Ratlam is a splendid tourist destination filled with culture, heritage, historic temples and breathtaking natural visuals. The city with fort and temples is a marvellous site for the tourists looking for the historical evidences and archaeological findings. Being a former part of the Malwa region, it showcases its great glorious past.
The Kalika Mata temple located in the heart of the city is the elegant effulgence. Bilpakeshwara temple about 18 kms from Ratlam where Lord Shiva is the main deity looks brilliant with its Pachayatana style. The ancient remnants of the Shiva temple which is beautifully constructed in the Bhumija variety is situated in a place called Jhar which is 12 kms from Ratlam. These temples are estimated to be built around 11th century in the Paramara period and is famous for the presence of water springs.
Nageshwar Temple at Alot, The Hussain Tekri at Jaora, The Cactus gardens at Sailana, Paryavaran Park are some of the prime excursion places chosen by the tourists. The city fills the heart of the visitors with joy with its good number of meandering waterfalls. Jaman-Patli, Kedareshwar, Isarthuni are also the prime places which merit a visit.
Ratlam is popular for its tasty local savouries. Ratlami Sev is a renowned snack. Daal Baati with butter and Laddu are the lip-smacking and signature delicacies of the Malwa region. Ratlam is a prominent market place for gold and silver trade. Make sure your pocket is full while at Ratlam, as high quality gold is available here and worth purchasing.
Veerupaksh Mahadev Temple, Bilpauk
Shipawra Temple, Alot
Dharola Mahadev Temple, Alot
Kedareshwar Temple, Shivgar
Amarji Temple, Ratlam
Ayana Mahadev Temple, Jaora
Kalikamata Temple, Ratlam
Mahalaxmi Temple, Ratlam
Barbad Hanuman Temple, Sailana Road, Ratlam
PLACES OF DEVOTION AND PICNIC SPOTS
Gadkhange Mata Temple 30 Km. on Bajna Road
Kedareshwar Temple 20 Km. Near Sailana
Dholawad DAM 15 Km. Near Dholawad village
Sagod Jain Temple Ratlam
Cactus Garden Sailana
Hussain Tekri Jaora
Andikalpeshwar Temple Alot
Barbad Hanuman Temple
KHARMORE BIRD CENTURY NEAR SAILANA
Ganga Sagar Near Ratlam
HOW TO REACH
By Air : Indore about 110 kms from Ratlam is the closest domestic airport. It has flights to Delhi, Ahmedabad, Mumbai etc.
By Train : Having its own station, Ratlam has trains to major Indian cities.