*Ujjain city map Showing Railway Routes, Roads, Hotels, Religious Places, etc.
Ujjain is located in the Malwa region of Madhya Pradesh in central India. The city is situated between 23° N and 75.78° E, with an average elevation of 491 meters. The city on the eastern bank of the Shipra River is one of the sacred holy cities of India. It is one of the places in the country where the Kumbh Mela is held.
The city is famous for the temple of Mahakaleshwar, one of the 12 jyotirlingas in India, and a very sacred spot for the Hindus. This Shiva temple is located near a lake called Rudra Sagar and is a very important landmark of the city. Some of the other religious places are
- Shri Shri Radha Madan Mohan Temple is a new temple built by the ISKON
- Prashanti Dham is on the bank of the river towards the south outskirts of the city.
- Harsiddhi Mandir is one of the 52 shaktipeeths sacred to the Hindus.
- Gopal Mandir, constructed in the Maratha style of architecture, stands in the center of a market.
- Saint Ravidas Gurudwara
The old city is towards the North West part near the river. Most of the temples and bathing ghats are located here. The south east part of the city is newer, with industries, and shopping complexes. Some of these are
- Rishi Nagar shopping Complex
- I T Park
- Soyabean Plant
- Shahnai Garden
- Globus Commerce Academy
- Pawas Beauty Point
- Saurabh Industries
Today Ujjain, which has been an ancient seat of learning, has a number of educational institutes. Some of these are Kalidas Montessori School, Government Higher secondary School, Ujjain Engineering College, Christu Jyoti convent, Madhav College, Vikram University, St Pauls Convent Higher secondary School, Kendra Vidyalaya. Vikram University and Ujjain Engineering College rank among the best in the state.
Road and Rail Network
Ujjain is well connected by road and rail but has no air link. There is no national highway passing through the city but there are state highways which connect Ujjain to Indore. Indore is on the route of the National highway No 3.
The Tower Chowraha in Ujjain city falls on the route of the main road and is an important landmark of the city. Nikas Chowraha is another landmark in the north of the city.
Ujjain falls on the Western Railway Line and has the rail track passing through the city. The Ujjain railway station is at the heart of the city, just next to the main road. The city has direct train connections to Mumbai, Delhi, Indore, Pune, and Bengaluru.
Last Updated on : 15th March 2013