Chintaman or Bade Ganeshji Ka Mandir is located close to the tank of the Mahakaleshwar Temple and right in front of you stands a gigantic sculpture of one of the most worshipped Gods in India - Lord Ganesha. Lord Ganesha has already been a significant figure in the lives of millions of people in the country and even though the architecture is not world-class, people still flock this place in huge numbers.
Distance from Ujjain: 6 km
Situated on an island based in the Shipra River, this Palace holds immense religious significance. It was constructed in 1458 AD. The Palace is flanked on both sides by the waters of the rivers and the technical aptitude of the predecessors can be seen in the man-made tanks and channels. It was so celebrated in the past that once Emperor Akbar and Jehangir had visited this gorgeous monument, which is reflected in the two Persian inscriptions that are found in one of the corridors of the palace.
Distance from Ujjain: 11 km
Plummeting from a height of 300 meters, the Patalpani Waterfall is the most scenic photo stop in Indore. These roaring falls are enveloped by refreshing mist and dense verdure making them the favourite getaway picnic spot. The monsoons swell the falls and may make it risky for close encounters causing accidents. It is best to maintain a cautious distance from the waterfall during the rains.
Distance from Ujjain: 95 km
If you are tired of the pell-mell of daily life and want to go away to unwind and relax, Choral Dam is just the place for you. Located in the state of Madhya Pradesh, Choral Dam is a hidden gem that will definitely provide you with quietness and tranquillity. Constructed around the backwaters of River Narmada, Choral Dam is replete with cool and clear water. A large number of lush green trees and small hills surround the place making it even more attractive.
Distance from Ujjain: 102 km
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Hanuwantiya is one of the island amongst the archipelago situated in the Indira Sagar river. This place is vibrant and colourful that will surely be a good break from the hustle bustle of the city life. Hanuwantiya island is full of scenic beauty and the cool water that surrounds this island is an added bonus. The adventurous activities and the serenity of this place will makes this place a great holiday destination. During the Jal Mahotsava, this place is thronging with people and the colourful kites and hot air balloons that fly ornate the sky making the whole place look mesmerizing.
Distance from Ujjain: 58 km
Nestled among similar hills of the Malwa region, Janapav, or Janapav Kuti, is the ideal getaway for lovers of nature and trekkers alike. If you’re looking to traverse through twisty bends in Central Indian forests while peacefully gazing over distant hills and the crimson sunset, then this hill station should be your destination. Located on the Mumbai-Indore highway and in the Mhow Tehsil of Indore district, Janapav experiences footfall from all areas of country throughout the year, especially during monsoons.
Distance from Ujjain: 104 km
A town of temples situated on the bank of the Narmada River, Mandleshwar has been mentioned in the Hindu epics of Ramayana and Mahabharata as a splendid city also known as Mahishmati. It was the capital of southern Avanti during the rule of King Kartavirya Arjun. This town which is situated in quiet beauty is well-known for its temples, fort complex and bathing ghats. Located in the Khargone district of Madhya Pradesh, the sarees of this town are famous for their floral designs throughout the country.
Distance from Ujjain: 142 km
Known For : Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga temple Kedareshwar Temple Parikrama on the Island
Situated at the confluence of the rivers Narmada and Kaveri, the holy city of Omkareshwar is shaped in the form of Hindu religious symbol 'Om', due to the merging of two valleys and a central pool of Narmada waters. It derives its name from 'Omkara' which is just one other name of Lord Shiva. Situated on the Mandhata islands, Omkareshwar houses one of the 12 revered Jyotirlingas and hence, draws thousands of devotees each year.
Distance from Ujjain: 139 km
Best Time: October to March
Jogi Bhadak is a local waterfall situated in Dhal near Indore. It is one of the most charming and mesmerising waterfalls near the city. The waterfalls also provide various trekking and hiking opportunities and some adventure activities.
Distance from Ujjain: 133 km
Known For : Jahaz Mahal Rani Rupmati's Pavilion Baz Bahadur's Palace
Mandu is the epitome of architectural excellence that our ancestors seemed to have achieved. This city is a testament to the unconditional love between Prince Baz Bahadur and Rani Roopmati. Mandu also boasts of the oldest erected monument of India.
Distance from Ujjain: 149 km
Best Time: October to March
Known For : Holkar Fort Mandleshwar Rajwada
Based on the banks of the River Narmada, this gorgeous town is largely referred to as the temple town of Madhya Pradesh. It also holds a lot of mythological and historical importance given the fact that it has found a mention in the epics of Ramayana and Mahabharata.This was the capital of Rani Ahilyabai Holkar's province, Holkar. She beautified the city with many buildings and public works, the Maratha architecture and this city was also home to her extravagant palace.
Distance from Ujjain: 154 km
Best Time: October to March
Dharampuri is a quaint little town filled with historical gems in the Dhar district of Madhya Pradesh set along the banks of river Narmada, was also said to be the birthplace and abode of Narmada’s daughter Roopmati who married the ruler of Mandu; Baz Bahadur. The town was established by the oldest Pandava; Yudhishthir and is rich in legends and folklores, all adding to its ancient charm and mystery.
Distance from Ujjain: 159 km