Bhopal to Ujjain Road Trip – Distance, Time, and Useful Travel Information

Nestled along the banks of the Shipra River, Ujjain is a city steeped in religious and historical significance, making it a prominent destination for spiritual seekers and history enthusiasts alike. Home to the famous Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga, one of the twelve sacred shrines of Lord Shiva, Ujjain attracts pilgrims from far and wide. Beyond its religious sanctuaries, the city also boasts ancient temples, archaeological sites, and vibrant markets. You can hire a taxi from Savaari to traverse the Bhopal to Ujjain journey and explore the attractions along the way. Savaari’s reliable services not only ensure a comfortable and seamless journey to Ujjain’s cultural landmarks but also provide the flexibility to navigate the city at your own pace, enhancing the overall travel experience.

Table of Contents

  1. Why travel from Bhopal to Ujjain?
  2. Traveling from Bhopal to Ujjain by Car
  3. Best time to take a road trip from Bhopal to Ujjain by car
  4. Popular routes to travel from Bhopal to Ujjain by road
  5. Other means of traveling
  6. Explore Ujjain Like a Local: A Handy Guide
  7. Savaari recommends – Popular places to eat in Ujjain
  8. Hotels and Resorts – Accommodation in Ujjain
  9. Nearby road trips from Ujjain

Why travel from Bhopal to Ujjain?

When planning a journey from Bhopal to Ujjain, you’re in for a treat of historical and spiritual wonders. Ujjain, situated along the serene banks of the Shipra River, holds significant religious importance, and offers a glimpse into ancient temples, bustling markets, and a rich culture. Choosing Savaari adds an extra layer of comfort and convenience to this exploration, ensuring a smooth and enjoyable journey from Bhopal to Ujjain.

Bhopal to Ujjain

Travelling from Bhopal to Ujjain by car

A car journey from Bhopal to Ujjain with Savaari enhances the travel experience with unmatched benefits. Savaari’s reliable car rental services provide well-maintained vehicles and skilled drivers, ensuring a stress-free and enjoyable ride. The flexibility to customise your itinerary and make impromptu stops along the way allows you to savour the journey as much as the destination. With Savaari, the road trip becomes a seamless and comfortable adventure, turning the travel time from Bhopal to Ujjain into a cherished part of your overall experience. Before commencing the road trip, you might want to spend some time exploring Bhopal and opting for a taxi service in Bhopal for the same.

Important Highway information about Bhopal to Ujjain

Bhopal to Ujjain cabs


Highway Name Bhopal Indore Road
Alternate Name National Highway 86
Highway Number NH 86
Distance 192 km
Starting Point Bhopal
Ending Point Ujjain
Highway Quality Good


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Best time to visit

The best time to visit Ujjain is during the winter months from October to March when the weather is pleasantly cool, making exploration of the city’s spiritual sites and historical landmarks comfortable. Monsoons, from July to September, bring intermittent showers and lush greenery but may hinder outdoor activities. Summers, from April to June, are marked by hot temperatures, making it less favourable for extensive sightseeing.

Popular routes from Bhopal to Ujjain

Route 1: Distance and Time taken from Bhopal to Ujjain via NH 86

Bhopal to Ujjain

This is the shortest and the best route to travel between Bhopal and Ujjain. The distance between Bhopal and Ujjain on this route is around 192 KM and takes about 3-4 hours. Always check live maps and instant traffic updates for the latest information on Bhopal to Ujjain road conditions.

Here’s the basic route map from Bhopal to Ujjain via this route: (Link to get this route on Google Maps)

Bhopal → Amlaha → Daulatpur → Dewas → Ujjain

Driver-suggested sights/monuments/offbeat places along this route

Kaila devi mandir
Kaila Devi Mandir

If you’re driving along this route, there are plenty of sights and offbeat places that you can explore. Here are a few driver-suggested options:

  • Kaila Devi Mandir, Dewas – Adorned with idols of Ma Kaila Devi, Hanuman Ji, and Bajrang Bali, the temple extends its charitable outreach by distributing daily meals to the needy. Noteworthy features include a towering 51 feet high idol of Hanuman Ji, the temple’s construction in white marble and red stones, and the belief that it houses Lord Krishna’s father Vasudev and the daughter Devaki, embodying Yogamaya Kaila Devi.
  • All Saints’ Church Sehore – established in 1838, this Anglican church stands as a testament to the historical and architectural heritage of the region. Built during the colonial era, it reflects the influence of British architecture with its classic design and ornate detailing. The church has served as a place of worship and a symbol of community for over a century. The All Saints’ Church continues to be a revered landmark, offering a peaceful retreat and a connection to the town’s rich history.
  • Pushpagiri Tirth Digambar Jain Temple, Dewas – This is a famous Jain temple in Dewas dedicated to Lord Mahavir and is open 24 hours a day. It is built in peaceful surroundings and allows visitors to meditate, pray, or simply sit in peace with their thoughts. Visitors can also buy a meal from the Bhojanalaya at highly affordable rates. The Jain Kshetra spreads across 250 acres with plans for schools, hospitals, museums, and other amenities.

Popular places to eat along this route where our customers usually stop

When travelling from Bhopal to Ujjain, our customers often enjoy eating at certain popular places along the way. These spots offer a variety of tasty local dishes, from street food to sit-down meals. Whether it’s a roadside eatery with regional specialities or a cosy cafe with diverse menu options, these places not only fill the stomach but also add a delicious touch to the travel experience. Here are some recommendations:

  • Jai Shri Balaji Dhaba & Family Restaurant, Phanda Kala – This is a premium vegetarian restaurant that also serves vegan food. It is preferred by all kinds of travellers including families, solo travellers, and a group of friends. Some recommended dishes are Balaji Paneer Special and Paneer Mumtaz, Butter chicken, and Dal Bafle.
  • Ramraj Cafe & Family Restaurant, Saikdakhedi Bypass Chouraha – This is a vegetarian restaurant that offers a variety of coffees and savoury dishes and is a popular choice for young people looking for a place to hang out with friends. Some recommended dishes are Spring Roll, Hakka Noodles, and French Fries.
  • Ode Da Dhaba, Ashta – This is a food court located on the highway in Ashta. It offers a variety of culinary options, including vegetarian and vegan options. Some recommended dishes are Tarte Tatin, Punjabi Chole, and Fried Momos.

Bhopal to Ujjain road condition via NH 86

The NH 86 is a four-lane road in excellent condition. A drive from Bhopal to Ujjain along this highway ensures a memorable experience. Before you start your road trip, make sure to check the latest updates from the state transport department about any construction activity or impact due to heavy rains.

Route 2: Distance and Time taken from Bhopal to Ujjain via NH 46 and Narmadapuram Road

Bhopal to Ujjain Route 2

This is a much longer route to travel from Bhopal to Ujjain than the previous one. The distance between Bhopal and Ujjain on this route is around 322 KM and takes about 8-9 hours. To avoid road closures, always check for the latest updates and follow a live map when travelling to get the best idea of Bhopal to Ujjain road conditions.

Here’s the basic route map from Bhopal to Ujjain via this route: (Link to get this route on Google Maps)

Bhopal → Obaidullaganj → Khategaon → Agurli → Indore → Ujjain

Driver-suggested sights/monuments/offbeat places along this route

Kerwa Dam, Obaidullaganj
Kerwa Dam, Obaidullaganj

Here are some of the must-visit places on a Bhopal to Ujjain road trip along this route:

  • Kerwa Dam, Obaidullaganj: This is a tranquil reservoir surrounded by lush greenery. Travellers can enjoy a peaceful ambiance, take boat rides on the dam, and appreciate the scenic beauty of the landscape.
  • Hanumantiya Island, Khategaon: This is a picturesque spot on the backwaters of the Indira Sagar Dam. Visitors can engage in water sports, boat rides, and relish the serene environment with panoramic views of the dam.
  • Sarafa Bazaar, Indore: Sarafa Bazaar in Indore transforms into a lively street food haven in the evening. It’s a food lover’s paradise, offering a wide array of local delicacies and snacks. The bustling atmosphere and diverse food options make it a must-visit.
  • Rajwada, Indore: This is a historic palace located in the heart of Indore. Built by the Holkars, it reflects a blend of Maratha and Mughal architectural styles. The palace stands as a symbol of Indore’s regal heritage and is surrounded by vibrant markets.
  • Janapav Kuti, Agurli: This is a scenic trekking destination with historical significance. It is believed to be the birthplace of Lord Parshuram, and the trek offers breathtaking views of the surrounding hills and forests.

Popular places to eat along this route where our customers usually stop

Here are some of the best stops for food and drinks on your Bhopal to Ujjain road trip on this route:

  • Vindhyachal Dhabha, Obaidullaganj – Known for its vegetarian food, this is one of the oldest dhaba-style restaurants in the area. It has a cosy seating arrangement and serves Indian food. Some recommended dishes are Dal Bafle, Paneer Lababdar, and Kheer.
  • Chauhan Restaurant, Maliwayan – This is a vegetarian restaurant offering delicious dishes from various Indian cuisines. Some recommended dishes are Special Thali Daal Bafle, Samosas, and Baigan Bharta.
  • Pishori Family Restaurant & Bar, Indore – This is one of the best restaurants in Indore offering vegetarian and non-vegetarian food. The ambience and atmosphere are excellent. However, you might face problems with parking if visiting during peak hours. Some recommended dishes are Kaju Ki Sabji, Mutton Bhuna, and Masala Rice.

Bhopal to Ujjain road condition via NH 46 and Narmadapuram Road

The NH 46 (National Highway 46) is a major highway connecting Bhopal to Ujjain, and it is generally well-maintained. Additionally, Narmadapuram Road is also part of the route and is typically in good condition. However, before starting your trip, make sure to check about any updates on repair or maintenance work along the highway as it can impact your travel time.

Most preferred route from Bhopal to Ujjain by Savaari customers

Both the above routes are good for travelling from Bhopal to Ujjain. However, the route via NH 86 is the best route for a Bhopal to Ujjain road trip and can get you there within 3-4 hours. However, if you have already travelled this route and want an alternative, then you can opt for the route via NH 46 and Narmadapuram Road.

Other means of travelling from Bhopal to Ujjain

How to reach by train?

There are many trains from Bhopal to Ujjain. Here are the details of the available trains:


Train Number Train Name Departure Days Departure Time Arrival Time Duration
20912 Bhopal – Indore Vande Bharat Express All days of the week except Sundays 8.35 pm 10.40 pm Around 2 hours and 05 minutes
14116 Prayagraj Jn. Dr. Ambedkar Nagar Express All days of the week 4.25 am 6.40 am Around 2 hours and 15 minutes
22912 Shipra Express Every Tuesday, Friday, and Sunday 7.35 pm 9.55 pm Around 2 hours and 20 minutes
19490 Gorakhpur Ahmedabad Express All days of the week except Wednesdays 5.20 pm 7.55 pm Around 2 hours and 35 minutes
12720 Hyderabad Deccan Jaipur Superfast Express Every Tuesday and Thursday 2.05 pm 4.55 pm Around 2 hours and 50 minutes


In Ujjain, there are many different things to explore that cater to various preferences. Once you arrive, it’s a good idea to get a local cab from Savaari in Ujjain to easily get around the town and nearby areas. The experienced drivers know the area well and can show you interesting places that you might not find on your own, making sure you get a full experience of the area.

How to reach by flight?

There is no airport in Ujjain. The nearest airport to Ujjain is in Indore, at a distance of around 56 km. Hence, you can take a flight to Indore from Bhopal and then follow it up with a cab from Indore to Ujjain. However, there is no direct flight between Bhopal and Indore either. The duration of a flight with at least one-stop is around 3-22 hours and can cost between Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 40,000 in economy class. This is very costly considering the route and hence, many people do not prefer this option. If you are arriving at the airport in Bhopal, then you can opt for Savaari’s cab services from Bhopal Airport to get to Ujjain as per your convenience.

How to reach by road?

There are two ways to travel from Bhopal to Ujjain by road – a bus or a taxi.

Set out on a memorable road trip from Bhopal to Ujjain with Savaari. Choosing the NH 86 route, the drive covers approximately 192 kilometres and typically takes 3-4 hours, factoring in possible traffic and other variables. With a reasonable cost of Rs. 2,584, you can relax and appreciate the scenic route, expertly guided by our skilled drivers. Be assured that your journey will be both memorable and stress-free, ensuring a safe and enjoyable travel experience.

There are many buses from Bhopal to Ujjain. The minimum travel time by bus is around 3 hours and 30 minutes and the maximum time is around 6 hours and 30 minutes. The buses leave throughout the day allowing you to choose the travel time as per your convenience. The ticket cost varies from Rs. 286 to Rs.1,500. You can visit any travel portal to get a deal on the tickets.

Price comparison for choosing different travel means 


Means of transportation Travel time via each of these means Price
Bhopal to Ujjain by train Around 2-3 hours Train: Rs. 505-555 (AC 3 Tier)
Bhopal to Ujjain by bus Around 3.5-6.5 hours Around Rs. 286 – Rs. 1,500
Bhopal to Ujjain by flight
Bhopal to Ujjain by cab Around 3-4 hours Rs. 2,584


Savaari’s cab services bring a unique and convenient dimension to your journey from Bhopal to Ujjain. While buses are often chosen for their cost-effectiveness, the frequent stops and lack of door-to-door service can impact the overall travel experience. Opting for a Savaari cab from Bhopal to Ujjain allows you the freedom to pause at any interesting spot along the route, turning your trip into an adventurous exploration.

Whether you plan to return to Bhopal on the same day or after a few days, our roundtrip cab services offer unparalleled convenience. By choosing these services, you ensure a cab is always available, allowing you to explore the area at your own pace without being tied to fixed schedules of public transportation systems.

Also, if you have not explored Bhopal yet, then you can plan your trip starting with the exploration of this wonderful city. Opt for a car rental in Bhopal from Savaari and immerse yourself in the city’s history, culture, and culinary delights.

Attractions in Ujjain for sightseeing

From ancient temples to architectural marvels, the city’s landscape is adorned with landmarks that narrate tales of bygone eras. The spiritual aura is evident, with revered sites drawing pilgrims seeking solace. Beyond the religious fervour, Ujjain’s attractions offer glimpses into cultural heritage and architectural grandeur, making it a destination where every corner tells a story waiting to be discovered. Here are some places to explore when in Ujjain:

  • Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga Temple: This is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas in India and stands as a revered shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva. Its towering spire and intricate architecture draw pilgrims and visitors seeking spiritual solace.
  • Harsiddhi Temple: This is a significant religious site in Ujjain, dedicated to the goddess Harsiddhi. Known for its artistic brilliance, the temple attracts devotees and art enthusiasts alike, offering a tranquil space for prayer and contemplation.
  • Vikram Kirti Mandir: This is a museum that showcases the rich history and cultural heritage of Ujjain. Named after King Vikramaditya, the museum houses artefacts, sculptures, and exhibits that depict the city’s historical journey.
  • Sandipani Ashram: Nestled on the banks of the Shipra River, Sandipani Ashram is a serene retreat associated with ancient lore. It is believed to be the place where Lord Krishna, along with Sudama, received education from Guru Sandipani. The ashram’s peaceful ambiance attracts spiritual seekers.
  • Kshipra River: The Kshipra River holds immense significance in Ujjain’s spiritual landscape. Pilgrims often perform rituals and take holy dips in the sacred river during religious festivals. The serene ghats along the riverbanks provide a tranquil setting for contemplation and prayer.

Once you are in Ujjain, you can hire a local cab for sightseeing and exploring the nearby places.

Savaari’s customer recommends – popular places to eat in Ujjain

Ujjain’s dining scene caters to diverse palates. Its culinary hotspots not only showcase the region’s flavours but also provide a cultural immersion through their unique offerings. Whether savouring traditional street food or enjoying a leisurely meal in a cosy eatery, Ujjain’s popular dining establishments contribute to the city’s vibrant and diverse atmosphere. Here are some popular places to eat in Ujjain:

  • Modak Restaurant – A stylish vegetarian restaurant inside Hotel Atharva
  • Damruwala Restaurant – A casual vegetarian dining place also offering Ujjain street food
  • Meghdoot Punjabi Dhaba – A dhaba-style family restaurant offering Indian and Asian cuisines
  • M Lounge – A multi-cuisine lounge-bar offering a memorable experience
  • Shree Govindam Restaurant – A casual vegetarian restaurant

Hotels and resorts in Ujjain 


Hotel Name Address
Rudraksh Club & Resort Address: 4QGV, + 7VC, Ujjain – Indore Road, near Navgraha Mandir Triveni Sangam, Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh 456010
Phone: +91 70243 53535
Hotel Abika Elite Address: 4, No. 2, Nazar Ali Marg, Nijatpura, Malipura, Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh 456006Phone: +91 91091 02550
Hotel Anjushree Address: 72, Indore Rd, Goyala Khurd, Pawapuri Colony, Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh 456010Phone: +91 74770 99111
Hotel Kalpana Palace Address: 36 Near Mahakaleshwar Jyotirling, Madhya Pradesh 456001Phone: +91 99266 77990
Hotel Imperial Grand Address: 3687/1 Near over bridge Hari Phatak Indore road, imperial square, Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh 456010Phone: +91 88893 67771


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Nearby road trips from Ujjain

Surrounding Ujjain are enchanting road trip opportunities waiting to be explored. These nearby destinations offer diverse landscapes, cultural richness, and historical significance. Whether it’s a tranquil retreat in the hills, a visit to ancient ruins, or a journey through scenic countryside, the road trips from Ujjain promise varied experiences. Here are some recommendations:


Route  Distance The best time to visit
Ujjain to Vadodara 350 km October to March
Ujjain to Kota (Rajasthan) 263 km October to March
Ujjain to Dhule (Maharashtra) 310 km November to February
Ujjain to Yawal Wildlife Sanctuary 240 km October to May
Ujjain to Sagar 357 km October to February


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