01 DAY AYODHYA TOUR
Places covered: Varanasi - Ayodhya - Varanasi
Duration: 01 Full Day
Starts & ends: Tour Starts at Varanasi & Ends at Varanasi
Pick-up from Hotel/Resident in Varanasi and drive to Ayodhya , visit to Rama Janma Bhoomi – a temple of Lord Ram. Ramayana states that river Sayaru’s bank is the birthplace of lord Rama. The 7th avatar of Vishnu, Lord Rama is believed to be taken birth here.
Hanuman Garhi Temple :- Hanuman Garhi is an ancient temple situated in the center of the town, which houses a statue of child Hanuman seated at the lap of mother Anjani. There is a belief that Hanuman lived here in a cave and guarded the Janam bhoomi of Ram. The structure of this famous shrine in Ayodhya is massive in the shape of four-sided fort with circular bastions at each corner.
Ramkot :- It is main place of worship in the town which is visited by thousands of devotees and tourists throughout the year. It stands on an elevated ground in the western part of the city. Ram Navami, the day of Lord Ram’s birth, is celebrated with great pomp and fervor in the Chaitra month of the Hindu calendar that falls between March and April.
Ramkatha Museum :- The Ramkatha museum was established in Ayodhya since 1988. This museum is engaged in collection, preservation and conservation of antiquities related to the story of Lord Rama.
Kanak Bhavan :- It is also known as Sone ka Ghar meaning house made of gold. Kanak Bhawan was built in 1891 by the Queen of Tikamgarh, Vrishbhanu Kuvari. It is one of the finest temples in Ayodhya. The temple has images of Lord Ram and Sita wearing gold crowns enshrined inside the Garbhagriha.
Mani Parwat and Sugriv Parwat :- Mani Hill has an ancient stupa that is believed to have been built by Emperor Ashoka while Sugriv parvat is believed to be an ancient monastery.
Tulsi Smarak Bhawan :- It was built in the memory of Goswami Tulsidas and is used for prayers, meetings and religious discourses. It also houses the ‘Ayodhya Shodh Sansthan’, where a large collection of literary works on Swami Tulsidas can be seen.
Treta Temple :- It is an ancient temple that was built by Raja of Kullu about 300 years ago, and renovated by Ahalyabai Holkar of Indore in 1784, at the same time the adjoining Ghats were also built. It is believed that at this place Lord Ram had performed the Ashvamedha Yajnya. Also known as Kaleram Temple, the ancient idols made from black sandstone were lost in the Saryu River but were later recovered and placed in the temple.
Nageshvarnath Temple :- The temple of Nageshwarnath is said to have been established by Kush the son of Rama. It is said that this has been the only temple to have survived till the time of Vikramaditya, the rest of city had fallen into ruins and was covered by dense forests. According to a legend, Kush lost his arm band in the Saryu River which was found by Naag Kanya who fell in love with him. In honor of Naag Kanya and her devotion to Shiva, Kush built the temple for her. It is said that all other structures except for this temple were ruined and it was because of the temple that Vikramaditya found Ayodhya. The festival of Shivratri is celebrated with great pomp and show in the temple.
Later drive back to Varanasi & drop to Hotel/Resident.
Note- Package cost does not cover the Pickup/drop to Airport/Mugalsarai/ Cant Railway station. It will start anywhere from the city which suits to traveler. Pickup/drop to Airport / Mugalsarai station will be cost extra as per tariff.
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