Top 10 Places To Visit In Ayodhya

Waquar Habib


Ayodhya is a historically significant city known for being the birthplace of Lord Rama and the setting of the Ramayana. It is a popular tourist destination famous for its ancient temples, most notably the recently inaugrated Ram Mandir.

A view of Ayodhya | Shutterstock

1. Ram Temple

Sree Ram Janmabhoomi Mandir, or Ram Mandir, is a grand Hindu temple in Ayodhya. It follows the Nagara style with towering steeples and a stone platform with steps leading to the temple.

The Ram Lalla idol inside Ram Janmabhoomi Mandir | Shutterstock

2. Hanuman Garhi

Hanuman Garhi is a temple on a hillock dedicated to Lord Hanuman. In order to reach the temple, visitors need to climb a series of stairs. The temple provides panoramic views of Ayodhya and is known for its bustling festivities during Hanuman Jayanti.

Inside Hanuman Garhi temple | Shutterstock

3. Kanak Bhawan

The Kanak Bhawan temple, built in the 19th century, is a sacred place of worship dedicated to Lord Rama and his companion Sita. The temple is famous for its intricate carvings, vibrant murals, and magnificent Hindu architecture.

Sita's footprints in the Kanak Bhawan Temple | Shutterstock

4. Sita Ki Rasoi

According to legend, Goddess Sita used this kitchen during her exile with Lord Rama. Today, it serves as a symbolic reminder of her devotion and sacrifice, drawing pilgrims who seek blessings for marital harmony and prosperity.

Inside Sita Ki Rasoi | @SheetalPronamo/x

5. Treta Ke Thakur

Situated near Hanuman Garhi, Treta Ke Thakur is a revered shrine dedicated to Lord Rama. The temple's ancient architecture and tranquil ambience draw devotees to offer prayers and participate in religious ceremonies.

A statue of Lord Ram in Ayodhya | Shutterstock

6. Ram ki Paidi

Ram ki Paidi is a series of ghats on the River Saryu banks. The riverfront provides an outstanding landscape, especially in the floodlit night, and these ghats serve as platforms for devotees who come to wash away their sins by taking a dip in the river.

The ghats at Ram ki Paidi | Shutterstock

7. Guptar Ghat

This picturesque ghat on the Sarayu River's banks has immense religious significance. It is believed to be where Lord Rama took Jal Samadhi, a ritualistic water burial, and ascended to heaven.

Guptar Ghat | Shutterstock

8. Tulsi Park

Tulsi Udyan is a 35-acre garden in Ayodhya, India, dedicated to the saint-poet Goswami Tulsidas Ji. The garden is located near the Ayodhya Bus Stand on the National Highway passing through Faizabad.

Tulsi Park | Shutterstock

9. Birla Temple

This modern temple complex is also known as the Birla Ram Mandir. It is dedicated to Lord Rama and features intricate marble carvings and sculptures. The temple is situated amid lush gardens, providing a serene atmosphere for devotees and tourists.

Birla Temple | TriNetra/facebook

10. Valmiki Ramayan Bhawan

This museum is dedicated to Ramayana, an epic poem by sage Valmiki. It displays ancient manuscripts, paintings and artefacts depicting the life of Lord Rama, offering visitors an insightful journey into Hindu mythology and culture.

Inside Valmiki Ramayan Bhawan | @iSupriya9/x

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