Ayodhya situated on the banks of River Saryu in Uttar Pradesh has seen the advent and fall of many an empire. It was the reigning seat of the Suryavanshi clan and records of it could be found in Ramayana, Atharvaveda and many texts of Buddhism and Jainism. An ancient document records this as a city built by the Gods and enjoys the same standard of prosperity as in paradise. Though it earns much of its claim to fame for being the birthplace of Lord Rama, it is also important to the Jains as five of their tirthankaras were born here. Some of the important tourist destinations here are The Hanuman Garhi, Kanak Bhawan, Swarg Dwar, Mani Parvat and Surgiv Parvat, Nageshwarnath Temple, etc. Pilgrims and leisure tourists visit Ayodhya at all points of the year but especially the city is seen to swarm with pilgrims during Ram nawami. To get the true essence of the city go out Shopping in Ayodhya.
Ayodhya the streets are swarming with hordes of leisure tourists and pilgrims trying to make their way towards the temples. The shops that a sprawl throughout the temple arena consists of souvenirs and other knick knacks which you can gift to your near and dear ones back home. Photos of temples, shirts with religious prints, devotional objects, idols of Ram and Sita, key chains are some of the items available here. Shopping in Ayodhya is a fun filled experience and you could spend some quality times venturing the Bazaars in Ayodhya.
Stroll along leisurely in the many narrow laned markets in Ayodhya where a row of shops selling brassware, textiles, and zari products are showcased. These narrow lanes and Bazaars emit an old world charm which is characteristic of places like Mathura, Vrindavan, Agra and Ayodhya. . All these factors culminate to make your Shopping in Ayodhya worthwhile.
Ayodhya is well accessible from all other cities of Uttar Pradesh and India. The nearest airport is at Lucknow (134 kilometer) and Allahabad airport (166 kilometers.) Ayodhya is situated on the Mughal Sarai route. A good network of roads connects it to Lucknow, Gorakhpur, Jhansi etc.