Ujjain also known as Ujjaini has a number of Tourist Attractions. It is the abode of one of the twelve shrines of Jyotirlinga of Lord Shiva and therefore regarded as a sacred city of the Hindus. Once in twelve years Kumbha Mela is held here.
This is one of the most ancient carnivals that is celebrated by the Hindus from time immeasurable. Asoka had been the King of Ujjain; his memories are sharply linked in every nook and corner of the city of Ujjain.
Asoka had been a great king, always trying to expand his empire beyond its present boundaries. But afterwards, the sight of thousands of dead bodies at the Kalinga War changed his mind and he embraced Buddhism that preaches the doctrine of Universal Love.
At Ujjain, Chandragupta II who adopted the title Vikramaditya reigned here. He had nine talents in his court and he used to call them Navaratna, or nine gems. The Number-System including zero and the negative numbers emerged here from the court of the King Chandragupta-II. The city of Ujjain was attacked by Iltutmish later. But still the glory of the city continues to attract tourist from distant places.