Best Places to Visit in Ujjain

  • Ujjain

Ujjain is an ancient city beside the Kshipra River in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. An important Hindu pilgrimage destination, it’s known for the centuries-old Mahakaleshwar Temple, a towering structure with a distinctively ornate roof.

Places to visit in Ujjain:

Mahakaleshwar Temple 

Mahakaleshwar Temple is one of the most famous temples in Ujjain and also one of the places to visit in Ujjain. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Also located close to the Rudra Sagar lake, this temple is one of the most important temples dedicated to Lord Shiva because it is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas, which means that it’s one of the places where Lord Shiva is supposed to reside. You can also see images of Ganesha, Kartikeya, and Parvati on the walls. This is amongst the most incredible temples in Madhya Pradesh.  This is undoubtedly one of the best places worth visiting while sightseeing in Ujjain.

Kal Bhairav Temple

This temple is supposed to be linked with a Tantrik cult in Hinduism, hence you will see many sadhus here who come here to practice their Tantrik meditation. There’s a Shivalinga under a Banyan tree opposite Nandi the Bull. The bull here was supposed to be a present from King Daksha. This is why this temple holds a lot of importance for Hindus. You will see the most people and activity here on Mahashivratri. This is one of the best Ujjain places to visit.

Ram Ghat

This is the point where many aartis are held at the crack of dawn and during the sunset. The beautiful aarti and the reflection of the flames in the water of the river Ganges are a sight to behold. Thus, Ram Ghat in Ujjain is an irrevocable name in the list of places to visit. It has been generally advised to book a trip to Ram Ghat 24 hours in advance to secure a spot. 

Harsiddhi Temple

Another gem in the list of important temples in Ujjain, the Harsiddhi temple, is of principal importance. Thousands of devotees visit the temple each month. The temple is made out of stone and is designed in ancient Indian design intricacies. Therefore, if you are still looking for Ujjain’s top visiting places, be sure to add Harsiddhi Temple to your list.

Chaubis Khambha

The architectural design, of twenty-four ornate pillars, dates from the ninth or tenth century A.D. Two idols of deities, one each Mahamaya and Mahalaya are installed on either side of the door.

Pir Matsyendranath

Unlike the other architectural marvels in Ujjain and MP as a whole, Pir Matsyendranath is not a monument that is going to be eye-catchy. It was constructed in remembrance of the greatest leaders of the Natha sect of Saivism-Matsyendranath, very much like all the other monuments.

Jantar Mantar

Ujjain has always been an educational hub since ages now, and this place just gives us enough evidence as to why it is considered so. Jantar Mantar (also called the Vedh Shala Observatory) was established in the 17th century was established so as to help the Hindu scholars and astrologers with their research and studies.

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