How to Reach Ayodhya

Situated on the banks of River Saryu, Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh is a popular religious place for the Hindus. Therefore, a large number of pilgrims visit Ayodhya throughout the year. Ayodhya is reached by road, train and flight.

Ayodhya, the birth place of Ram, is one of the sacred Saptpuri in India. Famous epic Ramayan, written by Marshi Valmiki, provides an enthralling description of Lord Ram (7 th incarnation of Lord Vishnu), Ayodhya and rest of India, including present day Sri Lanka. The entire story of Ramayana revolves around Lord Ram. The epic tells about his 14 years of exile, stay in the jungles, hardships borne during their wilderness and finally homecoming to Ayodhya. The day Lord Ram returned to Aydhya, after slaying Ravana, is celebrated as Dipawali across India.

Historically Ayodhya was also known as Saket, which was considered a major city in the sixth century of civilized India. In fact, in the Buddha era, Saket was ruled by Prasenajit, whose capital was Shravasti. Saket continued in prominence even in the Maurya period and 190 B.C. It was attacked by Bactrian Greeks, allied with Panchala and Mathur. Ayodhya was at the peak of its political position during the reigns of Kumaragupta and Sakandagupta. The capital of the Gupta Empire was shifted from Pataliputra to Ayodhya, after which Saket was renamed Ayodhya. The city of Ayodhya is also famous as the capital of Lord Rama. However, during the rule of Narasimhagupta, the empire was abolished by the Huns, due to which the capital was shifted to Kannauj in the sixth century. Due to which the existence of Ayodhya Empire was reduced. The beginning of the second millennium marked the beginning of the Garhwalas' reign in Kannauj. The Garhwalas built many Vishnu temples in Ayodhya during their reign. After the independence of India by the British, Ayodhya has the status of a spiritually prominent city in Uttar Pradesh.

There are several historically & religiously significant attractions in Ayodhya. While in Ayodhya, a tourist visits many gamous places like Hanuman Garhi, Kanak Bhawan, Nageshwarnath Temple, Tulsi Smarak, Guptar Ghat etc. The tourists can reach Ayodhya conveniently by car, bus, rail and flights.

To Reach Ayodhya by Flight: The nearest airport to Ayodhya is located in Lucknow, which is 130 km from the city. Many state buses and private taxis are easily available from Lucknow to Ayodhya.

To Reach Ayodhya by Train: Ayodhya Railway Station is connected by rail to all major stations in North, East and West India. Lucknow, Kolkata, Delhi and Jaipur are the major connecting cities by rail with Ayodhya.

To Reach Ayodhya by Road:Ayodhya is connected by road with many major cities of the country and therefore can be accesed by car & taxis. Some of them are Lucknow (130 km), Allahabad (155 km), Varanasi (200 km). Also, bus services are also available from cities like Delhi, Lucknow, Allahabad and Varanasi to Ayodhya.

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