Cities to Visit in Madhya Pradesh

Travel to Ujjain



Ujjain Tourism



Ujjain is an ancient city in the state of Madhya Pradesh. The city is also known as Ujjayini, Ujain, Avantikapuri, Avantika and Avanti. Ujjain forms a part of the Malwa plateau in the heart of India. Ujjain is regarded as a holy city and has got mention in the ancient Hindu scriptures as Avantika. At present, the city serves as the administrative hub of the district of the same name and same division. The city is also nicknamed as the City of Temples.

Demographics
State Madhya Pradesh
District Ujjain
Location 23.18°N 75.77°E
Elevation 491 m
Area 152 sq km
Population 515,215
Languages Spoken Hindi, English
Time Zone GMT/UTC + 05:30 hour
Pin Code 456001
STD Code 0734


History and Cultural of Ujjain

Ujjain is one of the oldest cities in the country. People call the city in different names like Avantika, Bhagavati, Ujjayani, etc. There is a belief that the astronomers from the West called it as 'Arin'. During prehistoric periods, the city of Ujjain was known in the name of Ujjayini. According to the famous Hindu epic Mahabharata, the city served as the capital of the Avanti Empire. From the 4th century BCE, the city acted as the line of longitude for 0° for the Hindu geography scholars and experts.

Ujjain is also popular for hosting the Kumbh Mela, which is a well-known spiritual event organized after every 12 years. The city also ranks among the seven holy cities or Sapta Puri in India as well. In the later years, the city was ruled by famous emperors like Chandragupta II, also known as Chandragupta Vikramaditya.

How to Reach Ujjain

By Air

The nearest airport to Ujjain is the Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Airport in Indore. It is located around 56 km from Ujjain. From the airport, taxi services are available to Ujjain. Indore is connected to major cities in India. International travelers can get connecting flights to Indore from Delhi and Mumbai.

By Train

Ujjain has its own railway station which is well connected to major railway stations in India. Direct train services are available to Ujjain from Bhopal, Indore, Pune, Delhi and many other major cities.

By Road

The road network of the city has been improved and is well connected with different cities and towns of Madhya Pradesh. State Highway 18 and State Highway 27 link Ujjain with the city of Indore.

The major bus stands in the city are Nana Kheda bus stand (Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay bus stand) and Dewas Gate bus stand (Shaheed Raja Bhau Mahakal bus stand) along with Ujjain bus stand.

Distance to Ujjain
  • From bhopal - 188 KM
  • From delhi - 776 KM
  • From bangalore - 1370 KM
  • From mumbai - 648 KM
  • From pune - 665 KM
Ujjain Distance Chart

Ujjain Travel Tips

Before you visit Ujjain be aware of the weather, summers are scorching hot and winters are cold.

Shopping in Ujjain

The most attractive feature of shopping in Ujjain is that you can buy products that solely belong to the state of Madhya Pradesh and are a symbol of the culture and tradition of the ethnic communities living in the state.

Ujjain is an ideal shopping area for those who are keen to buy ethnic handcrafted products. One can also purchase common items such as bed linen and apparels since they are available in more affordable prices than other parts of India. The quality of apparel is also quite good. One can also purchase ethnic ornaments, keepsakes, papier-mache products, bamboo goods and cloths from the regional markets. Besides these, Jain Namkeen and Noorjahan Mehandi are two must buys.

Treasure Bazaar, Devine Valley and Pakiza are some of the top shopping malls in Ujjain. They offer plenty of shopping opportunities. The Treasure Bazaar Mall is the biggest and oldest shopping mall in the city of Ujjain. It is closely situated to the Nanakheda bus terminus. You will find both national and international brands like Domino's, Peter England, Planet Fashion, John Players, and Funscapes in this mall.

The most popular shopping districts in Ujjain are Mahakaleshwar Marg, Free Ganj, Jawahar Marg, and Gopal Mandir Marg.

Tourist Places in Ujjain

  • Mahakaleshwar
  • Radha Madan Mohan Temple
  • Kal Bhairava
  • Bade Ganeshji Ka Mandir
  • Pir Matsyendranath
  • Bhartrihari Caves
  • Chintaman Ganesh
  • Maa Wagheshvari
  • Durgadas Ki Chhatri
  • Kaliadeh Palace
  • Vedha Shala
  • Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Museum
  • Vikram University



Last Updated on : October 1, 2013