Best Time to Visit Ayodhya

Ayodhya, located on the banks of River Saryu in Uttar Pradesh, is a religious, cultural and historical tourist destination of India. Pilgrims visit Ayodhya through out the year but during festivals like Dipawali, Dussehra, Ram Navami and Hanuman Jayanti, a surge of tourists is observed. As far as the best time to visit Ayodhya is concerned, October to March is the duration when weather and climate remain soothing. In north India, thus, winter season is best suited for Ayodhya travel. Ayodhya, the birthplace of Lord Ram, is one of the oldest cities in the country. In view of its religious and historical importance, the Government of Uttar Pradesh has decided to develop it as a religious tourist destination. Process of constructing a grand Ram Temple in Ayodhya has started. Though weather conditions are suitable when the winter creeps in but the hotel prices and thus the tour gets inflated. Also, the south Indian pilgrims find the winter season too inclement to bear, therefore, they prefer visiting Ayodhya during summer season.

Among many tourist attractions in Ayodhya, Hanuman Garhi is the most important. This temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman was built in the 10 th century. To reach this temple on the hill, one has to climb 76 stairs. Devotees from all over the country come here. It is believed that visiting this place fulfills the wishes of the true devotees of Hanuman. Another monument of significance is Nageshwarnath Temple. This temple was built by Lord Rama's son Kush. It is a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva where a large number of devotees visit on the occasion of Shivaratri or any other Shiva Puja. Kanak Bhawan in Ayodhya is a religiously important site. In English, Kanak Bhawan is known as the ‘house of gold’. There are gold crowned idols of Lord Rama and Sita. It is quite a grand and beautiful palace. It is believed that after marriage, Mata Kaushalya gave this to Sita, the wife of Lord Rama. Another place to visit in Ayodhya is Dasharatha Bhawan, situated in the middle of the city. It is the place where Lord Rama's father, King Dasaratha of Ayodhya resided. It is a grand palace which is well decorated. Mani Parbat has special religious and mythological significance. It is believed that Sanjivani Booti was needed for the treatment of Lakshman, brother of Lord Shri Ram, who was badly injured in the war. Hanuman lifted the entire mountain in search of Sanjeevani Booti. It is believed that a part of that huge mountain fell in Ayodhya which is known as Mani Parbat. Apart from the panoramic view of the entire city from the Mani Mountains, one can also see the stupas and Buddhist monasteries built by Emperor Ashoka.

Visiting Ayodhya in Winter: In gangetic plains where Ayodhya too lies, the winter season commences from October and lasts till March. Weather conditions remain conducive and many festivals like Dussehra, Diwali, Holi etc are celebrated in this duration. Therefore, winter season is considered to be the best time to visit Ayodhya.

Visiting Ayodhya in Summer: April, May and June are the months of summer in Ayodhya with temperature rises up to 48 degree centigrade. Though the region remains affected with scorching heat and ‘loo’, but the pilgrims and devotees keep coming to do ‘darshan’ and worship of Lord Ram. In summer, the day time is longer compared to winter with opportunity to explore much more in stipulated time. Also, during summer weather conditions, the tariffs of the hotels and lodges remain at their lowest. Hence, summer is a preffered season to visit the Birth Place of Lord Ram for a budget traveller.

Visiting Ayodhya in Monsoon: Monsoon season is popularly known as ‘Chaturmaas’ in religious scriptures when in ancient times the sages and saints used to stop travelling and stay put at one place. Monsoon in India is synonymous with rainy season and the gagetic plain observes incessant downpour and floods in all major rivers. Though the climate during rainy season remains a bit pleasant but it hampers an extensive sightseeing. Monsoon season comprises July, August and September.

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