Ayodhya has always been revered with great importance by the people of Hindu, Buddhism, and Jainism community. Situated on the banks of River Sarayu, Ayodhya is well known for its impeccable heritage, old folklore culture, and a huge celebration of traditions. The most notable historical happening took place here was the birth of Lord Rama which is why most of the people of Hindu community come here to partake in one of a kind spiritual journey and to pay their heartful homage to Lord Rama. Apart from being the birthplace of Lord Rama, it is also believed that it was the birthplace of five Tirthankaras and also has an honorable mention Jain texts. So, visiting this city will be a very lively and cultural experience for you because it is filled with some famous temples, museum, Ghats, and shopping streets.
So, if you are planning a one-day trip to this city then the below itinerary will surely help to sort out the places that you need to visit in this city.
Day 01: Arrival in Ayodhya (Places to see)
Ram Janam Bhoomi
This place should be your first visiting place if you are keen on seeing the place where Lord Rama was born. According to legends, it was this place where Lord Rama was born and spent most of his childhood days. You will see a huge crowd of devotees here who are just like you came to worship Lord Rama. Though there is no particular temple built here but still, there is a small cave-like structure which has Lord Rama’s idol in it. Very tight security is held here so you must have an identity card to get security official permission to enter the temple premise.
Kanak Bhavan Temple
It is also referred to as ‘Kanak Sone ka Mandir’, attracts devotees either because of their sincere worshipping or because of curiosity. There are many who come here being curious about seeing gold-ornamented idols of Lord Rama and Goddess Sita. However, if architecturally designed scriptures aren’t the only reason that you would want to visit this place. Then, there is another main reason that you should visit this temple because it will offer you a breathtaking view during sunset.
Hanuman Garhi is a very old temple in Ayodhya that is built over a mound and dedicated to Lord Hanuman so it is also one of the most visited places in this city. So, one has to climb around 76 steps in order to enter the temple premise and once, you are inside you will see a big idol of Lord Hanuman here. If your longing to get your wish answered by god then, you should surely visit this temple because it also runs on a popular belief of answering many people prayers.
Enjoy lunch at Awantika Restaurant
You may get tired from all the traveling and visiting the famous places of Ayodhya so in the meantime, enjoy a delicious lunch at Awantika. Standing in the long lines to visit these places may get you all tired so you should head towards this restaurant because this is one of the famous places to eat in Ayodhya. If you ask for a recommendation, then ask for special thali here because it is the most recommended item of here.
Ram Katha Museum
In the evening, enjoy your leisure walk at this museum and see some historical arts and artifacts here at this museum. Here, some centuries old coins, palm tree manuscripts, paintings, rare pottery collection are exhibited so enjoy a history walk here. This place will also be the best reason to end your tour because you don’t have to go through any kind of hustle and bustle of the crowd to explore this place. And also, get a chance to enjoy your evening on a calming note here at this place.