One of the most historic places in India, this town can be traced back to the Rig Vedic age as it has been mentioned numerous times in the Ramayana and Mahabharata epics. Being the birthplace of Lord Ram, Ayodhya has a huge number of temples built throughout it. Located in Uttar Pradesh, it falls on the banks of river Saryu and is well connected to Faizabad, the nearest city. Being on the northern plains, the temperature can reach quite high during the summers. Thus it is advised to visit the town during the winter season.
There are many famous places in the town, especially the Ram Janmabhoomi, where Lord Ram has been believed to spend much of his childhood. Some other important places are the Kala Ram Temple, Lakshman Ghat, and Kanak Bhavan Temple. These are visited by a huge number of Vaishnavite devotees who consider them as holy pilgrimage sites. The Babri Masjid was also here, which has been said to be built by the Mughal emperor Babur. In 1992, it was broken down during the riots which took place here. Another holy site is the Hanumangadhi which is situated one kilometre away from Ram Janmabhoomi. Many Jain shrines are also located in Ayodhya.