The ‘Temple City’, Ujjain, is usually thronged by Hindu pilgrims. The city is home to scores of old and new temples, making it a significant religious spot in India to visit. In any case, Ujjain isn’t just for the Hindu pilgrims as there are several places in the city that are remarkable from the point of view of tourism. Located on the bank of River Shipra, Ujjain is also the scene of the renowned Kumbh Mela. Also, the city has several historical places that introduces tourists to its affluent past.

Top Reasons to Visit Ujjain

  • To visit Mahakaleshwar Temple, one of the 12 Jyotirlingas, and the only temple boasting dakshin mukhi (south facing) idol, considered to be unique in tantric traditions.
  • To visit Kark Rajeshwar Temple situated on the Tropic of Cancer.
  • To bathe in the holy Shipra River. According to sacred texts such as Bhagwat Purana and Skanda Purana, a dip in this river is considered to free an individual from all sins.
  • To see Siddhavat, a banyan tree located on the banks of river Shipra. According to the legend, King Vikramaditya meditated here for magical powers to take control over the ghost, Betaal.
  • To savor the scrumptious Dal Bati Churma.