About Ujjain

Ujjain is a primitive city of Madhya Pradesh, which was one of the earliest urban settlements around 700 BCE. Ancient history traces the empire of Chandragupta Maurya in the 4th century BCE. Later, King Ashoka ruled the place and his children went on to preach Buddhism in modern Sri Lanka. Today, Ujjain is one of the holiest places in India attracting pilgrims from all over. If you have not yet visited Ujjain, you must book your tickets through Redbus and do apply your Redbus offers for their existing offers. It will help you to save your money. Best time to visit Ujjain is between October to March, as that time the weather is soothing and breezy.

Why Go There: Pilgrimage
Ideal For: Friends | Family
Trivia: The city lies on the banks of river Shipra
Things to Bring Back: Handicrafts, Tribal metal wares, bamboo articles, pottery
Best Time to Visit: October – March

Ujjain is a holy place, there are numerous temples. You must visit some of these mentioned below:

10. Mahakaleshwar Temple

This temple dedicated to Lord Shiva holds special importance as it is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas in the country. A huge fair is held here during Maha Shivratri.

Distance: 2.4 km from city center
Time required: 1 – 2 hours

Many temples are there, some other temples that you should visit are listed below:

  • Kal Bhairava Temple
  • Harsiddhi Temple
  • Chintaman Ganesh Temple
  • Chaubis Khamba Temple
  • Ram Mandir
  • Gopal Mandir

9. Sandipani Ashram

Sandipani was the guru of Lord Krishna. It is believed that Lord Krishna brought water from the Ganges for his guru to accept him as this disciple. This is the place where Lord Krishna used to write tablets and work towards being a good disciple. This ashram houses Guru Sandipani’s shrine and has two temples dedicated to Lord Shiva.

Distance: 5.1 km from city center
Time required: 1 hour

8. Gomti Kund

Gomti Kund is a holy water tank near the Sandipani Ashram. Legend tells a tale that Lord Krishna brought waters from all holy rivers from his pilgrimage sites here so that his guru could perform daily rituals.

Distance: 5.1 km from city center
Time required: Less than an hour

7. Ram Ghat

There are several ghats on the banks of river Shipra, Ram ghat is one of them which is the most revered ghat. It is located near the Harsiddhi Temple and is and is visited by flocks of people during the Kumbh Mela.

Distance: 4.2 km from city center
Time required: Less than an hour

6. Jantar Mantar

Jantar Mantar or the Ved Shala is the oldest of the five observatories made in the 17th century by Maharaja Jai Singh. This place was used to collect data by astronomical calculations and it continues to be an attraction for scholars, astronomers and tourists alike.

Distance: 2.2 km from city center
Time required: Less than an hour

5. Bhartrihari Caves

 Bhartihari caves, on the banks of river Shipra are dedicated to Sage Bhartrihari. It is said that the sage used to meditate and reside here. They date back to the 11th century AD and attract many visitors all around the year. Sage Bhartrihari is also known for his poems and Sanskrti verses. Some of his most famous works are Shringarshatak, Vairagyashatak and Nitishatak.

Distance: 3.6 km from city center
Time required: 1 hour

4. Kaliadeh Palace

The Kaliadeh Palace was built by the Sultan of Mandu in 1448 AD. It exemplifies Persian architecture and inscriptions from Emperor Akbar and Jehangir’s visits. This historical landmark of Ujjain was recorded as temple of the Sun with two tanks namely Surya and Brahma Kund. It was destroyed in the Pindari war but was restored by Raja Madho Rao Scindia of Gwalior in 1920.

Distance: 11.3 km from city center
Time required: 1 hour

3. Pir Matsyendranath

This place is dedicated to a leader of the Natha sect of Saivism – Matsyendranath. It attracts Muslims and followers of the Natha sect both. Excavations at this site brought out some antiquities that date back to the 6th and 7th century BCE.

Distance: 6.2 km from city center
Time required: 1 hour

2. Rumi ka Makbara

Rumi ka Maqbara is the tomb Maulana Rumi built in the 17th century and is conserved by the state. This age-old tomb is famous for its hexagonal structure and history.

Distance: 3.2 km from city center
Time required: 1 hour

1. Kalidasa Academy

This Akademi was established to study and explore Kalidasa’s literature not only academically but also the interdisciplinary angles of impact. The place covers an area of 3374 hectares with its own beautiful natural pond. It also hosts various art competitions, fairs and festivals.

Distance: 2 km from city center
Time required: 1.5 hours

There are lots of things which you should definitely do on your Ujjain trip

Things to do in Ujjain

2. Visit the Ram Ghat for a spiritual evening aarti

Ram Ghat holds an evening aarti on the banks of river Shipra. You can take a dip in the water, sing prayers and enjoy the sight of amber glowing lamps. During Kumbh Mela, the site gets even more visitors.

1. Shop

A little bit of retail therapy never hurt anyone. Try getting your hands on some beaded and lacquer items. Look for tribal metal work, pottery and bamboo items as well.

Places to Visit Near Ujjain

  • Indore
  • Mandu
  • Maheswar
  • Omkareshwar
  • Pachmarhi 

How to Reach Ujjain

Nearest Airport: Ujjain Airport, Devi Ahilyabai Holkar International Airport

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Nearest Railway Station: Ujjain Junction

Nearest Bus Stops: Ujjain Bus Stand, Nanakheda Bus Stand, Shaheed Raja Bhau Mahakal Bus Stand

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Where to stay in Ujjain?

Hotel Mittal Avenue | Kalpana Palace | Hotel Atharva | Anjushree

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