Ujjain Tourism

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.

Essential travel information and Ujjain tips for your visit

Essential Information

  • 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.
  • Know the pollution level of Ujjain before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 72.06 (High)
    • Water Pollution 67.86 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 61.11 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 45 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 55 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 47.5 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 67.31 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 45 (Moderate)
  • How safe is Ujjain for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Ujjain.

    • Burglary and Theft 25 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 50 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 62.5 (High)
    • Car Stealing 50 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 50 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 25 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 87.5 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 50 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 37.5 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 31.25 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Safety Index 57.72 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 75.84 (High)
    • Pollution Index 74.71 (High)
    • Cost of Living Index 23.93 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 68.99 (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.

  • 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 2.84 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 28.35 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 35.44 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 25.04 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ‚Äčand subjected to change without notice.

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