Ujjain draws visitors mainly for its famous Hindu shrines and the ghats or stone steps that lead down to the Shipra River. In fact Ujjain is one of the 4 sites to host the Kumbh Mela.

The Kumbh Mela is the largest religious gathering in the world. Every 12 years when the planets are aligned in a certain manner millions of Hindus come together to take a dip in the holy Shipra.

What to see

Bade Ganeshji Ka mandir, Bhartrihari Caves, Chintaman Ganesh Temple, Durgadas Ki Chatri, Four Gates, Gadkalika, Gopal Mandir, Harsiddhi Temple, Kal Bhairava Temple, Kalideh Palace, Kalidas Academy, Mahakaleshwar Temple, Mangalnath, Navagarah Mandir, Pir Matsyendranath, Sandipani Ashram, Siddhavat, Veda Shala, Vikram Kirti Mandir and Vikram University.

Getting There

Air: The nearest airport is Indore 53 Km connected by Indian Airlines with Bhopal, Delhi, Gwalior and Mumbai.

Rail: Ujjain on the Western Railway, is connected with important cities and towns.

Road: Motorable roads connect Ujjain with Ahmedabad 402 Km, Bhopal 183 Km, Delhi 774 Km, Gwalior 451 Km, Indore 53 Km, Khajuraho 570 Km and Mumbai 655 Km.

General information

Area: 14 Sq.Km Temperature: Summer - Max: 40 Deg. C Mim: 28 Deg. C Winter - Max: 20 Deg.C Min: 10 Deg. C Altitude: 492 meters Season: September to March STD Code: 0734

Excursions

Maksi (30 Km): Famous for Jain Temples; Devas (37 Km): Famous for it’s hill-top temple of Devi Chamunda; Nagda (60 Km): An industrial town with ancient temples; Agar (66 Km): An ancient archaeological site; Sailana (126 Km): 21 Km from Ratlam, it is famous for it’s cactus garden with over 1,200 species of cacti, perhaps the largest collection in Asia. Mandsaur (189 km): 84 Km from Ratlam, t is famous for the Ashtamukhi Pashupatinath Temple