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Historic Building in Ayodhya

Bahu Begum Ka Maqbara

In Faizabad, the so-called 'Taj Mahal of the East' (OK, an overstatement) is a unique mausoleum built for the queen of Nawab Shuja-ud-Daula. It has three domes built above each other, with wonderfully ornate decorat…
Museum in Ayodhya

Ramkatha Museum

Beyond the far northern end of the main road, this museum houses paintings and ancient sculptures. Every evening except Monday, the museum hosts free performances of the Ram Lila – a dramatic re-enactment of the bat…
Multicuisine in Ayodhya

Awantika

Clean and hip, this out-of-place restaurant does a seriously good all-veg menu that runs the gamut from Chinese to Italian to Indian. The special thali (₹200) is a real treat, and it's all set to trendy tunes in a f…
Hindu Temple in Ayodhya

Kanak Bhavan

This palace rebuilt into a temple is one of the most impressive in Ayodhya, It was supposedly given to Lord Rama and his wife Sita as a wedding present, and the interior features three shrines dedicated to the holy …
Hindu Temple in Ayodhya

Hanumangarhi

This is one of the town’s most popular temples, and is the closest of Ayodhya's major temples to the main road. Walk up the 76 steps to the ornate carved gateway and the fortress-like outer walls, and join the thron…
Hindu Temple in Ayodhya

Dashrath Bhavan

Inside a colourful entrance way, you'll find a peaceful courtyard where musicians play and orange-clad sadhus read scriptures.
Hindu Temple in Ayodhya

Ram Janam Bhumi

This is the highly contentious spot said to be the site of Lord Rama's birth. Security here is staggering (think crossing from West Bank into Israel!). You must first show your passport, then leave all belongings ap…