Travel to Ujjain

Ujjain is an old city in the state of Madhya Pradesh. The city is also called Ujjayini, Ujain, Avantikapuri, Avantika and Avanti. Ujjain structures a piece of the Malwa level in the heart of India. Ujjain is viewed as a holy city and has got mention in the old Hindu scriptures as Avantika.
Travel to Ujjain

At present, the city serves as the managerial center of the region of the same name and same division. The city is likewise nicknamed as the City of Temples.

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

Places to Visit in Ujjain

Ujjain is an ideal site for religious tourism in India. The city is home to a plethora of temples and places of worship. The Simhastha Kumbh Mela held after every 12 years enhances the city's importance as a tourist hub. Following are popular tourist places in Ujjain, visited by tourists throughout the year, most of which are of religious significance.

Mahakaleshwar
Mahakaleshwar or the Mahakal shrine is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas. The shrine is a famed and respected temple which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The shrine houses a Shivling which is believed to be the sole Jyotirling which looks towards the south.
Mahakaleshwar

Therefore, it is also called in the name Dakshinmukhi or the south looking ling. The Mahakaleswhar temple is the most famous and significant shrine of the city and a must see place when you travel to Ujjain.

Radha Madan Mohan Temple
Sri Sri Radha Madan Mohan Temple has been established by the ISKCON (International Society for Krishna Consciousness). 
ISKCON Temple

The shrine is regarded as a milestone of the Hare Krishna Campaign. 
Lord Radha And Krishna

The mandir is home to a guesthouse and eating place, and is a top draw for travelers.  


Kal Bhairava
According to the Saivite culture, the veneration of the eight Bhairavas is an integral feature of the Hindu customs. 
Kal Bhairava Temple

The main among these Bhairavas is the Kal Bhairava, assumed to be constructed by the monarch Bhadresen, near the riverbanks of Shipra. 
God Kal Bhairava

This shrine has been cited in the Avanti Khanda of Skanda Purana.  


Bade Ganeshji Ka Mandir
Bade Ganeshji Ka Mandir is located over the reservoir close to the Mahakaleshwar Mandir.
Bade Ganeshji Ka Mandir

The place of worship houses an enormous and aesthetic statue of Lord Ganesha, who is Lord Shiva's son.
Lord Ganesha

A statue of this dimension and exquisiteness is scarce to be seen.

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.

Shopping in Ujjain


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.

Hotels in Ujjain

Budget Hotels

  • Hotel Ashray
    Address : 77, Dewas Road
    City : Ujjain
    State : Madhya Pradesh
    Pin Code : 456010
    Phone No. : 0734-2519301, 2519302, 2519303
    Fax No. : 0734-2519300
    Website : www.hotelashray.com
    Rooms in Hotel : 19
    Maximum Room Rate : INR 3500
    Minimum Room Rate : INR 800

3 Star Hotels

  • Hotel Shipra Residency
    Address : Near Madhav Club
    City : Ujjain
    State : Madhya Pradesh
    Pin Code : 456001
    Phone No. : 0734-2551495-96, 3269000, 2552402
    Email ID : shipra@mptourism.com
    Website : www.mptourism.com
    Type : 3 Star
    Rooms in Hotel : 28
    Maximum Room Rate : INR 5000
    Minimum Room Rate : INR 2300
Tourist Map of Ujjain
Tourist Map of Ujjain