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Ayodhya, an Ancient city of India is the birthplace of “Lord Rama” and is famously known for the place where lord ram took jal samadhi.  Ayodhya is believed to be the city built by gods and is still connected to gods as according to the Hindu mythology, “Lord Hanuman” is still with us in Kaliyug and stays in his home Hanuman Garhi , Ayodhya and will be with us till the name of “Lord Rama” is there.

Hanuman Garhi in Ayodhya is the most popular religious temple with quite attractive architecture and admirable monkeys. You’ll find many Pandits and Junior Pandits there, you’ll feel so good when the chota pandits will give you prashad. On the wall of Hanuman Garhi , Hanuman chalisa is written everywhere on the white marbels. The loud voice of people saying “Jai Bajrang Bali and Jai Shree Ram” will give you immense power that you are going to automatically cheer and say “Jai Shree Ram” or “Jai Bajrang Bali”.

According to me, the best place to stay in Ayodhya are the small “Dharamshalas”, you can never get that peace in hotels or anywhere else. Dharamshalas are the best place to meditate and remembering God. You can also attain the morning and evening Arti and have a great memorable time. I’ll suggest you guys to have a talk with the pandits there as they can tell you many unknown mysteries.

Do not worry about the food and don’t even try to eat Chinese or Punjabi food present there in restaurants as Ayodhya is full of small trustworthy dhabas which serves tasty “Dal Roti” and amazing “Poori Sabzi”. The most decent and peaceful dish in Ayodhya is the “Prashad” you’ll buy for temples , the “Besan ke Laddoo” and “PEDA” are the emphasis of Prashad.

People of Ayodhya are really helpful and trustworthy as I parked my bullet at a Halwai’s shop on the trust of him. Ayodhya’s people are really possessive about the temples because they really are emotionally connected with them , so do not ask any question which can hurt their sentiments.

It is believed that many people visit “Sarayu Tat or Ghat” in Ayodhya and wash their sins by taking a bath in “Sarayu River”. Well you can enjoy the  boat rides and bathing session there. Just 10 kms away from “Sarayu Tat” , there is a beautiful ghat named “Guptar Ghat” which is believed to be the spot where Lord Rama took Jal Samadhi. There are many small shops in Ayodhya from which you can buy many religious products and toys.

The best time to visit Ayodhya is in January/February/March/April and October/November/December. You can travel with car or bus or a bike.

Overall, Ayodhya is a sacred decent place located in 135 km east of Lucknow Uttar Pradesh, India, where one can have a great peaceful and religious time. Do visit the place. Let’s Travel-Shavel.

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Prateek Khatri

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