In order to understand the regional context of Nagda town, it is imperative to review the salient features of the district briefly. The district of Ujjain is situated on the Malwa Plateau in Central India. The district forms a part of Ujjain Division. The historic city of Ujjain is the district headquarters.
The district is bounded by the districts of Agar Malwa and Shajapur on the northeast and east, Dewas to the southeast, Indore to the south, Dhar to the southwest, and Ratlam to the west and northwest. Ujjain district lies between 23°3′7″N 75°22′40″E.