As Indians are awaiting the inauguration of Ayodhya’s Lord Ram temple on the 22nd of January, there are other great religious places that one must visit if they’ve gone to Ayodhya.
While you will witness the monumental event, that is the inauguration of Lord Ram’s temple, you must make sure that you also visit the nearby places.
Let’s take a look at some of these unique religious places that you and your family must visit.
Fascinating places to explore in and around Ayodhya for religious tourists
Here’s a list of what you can do in and around Ayodhya when visiting the temple inauguration.
Triveni Sangam, Prayagraj
Firstly, you can always visit the Triveni Sangam located at Prayagraj which is the confluence of three rivers, Ganga, Yamuna, and the mythical Saraswati. Pilgrims coming to this place always take a dip to cleanse off their past sins and seek the blessings of the three Goddesses.
Bara Imambara, Lucknow
Furthermore, you can visit the Bara Imambara in Lucknow which was built by Nawab Asaf-ud-Daula in the 18th century. Moreover, it also contains the famous maze, known as Bhul Bhulaiya, and has a grand central hall which is a massive arched structure and is standing without the support of any pillars.
Nagvasuki Mandir, Prayagraj
Make sure you include a visit to the Nagvasuki Mandir in Prayagraj. Dedicated to the serpent king, Nag Vasuki, it is located near the Triveni Sangam. It is a popular temple for pilgrims who go there and seek the blessings of Nag Vasuki and seek His protection against snake bites and the well-being of their families.
Lalita Devi Temple, Naimisharanya
Additionally, you must also visit Lalita Devi temple in Naimisharanya during your visit to Ayodhya. According to legends, Goddess Lalita is another form of Goddess Parvati. She is also one of the Shakti Peeths and is one of the many places where the Goddess’ body parts fell during Lord Shiva’s Tandav.
Finally, wrap up your itinerary by visiting Bithoor which is located in Kanpur beside the river Ganges. Moreover, this is a very popular place of Hindu significance and has serene and picturesque surroundings as well. Additionally, it is a place both of historical and cultural significance.
Thus, these are the major places that should form a part of your travel itinerary when visiting Ayodhya. Make sure you plan everything accordingly.
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