Beautiful temple dedicated to Bharat maa  Video Review
01:58

Bharat Mata Mandir

Savita Tomer
7th Jan 18

Krishna temple

Krishna temple  Video Review
02:03

Gopal Temple

Piyushkachchhava
19th Nov 17

Sacred kund made by lord Krishna

Sacred kund made by lord Krishna  Video Review
02:03

Gomti Kund

Savita Tomer
7th Jan 18

An ancient spiritual and religious pond

An ancient spiritual and religious pond  Video Review
01:28

Gomti Kund

Ashok kumar Tomer
7th Jan 18

Krishna sudama's childhood place

Krishna sudama's childhood place  Video Review
01:45

Sandipani Ashram

Ashok kumar Tomer
7th Jan 18

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Reasons to go to Ujjain

1Varanasi is awesome but Ujjain is killer too
Varanasi is awesome but Ujjain is killer too

There are several mythological legends that are associated with the city of Ujjain. Also known as Ujjayini or Avanti, it is an ancient city located in Ujjain District of Madhya Pradesh.  Ujjain is mostly visited for its ancient temples and is the main centre of religious activities. 

HolidayIQ reviewer Ashu Rajput from Gwalior shares,Ujjain, the holy capital of Madhya Pradesh or should I say India. The city is loaded with high number of temples. Perfect for a pilgrimage spot. Otherwise not much of sightseeing available. Food is decent although you might not like if you belong to any southern region of country. Not too many shopping options available but still you can buy some awesome stuff at decent prices. Can visit the city hoping to search spiritualism.”

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2The Land of Gods - Ujjain
The Land of Gods - Ujjain

If you take a truck full of grains and offer one grain in each temple, the grains will run empty but the temples wouldn’t! Every god from Hindu mythology has lived here once!

HolidayIQ traveller Hetal from Delhi shares: “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 the Indian nation.”

Satyanaray Mishra chose Shanti Palace Hotel for his stay, “When I went to Ujjain, I stayed in Shanti Palace and it is near Mahakal Temple. Big size room with especially big washrooms. Also complimentary breakfast. There is no mistake in service.”

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Reviews (179)

Ajit Bangera

Ajit Bangera3.6/5

17 reviews

Jai Shambo- Jai Bholenath . - Ujjain

Must visit destination for every hindu. There are 5 to 6 temples in close proximity so take the help of a local guide and go for the temple. He would charge somewhere between 200- 300 for the 6 temples he will guide you to . The plus point of the guide is majorly to save time which will be spent in searching through the narrow lane, also he will tell you the stories behind the deity and the specific pujas being done . There are some good wholesale rate shops in go pal market where you can do some local shopping . There are eateries at go pal market which are really good and serve tasty food, but be ready for some waiting as these are prepared hot and fresh for you Everyone must visit Ujjain the temple in the city once in their life time it was a awesome experience for me and my family .

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Pradeep Patnaik

Pradeep Patnaik4.3/5

4 reviews

Must visit for devotees

The town is surrounded with no. Of temples. Among all the "Mahakal" a famous temple as it is called a Jostling. Another temple "Kalvairab" is different one where liquors can be offered. Except temples no other remarkable places are there to watch. How ever all should visit there even once in life time.

Recommended Duration in Ujjain

Number of days to spend in Ujjain as recommended by our travellers.

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Ujjain Overview

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.



Photos of Ujjain

Sandipani Ashram, Ujjain

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Krishan gopal Malu

Sandipani Ashram, Ujjain
Kal Bhairava, Ujjain

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Krishan gopal Malu

Kal Bhairava, Ujjain
Harsiddhi Temple, Ujjain

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Jagdish Raval

Harsiddhi Temple, Ujjain
Bade Ganeshji Ka Mandir, Ujjain

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Ananth Pranesh

Bade Ganeshji Ka Mandir

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