Ujjain is known for its association with King Vikramaditya. It is believed that Vikramditya’s step brother, Bhartrihari chose to renounce his worldly life and belongings and live in exile. The Bhartrihari caves are believed to be the place where he meditated and lived for the rest of his life. It is also possible that these caves are where he wrote his famous works – Shringarshataka, Vairagyashataka, and Nitishataka.
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These caves are quite narrow and those who are claustrophobic should avoid entering them. However, they are a delight for history buffs and adventure lovers. Electric bulbs have been fitted inside the caves for convenient passage but one does need to mind the weird rock formations while exploring these hidden treasures of history. Photography inside the caves is prohibited.
BEST TIME TO VISIT UJJAIN
The average minimum and maximum temperature of Ujjain is as given below. The best time to visit Ujjain is also specified.