Lord Hanuman Statue at Hanuman Garhi The 76-steps stairway leading to Hanuman Garhi Temple in Ayodhya

Hanuman Garhi, Ayodhya

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Timings : 5:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Time Required : 2-3 hrs

Entry Fee : Free

Hanumangarhi, Ayodhya Overview

Located in Sai Nagar, Hanuman Garhi is a 10-century temple dedicated to the Hindu God, Hanuman. It is one of the most important temples in Ayodhya as it is customary to visit Hanuman Garhi before visiting the Ram Temple in Ayodhya. It is believed that Lord Hanuman lived at the temple site guarding Ayodhya.

The hilltop temple hones a 76-staircase pathway to the entrance. Housed within the panoramic view of the surrounding hills is a 6-inch-tall idol of Hanuman. The main temple has an interior cave adorned with the numerous statues of Lord Hanuman along with his mother, Maa Anjani. Ram Navami and Hanuman Jayanti, which celebrate the birth of Lord Ram and Lord Hanuman respectively, attract thousands of devotees to the Hanuman Garhi.

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How To Reach Hanuman Garhi, Ayodhya

Hanuman Garhi in Ayodhya has well-connected roadways, railways and airways. The Hanuman Garhi is about 8 to 10 km from the Ayodhya Airport in Faizabad; it is also known as the Faizabad Airport. The distance can be covered through an 18 to 30-minute taxi or self-drive. The Ayodhya Railway Station in Dharmakata is approximately 2 km from the temple.

Either a 10-minute drive or a 25-minute walk would suffice to reach the attraction. The Bus Stop at Ram Katha Park is the nearest, it is about 1.9 to 3 km away, which would be a half-hour walk or a 10-minute drive down. The bus stations in Faizabad and Rajkiya Uddyan Cantonment Road are about 11 km away.

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