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A 3-Day Itinerary for Diwali Vacation in Ayodhya

Ayodhya, the birthplace of Lord Rama, is among India’s seven sacred Hindu sites. It is the place where he was born, where he ruled, and from where he was exiled. The people of Ayodhya light diyas and distribute sweets to commemorate Ram’s return. To mark this day, it is celebrated as Diwali all over India. Are you planning to celebrate this year’s Diwali in Ayodhya? Here’s a 3-day itinerary to help you decide and plan the trip easily.

Day 1: Arrival at Prayagraj, Varanasi, Lucknow – Ayodhya

To celebrate your Diwali vacation, you will have to travel via Prayagraj, Varanasi, or Lucknow to reach Ayodhya. You can pre-book your railway or airway tickets from these three destinations to take you straight to Ayodhya. Since it’s Diwali time, there will be quite a lot of rush in Ayodhya, so pre-book your hotel, check in on your arrival and take plenty of rest before going out. Popular family hotels like OYO 83295 Sahu Rooms make accommodation comfortable.

Day 2: Top Sightseeing in Ayodhya and Diwali Celebration

Day 2 must be devoted to exploring the city of Ayodhya! In the morning, after your breakfast, head to the Kanak Bhawan Temple to attend the early morning Diwali aarti. After taking prasad (sweets), continue your trip to the top sightseeing locations in Ayodhya. Some of the most famous top sightseeing places in Ayodhya include the Ramkatha Museum, Hanuman Garhi, Nageshwarnath Temple, and ghats by the sacred River Saryu.

If you are in Ayodhya during the Diwali festival, you must go to the Hanuman Garhi Temple, which is in the city’s centre. The temple holds significant value for both religion and architecture. A massive structure with four sides resembles a fort with round bastions on each of its corners. Numerous tourists travel to Kanak Bhawan, close to Hanuman Garhi, each year, especially during Diwali, to see its beauty and participate in Diya lighting Mahotsav. The temple is also known as Sone-da-Ghar in popular culture since Lord Rama and Sita are known for wearing gold crowns.

Next, you can visit the Nageshwarnath Temple, which is well-known among people. Raja Kush, Lord Rama’s younger son, is credited for creating the Nageshwarnath Temple. Here, Shivarathri is observed with fanfare and splendour. A Diwali trip cannot be completed without visiting Ramkot, which is the most visited religious destination in Ayodhya. The aura of this place is magnified at Diwali time.

After visiting the sightseeing, you must explore Ayodhya’s markets to learn more about its history and culture. You can buy some local gifts from these vibrant markets for your family and friends. In Ayodhya, like most parts of India, the houses are decorated with motifs, swinging lanterns, and many “diyas” (earthen oil lamps) for Diwali celebrations.

Late in the day, you can head to “Ram ki Paidi”, which is close to Naya Ghat. Many worshippers come from all across India to this location. Every year, the Ramkatha (a tale of Lord Ram) is traditionally performed (in the form of a play) on the eve of Diwali. Following Ramkatha, “puja” is conducted in the evening, and Diwali is joyfully celebrated. Enjoy the treats, then return to the hotel for dinner and rest.

Day 3: Departure from Ayodhya

Lastly, pay a visit to Ramjanmabhoomi after breakfast. And then, you can head back to the location from where you began your Ayodhya Diwali Tour.


Ayodhya’s visit for Diwali is unquestionably a voyage into a rich heritage of history and culture. So, plan a trip to the holy city of Ayodhya this Diwali with your family and friends. Book your accommodation in the OYO hotels and rooms for an affordable and comfortable stay. Thus Diwali, get the blessings of Lord Rama by visiting his birthplace, Ayodhya!

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