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These Are Real Places In India Where You Can Relive The Epic Ramayana!

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These Are Real Places In India Where You Can Relive The Epic Ramayana!:

  1. Ayodhya (Uttar Pradesh)
  2. Uttar Pradesh
  3. Chitrakoot (Uttar Pradesh)
  4. Nasik (Maharashtra)
  5. Hampi (Karnataka)
  6. Dhanushkodi (Tamil Nadu)

Day 1. Ayodhya - Where Lord Rama Began His Journey

Ayodhya - Where Lord Rama Began His Journeysource: wikimedia.org

Lord Rama's hometown holds beautiful architecture and ruins you can trip endlessly on. Look at the city go colourful on Dussehra.

HolidayIQ Traveller Saurabh Endless shares, "If you believe in Lord Ram this is the best place for you to visit. Lord Ram was born here. You can see lots temples there. It is situated near yamuna river. Many thing of Lord Ram's dynasty is kept there. There are also many temples of Lord Hanuman."

Day 2. Prayag - Where Rama Arrived At The Hermitage Of Sage Bharadwaj At The Confluence Of River Ganga

Prayag - Where Rama Arrived At The Hermitage Of Sage Bharadwaj At The Confluence Of River Gangasource: wikimedia.org

Prayaga, literally meaning - place of offerings - comes from its position at the sangam of River Ganga, Yamuna and Sarasvati. Sage Bharadwaj guided Lord Rama and Sita to seek the mountain of Chitrakuta for a peaceful stay.

HolidayIQ Traveller Razaull Mustafa shares about a hotel in Prayag, "Prayag Inn is well established hotel in Sangam Nagri Allahabad. Hotel's location is in busy area, so there is a very good facility of transportation. Hotel staff is good and food is delicious. Rooms are clean and in good condition. Only negative point is its busy area, so you can't stay here if you want peace. Overall its a fantastic hotel if you are planning for group fun or college tour."

Day 3. Chitrakoot - Where The Holy Couple Built A Humble House To Settle

Chitrakoot - Where The Holy Couple Built A Humble House To Settlesource: holydham.com

They crossed the river Yamuna on a raft and walked for 2 days to reach Chitrakuta.  It is also believed that all the gods and goddesses came to Chitrakoot when Lord Rama performed the ‘shraddha’ ceremony of his father. The gods and goddesses were so impressed by the beauty of the place that they were unwilling to depart.

HolidayIQ Traveller Rohit Soni shares, "At Chitrakoot there are many beautiful places to visit, Kamadgiri, Hanuman Dhara, Ramghat, Sati Ansuiya and many more. A forested hill of prime religious significance, this is believed to be the original Chitrakoot. The Bharat Milap Temple is located here. Pilgrims perform a ritual of the hill to seek blessings."

Day 4. Nashik - Lakshmana Cut Off The Nose Of Surpanakha, Younger Sister Of Ravana

Nashik - Lakshmana Cut Off The Nose Of Surpanakha, Younger Sister Of Ravanasource: Wikimedia

Lakshmana cut off the nose of Surpanakha, the younger sister of Ravana, here. That is why this place got the name Nasik. Kumbha Mela takes place here every 12 years. The Rama Kunda area is the main pilgrimage place in Nasik. Here Rama and Sita used to bathe, so the tank is considered especially sacred. 

HolidayIQ Traveller Manjunath Ampar shares, "The holy trip was during Godavari Pushkaras. Visit to Holy shrine of Saibaba was good and the whole journey especially the stay at Nasik was excellent, got good cooperation for pooja and darshan at all important places. Good stay at nasik but faced some inconveniences at Shirdi but overall the trip was memorable."

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Day 5. Hampi - Where Rama Met The Monkey Army And Headed South

Hampi - Where Rama Met The Monkey Army And Headed Southsource: Wikimedia

The history of Hampi is related with the historical Kishkindha, which is known for the ‘Vanara’ or the Monkey Kingdom, whose reference is also there in the epic Ramayana. Apart from the Ramayan significance, this is one of the coolest hippie towns in India where you can chill for a long time without spending much money.

HolidayIQ Traveller Mallika Raghavendra shares, "The minute you reach Hampi you are transported to the past and a different era, where time is of no consequence and where all you had to do was to savor the wonder of the moment and get lost in the wonderful monuments and architecture of mysterious Hampi. If you have a very active imagination you can visualize the life of the kings, Maharanis and the people of Hampi long ago. Their leisurely lifestyle, their dedication to the arts and their fierce defense of their stronghold. Every stone tells a story and you just need to be still and quiet and you can hear the past whispering to you. If you really want to appreciate the atmosphere it is best to do it in silence. If your companions are very talkative it is best to leave them behind in the hotel and explore the place alone. Some of the monuments have been neglected but on the whole a most wondrous experience. Seeing these wonderful spectacular monuments makes one proud to be an Indian and proud of our inheritance."

Day 6. Dhanushkodi - Where The Journey To Lanka Began

Dhanushkodi - Where The Journey To Lanka Begansource: mugdhasays.blogspot.com

This is where Rama left the Indian land to walk towards Lanka. The entire Monkey Army built a bridge out of floating rocks, commonly known as "Ram Setu" or "Adam's Bridge."

HolidayIQ Traveller Snehal Raibole shares, "On end of the Dhanuskodi Beach you can witness the roaring mighty Indian Ocean with clear blue waters with strong choppy waves, and Bay of Bengal at the Other end, in a calm manner as it could be with a clear green water. Two seas with extreme opposite characteristics - Bay of Bengal(Female) is silent like a river while Indian Ocean(Male) is aggressive. The beach at the confluence is long and wide, pristine, devoid of crowd and really breathtaking, still virgin to non religious travellers."

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