Ujjain Kumbh Mela 2016

Ujjain is one of the four places where Kumbh Mela is held after every 12 years at sacred River Shipra, when the Sun is in the zodiac Aries and the Jupiter is in the zodiac Leo. Millions of devotees take dips, worship and attend the religious ceremony of Kumbh Mela to attain libration from the vicious cycle of birth-death-rebirth. It is believed that those who get a royal bath in holy Shipra River on the occasion of Kumbh Mela can wash their sins of all previous births. The devotees consider it as an opportunity to get them revived from the never ending birth cycle.

About Ujjain

Ujjain is an ancient city of central India, in the Malwa region of Madhya Pradesh. The city is located on the eastern bank of the river Shipra. Ujjain has been a prominent centre of religious activities for over 2,000 years as it has many temples including Mahakaleshwar Temple, One of the Twelve Jyotirlingas and is one of the venues of the Kumbh Melas, the greatest fair that takes place in the country. Ujjain was also one of the four global seats of learning existed in ancient India and it is the place where Lord Krishna, along with his brother Balaram and friend Sudama received his education from Maharishi Sandipani.

Auspicious Bathing dates

Main Bathing Dates for Ujjain Kumbh Mela  

Major Attractions

Places of Interest near Ujjain  


• Summer: Max. 40°C & Min. 20°C
• Winter: Max. 28°C & Min. 10°C.
• Rainfall: 101 cm (July to September)
• Best Season: September to March.