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One of the ancient cities of India, Ujjain is an amalgamation of history, myth, spirituality and religious belief. Located on the eastern bank of Shipra river, this city has preserved its cultural heritage in its folds like no other city. According to Mahabharata, Ujjain was the capital of Avanti kingdom and thus enjoyed a certain political significance through the pages of history. Geographically, Ujjain was pivotal as it used to lay on the main trade route between north India and Deccan going from Mathura via Ujjain to Mahishmati (Maheshwar) on the Narmada river and to Paithan on the river Godavari, western Asia and the West. After a denouement of conquests, Ujjain once again saw resurrection at the beginning of the 17th century under Marathas who gave impetus to a cultural renaissance in the region and modern Ujjain came into being. Infact, most of the temples that you see here today are the relics of this period only.
Coming to the literary forefront, Ujjain and Kalidas are considered to be inseparable. Kalidas, one of the most prominent classical Sanskrit writer, mentions this eternal city in his poem Meghdootam with full vigour. He described it as ‘The town fallen from Heaven to bring Heaven to Earth’ suggesting its embellished art, architecture and history. Dating back to 600 BC, this city was once home to Ashoka, one of the greatest kings of India. Today, Madhya Pradesh tourism wants to delineate this exquisite city on the world map and wants to highlight its various attractions, promoting international tourism.
Ujjain Travel Tips
Essential travel information and Ujjain tips for your visit
- Time Zone: IST (Indian Standard Time) GMT+5:30
- Currency: Currency used in Ujjain is Indian Rupees.
- Electricity: India uses 230 Volts, 50 Hz alternating current as the power source. Plugs and sockets have grounded / earthed 3 Pin connections (Type D) or ungrounded 2 pin connections (Type C).
- Internet: 3G, Wi-Fi connections are available in almost all the hotels in the city.
- Languages: Language spoken in Ujjain is Hindi.
- Police : 100
- Fire : 101
- Ambulance : 102
- Railway Enquiry: 131, 133
Tipping: Tipping is generally expected for the services rendered.
- Refrain from getting overfriendly with strangers. Do not get too personal with people like taxi drivers, auto drivers, tourist guides, etc.
- Keep all your cash and valuables under lock and key in your hotel room. Avoid carrying and exhibiting them in busy streets.
- Since it’s a holy city, modest clothing and gestures are appreciated.
- Always carry water with you.
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Facts and Stats for Ujjain*
Pollution Statistics in Ujjain
Know the pollution level of Ujjain before you plan your visit.
Air Pollution 80 (Very High)
Water Pollution 60 (High)
Noise and Light Pollution 53.57 (Moderate)
Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 56.25 (Moderate)
Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 53.13 (Moderate)
Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 75 (High)
Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 50 (Moderate)
Ujjain: Crime and Safety
How safe is Ujjain for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Ujjain.
Burglary and Theft 33.33 (Low)
Mugging and Robbery 66.67 (High)
Assault and Armed Robbery 58.33 (Moderate)
Corruption and Bribery 83.33 (Very High)
Car Stealing 75 (High)
Robbery of Car belongings 75 (High)
Attacks 66.67 (High)
Drug offense 33.33 (Low)
Safety walking alone during daylight 83.33 (Very High)
Safety walking alone during night 33.33 (Low)
Insulting and offensive behaviour 50 (Moderate)
Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 41.67 (Moderate)
Property crimes and Vandalism 58.33 (Moderate)
Living in Ujjain - Quality of Life
Safety Index 43.23 (Moderate)
Climate Index 75.84 (High)
Pollution Index 79.25 (High)
Cost of Living Index 28.7 (Very Low)
Purchasing Power Index 71.24 (Moderate)
Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.
Cost for Essentials in Ujjain
Here's how much it will cost to shop in Ujjain
Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.01 USD
International Movie per seat 3.11 USD
Summer clothing in a chain store 32.83 USD
Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 38.9 USD
Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 31.12 USD
*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced and subjected to change without notice.
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