Ayodhya is a holy city located on the banks of the Sarayu River in the North Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. The ancient town was formerly called Awadh and is the birthplace of Lord Rama, the 7th avatar of Lord Vishnu. Ayodhya is replete with temples and ghats. The sacred town has much spiritual significance for Hindus. One Day Varanasi to Ayodhya Sightseeing Tour is the perfect way to experience its tranquility.
Ayodhya offers a rich cultural experience for all types of travelers. You can explore the city’s heritage with its numerous temples, palaces, and historical sites. Whether you are a devotee seeking the blessings of Lord Ram or someone who loves to delve into the past, Ayodhya has something for everyone.
Highlights of Varanasi to Ayodhya Tour by Cab
- Full-day Ayodhya tour from Varanasi
- Duration: 7 to 8 hours
- Tour by Private Cab (not shared with others)
- Pickup & Drop: Varanasi Hotel / Home
- Places Covered: Hanuman Garhi, Ram Janmabhoomi Temple, Kanak Bhawan, Ram Ki Paidi, and Nageshvarnath Temple
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Good to know
- Pick and drop from Hotel / Home in Varanasi
- Cab for Ayodhya sightseeing from Varanasi as per the above Itinerary
- Vehicle Parking Charges
- Toll-gate Charges if any
- Driver Allowance
What’s not included
- Entry Ticket Fee at tourist places at Ayodhya
- Breakfast, Lunch or any meal
- Lodging / Accommodation at Ayodhya
- Vehicle beyond the mentioned time duration
- Vehicle beyond the designated tour route
What to Expect on your Ayodhya Trip from Varanasi
The one day Varanasi to Ayodhya Sightseeing Tour starts with an early morning pick-up from Varanasi. After traveling for around 4 hours, you will reach Ayodhya, where we will begin our sightseeing tour.
Our first stop will be Hanuman Garhi, a temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman, located on a small hill in the center of Ayodhya. It is believed that this was the spot where Lord Hanuman used to reside while he guarded Lord Rama’s palace. The temple is known for its unique architecture and beautiful carvings.
Our next stop will be the Ram Janmabhoomi. It marks the spot where Lord Rama was born, and the grand Ram Janmabhoomi Temple is under construction at the site. It is believed that this temple will be the world’s third-largest Hindu shrine.
Next on our itinerary is the Kanak Bhawan, well-known for its exquisite artwork. The palace houses idols of Lord Rama and Goddess Sita dressed in gold. It also has beautiful paintings depicting scenes from the Ramayana.
After visiting these temples, we will head towards Ram Ki Paidi, a series of sacred ghats located on the banks of the River Sarayu. You can take a holy dip in the holy waters or simply sit and take in the peaceful atmosphere.
We will also visit the Nageshwarnath Temple, one of the oldest temples in Ayodhya. It houses one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva. The shrine has a peaceful atmosphere and is adorned with intricate carvings. After a day filled with spiritual experiences, we will drop you at your accommodation in Varanasi.
Itinerary of One Day Varanasi to Ayodhya Trip
Pickup from your Hotel in Varanasi at 8:00 AM
|S.No||Sightseeing Place||Recommended Duration|
|1||Hanuman Garhi||50 minutes|
|2||Ram Janmabhoomi Temple||150 minutes|
|3||Kanak Bhawan||30 minutes|
|4||Ram Ki Paidi||50 minutes|
|5||Nageshvarnath Temple||50 minutes|
Drop back at your Hotel in Varanasi by 8:30 PM
PLEASE NOTE: Guests can visit all the tourism places near Ayodhya listed above or remove any of the places that they don’t want to visit. In order to include any other sightseeing place, guests can check with their cab provider while booking this Varanasi to Ayodhya city tour by private car.
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Places to visit in and around Ayodhya in one day by private car from Varanasi
On this one-day journey from Varanasi to Ayodhya, you’ll find yourself immersed in a tapestry of emotions. From the sacred precincts of Ram Janmabhoomi to the tranquil banks of the Sarayu River, Ayodhya promises a soul-stirring odyssey through revered temples, serene ghats, and legendary tales that resonate with the echoes of devotion and heritage.
Discover the best places to visit in Ayodhya in one day, as this enchanting pilgrimage transcends time and space, leaving an indelible imprint on your heart.
1. Hanuman Garhi
Before visiting the Ram Temple, it is mandatory to visit the Hanuman Garhi shrine. It is believed that Lord Hanuman lived here, guarding Ayodhya and you must seek his permission to meet Lord Ram.
Climb 76 steps to reach the complex housing a 6-inch-tall Hanuman idol. The interior cave is adorned with numerous statues. You can see the child Hanuman in the lap of his mother, Mata Anjani. Devotees flock to this place during the majestic celebration of Hanuman Jayanti and Ram Navami.
- Must See / Things to Do: Seek the blessings of Lord Hanuman before exploring the holy town of Ayodhya.
- Timings: Open on all days of the week from 5:00 AM to 11:00 PM
- Entry Fee: Free
2. Ram Janmabhoomi Temple
Ram Janmabhoomi Temple is the most popular temple in Ayodhya. It is believed to be built on the spot where Lord Rama was born. The construction of a grand temple is underway, and once completed, it will become one of India’s largest pilgrimage centers.
The place holds immense significance for Hindus as it also represents a centuries-old cultural and political struggle. It is also believed that taking a dip in the Sarayu River, which flows nearby, will wash their sins away. Find the heart and soul of your Varanasi to Ayodhya trip encapsulated right here.
- Must See / Things to Do: Offer prayers to Lord Ram and witness the site of the marvelous Ram temple under construction.
- Timings: Open on all days of the week from 7:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM
- Entry Fee: Free
3. Kanak Bhavan
Legend has it that Mother Kaikayi gifted the private palace to Devi Sita after her marriage to Lord Ram. It is said that King Vikramaditya renovated it, and later, Vrish Bhanu Kunwari rebuilt it in 1891.
Kanak Bhavan, also known as Sone-ka-Ghar, stands on the north-east of Ram Janmabhoomi. It features the opulent Bundela-style architecture with a central hall and arched doorways on its three sides. The intricate carvings on its walls are noteworthy, but the gold-crowned idols of Lord Rama and Devi Sita are spellbinding. It is believed to be the palace where Goddess Sita resided after her marriage to Lord Rama.
- Must See / Things to Do: Admire the stunning architecture and the ornate gold idols of Lord Rama and Devi Sita.
- Timings: Open on all days of the week from 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM and 4:30 PM to 9:30 PM
- Entry Fee: Free
4. Ram ki Paidi
Make the most of your day with a visit to Ram ki Paidi on your one-day tour. Ram ki Paidi is a series of ghats on the banks of the river Sarayu. Pilgrims take a bath in its holy waters. The original steps were washed away by the strong currents of the river during torrential rains and heavy floods. Later, in 1984-85 new steps were built.
The landscape on the riverfront appears majestic in the floodlit night. The place draws huge crowds during festivals like Diwali, Ram Navami, and Holi. On Diwali 2019, it created a Guinness World Record by lighting 450,000 oil lamps or Diyas.
- Must See / Things to Do: Take a dip in the holy waters of Sarayu and witness the beautiful views of Ram ki Paidi during festivals.
- Timings: Open 24 hours on all days of the week
- Entry Fee: Free
5. Nageshwarnath Temple
Dedicated to Lord Shiva, Nageshwarnath Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The presiding deity is Nageshwar Nath, or Lord of Snakes. It is situated at Ram Ki Paidi. Although it remained in good shape under the reign of Chandragupta Vikramaditya, in 1750, Naval Rai revamped it.
It is believed to have been built by Kush, Lord Rama’s younger son. Kush built it in honor of a Nag-Kanya, who was a Shiva devotee. You must visit it during the Mahashivratri festival to witness the Baraat of Lord Shiva. Curious to learn more about this temple on your one-day Varanasi to Ayodhya sightseeing tour? Book your trip today..
- Must See / Things to Do: Witness the ancient temple’s grand architecture and seek Lord Shiva’s blessings.
- Timings: Open on all days of the week from 5:00 AM to 8:00 PM
- Entry Fee: Free
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Things to Do on your Varanasi to Ayodhya Tour by Car
Ayodhya has a rich history and is full of spiritual experiences. There are several interesting things to do on your One Day Varanasi to Ayodhya Sightseeing Tour by private taxi. From ancient ruins to well-preserved structures, Ayodhya is a perfect blend of history and spirituality.
What to Shop during your One Day Varanasi to Ayodhya Sightseeing Trip by Car?
Ayodhya streets are swarming with big and small shops selling colorful and unique souvenirs. Venture into the local bazaars for a rustic local experience. You can buy plastic toys, photos of temples, and idols of Lord Rama, Goddess Sita, Lord Lakshman, and Lord Hanuman. These idols are carved in marble, wood, stone, and metal by local artisans.
T-shirts with religious texts imprinted on them, traditional dresses, and devotional objects are also readily available. Some popular trinkets include keychains, coasters, replicas of temples, textiles, brassware, and Zari products.
Ayodhya Sandalwood is a key souvenir. The locally made ‘Maharaja Chandan’ is used for tilak. Other varieties of Sandalwood paste include Jankiraj Chandan, Mailkota Chandan, Shri Chandan, and Ramraj Chandan.
Some popular places to shop on your Ayodhya trip from Varanasi are Ayodhya Market, Mall of Avadh, Ayodhya Complex, Awadh Tulsi Mala Kendra, Mohbra Bazar, and Bajrang Khilauna Bhandar. You can also visit Harmati Shopping Complex, City Market Ayodhya, Raghuram Complex, and Khadi Bhandar.
What to Eat during your Full Day Ayodhya Sightseeing Tour from Varanasi by Taxi?
Since Ayodhya is a religious place, you can only get vegetarian dishes. As it is a small town, there are no fancy dining options. However, you get a wide-ranging scrumptious local food. The small restaurants and street food joints serve crispy Aloo Tikki, spicy and tangy Pani Puri, and an extensive range of Chaat items.
Kachoris stuffed with appetizing fillings are deep-fried delights. Samosa and tangy Dahi Vadha are also loved by tourists. Popular street food comprises burgers, pakoras, and sweet corn. Flavorsome Veg Biryani, served with raita, showcases the city’s rich culinary heritage that you can experience on this one day trip by private car from Varanasi.
Try wholesome North Indian Thali that provides a balanced meal experience. Laddoos are sweet treats that are an indispensable part of celebrations and festivities. Rabri is a quintessential dessert of Ayodhya, often garnished with kesar and dry fruits.
Terms & Conditions
Travelers are requested to follow the given itinerary for 1 day Varanasi to Ayodhya city tour package. Ideally this full day tour package cannot be customized, however if guests prefer to visit different set of places during this Ayodhya same day trip from Varanasi, they can check the possibility of the same with the above listed car rental companies and request for a custom quote.
We recommend our guests to stick to the time spent at each tourist attraction in Ayodhya as per the Itinerary schedule. In case of any delays or additional time spent at a particular place, driver or car rental company will not be responsible to cover all the places mentioned in the itinerary.
Please also note that if a particular sightseeing place is closed on the scheduled day of the tour, it may not be covered from the list of sightseeing places. Please check the possibility of visiting an alternate place with listed cab vendor before you book the tour.
Ideally, no. However guests can check if it’s possible to customize the tour with the above listed Varanasi cab vendors before booking the trip. Additional charges might apply.
One Day Varanasi to Ayodhya Sightseeing Tour by a private cab will be an exhilarating experience. It is a delightful journey into Hinduism’s roots and a pilgrimage experience that you will remember for a lifetime. Booking a One Day Varanasi to Ayodhya Sightseeing Tour by rental car is a flexible and most convenient way to explore the sacred town and its culture.