Interest Measure for Ujjain
Ideal time to stay: 1 - 3 days
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How is the weather at Ujjain
Height(Altitude) of Ujjain from sea level: 1586 feet
Latitude/Longitude: 23.1691409°N, 75.7797076°E
Ecosystem: Plain , River
Food, Culture and Language at Ujjain
Food Availability: Indian, Mughlai
Regional Language: Hindi
Currency: ₹ - Rupee (INR)
Why travel Ujjain?
Ujjain is a historical city of India, located on the banks of Shipra river in Madhya Pradesh. It is the only city in the world which houses one of the Lord Shiva jyotirlingas , is among the Sapta Puris (Seven Sacred Hindus Cities which grants Moksha) and is one of four cities where Kumbh Mela is held every 12 years. According to Hindu scriptures, it was originally called Avantika. It is also called city of temples and lot of mythological as well as historical legends are associated with it. There are thousands of Lord Shiva Temples in Ujjain but there are 84 specific ancient temples of Lord Shiva whose yatra is done specifically in Hindu month of Shravan. Tropic of Cancer passes through Ujjain and it is called Greenwich of India.
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3 Places to visit and Things to do in Ujjain
Shri Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga
Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga, a magnificent and miraculous place that is amongst the most renowned Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Shiva and is one of the twelve Jyotirlingams, which are the most sacred abodes of Lord Shiva located in the spiritual and ancient city of Ujjain. The temple complex is huge with multiple small dainties inside the temple. Immense peace and refreshing atmosphere which makes one forget all the tiredness and loose grip over time. You should touch the shrine first to fell the same inside you.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 3 hours
Ancient Bhartrihari Caves
The Ancient Bhartrihari Caves are located on the bank of River Shipra, near to the Gadkalika temple. There is a conventional belief that at this very spot, Bhartrihari, who is known as the progression sibling of Vikramaditya, lived and ruminated before spurning common delights. These underground caves are one of the excellent places to visit in Ujjain. The caves are famous for deep down caves of Gopinath Ji. Not to mention there is a lot of humidity and suffocation in there so do wait for the crowd to disperse.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 2.5 hours
Kal Bhairav Temple
Kal Bhairav is a gatekeeper of lord Shiva and worshipped by Hindus. Temple is located on the banks of the River Kshipra that is dedicated to the worship of Kal Bhairav, the chief of the eight Bhairavas (Lord Shiva) described in Saivite tradition. It is famous for the fact that liquor is offered to the temple deity as one of the five tantric ritual offerings known as panchamakara - madya (alcohol), maansa (meat) and others. In older times, all five offerings were made to the deity, but now only alcohol is offered and the other four offerings are in form of symbolic rituals.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 2 hours
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