Here are the top 25 tourist attractions to see in Ujjain:

1. Mahakaleshwar Temple

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2 kms
from city center
1 out of 25
places to visit in Ujjain

Mahakaleshwar Temple is another temple in the state of Madhya Pradesh which is dedicated to the largely revered God - Lord Shiva. It is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas in India and is designed just as intricately as the other 11 are.

2. Kal Bhairava Temple

Must visit 3.5 /5

5 kms
from city center
2 out of 25
places to visit in Ujjain

Bhairav is a fierce manifestation of Lord Shiva, and Kal Bhairava is the most important among the eight Bhairavas. If ancient scriptures are to be believed, Kal Bhairav temple is said to be related with the Tantra cult, a secret religious sect who thrived upon black magic.

3. Ram Mandir Ghat

Must visit 3.5 /5

2 kms
from city center
3 out of 25
places to visit in Ujjain

Ram Mandir Ghat is of immense religious significance to Hindus because it is one of the four locations where the Kumbh Mela takes place every 12 years.

4. Kumbh Mela, Ujjain

Must visit 4.2 /5 View 15+ photos

3 kms
from city center
4 out of 25
places to visit in Ujjain

The Kumbh mela is a sacred mass pilgrimage of the Hindus where devotees gather to take a dip in a holy river. The Kumbh is held every three years in one of the four cities, Haridwar, Allahabad, Nasik and Ujjain. The next Kumbh mela is scheduled to be held in Ujjain in 2016.

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5. Harsiddhi Temple

3.2 /5

2 kms
from city center
5 out of 25
places to visit in Ujjain

The Harsiddhi Temple boasts of an idol of Annapurna painted in dark red colour between the idols of Mahasaraswati and Mahalaxmi.

6. Kaliadeh Palace

3.2 /5

8 kms
from city center
6 out of 25
places to visit in Ujjain

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.

7. Pir Matsyendranath

3.2 /5

5 kms
from city center
7 out of 25
places to visit in Ujjain

Unlike the other architectural marvels in Ujjain and MP as a whole, Pir Matsyendranath is not a monument that is going to be eye-catchy. It was constructed in remembrance of the greatest leaders of the Natha sect of Saivism-Matsyendranath, very much like all the other monuments.

8. Jantar Mantar, Ujjain

3.2 /5

2 kms
from city center
8 out of 25
places to visit in Ujjain

Ujjain has always been an educational hub since ages now, and this place just gives us enough evidence as to why it is considered so. Jantar Mantar (also called the Vedh Shala Observatory) was established in the 17th century was established so as to help the Hindu scholars and astrologers with their research and studies.

9. Bhartrihari Caves

3.2 /5

3 kms
from city center
9 out of 25
places to visit in Ujjain

Legend has it that this is the very place where Bhartrihari, the step brother of Vikramaditya and a very renowned poet used to live and meditate after relinquishing all the luxuries of life.

10. Chaubis Khamba Temple

3.2 /5

26 kms
from city center
10 out of 25
places to visit in Ujjain

Chaubis Khamba Temple is a captivating historical wonder dated back to the 9th or 10th century. The entrance showcases the images of guardian goddesses of the Temple - Mahalaya and Mahamaya with their names inscribed on the footsteps of the temple.

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11. Chintaman Ganesh Temple

3.2 /5

6 kms
from city center
11 out of 25
places to visit in Ujjain

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.

12. Ram Mandir, Ujjain

3.2 /5

3 kms
from city center
12 out of 25
places to visit in Ujjain

Ram Mandir as the name suggests is dedicated to Lord Rama who is seen here with his wife Sita on one side and his brother Laxman on another. Ram Mandir is the epitome of excellence in the field of architecture.

13. Mangalnath Temple

5 kms
from city center
13 out of 25
places to visit in Ujjain

Blessed upon Goddess Earth by Lord Shiva himself, the Mangalnath Temple in Ujjain holds boundless religious significance. Considered as the birth place of planet Mars, this mystical temple is visited by hundreds of devotees daily to get rid of dark energies and stubborn life problems. You can also seek the blessings of Mahadeva here, the guardian deity of the city.

14. Vikram University and Park

3.1 /5

3 kms
from city center
14 out of 25
places to visit in Ujjain

A noteworthy institute of Ujjain is the Vikram University, a popular centre of learning in the city. The University, located on Dewas Road, was established in the year 1957.

15. Sandipani Ashram

4 kms
from city center
15 out of 25
places to visit in Ujjain

Being the very spot where Guru Sandipani coached Lord Krishna, Balram and Sudama, the Sandipani Ashram has many mentions in Mahabharat. The ashram houses a giant stone with 1-100 inscribed on it, as first written by Guru Sandipani. Be sure to check out the mystical Gomati Kunda, which holds a blend of all the holy waters in the world.

16. ISKCON Ujjain Temple

2 kms
from city center
16 out of 25
places to visit in Ujjain

The beauty of the majestic white marble building of ISKCON in Ujjain is truly a sight for sore eyes. The impeccably sculpted marble idols of Radha Madhana Mohan, Sri Krishna and Balram and Sri Gauri Nitai dressed in vibrantly coloured dresses and beautiful jewellery will definitely lift your spirits. Be sure to try some mouth-watering dishes at Govindas, right next to ISKCON.

17. Bade Ganeshji Ka Mandir

2 kms
from city center
17 out of 25
places to visit in Ujjain

As the name suggests, the Bade Ganeshji ka Mandir is a magnificent temple in Ujjain that houses one of the biggest idols of Lord Ganesh. Resting along the Mahakaleshwar reservoir, this temple is just a stone's throw away from the infamous Mahakal Temple. While you're here, you can also seek the blessings of Lord Hanuman at the Panchmukhi Hanuman Gate.

18. Gadkalika Temple

4 kms
from city center
18 out of 25
places to visit in Ujjain

The Gadkalika Temple in Ujjain holds tremendous religious significance, especially among students. Staring into the glory of the immaculately sculpted idol of Goddess Kalika is an absolute divine experience, just like attending the soul cleansing morning and evening aarti.

19. Gopal Mandir

2 kms
from city center
19 out of 25
places to visit in Ujjain

A majestic marble towered structure at the centre of the market square, the Gopal Mandir in Ujjain is famous for the beautiful Krishna idol it houses. The idol is a whopping 2 feet tall, rests on a silver-plated altar and is entirely cloaked in silver and gold jewellery. Also, the infamous door stolen by Ghazni from the Somnath temple has now been installed here.

20. Vikram Kirti Mandir Museum

2 kms
from city center
20 out of 25
places to visit in Ujjain

Built in commemoration of the beloved king Vikramaditya, the Vikram Kirti Mandir Museum does a great deal in glorifying and exalting the Maurya age. Built in 1965, this museum houses everything- right from ancient manuscripts and coins to copper plates and fossils discovered in the Narmada Valley. You can pay your respects at the Vikram Kirti Mandir where the museum is situated.

21. Kalidasa Academy

2 kms
from city center
21 out of 25
places to visit in Ujjain

Spanning over a whopping 3374 hectares, the Kalidasa Academy in Ujjain has helped hundreds of students get in touch with the world's first language- Sanskrit. Right from translating ancient Sanskrit scripts to the authentic reconstruction and production of Kalidasa's poems, this academy does it all. Many fun-filled and vivacious festivals are celebrated here like Kalidasa Festival, Nandi and the Kalash-Yatra.

22. Shani Mandir

0 kms
from city center
22 out of 25
places to visit in Ujjain

Standing strong for over 2000 years, the Shani Mandir in Ujjain is India's first Navgraha mandir and the only Shani temple in the world where Shanidev has been idolised as Lord Shiva. Amavasya nights are given special importance at the temple with thousands of devotees offer more than 5 quintals of oil to the lord.

23. Gomti Kund

4 kms
from city center
23 out of 25
places to visit in Ujjain

Resting amidst the peaceful environs of Sandipani Ashram, the Gomti Kund is a steep pond that holds a blend of all holy waters of the world. They say Lord Krishna summoned all the holy waters and created the Gomti Kund so that his guru, Sandipani, wouldn't have to travel to them. Till date, this is the single source of water supply for the entire ashram.

24. WWF Water Park and Resort

15 kms
from city center
24 out of 25
places to visit in Ujjain

Situated on the Indore Ujjain Road Panthpiplai in Ujjain, WWF Water Park and Resort is one of the finest water parks in the city with umpteen water and regular rides, separate pools for kids and adults, fun activities and games. The resort offers several deals for night stays and accommodation for an extended day of fun and amusement.

25. Meghdoot Resort Water Park and Club

7 kms
from city center
25 out of 25
places to visit in Ujjain

Meghdoot Resort Water Park and Club is known to host some of the best pool side parties, weddings and private functions. The water park is flocked by guests all through the season for a fun day out. Besides the umpteen rides, slides and activities, the water park has different pools for kids and adults.

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