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Ujjain Tour

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About Ujjain
Indian pilgrims bathing in sacred Shipra river Lying on the banks of the Shipra river, Ujjain is an ancient city in the state of Madhya Pradesh. Ujjain was famous as Ujjayini in the ancient times. Today the city of Ujjain is one of the seven holy cities of the Hindus and is among the 12 Jyotirlinga shrines in India. The city is situated on the Malwa Plateau in the Central India. Forests of thorny tress like babul and acacia dominate the landscape of the city. The economy of Ujjain mainly depends on agricultural activities. Being a very sacred city of the Hindus, the city of Ujjain has plenty to offer both from historical and religious point of view.

Climate
Ujjain faces extremes of temperature during the summer months. Summers extend from April to June and the temperature touches a maximum of 45 degrees centigrade. Loo(hot winds) blow in summers. November to February are the winter months. Winters remain pleasant and cool. Moderate to heavy rainfall is received during the months of June to September.

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Major Attractions
» Mahakaleshwar Temple - The Mahakaleshwar Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is among the twelve Jyotirlingas in India. In the sanctum above the Mahakal Shrine is kept the idol of Omkareshwara Shiva. Other images of the temple include Ganesh, Parvati, Kartikeya and Shiva's Bull Nandi.

» Bade Ganeshji Ka Mandir - Bade Ganeshji Ka Mandir stands close to the tank near the Mahakaleshwar Temple. The temple enshrines the image of Lord Ganesha.

» Bhartrihari Caves - The Bhartrihari Caves stand on the banks of the river Shipra near the Gadkalika Temple. The caves are the very place where the great scholar-poet Bhartrihari resided and meditated.

Mahakaleshwer Jyotirling temple Ujjain » Observatory - Ujjain had an important place in the fields of Astronomy. And the Observatory is a testimony to that. Built in the 17th century, the observatory has a planetarium and a telescope. The observatory is a must-see place for the visitors of Ujjain.

Shopping -
There are numerous shops and stalls outside the Mahakal Temple. Papier-mache articles, lacquer ware and beadwork can be had at these shops and stalls. Wonderfully carved objects like penholders, glasses, plates and images of Gods and Goddesses can be bought here. The stone carved images with delicate hues can be the best buys of the visitors.

Accommodation -
There are star-rated and medium budget hotel in Ujjain to cater to the needs of the tourists and visitors. Hotel Ashray is located at 77 Dewas Road. The hotel provides amenities like Archies Gallery, Indian, Chinese and South Indian dishes, car parking and elevator, Internet, Ice cream parlour, deluxe rooms etc. The very popular Hotel Shipra stands on the University Road. Hotel Yatrika and Hotel Surana Palace are another accommodation options.

How To Reach -
» Air - Indore(55 km) is the closest airport. It is connected to Bhopal, Mumbai, Delhi and Gwalior.

» Railway - Ujjain railway station stands on the Western Railway line and is linked with all the major cities in the country.

» Road - A fabulous road-network connects Ujjain to cities like Bhopal, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Delhi, Gwalior, Khajuraho, Mandu and Indore.

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