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Updated January 5th, 2024 at 17:45 IST

Discover Ayodhya's rich heritage: Top 5 places you can visit in ramnagari Ayodhya

The top 5 places you can visit in ramnagari ayodhya if you are planning the trip to ayodhya

Navya Dubey
Ram Mandir visit
You can visit Ram Mandir in Ayodhya | Image:ANI
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Here are the top 5 places you can visit in ramnagari ayodhya including Ram Janmabhoomi Mandir: 

Jatayu ship: The Jatayu is an air-conditioned, two-floor cruise ship measuring 45 feet, boasting a length of 45 feet and a width of 15 feet. The tickets for a round trip cost around Rs 300 per person, with the ability to accommodate more than 70 passengers at a time. It is advised to visit the cruise ship at the crack of dawn around 4:30 am, offering cultural expertise to tourists throughout the two-hour journey. 

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Ram Janmabhoomi Mandir: Believed to be the birthplace of Lord Ram, Ram Janmabhoomi Mandir lies on the river banks of Saryu in Ayodhya. The temple is usually open for darshans from 7 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. every day. The ticket prices range from Rs 100 to Rs 300 as per the services offered. Built on ancient mythological texts like the Vastu shastra and the Shilpa shastras, the shrine is a famous site as many tourists and devotees pay a visit in search of tranquility and divinity. 

Sita ki Rasoi: Sita ki Rasoi is one of the holiest places in the vicinity, as it used to be the royal kitchen of the goddess Sita during the Ramayana period. Anyone who pays a visit to this shrine is offered sumptuous prasad for free every day between 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m., while the usual timings to visit the temple are 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Poor people are regularly fed by the priests of the temple, continuing the tradition of Goddess Sita, famously known as Annapurna, serving the poor. 

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Choti Chawni: The caves of Choti Chawni are one of the magnificent structures to be present in the vicinity in terms of architecture and design. Also known as Valmiki Bhawan, the structure is made out of white marble and comprises 34 heritage caves. The tranquility of the place is further enhanced by the presence of a Kailash temple on the premises, elongating the peaceful atmosphere. 

Mani Parbat: Mani Parbat, an enchanting hillock situated in Kami Ganj, Ayodhya, is considered to be a scary region as it holds significance in the Hindu religion. The ideal times to visit the top of the hillock are between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. The top of the hillside is 65 feet high, and it is usually advised to wear comfortable shoes while paying a visit. It is believed that when Lord Hanuman uprooted a mountain in search of Sanjeevani booti as a cure for Lord Lakshman and held on to his palm, a piece of the mountain fell to the ground and came to be known as Mani Parbat. 

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Published January 5th, 2024 at 17:45 IST

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