10 Must-Visit Temples and Tourist Places in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh (2024)


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Best Temples & Tourist Places to Visit in Ujjain

Ujjain is an ancient city of innumerable temples and countless divine legends and tales. Located on the banks of the holy river Shipra, it is an amalgamation of divinity and spirituality. Located in the western region of Madhya Pradesh, Ujjain is famous for numerous pilgrimage sites from different eras.

The temple town of Madhya Pradesh is also home to the world's largest religious gathering, Simhastha (Kumbha Mela), which is held on the banks of the Shipra river once every 12 years. The last Simhastha took place in 2016 and the next will be held in 2028. It is believed that Ujjain is home to more than 100 temples.

Here is a list of some of the famous tourist places to visit in Ujjain.

Shri Mahakaleshwar Temple, Ujjain

Shri Mahakaleshwar Temple, Ujjain

Shree Mahakaleshwar Temple, also known as Mahakal Mandir.  There are two meanings of the word 'Kaal' - Time and Death. According to Hindu beliefs, Lord Shiva is the God of death and time, and this is why he is called Mahakaleshwar.

It is the most prominent spiritual attraction in Ujjain and is among the most sacred Lord Shiva temples in the country. It houses one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva.

The glory of this Jyotirlinga has been vividly described in various holy books, including the Puranas, and it is believed that the Lingam in Ujjain is 'swayambhu' (self-manifested or naturally occurring). It is also known as Dakshinamurti due to its south-facing feature.

Shri Mahakal Lok Corridor is also a  main attraction at Mahakal Temple in Ujjain. It is more than 900 meters, surrounded by the old Rudrasagar Lake. There are 108 pillars, around 200 statues, and murals that display stories of Shiva can be seen in the Mahakal lok. It looks stunning at night in colorful lights.

Moreover, The Bhasm Aarti at Mahakaleshwar, Ujjain is the most popular in the whole world.

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Ram Ghat, Ujjain 

Ram Ghat, Ujjain | MP Tourism

Ram Ghat, among the most vibrant tourist places to visit in Ujjain, is situated near Harsiddhi Temple. This well-known destination is located near the Shipra River. It is considered to be one of the oldest bathing ghats and a prominent venue for Kumbh Mela. A holy dip in the Shipra River will deliver a refreshing experience. While the ghat draws devotees throughout the day, the evening arti ritual around 8 pm every day is a perfect way to quench your spiritual thirst.

Harsiddhi Mata Temple, Ujjain

Harsiddhi Mata Temple, Ujjain | MP Tourism

Located near Rudra Sagar Lake in Ujjain, Harsiddhi Mata Temple is one of the 51 Shaktipeeths in India. According to the Shiva Purana, it is the place where the elbow of Mata Sati dropped when Lord Shiva carried the burning body of Goddess Sati from the sacrificial fire. 

This temple was rebuilt by Marathas, because of this, you can see Maratha art on the two pillars decorated with lamps. Navratri is one of the major festivals celebrated here, and the temple is adorned with flowers and lights. 

Sandipani Ashram, Ujjain

Sandipani Ashram, Ujjain

Nestled along the Shipra River, the ashram linked to Guru Sandipani is a key stop among temples in Ujjain. Explore this sacred site where Lord Krishna, Sudama, and Balaram received teachings. Don't miss the stone with inscribed numbers 1 to 100, possibly carved by Guru Sandipani. Discover the spiritual allure of Ujjain's ancient treasures.

Kal Bhairav Temple, Ujjain

Kal Bhairav Temple, Ujjain

Discover the allure of Ujjain with a visit to the Kal Bhairav Temple, a vibrant Hindu shrine dedicated to Lord Kal Bhairava, an attendant of Lord Shiva and the city's guardian deity. Immerse yourself in the unique tradition of offering liquor to the deity and explore the temple's rich history, believed to be built by King Bhadrasen on the Shipra River. As you make your way to the temple, marvel at the exquisite Malwa art adorning its walls. Explore more temples and tourist places in Ujjain, experiencing the city's spiritual and cultural richness.

Mangalnath Temple, Ujjain

Mangalnath Temple, Ujjain

Located in Mangalnath Marg on a hill, standing over the vast stretch of the calm waters of the Shipra River, the Mangalnath Temple is a must-visit temple in Ujjain dedicated to Lord Mahadeva. According to Matsya Purana, this sacred site is revered as the birthplace of Mangal Graha.

Chintaman Ganesh, Ujjain

Chintaman Ganesh, Ujjain

The Chintaman Ganesh Temple is a stunning addition to the array of temples in Ujjain, devoted to Lord Ganesha. As the largest Ganesha temple in Ujjain, it stands as a testament to devotion and architectural splendor, having been constructed during the 11th and 12th centuries under the rule of the Paramaras in the Malwa region.

ISKCON Temple Ujjain

ISKCON Temple, Ujjain

ISKCON (The International Society of Krishna Consciousness) temple, also known as Radha Madhana Mohan Temple, is located near Nanakheda Bus Stand in Ujjain district of Madhya Pradesh. 

ISKCON temple has spiritual significance for Lord Krishna's followers since it is believed that Lord Krishna, Balaram, and Sudama received their education from Maharishi Sandipani in this city. This beautiful temple is one of the prominent ISKCON temples in India and a major tourist attraction in Ujjain. 

Ujjain ISKCON Temple Timings for the devotees:

Morning: 4.30 AM to 1.00 PM

Evening: 4.00 Pm to 9.15 PM

Jantar Mantar (Vedha Shala)

Jantar Mantar (Vedha Shala) Ujjain

Among the captivating places to visit in Ujjain, the Jantar Mantar, also known as Vedha Shala, stands out as a historic observatory. Nestled in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh, it holds the distinction of being the oldest among the five observatories built by Maharaja Jai Singh across India. The other four observatories are situated in Delhi, Jaipur, Mathura, and Varanasi.

The Jantar Mantar was built by Maharaja Jai Singh in the 17th century to help scholars and astrologers with their research and studies. Some experts say Ujjain is geographically situated at the precise location where the zero meridian of longitude and the Tropic of Cancer intersect. This is why in ancient times; it was considered to be the navel of the earth and is also called the "Greenwich of India". 

Gopal Mandir, Ujjain

Gopal Mandir, Ujjain

Gopal Mandir, also known as Dwarkadhish Temple, is a prominent addition to the temples in Ujjain. Situated in the heart of the Big Market Square, it holds the distinction of being the city's second-largest temple, following the Mahakaleshwar Temple. Constructed almost two centuries ago by Bayaji Bai Shinde, the wife of Maratha king Daulatrao Shinde, in the 19th century, this temple is a testament to historical and architectural grandeur. Adorned with a two-foot-high marble idol of Lord Krishna, coated with silver, the idol itself is an awe-inspiring architectural marvel.

How to Reach Ujjain:

By Air: The nearest airport is Devi Ahilya Bai International airport, Indore (Approx 55 km).

By Rail: Ujjain railway station is well connected to the major cities of India.

By Road: Regular bus services connect Ujjain with Indore, Khargone, Jalgaon, Khandwa, Omkareshwar, Maheshwar, Dhar, and Bhopal.

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