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Ujain is one of the seven sacred cities in India known as moksapuris or sapta-puris,according to the Aranya-parva of the Mahabharata,. Ujjain is situated on the bank of the Shipra River which is one of the western most tributaries of the Ganges .Ujjain, also known as Ujjayini or Avanti, is an ancient city located in Ujjain District of Madhya Pradesh.

Ujjain is popularly recognised as Shiva's land and the name of legendary figures like Kalidasa, Ashoka, Brahmagupta, Vikramaditya, Varahamihira etc, are also associated with the city.

The most famous temple of Ujjain is Mahakeleshwara temple. This Shiva temple is dedicated to one of the twelve 'Jyotirlingas' in India. The temple is divided into five levels and consists of idols of deities like Omkareshwars Shiva, Ganesh, Parvati, Kartikeya and Shiva's Bull - Nandi.

Apart from this temple, there are other temples to visit like Bade Ganeshji ka Mandir, Chintamani Ganesh, Mangalnath, Harsiddhi Temple, Siddhavat, Kaal Bhairav temple, Gopal Mandir, Pir Matsyendranath, GadKalika and Navgraha ka Mandir.

The Vedha Shala has provided Ujjain a considerable position in the field of astronomy. This observatory was built by Raja Jai Singh, who was a great scholar. Of many observatories constructed by him throughout India, Ujjain is actively used for astronomical studies. There are other places of interest in Ujjain like Vikram University, famous for its literary and cultural activities. Kalidasa Academy, a study centre of Sanskrit and Sandalwala Building, which is renowned for its architecture are other places to visit.


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Ujain is one of the seven sacred cities in India known as moksapuris or sapta-puris,according to the Aranya-parva of the Mahabharata,. Ujjain is situated on the bank of the Shipra River which is one of the western most tributaries of the Ganges .

Hotels near Ujjain

Hotel Abika Elite

Hotel Abika Elite, a landmark of Elegance and Comfort, is the pioneer of Luxury hotels in the religious city Ujjain. It boasts of being the most contemporary hotel in Ujjain and offers superlative standards of comfort and luxury complemented with a Fine dine restaurant. Abika Elite has been carefully conceived to provide a level of service and hospitality unparalleled in the market.


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Fort Amla

Fort Amla is WelcomHeritage hotel on Ujjain-Dhar Road (45 kms from Ujjain and 110 kms from Indore) (Madhya Pradesh - INDIA).


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Hotel Mittal Avenue

Mittal Avenue is a 3 star hotels in Ujjain Madhya Pradesh India


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