Ayodhya is a city situated on the banks of holy river Saryu. In the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, It is the headquarter of Ayodhya District and Ayodhya division.
Ayodhya, also known as Saket, is an ancient city of India, is the birthplace of Bhagwan Shri Ram and setting of the great epic Ramayana. Ayodhya used to be the capital of the ancient Kosala Kingdom. It has an average elevation of 93 meters (305 feet).
Owing to the belief as the birthplace of Bhagwan Shri Ram, Ayodhya (Awadhpuri) has been regarded as first one of the seven most important pilgrimage sites (Mokshdayini Sapt Puris) for Hindus.


Being the birthplace of Sri Rama and Historical place of Indian history several religious and historical places are worth visting in Ayodhya. Some of them are listed below :-

  1. Shree Ram Janmabhumi Temple
  2. Ram Ki paidi
  3. Jain Temple
  4. Birla Temple
  5. Gulab Bari
  6. Bahu Begum ka Maqbara
  7. Kanak Bhawan
  8. Naya Ghat
  9. Guptar Ghat
  10. Military Temple


Cultural heritage of the district originates in the past from the kingdom of Suryavanshis. In the lineage of Suryavanshi Kshatriyas, King Raghu was a glittering character after whom the Suryavansh became popular as Raghuvansh. In the third generation of king Raghu birth of Shri Rama took place, whose image is still alive in the heart of all Hindus as God. The period of the Ramayana was, perhaps the most glorious period in the history of ancient India. For not only did this age mark the composition of the holiest scriptures, the Vedas, and other sacred literature that laid the foundation of Indian culture and civilization, but the era was also exemplary in its rule of law and truthfulness. The regent was answerable to his subjects in matters involving the prestige of the state and society. The veracity of the facts lies in the undiminished reverence for the epic even after more than three millennia. Lord Ram was the ‘Adarsh Purush’ of the Ramayana – an ideal in every fact of human behavior. His fourteen year of exile impressed the human mind more vitally than other period of his life. Because he had roved the wilderness, giving up his just heritage, merely to preserve the honor of his father’s word. Apart from this Ayodhya had a special place in  Indian history as well. So from religious and historical point of view Ayodhya also enjoys eminent place.


AIR BY AIR : Several airlines are operating from Major cities to Mahirishi Valmiki International Airport Ayodhya which is approximately 10km from Ayodhya Dham . People can also reach from Lucknow ,Gorakhpur, Prayagraj and Varanasi Airports.

TRAIN BY TRAIN : Ayodhya Cantt and Ayodhya are major railway stations of the district and are well connected to almost all major cities and towns. By Rail route Ayodhya is 128 kms. from Lucknow, 171 kms. from Gorakhpur, 157 kms. from Prayagraj and 196 kms from Varanasi.

ROAD BY ROAD : Services of Uttar Pradesh Transport Corporation buses are available 24 hours a day, and it is very easy to reach here from all places.

The city is about 130 k.m. from Lucknow, 200 k.m. from Varanasi, 160 k.m. from Prayagraj , 140 k.m. from Gorakhpur and about 636 k.m. from Delhi. Buses are frequently available from Lucknow,Delhi and Gorakhpur. Buses are also available from Varanasi, Prayagraj and other places as per their schedule.





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