Ujjain is known to be a Greenwich of India due to the fact that the first meridian of longitude passes through it. Located on site of India’s first scientific observatory, Vedha Shala is one of the most tourist visited places. So, whenever you plan a trip to Ujjain, do visit Vedha Shala.
As far as the history of Vedha Shala is concerned, it was built by Maharaja Jai Singh between 1725 and 1730. There is no denying the fact that Vedha Shala is considered to be a masterpiece and an excellent work of art. Even today, Jantar Mnatar is a significant place for all the historical as well as astronomical research. It is also to be noted here that Ujjain since old times has been a research place for Hindu astrologers and scholars. When Vedha Shala in Ujjain was erected, it attained the biggest milestone in the 18th century.
Vedha Shala is one of the greatest paragons of brainpower, which was built in Ujjain, which is known to be the 'Greenwich of India'. It was Savai Raja Jai Singh, who manoeuvred the world of terrestrial and spiritual science with the erection of this yantra. Vedha Shala has some prominent monuments within it namely, Shanku Yantra, Nadivalaya Yantra, Samrat Yantra and Digyansha Yantra.
The timings to visit Vedha Shala are from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM from Monday to Sunday. The time required to visit Vedha Shala is for over 1-2 hours. The entry fees for Vedha Shala is INR 40 per head (above 15 years of age) for Indian citizens, INR 200 per head for foreign citizens, INR 50 for camera and INR 150 for audio guide. Once you visit this place, you will surely enjoy the amazement.
Best Time to Visit:
The best time to visit Ujjain is in winters or spring season that is from October till March. It is recommended not to visit Ujjain in summers. The reason why winters are best is because during these months, the temperature stays between 3 degrees Celsius (Nights of January) and 20 degrees Celsius.
How to Reach:
For those who are travelling via air, the nearest airport to Ujjain is Indore. There are daily flights from Indore to Mumbai, Kolkata, Delhi, Bhopal and Ahmadabad. For those who are travelling by train, there are three major railway stations out there namely, Ujjain City Junction, Vikram Nagar and Chintaman (metre gauge). For the road travellers, Ujjain is well-connected by road and those which connect it to other major cities are Agar Road, Indore Road, Dewas Road, Maksi Road and Badnagar Road. A huge number of busses also ply on these roads and the widely known Ujjain bus stands are Dewas Gate and NanaKheda.
Below are a few places mentioned where one must visit as and when they go to Ujjain for their outing:
• Bade Ganesh ji ka Mandir
• Ram Ghat
• Gopal Mandir, Ujjain
• Kaliadeh Palalce, Ujjain
• Kal Bhairava, Ujjain
• Vedh Shala Ujjain
• Chintamani Ganesh Ujjain
• Harisiddhi Temple Ujjain
• Bhartrihri Caves
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