Ayodhya Tourism

About Ayodhya Tourism

Ayodhya, revered as one of ancient India's seven holiest towns or ‘Saptpuris’ is located on the bank of the ancient River Saryu. Ayodhya, the former capital of the Avadh area holds a special place in the hearts of devotees because it is the birthplace of Maryada Purushottam Lord Shri Ram. It is believed that the Gods themselves created this holy place. According to scriptures, numerous great kings ruled the capital city of Kosaldesh, including Ikshvaku, Prithu, Mandhata, Harishchandra, Sagar, Bhagirath, Raghu, Dileep, Dashrath, and Lord Shri Ram. During their reign, the kingdom's magnificence peaked and exemplified Ram Rajya. The famous epics, Ramayan and ShriRamcharitmanas exhibit the splendour of Ayodhya.

An episode of Ramayan, a page of ancient history and a cluster of tourist attractions, this town has been a major centre for pilgrims, historians, archaeologists and students alike.

Festivals : Shravan Jhoola Mela (July-Aug) , Parikrama Mela (Oct-Nov) , Ram Navami (March-April) , Rathyatra (June-July) , Saryu Snan (Oct-Nov) , Ram Vivah (Nov) , Ramayan Mela (Dec-Jan)

Summer in Ayodhya between April and June is quite warm; sometimes the mercury rises up to 47°C. Winter from November to February experiences a plunge to 10°C. The best time to plan a visit here would be between October to March.

How to Reach Ayodhya

The return of Lord Rama from 14 years of exile and vanquishing the demon-king Ravana marks the triumph of good over evil. In joyous celebration of Lord Rama’s homecoming, the people of Ayodhya illuminated the kingdom and welcomed him in grandeur. Since then, every year the Festival of Lights, known as Diwali, is celebrated. In Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, the Department of Tourism.

By Air :   For Ayodhya the nearest airports are Chaudhary Charan Singh Airport (Lucknow-134 km), or Bumrauli Airport (Prayagraj - 166 km)

By Rail :   Ayodhya is situated on the broad gauge Northern Railway line on Mughal Sarai – Lucknow main route. Ayodhya are connected to various parts of the country by many trains.

By Road :  Connected by road to several major cities and towns. Some of the major road distances are: Lucknow (134 km), Gorakhpur (147 km), Jhansi (441 km), Prayagraj (166 km), Sravasti (119 km), Varanasi (209 km) and Gonda (51 km).

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Last Updated On : Friday, dec 16 2022 1:36PM


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