Hello everyone! I’m Aarav Chauhan from Indore, and this weekend, my family and I embarked on a deeply spiritual journey to Ujjain, a city renowned for its religious significance and mystical charm. Opting for the convenience and comfort of a TransRentals cab, we were all set to explore the sacred sites and feel the divine presence in this ancient city.

Dawn Departure

Our trip began at the break of dawn. The quiet streets of Indore slowly came to life as we started our journey to Ujjain. The ride was smooth and enjoyable, and Mr. Deepak, our driver, shared fascinating anecdotes about Ujjain’s history and spiritual legacy.

First Stop: Mahakaleshwar Temple

Our first destination was the venerable Mahakaleshwar Temple, one of the twelve Jyotirlingas. When we arrived, the temple complex was already buzzing with devotees. The energy was extraordinary, with chants and bells echoing through the air. Participating in the Bhasma Aarti, a unique temple ritual where fresh ashes from cremated bodies are applied to the linga, was a profound experience that filled us with awe and reverence.

Exploring Kal Bhairav Temple

Next, we visited the Kal Bhairav Temple, which is dedicated to the fearsome form of Lord Shiva. Known for its unique liquor offering to the deity, this temple provided a different perspective on devotion and the eclectic practices in Hindu worship. The sight of devotees offering liquor bottles, which are opened and poured into a saucer for the deity, was intriguing, to say the least.

A Moment of Calm at Ram Ghat

Mid-morning, we headed to Ram Ghat, famous for its spiritual baths and Kumbh Mela celebrations. We walked along the ghats, watching devotees perform rituals and take holy dips in the Shipra River. The serene atmosphere was a perfect place for some quiet reflection and to enjoy the riverside vistas.

Lunch at a Local Favorite

Mr. Deepak took us to a local eatery known for its authentic Ujjaini cuisine for lunch. We indulged in dishes like Poha and Jalebi, a popular breakfast in Madhya Pradesh, and savored the rich, spicy flavors of local curries and bread. It was a delicious break that refueled us for the rest of the day’s explorations.

Visit to Harsiddhi Temple

Post-lunch, we visited the Harsiddhi Temple, another significant temple of Ujjain. According to legend, Goddess Parvati received the boon to adorn the city as its guardian deity. The temple’s striking architecture and lamps illuminating the evening sky were enchanting. We joined in the evening aarti, which was a mesmerizing experience with hundreds of small lamps lighting up the area.

Reflective Walk Through Ved Shala (Observatory)

Before concluding our trip, we stopped at Ujjain’s ancient Ved Shala or Jantar Mantar. This observatory, built by Maharaja Jai Singh II, is a testament to the advanced astronomical knowledge of ancient India. Exploring the instruments and learning about their uses in calculating time and observing planetary movements was enlightening.

Journey Back to Indore

As the sun set, we started our journey back to Indore. The car was filled with discussions about the day’s experiences and the spiritual lessons we gleaned. Mr. Deepak shared more stories and insights, making the ride back as enriching as the trip.


Our one-day trip to Ujjain was a remarkable journey beyond mere sightseeing. This spiritual exploration brought us closer as a family and deepened our understanding of our rich cultural heritage. Thanks to TransRentals for the seamless travel arrangements and to Mr. Deepak for his excellent guidance.

Looking forward to more such enriching journeys and sharing them with all of you. Here’s to more explorations and discoveries!

Stay curious and connected! 🚗🛕🙏