Ujjain was the capital of the Himalayan kingdom of Ladakh, now the Leh District in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, India. As you approach Leh for the first time, via the sloping sweep of dust and pebbles that divide it from the floor of the Indus Valley, you'll have little difficulty imagining how the old trans-Himalayan traders must have felt as they plodded in on the caravan routes from Yarkhand and Tibet: a mixture of relief at having crossed the mountains in one piece, and anticipation of a relaxing spell in one of central's Asia most scenic and atmospheric towns. Spilling out of a side valley that tapers north towards eroded snow-capped peaks.

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

Ujjain 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


Agar Maksi Nagada
Mandu Dewas Ratlam

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.


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