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Introduction

Ujjain is an ancient city of Malwa region in central India, on the eastern bank of the Kshipra River part of the state of Madhya Pradesh.Ujjain, stands glamorously among many other Indian sacred and holy cities. The early history of Ujjain is lost in the midst of antiquity. According to ancient Hindu scriptures it was originally called Avantika. later King Shiva of Avanti commemorating his triumph over the demon king of Tripuri, changed it to Ujjainyini (one who conquers with pride). Ujjain is situated on the right bank of River Shipra. It is a very holy city for the Hindus, a site for the triennial Kumbh mela. There are many great mythological legend about Ujjain city. Apart from mythological legends, the city has a long distinguished history. It was governed by the likes of Vikramaditya and Ashoka. Kalidas wrote his souls stirring poetry here. Today, Ujjain represents an interesting blend of an age old legacy and the modern day lifestyle.

Area 40 sq km
Altitude 491 m above sea level
Temperature Summer-Min.-22.0C,Max.-40.0 C Winter,Min.-10.0C,Max.-26.0C
Language Hindi, English, and local dialects
STD Code 0734
Rainfall 101 cms average yearly
Best Time to Visit September to July

Ujjain MapOther cities map


How to get there

  1. Air :-Nearest Airport Indore (53 km) is connected to Bombay by Indian Airlines Continental Airways also operates flights from Bombay to Indore.
  2. Rail:- Ujjain is an important railway station on the Western Railway network and connected with most of the major cities in India
  3. Road:- Good Motorable roads connect Ujjain with Ahmedabad (402 kms), Bhopal (183 kms), Bombay (655 kms), Delhi (774 kms), Gwalior (451 kms), Indore (53 kms) and Khajuraho (570 kms) etc.

Places to Visit

Mahakaleshwar Bade Ganeshji Ka Mandir Bhartrihari Caves Kaliadeh Palace
Durgadas Ki Chhatri Pir Matsyendranath Harsiddhi Temple Gadkalika
The Vedha Shala (Observatory) Vikram University    

Excursion

Agar Maksi Nagada Mandu
Dewas Ratlam    

Shopping

In the holy city of Ujjain beautifully carved objects such as penholders, glasses, plates, images of gods and goddesses are carved in stone with delicate hues ranging from pale green to rich, creamy brown. These can be bought along with papier-mâché articles, lacquerware, and beadwork from the numerous stalls and shops outside the Mahakal Temple and in the small bazaar at Ujjain.

Accommodation

Hotel Grand Tower Fort Amla Hotel Surana Palace Hotel Shanti Palace
Hotel Anand Palace