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Ujjain is the largest city in the Ujjain state of Madhya Pradesh and one of the holiest cities of India. It is located on the eastern bank of Shipra river of Malwa region and known as the “Temple City.” It has a number of small and big temples, several old and new temples. The place is an important city for Hindu devotees and a significant religious place in India.

Ujjain, India, is one of the most significant places for Kumbh Mela and you can’t miss this glorious city and the place is immense with the wealth in terms of religion, architecture, and education hub. It is a major point of attraction for a large number of tourists.

Places to visit in Ujjain

Mahakaleshwar Temple

This temple has been specifically dedicated to the Lord Shiva. Moreover, it is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas and has been designed in quite an intricate manner. 

Kal Bhairava Temple

The Kal Bhairava Temple is considered as a manifestation of Lord Shiva. This temple is also related to the Tantra cult. This place is also related to black magic. 

Sun Temple, Gwalior

The Sun Temple is considered as a spiritual and architectural wonder which is worth exploring for the tourists. Undoubtedly, it is quite an interesting amalgamation of history and traditions.

Also Read: The Great war of Mahabharata happened for the throne of this city

Things to do in Ujjain

Visit Sandipani Ashram

The Sandipani Ashram is one such place which offers an amazing spiritual charm. It is located at a distance of around 2 km from Ujjain. The mythological value of this place is quite full of its charm. Thus, visiting this tourist spot in Ujjain becomes a must for the tourists and travellers alike.

Visit Kaliadeh Palace

The Kaliadeh Palace is quite an interesting place which you should absolutely visit. Why? The reason being that it is quite a great place to visit is owing to its historical significance. It was constructed in the year 1458 AD.  

Visit Jantar Mantar, Ujjain

Established in the 17th century this place has always helped the Hindu scholars and the even the astrologers with their studies.  

Events and festivals in & around Ujjain

Ujjain Simhastha

It is basically a great bathing festival which is celebrated after a period of 12 years. Moreover, the people here also take a dip into the Shipra river believing that it will help them get rid of their sins. 

All India Kalidas Samaroh

This is basically a seven-day long festival which celebrates many cultural and art performances which are a tribute to the famous poet Kalidas.

Maha Shivaratri

It is on the day of the Maha Shivaratri that processions are carried out in the city and one can see a huge number of devotees in the procession as well.

Best time to visit in Ujjain

The months from October to March are the best time to visit Ujjain. 

How to reach Ujjain? 

Ujjain is connected with rail and roads, however, there is no airport available in the city and the nearest airport is located in Indore and it is just 52 km. away from Ujjain.

Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh, is connected with all major cities of India and one can take a train from Bhopal, Bombay, New Delhi, and Bangalore.

The city is well-connected to the roads; NH-3 connects Ujjain from Indore and Indore is also connected by Agra-Mumbai National Highway and to the rest of India. You can roam around the city from Nagda that is 50 km away from Ujjain.

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