Ujjain attractions

Top Choice Hindu Temple in Ujjain

Mahakaleshwar Mandir

While this is not visually the most stunning temple, tagging along behind a conga-line through the underground chambers can be magical. At nonfestival times, the marble walkways are a peaceful preamble to the subter…
Top Choice Ghat in Ujjain

Ram Ghat

The most central and popular of Ujjain’s river ghats, strung with orange- and pink-roofed shrines, is busy all day with people bathing and presenting gifts of milk or flowers to the Shipra. It's most atmospheric at …
Hindu Temple in Ujjain

Harsiddhi Mandir

Built during the Maratha period, this temple enshrines a famous vermilion-painted image of goddess Annapurna. At the entrance, two tall blackened stone towers bristling with lamps are a special feature of Maratha ar…
Historic Building in Ujjain

Vedh Shala

Ujjain has been India’s Greenwich since the 4th century BC, and this simple-looking but surprisingly complicated observatory was built by Maharaja Jai Singh between 1725 and 1730. Each of its five structures (for tr…
Monument in Ujjain

Sinhasan Battisi

Vikram Teela, a small island in Rudra Sagar lake, is covered with statuary (installed in 2016) that re-creates the magical throne and court of the legendary Ujjain king Vikramaditya. The enthroned king sits surround…
Hindu Temple in Ujjain

Gopal Mandir

The Scindias built this marble-spired temple, a fine example of Maratha architecture, in the 19th century. The sanctum’s silver-plated doors originated at the Somnath Temple in Gujarat, but were taken from there to …
Monument in Ujjain

Sati Gate

Colourfully painted, pointed-arch gate over the street 400m east of the Gopal Mandir.
Mosque in Ujjain

Fateh Masjid

The tall white minaret of this mosque is a landmark en route from the train station to the Mahakaleshwar Mandir.
Monument in Ujjain

Clock Tower

Landmark on a busy intersection in the Freeganj area east of the railway station.
Monument in Ujjain

Indira Gandhi Statue

Landmark in the Freeganj area east of the railway station.