The ancient city of Ujjain, located on the banks of Kshipra River in Madhya Pradesh welcomes you with its heritage, architecture and radiance. The city has flourished in commerce, finance, media, art, fashion, entertainment, research, technology and education, and has been described as the commercial capital of the state. The city encloses many important pilgrimage destinations such as the centuries-old Mahakaleshwar Temple, Bade Ganesh Temple and Harsiddhi Temple which are visited by thousands of devotees. The city of Ujjain promises an enchanting atmosphere to everyone coming down to the city for everlasting memories.
Mahakaleshwar Mandir is located in the ancient city of Ujjain. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is considered as one of the sacred and most visited temples by devotees. The temple is three-storey constructed with “Sarvatobhadra” manner and has many images inside which represent the sculptural magnificence of the temple.
The temple is dedicated to Kal Bhairav and is considered both sacred and unique. The vendors outside the temple sell baskets of offerings, containing coconuts, flowers, and bottles of liquor. The devotees offer liquor as Prasad which they hand over to the priests and after offering the liquor to the deity’s lips, one-third of the liquor is returned to devotee as a Prasad.
The Shani Mandir is also known as Navagraha Triveni and is situated in the Triveni Ghat. The temple is dedicated to the nine planets Surya, Chandra, Mangal, Budh, Guru, Shukra, Rahu, Ketu, and Shani. The temple sees a large number of crowds, especially during the new moon days.
“Kaliadeh” Palace is a place situated on the banks of Kshipra River in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh, which is one of the most famous “amongall” historical landmarks in Ujjain. The palace was once recorded as an excellent temple of Sun on banks of River KKshipra with two tanks named Surya Kunda and the Brahma Kunda. It was built by the Sultan of Mandu back in the year 1458 A.D. in the reign of Mahmud Khilji. The palace is separated by a small stretch of water giving it a serene touch of beauty.
The “Bhartrihari” Caves are located near the holy river Kshipra and is named after the stepbrother of Raja Vikramaditya. “Bhartrihari” had written “Shringarshataka”, “Vairagyashatak”, and “Nitishatakam” in these natural caves. There are sculptures on the walls of these caves which symbolizes many ancient characters and story of history. Every year a large number of visitors and tourists come here to see the “Bhartrihari” Cave.
Dedicated to Lord Ganesha, “Bade Ganesh ji ka” “Mandir” is the most popular religious tourist attraction in Ujjain. Apart from being a religious venue, the temple also acts as a place for learning astrology and Sanskrit and is visited by a great number of tourists every year. The main highlights of the temple include an immense red idol of Lord Ganesha, a bronze five-faced idol of Lord Hanuman, baby Krishna in the arms of his mother Yashodha, against the background of black serpents with extended hoods, and Goddess Kali.
“Mangalnath” Temple is located on the banks of the beautiful river Kshipra. The temple is visited by hundreds of devotees every day. The temple is situated in the tranquil place away from the hustles of the city. It is considered the birthplace of the Mars God according to the inscriptions of “Matsya Purana”.
Sandipani Ashram is a holy shrine that is built in remembrance of the Maharishi Sandipani and is considered one of the famous tourist spots in Ujjain. According to mythology, it is believed that this is the ashram where Guru Sandipani used to teach Shri Krishna, his friend Sudama and Lord Krishna's brother Balram
There are three sanctum sanctorum in the temple housing the idols of Radha Madhana Mohan, Lord Krishna and Radha with Gopis, and Sri Gauri Nitai. The temple also has a charming collection of sculptures of Hindu deities, abundant flower beds, and Tulsi gardens. One can witness the continuous music with chanting of Hare Krishna Hare Rama Dhun throughout the day. Besides, the temple complex comprises Goshala, resident housing, an office, and Brahma Chari Ashram.