Ayodhya is an amazing place filled with quirky and interesting sights. However, it is most famous for being the birthplace of Lord Ram, the hero of the epic Ramayana. As such, the place is one of the most auspicious and holiest sites of Hinduism.
The influence of the Hindu mythology is hard to escape from in Ayodhya. Apart from being considered among the seven holiest cities of Hinduism, it is special to the Jains as well. It is believed to be the birthplace of not one but four of the 24 Tirthankars of Jainism. The city of Ayodhya has many beautiful temples that are worth a visit.
How to Get There
By Air :
Lucknow airport is the nearest airport of the city.
By Rail :
Ayodhya railway station is an important junction in North India. It is well connected to Delhi, Lucknow, Kanpur, Varanasi, Gorakhpur
By Road :
The city is connected with all major cities of Uttar Pradesh hence you can easily reach by road
Among the more popular temples of Ayodhya, the Hanuman Garhi is a stunning sight. The entranceway has been decorated with intricate carvings. The construction of the temple resembles a massive fort. Circular bastions are located at each of the four corners of this temple. Centrally located inside this immense structure is the temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman, the most faithful disciple of Lord Ram.The temple contains idols of Bal Hanuman or Lord Hanuman as a child. Giving him company is the idol of his mother, Maa Anjani. According to the legends, Lord Hanuman used to guard Ramkot, the citadel of Lord Ram from this spot.
Ramkot is the most important shrine in Ayodhya and is incredibly important to the Hindus. It is believed to be the location where the great citadel, also called Ramkot, of Lord Ram stood. Inside this temple, you will find the spot where Lord Ram was born.
The spectacular Kanak Bhawan is actually a temple. According to Hindu legends, the temple was gifted to Lady Sita when she got married to Lord Ram by her mother. The temple is filled with idols of Lady Sita and Lord Ram only. The Kanak Bhawan has a magnificent structure and is quite possibly ancient as it has been rebuilt a number of times.