Ujjain, stands glamorously among many other Indian sacred and holy cities. The early history of Ujjain is lost in the midst of antiquity. According to ancient Hindu scriptures it was originally called Avantika. later King Shiva of Avanti commemorating his triumph over the demon king of Tripuri, changed it to Ujjainyini (one who conquers with pride). Ujjain is situated on the right bank of River Shipra. It is a very holy city for the Hindus, a site for the triennial Kumbh mela. There are many great mythological legend about Ujjain city. Apart from mythological legends, the city has a long distinguished history. It was governed by the likes of Vikramaditya and Ashoka. Kalidas wrote his souls stirring poetry here. Today, Ujjain represents an interesting blend of an age old legacy and the modern day lifestyle.
- Mahakeleshwara : This temple of Lord Shiva with its lingam is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas in India. It is also knows as the the shrine of Mahakaleshwara. The temple has an idol of Omkareshwars shiva, Ganesh, Parvati, Kartikeya and Shiva's Bull - Nandi.
- Bade Ganeshji ka Mandir : There is a sculptured image of Lord Ganesh in this temple, close to the tank near Mahakaleshwar.
- Chintamani Ganesh : A temple of considerable antiquity and popular place of pilgrimage, the idol here is believed to be self formed
- Mangalnath : Regarded as the birthplace of Mars according to the Skanda Purana, Mangalanath commands a panoramic view of the shipra. Mahadev is worshipped at the temple here.
- Harsiddhi Temple : An important shrine with the image of Goddess Annapurna
- Siddhavat :The enormous banyan tree on the banks of the Shipra has been vested with great sanctity.
- Kal BhairaV : The worship of Kal Bhairava is carried out here and the temple was noteworthy for its exquisite painting in the Malwa style, traces of which still remain. Close by is the village of Bhairogarh, famous for its ancient technique in cloth printing
- Gopal mandir : A sanctum inlaid with marble and silver plated doors constitute the main attraction of this temple.
- Pir Matsyendranath : Dedicated to the memory of Matsyendranath, a great Shaivite leader of the Natha sect, this ancient site has a scenic setting on the banks of the Shipra. A place of pilgrimage for both Hindus and Muslims, this site has yielded antiquities during excavations carried out here, which date back to 7 and 6 BC.
- GadKalika: The deity in this temple is believed to have worshipped by Kalidasa. Renovated in 7 AD by the Emperor Harshavardhana, it was restored yet again in the Parmar and, in modern times, by the erstwhile Gwalior State.
- Navgraha ka Mandir (Triveni): Situated on the Triveni Ghat of Shipra, this temple is dedicated to the nine planets.