Spirit of Bharat in Ayodhya

Ayodhya, the holy city of Lord Rama, is a must-visit for any Hindu..


4 – 5 Days

Ayodhya, the holy city of Lord Rama, is a must-visit for any Hindu family. Ayodhya holds immense significance in Indian culture as the birthplace of Lord Rama. It is believed to be the setting of the epic Ramayana and is visited by millions of devotees annually. Ayodhya symbolizes the ideals of righteousness, duty, and devotion, making it a sacred pilgrimage site and a cultural heritage of profound importance in Bhartiya culture and spirit.

How to Reach Ayodhya?

  • By Air: Maharishi Valmiki International Airport Ayodhya Dham 10 km away from the City.
  • By Road: Ayodhya is well-connected to major cities and towns in India by road. Here’s how to reach Ayodhya by road:
    • From Lucknow: Ayodhya is approximately 135 kilometers from Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh. The journey takes around 3-4 hours by road via NH27.
    • From Varanasi: Ayodhya is about 200 kilometers from Varanasi. The journey takes approximately 5-6 hours by road via NH31 and NH31A.
    • From Delhi: Ayodhya is approximately 700 kilometers from Delhi. The journey takes around 12-13 hours by road via NH19 and NH44.

You can hire taxis, cabs, or use intercity bus services to reach Ayodhya from these cities. The roads are generally well-maintained, offering a smooth travel experience.

  • By Rail: Ayodhya has its own railway station, known as Ayodhya Junction (AY). Travelers can check the train schedules and book tickets via the Indian Railways website or at railway reservation counters.

Day 1: Check-in & Visit Ram Janmabhoomi Temple

There are many hotels in Ayodhya to choose from, ranging from budget to luxury. For a family-friendly stay, I would recommend the Fairfield by Marriott Ayodhya or the Ramada Ayodhya.

Visit the Ram Janmabhoomi complex, the holiest site in Ayodhya. This is where Lord Rama is believed to have been born. In the evening, attend the aarti ceremony at the Saryu River, a beautiful and spiritual experience.

Day 2: Hanuman Garhi

  • Visit the Hanuman Garhi, a temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman.
  • The temple is located on a hilltop and offers stunning views of the city.
  • Take a boat ride on the Saryu River.

Day 3: Kanak Bhavan & Ghats

  • Visit the Kanak Bhavan, a museum that houses a collection of artifacts related to Lord Rama and the Ramayana.
  • Explore Naya Ghat, a serene spot on the banks of the Sarayu River, ideal for relaxation and reflection.
  • Visit Guptar Ghat, associated with the exile of Lord Rama during the Ramayana period.

Day 4: Mughal Era Spots

  • Visit the Gulab Bari, a beautiful rose garden.
  • Shop for souvenirs at the local markets.
  • Attend the aarti ceremony at the Saryu River.

Day 5: Bid Farewell

  • Check out of your hotel and head to the airport, or the junction for your departure flight/ train.

The best time to visit Ayodhya is during the winter months, from October to March. If you are traveling with children, be sure to pack plenty of water, snacks, and sunscreen. Be respectful of the local culture and customs.


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