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Ujjain Excursions

Dewas: Located at a distance of 36kms from Ujjain, Dewas is popular for the temple of Devi Chamunda a incarnation of Goddess Durga. It is one of the most revered temples of the area and is visited by devotees in large number throughout the year. To reach the temple one has to climb to the top of a small hill where the temple of Devi Chamunda and Tulja Bhavani Mata are located.

Agar: The town of Agar- Malwa is a prominent tourist attraction in Madhya Pradesh. The city has two ponds, Moti Sagar (bada talab) and Ratna Sagar (ratodia talab), which account for the large amount of water in the city. There is also a dam on the Kalisindh River, the Parsukheri dam. The climate of this region is cooler as compared to its surroundings so it was the preferred capital of the rulers of Parmar Dynansty. It is also a main archeological site and comes under the ASI (Archeological Survey of India). There are many temples at Agar, the most popular being of Lord Krishna which is almost 400 years old. It is at a distance of 66kms from Ujjain.

Sailana: It is located at a distance of 127kms from Ujjain and lies near the boundary of Rajasthan. It is popular for its Cactus garden, the only one in whole Asia. It has over 1200 types of Cactus out of which only 50 are Indian. Sailana is also popular for its culinary tradition and you can enjoy the best traditional food of Madhya Pradesh in Sailana.

Maksi: The town of Maksi is located at a distance of 39kms from Ujjain and is an important pilgrimage site for the followers of Jainism. It has many Jain temples out of which two are the most important, the first one is called the bada Mandir and is believed to be around 1000 years old, even the idol of Lord Parsavnath installed in the temple is believed to be more that 2500years old. The second temple has its deity in form of Lord Parsavnathand was installed in year 1899. Maksi is located on Agra-Bombay Road. It has direct train connections to Ujjain, Dewas, Bhopal and Indore.

Indore: Indore is the largest city in the state of Madhya Pradesh and is one of the fastest growing regions f India. Even in history Indore acted as a major trade hub between the Deccan and Delhi and during the British rule it was a princely state under the rule of Maratha Empire. Indore is a mix of ancient ruins and modern buildings. There are a lot of temples and historical monuments at Indore and is located at a distance of just 55kms from Ujjain.

Published On: May 15, 2015
Last Updated On: May 15, 2015

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