The historical backdrop of Ujjain has an essential regard and a recorded importance associated with it. The History of Ujjain states that at initially, the city was referred to as “Ujjayini” and as per epic Mahabharata; Ujjain was the capital of the Avanti Kingdom. The city is said to have been the living plan of Asoka. Ujjain is known for the Mahakaleshwar Temple, which is very old, a towering structure with an unmistakably fancy housetop. Adjacent to it is the Ganesh Temple, which houses a wonderful symbol of Ganesh, the elephant-headed Hindu Lord.
After learning so much about Ujjain, I made up my mind to visit this amazing city by taking a bus. I booked a Volvo AC Seater bus ticket from https://www.redbus.in/bus-tickets/ and packed all my essentials required for a 2days trip to Ujjain. After travelling by bus for 3 hours, I took rest at my friend’s place. I boarded the bus from Bhopal at 6:30am and reached Ujjain at 10am. The Chartered Bus Operator provided Ac seater bus with clean interiors and friendly staff. Although it was a short distance journey covering 190 kms, where the bus transport passed through varied topography, vibrant territories and lush green plantations. These are the reasons that I am fond of bus journeys; they are always exciting and convenient. Don’t forget to book a window seat to enjoy the most while travelling by bus!
Apart from shopping and eating delicious Ujjain food, I have visited many places in Ujjain. Here is a list consisting of places of interest that I would like to recommend every visitor to must see when in Ujjain.
1. Bhartrihari Caves: This place is associated with king Vikramaditya. His brother meditated here during his last years and wrote several books. These caves are quite narrow so tall people should mind their heads while entering. However, they are a delight for history buffs and adventure lovers. Electric bulbs have been fitted inside the caves for convenient passage but you can disregard the odd rock formations while exploring these concealed fortunes of history.
2. Mahakaleshwar Temple: Famous as one of the twelve jyotirlingas of Shiva, Shree Mahakaleshwar temple is a renowned pilgrim destination in the ancient city of Ujjain. The temple is divided into five levels and houses sculptured idols of various Hindu deities, along with Shiva. You need to visit this temple in order to speculate the spiritual significance of the Shiva Lingam, which is quite different from other.
3. Jantar Mantar: This was a centre of learning during the past, now it houses astronomical observatory. Built by a great scholar is now a perfect place to gather some concrete knowledge and beliefs on geography.
4. Ram Ghat: This is one of the biggest pilgrims in India as the Kumb Mela takes place here. Zillions of devotees gather during the event, witnesses the renowned aarti and takes bath in the holy waters. It is believed that the bath washes away all your sins and the Kumb Mela is held in every 12 years when the Ram Ghat transforms itself into a crowded picture.
5. Kaliadeh Palace: This palace serve as a delight for all history lovers. The architecture of the palace, especially yhe dome, is an epitome of the Persian architectural style.