Zee Media Bureau
The holy city of Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh is all geared up to welcome millions of devotees for the Simhastha Kumbh Mela starting from this Friday (April 22, 2016). As many 5 crore devotees are expected to visit holy land for the biggest religious congregations. The Kumbh Melas are traditionally held at four places in the country– Haridwar Kumbh Mela, Allahabad Kumbh Mela, Nashik-Trimbakeshwar Simhastha and the Ujjain Simhastha. It is believed that the Kumbh takes place in Nashik and Ujjain, while a planet is in Leo (Simha) also known as Simhastha.
The shahi-snan in Shipra river will commence from April 22 to May 21, 2016. Let's help you out in chalking out the details of how you can reach Ujjain for the Mela and shahi-snan:
If you are planning to travel by air, then Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Airport in Indore is connected with all the major cities and can fly you comfortably. The airport is 57 km away, so you can opt for cabs, buses or any other means of local transportation.
The train service can also be quite convenient for the travellers, as the Ujjain railway station is not far away from the main city. Local means of transport—such as autos, buses and cabs are easily available at the station.
If you want to explore while travelling to the pious city, then taking a road journey might also sound quite cool. The roads are quite developed and buses ply regularly, connecting it with other cities.