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…
Monument in Ujjain

Sinhasan Battisi

Vikram Teela, a small island in Rudra Sagar lake, is covered with statuary (installed in 2016) that recreates the magical throne and court of the legendary Ujjain king Vikramaditya. The enthroned king sits surrounde…
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…
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 G…
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

Sati Gate

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