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Faizabad Travel Guide


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Faizabad At a Glance
  • Average Climate:6°C - 30°C
  • Best Time to Visit:October - March
  • STD Code:05278

Introduction

Tours to Faizabad should be definitely included in the itinerary while on a Tour to Uttar Pradesh. Faizabad is located on the left bank of River Ghaghara. Faizabad in Uttar Pradesh in India is situated at a distance of kilometers from Ayodhya, which is a holy place situated in Uttar Pradesh. Tours to Faizabad gives one an opportunity to explore the Nawabi culture that existed in the city.

Faizabad developed as a town during the reign of the second Nawab of Awadh, popular as Safdar Jung. Safdar Jung made Faizabad his army head quarter. The city of Faizabad was developed more during the reign of Shuja-ud-daula.

The ancient buildings built by the ruler Safdar Jung and Shuja-ud-daula still stands as a reminiscent of the era and boasts of the rich architectural expertise that was practiced in India and was more of a status symbol for the rulers to build beautiful buildings to commemorate their loved ones.

The Calcutta Fort, Mausoleum of Bahu Begam more popular as Gulab Bari, Mausoleum of Shuja-ud-daulah, Museum, Chakra Harji Vishnu Temple and Gupta Harji and Raja Mandir are some of the major Tourist Attraction in Faizabad and must be visited while on a Tour to Faizabad in Uttar Pradesh in India.

The historical importance of the city grew with the Mughal reign. The historical buildings present in the cities makes a tour to Faizabad while on Tour to Uttar Pradesh makes it more interesting and attractive as a tourist destination.

Shuja-ud-daulah constructed the Fort Calcutta. This fort was the home of Shuja-ud-daulah who resided here till his death. Shuja-ud-daulah's wife continued to stay here after the death of Shuja-ud-daulah.

The Mausoleun of Shuja-ud-daulah is known for the fine architecture and the building dates back to 1775. The building stands amidst the beautiful garden which is surrounded by a wall. The Mausoleum of Shuja-ud-daulah is situated at a distance of 2.5 km from the Mausoleum of Bahu Begam. The Mausoleum of Shuja-ud-daulah has three tomb stone in the ground floor. The three tombstones are that of Shuja-ud-daulah, his father and mother. A mosque and an imambara also stand in the same campus.

The Mausoleum of Bahu Begum is another example of fine architecture. This mausoleum is considered the best of all in Awadh. The building is a white marble building and rises to a height of 42m.

The museums and the temples present in Faizabad are also of major tourist attraction in Faizabad. The Chakra Harji Vishnu Temple bears the imprint of the Lord Rama's feet.





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