Coordinates: 26°48′N 82°12′E / 26.80°N 82.20°E / 26.80; 82.20
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Ram ki Paidi Ghat, Ayodhya Ghaat on the Saryu river, Kanak Bhawan Temple, Vijayraghav Mandir in Ayodhya
Ayodhya is located in Uttar Pradesh
Ayodhya is located in India
Coordinates: 26°48′N 82°12′E / 26.80°N 82.20°E / 26.80; 82.20
Country India
StateUttar Pradesh
 • TypeMayor–Council
 • BodyAyodhya Municipal Corporation
 • MayorRishikesh Upadhyay, BJP
 • Total79.8 km2 (30.8 sq mi)
93 m (305 ft)
 • Total55,890
 • Density700/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
 • OfficialHindi[2]
 • Additional officialUrdu[2]
 • RegionalAwadhi[3]
Time zoneUTC+05:30 (IST)
Telephone code05278
Vehicle registrationUP-42

Ayodhya (Hindustani: [əˈjoːdʱːjaː] (audio speaker iconlisten); IAST: Ayodhyā) is a city on the banks of holy river Saryu in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is the administrative headquarters of the Ayodhya district as well as the Ayodhya division of Uttar Pradesh, India. It shares a municipal corporation with its neighbouring twin city of Faizabad. The Ramayana tells that Raam, a god of Hindus, was born in Ayodhya. Ayodhya is on the bank of the Sarayu River. The city is about five kilometers east of Faizabad, another important city of Uttar Pradesh.

The Ramayana tells that Ayodhya was the capital city of Raam’s kingdom. Raam was a form (an avatar) of Vishnu. Ayodhya is one of the seven most holy cities of Hindus.

Today, Ayodhya is a popular destination for pilgrims and tourists who come to visit the Ram Janmabhoomi temple and other historical sites associated with Lord Rama. The city is also known for its rich cultural heritage and is home to several ancient temples, shrines, and other historical monuments. You can hire a car driver for outstation to explore the culture of lord Ram.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "AYODHYA in Faizabad (Uttar Pradesh)". .citypopulation.de. Retrieved 1 August 2020.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "52nd Report of the Commissioner for Linguistic Minorities in India" (PDF). nclm.nic.in. Ministry of Minority Affairs. p. 49. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 May 2017. Retrieved 12 February 2019.
  3. "Awadhi". Ethnologue. Retrieved 7 May 2019.
  4. "Plan Your Best Trip to Ayodhya- Hire a Car Driver for Outstation Travel from Gurgaon - Carchalak". 2023-03-25. Retrieved 2023-04-04.