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23 November

Indore to Omkareshwar Ujjain

Mathri, Gujiya, Chaklis, Laddoos and what not! Diwali brings with itself not only lights and vibrant colors, but also exotic sweets and Indian delicacies. And of the greatest delights are the long holidays that accompany. We are two days before Diwali and the preperations must of pacing up! Homemade dishes and lot of shopping, and then on the day of lights, there are crackers all around.

With all your family members coming home, how to plan to keep up with each other after the Diwali day. How about some day travel nearby Indore?

Ujjain and Omakreshwar serve as beautiful close spots that give us serenity not far from the chaos of the city.

You can easily hire a taxi from Indore to Omkareshwar and cover the distance in a time of 2 hours. In a taxi ride, you can also enjoy to stop at in between ghats and places of beauty to capture moments.These taxis take you to temples and nearby ghats and then back from Omkareshwar to Indore. A day full of pilgrimage and serenity with your family away from the city and still close to it.

You might want to know something more about this beautiful small city.Omkareshwar temple is the main attraction here.On each bank of both rivers "NARMADA" and "KAVERI" huge number of temples are there in Omkareshwar. Omkareshwar temple is the main attraction of the pilgrims. In fact the town owes its very existence to this temple. As to who constructed the temple and when ,is all shrouded in mystry. The sanctum sanctorum containing the Jyotirlinga seems to have been originally a small temple of the old construction style, the dome being made of layers of stone slabs and not of circular cut stones. As this temple is too close to the precipitously deep bank of the Narmada to the south, the great extension is of new construction style. This is the reason why the sanctum sanctorum and the main deity are neither in the front of the main door nor below the higher conspicuous Shikhar or the tower of later construction.

As compared to Omkareshwar's old village type reputation it is is now a developed place. There are a lot of changes and developments evolving the city. Like any other religious place Omkareshwar has markets on the approach roads to all known temples. Ancient Ghats and newly created Ghats for the safety of visitors are here. Two bridges are there to connect the Mandhata and Omkareshwar over Narmada. Many small hotels with low rates are also available for day and overnight tariffs.

While Omkareshwar is on one end of the road, Ujjain lies on another. Madhya Pradesh, proud of holding two jyotirlings in itself, has Mahakal Jyotirling in Ujjain city. Buses and taxis are available to route from Indore to Ujjain at nearly all times of the day and takes 1.5 hours time.

Ujjain is a historical city of Central India, located in the Malwa region of Madhya Pradesh. Bounded by the holy waters of the Shipra River, it is considered as one of the seven major sites of Hindu pilgrimage.Ujjain is situated on the right bank of River bank or River Shipra. It is a very holy city for the Hindus a site for the triennial Kumbh Mela. According to Hindu scriptures, it was originally called Avantika. There is an interesting tale behind the sanctity of the city. It's origin is ascribed to the mythological legend of Sagar Manbthan (churning of the primordial ocean to discover the pot of nectar).

Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga is a famous Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and is one of the twelve Jyotirlingams, the sacred abodes of Shiva. It is located in the city of Ujjain in the Madhya Pradesh state of India. It is a three-storey temple, on the side of the lake called Rudra Sagar. There is also Bade Ganesh Ji ka Mandir situated above the tank near the Mahakaleshwar Temple, contains a huge artistic sculpture of Ganesha, the son of Shiva. An idol of this size and beauty is rarely to be found. The city also adorn many more temples like Kaalbhairav temple, Chintaman Ganesh, Harsiddhi and the Iskon temple.

Ujjain as compared to Indore is smaller but has city level developments. You can find a variety of budget and luxury hotels according to your budget. You can also hog on different cuisines available to eat in restaurants.

So, grab your loved ones, find a day and hire a taxi from Indore to Omkareshwar or Indore to Ujjain!

Happy Travelling!