Heritage Walk: Unveiling Ayodhya's Historical Treasures

Embark on a captivating exploration of heritage sites that takes you beyond the grand Ram Mandir on the Ayodhya Heritage Walk. Taking a leisure walk gives you an ultimate opportunity to immerse in the city’s hidden alleys and forgotten corners. Travel across the bylanes steeped in history, come face-to-face with architectural marvels, and uncover stories whispering the ancient tales of the bygone era. The heritage walk promises an intimate encounter with the true essence of Ayodhya, a city where the past comes alive with every step.
Here's an article that covers everything about Ayodhya’s historical treasures during your heritage walk.

Hanuman Garhi – A Hindu temple of Hanuman in Uttar Pradesh, Hanuman Garhi is one of the most temples in the city along with other temples like Ram Mandir and Nageshwar Nath. The sacred shrine is under the charge of the Bairagi Mahants of Ramanadi Sampradaya and Nirvani Akhara. The temple is shaped like a four-sided fort with circular ramparts at each corner, housing shrines dedicated to the primary deity Hanuman.

Kanak Bhawan – A Hindu temple in Ram Janmabhoomi, Ayodhya, Kanak Bhawan is in the north-east of Ramkot. It is one of the most famous temples of Ayodhya and is believed that this place was gifted by Kaikeyi, immediately after the marriage of Rama with Sita and hence, it’s a personal palace. After the original Kanak Bhawan was damaged, it was rebuilt by Krishna himself in the Dvapur Yuga. It is believed that it was renovated by Vikramaditya in the medieval era.

Treta Ke Thakur – Tretanath Temple is a Hindu Temple located along the Naya Ghat of Ayodhya. It is one of the temples on the banks of Sarayu Ghat and among the must-visit places during your Ayodhya tour. Being one of the famous temples, the Treta ke Thakur Temple is dedicated to Lord Rama also referred to as the Lord of the Treta Yug. It was built by the king of Kullu 300 years ago and was renovated in 1784 AD.

Sita ki Rasoi – On the north-western side of the Ram Janmabhoomi in Ayodhya’s Rajkot, Sita ki Rasoi is believed to be an ancient kitchen used by goddess Sita herself. Built quite close to the Ram Janmabhoomi, this sacred site is now a temple housing some exhibit vessels. One among the two kitchens revered in Sita’s name, this Sita ki Rasoi is a basement kitchen.

Guptar Ghat – On the banks of the River Sarayu, this is the very spot where Lord Rama performed Jal Samadhi. King Darshan Singh constructed it in the early 19th century, Guptar Ghat is one also visited Ram Janaki Temple, Old Charan Paduka Temple, Narsingh Temple, and Hanuman Temple on the ghat.

Nageshwarnath Temple – The temple of Nageshwarnath is believed to have been established by Kush, the son of Rama. Legends say that Kush lost his armlet while bathing in the Saryu, which was picked up by a Nag-Kanya, who fell in love with him. He erected this temple for her. The present temple was built in 1750 by the minister of Safdar Jung, named Naval Rai.

Tulsi Smarak Bhawan – Built in the memory of Goswami Tulsidasji, the great saint poet, this memorial houses Ayodhya Shodh Sansthan which has a large collection of literary works on Goswami Tulsidas Ji. Daily Ramleela performances held from 6:00 to 9:00 PM at Tulsi Smarak Auditorium is a major tourist attraction.

Ram ki Paidi – A series of ghats, Ram ki Paidi is located on the banks of the River Sarayu. The beauty of this place is worth exploring on the full moon day. There’s a belief among the devotees that by taking a bath here, sins are washed away.

Gulab Bari – The tomb of Nawab Shuja-ud-Daula is in Ayodhya, Gulab Bari has a good collection of roses of various varieties set by the sides of water fountains. Gulab Bari is the maqbara of Nawab Shuja-ud-Daula, the third Nawab of Oudh on the campus. The tomb properly stands in the center of the Charbhag Garden accompanied by fountains and shallow water channels.

Conclusion – 
Your heritage walks through Ayodhya likely concluded by summarizing the key historical and religious sites you visited. It may have touched upon the stories and legends associated with each place, deepening your understanding of Ayodhya's significance. The guide might have provided insights into the city's cultural practices and traditions, enriching your perspective. Book your Ayodhya trip plan with us and get the best deals or discounts on them.

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