Dating from the 6th century BC, Ayodhya is famed for its holy temples, kunds, gardens and ghats. Located on the banks of the holy River Sarayu, the city is famous as the birthplace of Ram, the symbol of Indian manhood. Some of the major attractions of the city are Kanak Bhavan, Tulsi Smarak Bhawan, The Hanuman Garhi, The Ramkatha Museum and many more.
Kanak Bhavan, which is also called Sone Ka Ghar is popular for containing the idols of Lord Ram and his wife Sita, which are covered in gold. Images of Lord Ram and Sita placed within the temple also wear gold crowns.
Another attraction of the city is the Tulsi Smarak Bhawan, which is dedicated to Goswami Tulsidas, the author of Ramayana. In the institution, several religious activities like singing bhajans and kirtans takes place at regular intervals. The institution also showcases the literary works of Goswami Tulsidas.
Hanuman Garhi is a cave temple, Bbuilt as a four-sided fort with circular bastions at each corner. The temple is approachable by 76 steps. A statue of Mata Anjani holding infant Hanuman on her lap is located within the sanctum of the temple. In the western part of Ayodhya lies Ramkot. Once the site of an ancient citadel, it is the place where Lord Ram was bestowed with the kingdom and kinship of 'Koshala'.