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.
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.
» 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
» 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
» 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.
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.
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
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