Shajapur in Madhya Pradesh got its name from Shah Jahan, the Mughal emperor, who was in this city for a short span of time in 1640. Earlier, it was known as Kankdikheda. The city has several places of attractions for tourists. Some of the cities located close to this city are Maksi (24 km), Tarana (35 km) and Ujjain (65 km).
Places to Stay
Hotels are very basic in Shajapur. However, Ujjain has a number of budget hotels to choose from, including Hotel Ramakrishna (Tariff –Rs.500), Hotel Atlas (Tariff –Rs.600) and Ashray Hotel (Tariff –Rs.800).
Hindi and Malvi are widely spoken in Shajapur.
Some of the major events of this place include Mahashivaratri in February, Holi in March-April, Dasara in September-October and Diwali in October-November.
Places of Interest
Raj-Rajeshwari Temple, Karedi Mata temple, Pale Wale Baba Mandir, Mankamneshwar Mahadev Temple are some of the temples worth visiting. Other attractions lie in Ujjain and Maksi.
How to Get There
The closest airport from here is the Indore Airport, which is 112 km away.
Shajapur Railway Station is located just 2 km away from the city centre.
Buses are available from Ujjain. Hans Travels India Pvt. Ltd., Ashok Travels and Radhika Travels are some of the top operators that run their buses on this route. Online bus booking sites have made it possible for travellers to get their bus tickets with ease.