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What :

A pilgrim’s city divided by the Shipra River, Ujjain is one of the seven sacred Hindu cities in India, and every 12 years the city hosts the massive and stunning Kumba (Kumbh or Kumbha) Mela, the world’s largest religious event where millions of Hindu devotees converge to celebrate the victory of light over darkness.

The city’s history dates back to at least the 6th century B.C., and numerous ancient temples and structures dot the cityscape waiting to be discovered by guests on our India tours. Chintaman Ganesh Temple was constructed between the 11th and 12th centuries and dedicated to the elephant-headed deity Ganesha. Devotees flock here regularly for blessings of good fortune.

Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga is one of Shiva’s 12 most holy temples in India. The original structure was razed in a raid against the city in the middle of the 13th century, and the current structure was rebuilt on the ruins in 1736 A.D.

The Vedh Shala is India’s first observatory built in the early 18th century, and sister observatories were later built in Delhi, Jaipur, Mathura and Varanasi. Gopal Mandir’s marble spires and marble and silver sanctuary dedicated to the Hindu deity Lord Krishna are a great example of the Maratha style of construction from the late 19th century.

Harsiddhi Mandir is a temple dedicated to the Hindu goddess of nourishment, Annapurna. The entrance is guarded by two black spires ringed with lamps that are striking once lit in the evening.

When :

October through March are the months with the best weather to visit Ujjain. High temperatures between April and June give way to cooling and resuscitating rainfall from July to September.

Where :

Ujjain is in Madhya Pradesh State in central India. The city is best reached by flight to Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Airport in Indore departing from Mumbai or Delhi, and then traveling by private vehicle to Ujjain on India’s modern road infrastructure.

Who :

An ancient city with numerous temples, historic structures, and one of the greatest pilgrimage sights on the Indian sub-continent makes Ujjain a delightful stop on our luxury tours of India.

Appropriate Attire :

Dress for warm weather with cool clothing, but keep in mind that many of the religious sites require the removal of shoes upon entrance. While visiting temples or other holy areas, dress conservatively by covering your shoulders and knees in keeping with Hindu religious modesty.

Guest Reviews :

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March 2014
It was a dream come true! I really enjoyed the tour, the people I met, the incredible things I saw and the wonderful well mannered and caring people from India. I have traveled extensively, I consider myself a real gobble trotter, I have participated in a lot of tour company groups but nothing like Easy Tours of India!
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Ali our guide was sure a gentleman... WOW! he has so much patience he could be a teacher! the gentleman driver was so pleasant and caring, especially when he noticed I was feeling so bad.
I am already planning to go back to visit South India and this time I do not plan to be sick at all.
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Chandni always called concerned about my health, thanks CHANDNI!
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