Earlier known as Ujjaini, the land of Ujjain is one of the famous sites that hosts the Kumbh Mela, a religious carnival that attracts millions of Hindu pilgrims. Ujjain is known as the ‘City of Temples’ as it has the maximum number of temples in the world. It has been home to some of the great scholars such as Kalidasa and has witnessed the rise and fall of two ruling empires – Mauryas and the Guptas. It also has been one of the four global seats of learning in ancient India.
Places to Stay
There are good budget hotels in Ujjain. Some of them are Ashray Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 800 onwards), Hotel Ramakrishna (Tariff – Rs. 600 onwards), Hotel Preeti (Tariff – Rs. 500 onwards).
The official language of Ujjain is Hindi. The other language spoken here is Malavi.
The important event of Ujjain is Kumbh Mela scheduled to be held in 2016. Apart from that, Kartik Mela is held annually in December.
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist attraction in Ujjain. Some of the places include Kalidas Academy (1.9 km), Mahakaleshwar Temple (2 kms, Sandipani Ashram (4 km), and Kaliadeh Palace (9.4 km).
How to Get There
The closest airport to this place is Devi Ahilyabai Holkar International Airport in Indore which is approximately 55 km away.
Ujjain Junction railway station situated in Ujjain district is approximately 0.5 km away.
There are bus services to Ujjain from Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Rajkot and other major cities. Some of the bus operators that offer good services to passengers include Shrinath Travels, Multani Sona Travels. If you are booking bus tickets for your journey, book online and travel without any tension.
A city in Buldhana District of Maharashtra, Khamgaon is also known as Rajat Nagari, which means "Silver Town". Located 50kms east of Buldhana, Khamgaon is well-connected by road and rail to the neighbouring region. Khamgaon lies on the border of the Buldhana District and Akola District. The city is situated close to other cities in the state, such as Shegaon , Nandura , Akola and, Patur.
Places to Stay
There are many hotels in Khamgaon. Tourists’ visiting the place can stay at Hotel Tuljai and Restaurants, Devendra Hotel, Hotel Shraddha and Hotel Greenpark that offers rooms from Rs.1200 onwards.
Dussehra, Diwali, Christmas and Ramzan are celebrated here.
Ahirani is the Local Language here. People here also speak Kandeshi, Marathi, Bhili and Andh
Places to Visit
The Shri Swami Balaji Mandir, Baradari Hanuman Mandir, Lakdi Ganpti Mandir, Datta Mandir, Mastan Chowk Masjid, Omkareshwar Mandir, Digambar Jain Temple, Dawoodi Bohra Masjid and Markaz Masjid are located near the bus stand.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Akola (51kms)
Khamgaon has its own Railway Station
The Khamgaon Bus Stop runs regular bus service that connects the place to neighbouring towns. There are a great number of private bus operators like Sangeetam Travels, Sheetal Travels, Rajhans Travels and Prasanna Purple Travels that run regular buses to and from the village. The online bus ticket booking facility at Ticketgoose.com can save you a lot of time and energy.