Ujjain Tours - The Greenwich of India

Posted by ujjaintourism1 on February 3rd, 2019

Ujjain Travels

Ujjain being the fifth largest in Madhya Pradesh by population is the city of temples and faith which attract most of the tourist of Hindu belief and mythology. It is also well known by the names Avanti, Avantika, Ujjaini, and Avantikapuri. India’s rich heritage and culture are deeply embedded in the land of Ujjain city. Best Ujjain tours and travels in the Hindu pilgrimage city are famous for Kumbh Mela which is held every 12 years in the Prayagraj, Haridwar, the Nashik-Trimbakeshwar Simhastha, and Ujjain Simhastha. Kumbh Mela is a gathering of Hindus who bathe in a holy river. This act of bathing is believed as a way of purification which cleans all the sins of the person. Ujjain city has been shortlisted in the Smart Cities Mission under the Government of India's flagship programmes.

History

Ujjain is located on the banks of river Kshipra and is considered as one of the most ancient city. Ujjain was ruled by some of the most powerful kings such as Vikramaditya and Chandragupta II and it was home to the legendary poet Kalidasa. The city is ancient and dates back to 600 BC, the time of the Aryan settlers. It was once ruled by emperor Ashoka the son of Bindusara of the Maurya dynasty.

Transportation

Ujjain was once the political and commercial hub of central India. It has connectivity to some major cities like Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Ajmer, Indore, Bhopal, Pune, Mumbai, Kota, Mandu, Jhalawar and various other locations.

  • Airport: There is no airport in the city but has an airstrip on Dewas road which is used for various air transport purposes. The closest airport is in Indore which is 55km away.
  • Railways: Ujjain Junction has a western railway station which has large connectivity to major cities of India. The station has 8 platforms and surrounding by the four sides are Ratlam junction to the west, Nagada junction to the north, Makasi and Bhopal junction to the east and Indore junction to its south.
  • Roadway: The two prominent bus stands in the city providing services to the passengers are Dewas Gate Stand and Nana Kheda bus stand. There are 3 state highways out of which 18 connect to Ahmedabad and 27 to Indore.

Tourism

Ujjain has a list of places to visit the majority being temples which lay a great historical significance. Visiting Ujjain is like reading your history book that included sites of Emperors and temples. Tourists around the world having faith in Hindu mythology visit Ujjain especially at the time of Kumbh Mela and drown into peace and beauty of the place.

List of places you should defiantely visit in Ujjain:

  • Mahakeleshwara Temple, Ujjain
  • Bada Ganesh Temple, Ujjain
  • Harsiddhi Temple, Ujjain
  • Chardham Temple, Ujjain
  • Sandipani ashram Ujjain
  • Kal Bhairava, Ujjain
  • Mangalnath, Ujjain
  • Gadkalika, Ujjain
  • Kal bhairav temple Ujjain
  • ISKCON Temple, Ujjain
  • Gopal Mandir, Ujjain
Also See: Kumbh Mela, Ujjain Tours, Ujjain City, Ujjain Being, Ujjain, City, Temple
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