Ujjain is a revered city, one of India’s Sapta Puri, or seven sacred cities. It stands on the banks of Kshipra River and said to have emerged from Samudra Manthan in Hindu mythology. Ujjain is home to Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga – one of 12 divine temples located across India dedicated to Lord Shiva. The city also has special significance for devotees of Lord Krishna as it was here that he came with his elder brother Balram  so they could receive education from Muni Sandipani at Gopal Temple in Ujjain which boasts silver statutes depicting these three figures.

Ujjain is a must-visit destination for Hindu devotees, as it is home to the Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga temple – one of the twelve holy sites honouring Shiva. This majestic city has long been an epicenter for Indian scholars and boasts remarkable religious architecture that attracts both local and international visitors alike. Its spiritual significance combined with its deep educational heritage makes Ujjain truly one of India’s most glorious destinations!

Ujjain has a rich history, which dates back to the Mahabharat and Ramayana eras. It is here at this mystical destination where Lord Ram and Sita performed Pind-Daan for Dasharat at the holy Ramghat. This land also served as residence of Great Emperor Ashoka during his reign in western provinces; it was from Ujjain that he came to learn about Buddhism’s teachings. To visit Ujjain today means absorbing its deep culture of ancient times, making it a sacred pilgrimage site like no other!

Ujjain, once known as Avantika, is steeped in both religious and historical traditions. Its history can be traced back to the 3rd century BCE when it was associated with Vikramaditya and Ashoka. Ujjain also bears great spiritual significance connected to the victory of Lord Shiva over demon king Tripurasura – following this conquest he renamed the city Ujjainyini (meaning ‘conquers with pride’).

The remarkable reign of Emperor Ashoka, spanning from 268 to 233 BC, left an impactful mark on the city of Ujjain. After quelling a revolt in Taxila (now part of Pakistan), Ashoka’s father Bindusara appointed him Viceroy of Ujjain; priorly known as Avanti and located in Central India. His authority lasted for three decades – during which time he elevated its importance considerably.

By flight

Indore Airport, located a mere 55km from the city of Ujjain is your closest option for air travel. Indore has connections to major cities and the availability of cabs make it simple to reach Ujjain in no time.

By road

Ujjain is well connected to major cities in Madhya Pradesh by state road transport public bus services. Regular buses are available from Bhopal, Indore, and other cities to Ujjain. Super fast and Deluxe A/C buses are also available on these routes. Ujjain is therefore very accessible by road.

By train

Ujjain Junction Railway Station is a major hub of transportation that provides access to all the significant train stations throughout India.

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