Ayodhya city is one of the important pilgrim destinations in the world and it favors international tourism. Ayodhya is the birth city of Lord Rama and it is very popular for its shrines. The holy land on the banks of River Saryu is visited by thousands of tourists, devotees and travelers every month. The city, apart from its popular pilgrim centers, has many more interesting factors to do.
Pilgrim Visit in Ayodhya
The temple town is very popular for its shrines; it is for this factor the city is primarily visited by the tourists. The birth place of Lord Rama “Ram Janmabhoomi” in Ayodhya is very popular in the city and the Lord Rama devotees around the world visit the city to have a glimpse of this spiritual monument. The city is believed to be one of the very few landmarks in the world to attain “Moksha”. The city homes one of the biggest Lord Hanuman mandir which is very popular for its Bal Hanuman idol with his mother. The tourists in the city should never miss their opportunity to visit Kanak Bhawan, Ramkot and Nageshwarnath temples which are very popular for their architecture, and there are many references of these mandirs in Ramayana. Jain temples are also very popular in the city. Other popular pilgrim centres in this temple town are Shri Rama Janaki Birla Temple, Kaleramji ka Mandir, Janki Mahal, Rishabhadeo Jain Temple, Amawan Temple, Tulsi Chaura, Laxman Quila, Valmiki Ramayan Bhawan and Mandir Sunder Sadan.
Touring towards Ghats in Ayodhya
The temple town is located on the banks of River Saryu and Ghagra. It is believed that these holy rivers remove the evil out of the city and bathing in the river will also purify the sins of the person. So the tourists in Ayodhya should take their chance to tour towards the Ghats of River Saryu and Ghagra. Also boating is very popular at Saryu River which attracts numerous tourists every day. The kunds and Ram ki paidi at the city are also considered sacred and holy dip is also popular at these kunds.
Visiting Fairs and Melas in Ayodhya
Fairs and Melas are very common cultural events in the city which also has religious importance. Tourists who come to the city during festival season have an add-on factor of enjoying the most popular fairs and melas like Rama Navami Mela, Parikramas, Ram lila play, Sravan Jhula Mela and so on. These fairs and melas are also popular at famous city tourist destinations like the Chakravarti Mahraj Dashrath Mahal, Tulsi Smarak Bhawan, Mani Prabat and Ramkot. Ram Lila play teaches Ramayana to its viewers. The tourists should consider them lucky if they get a chance to swing the idols of Lord Rama and Sita at the Sravan Jhula Mela. The tourists can also participate in many bhajans, music concerts and cultural events if they tour the city during festive season.
Walking Tour in Ayodhya
Ayodhya is the birth town of the Ramayana hero Lord Rama. This is where Lord Rama was born and lived with his family. Many references of the city were also mentioned in Ramayana. The tourists while taking a walking tour within the city will be able to connect the present city and its features with the Ramayana and the very blessed tourist devotees can also feel the presence of Lord Rama in Ayodhya. Also the shrines, kunds, monuments and hills are all of historic and religious importance which can be easily understood on taking a walking tour in the city.