When people hear about Ayodhya mostly Ram Mandir came to their minds but other than main attractions like Ram Janmbhoomi,kanak Bhawan or nageshwarnath temple there are several other offbeat Places in Ayodhya that are still undiscovered by many but they are worth visiting.
Treta ke Thakur- As Shri Ram was the king of treta yug (after satyug) this temple was built at the place where Shri Ram celebrated his victory over Ravana by performing yagna, but later on king of Kullu(Himachal Pradesh) built the same temple at Naya ghat and brought all the idols of lord Ram, Mata Sita, Bharat, Shatrughan,Lakshman, Sugriv and Hanuman ji from the original temple i.e on river saryu. This temple has very beautiful idols and if one wants to seek blessings of lords they can visit them on special occasions of ekadashi.
- Choti chawni – It is also known as Valmiki bhawan, it is completely made of white marbles which makes it more beautiful and vibes out peaceful energy. Timings to visit this place are 6 AM to 11 AM and 4 PM to 9:30 PM.
- Raja Mandir – This temple is situated near the ghaggar river (saryu) and has a very religious architectural style. It has idols of many Hindu deities. This temple is worth visiting for Hindu devotees . Timings are 8 AM to 12:30 PM and 8 PM to 10:30 PM.
- Ram Katha Park – This park is built on a vast area near saryu river. This park is the spot for many religious melas of Ayodhya and is generally less crowded on normal days as compared to main temples of this city. It usually remains open in mornings and evenings.
- Guptar ghat – it is the place where Shri Ram disappeared in waters, it is a very holy and calm place present on river sarayu. If you are visiting here with your family you don’t need to carry a lot of food as there are ample street food carts available there. It is open 24 hours.
- Mani Parbat – This parbat has a lot of religious stories associated with it. It is believed that while bringing sanjeevni booti Hanuman jii uprooted the entire mountain and the part of the mountain fell in this place of Ayodhya which is now called Mani Parbat. Some people believed that lord Budha preached here while staying in Ayodhya for 6-7 years. Timings to visit this place are 6 AM to 6 PM.