The devotees of Lord Rama are desperately waiting for the opening ceremony of the Ayodhya Ram Mandir, which is scheduled to be held tomorrow, January 22, 2024. Almost 8,000 invites have been sent by the trust for the Pran Pratishtha ceremony.
However, the Uttar Pradesh government has already released instructions in which they have specifically mentioned that only the people who have received official invitations from the trust will be able to attend the Pran Pratishtha ceremony on January 22, 2024. Also, it has released a notice for all the hotels and Dharamshalas to cancel the registration of all those people without invitation.
But there’s no need to worry; people who do not have an official invitation card can still attend the Pran Pratishtha ceremony through their television screens and cellphones. After the day of Pran Pratishta, the devotees will be able to visit Ayodhya and Ram Mandir.
Ram Mandir Ayodhya Ticket Booking
All the people who want to visit the Ayodhya Ram Mandir can consider visiting After 23rd January. For booking Ram Mandir Ayodhya Tickets, both online and offline modes can be considered. The online tickets for the darshan will be available at online.srjbtkshetra.org.
Follow the below-mentioned steps to book the Darshan Slots after January 23, 2024:
- Visit the official website at online.srjbtkshetra.org
- Click on the Darshan portal and log in using your Phone Number
- Enter the OTP sent to your registered phone number
- A new window will open
- Enter all the required details and proceed further.
Instructions for devotees visiting the Ram Mandir
- Devotees need to show a physical ID proof of Darshan’s booking.
- No separate Darshan pass is required for children below the age of 10.
- Devotees will only be allowed to visit the temple in traditional Indian clothes (both men and women).
- Devotees will have a chance to cancel the Darshan 24 hours before the Darshan.
Best Time to Visit Ayodhya
Ayodhya has always been one of the most sacred cities, as it is believed that Lord Rama was born here. Now, after the opening ceremony of the Ayodhya Ram Mandir, more and more tourists are expected to visit the city. But several people wanted to know what the best time was to visit the city.
Among all the months during the year, the best time to visit Ayodhya is from October to December. The weather during these months is quite pleasant and not that hot or cold. Ayodhya is known for its heat waves, so it would be beneficial if you ignored the peak summer months.
How to reach Ayodhya?
The devotees who want to come to Ayodhya can consider traveling by flight, train, bus, or in their vehicles. Lucknow International Airport used to be the closest airport to Ayodhya, but after the construction of Maharishi Valmiki International Airport, Ayodhya Dham, devotees can now directly land in Ayodhya.
Faizabad and Ayodhya are major railway stations in the district and are well-connected to almost all major cities and towns. By railway route, Ayodhya is 128 km from Lucknow, 171 km from Gorakhpur, 157 km from Allahabad, and 196 km from Varanasi.
By rail route, Ayodhya is 135 km from Lucknow, 164 km from Gorakhpur, 164 km from Prayagraj, and 189 km from Varanasi. Also, the buses of Uttar Uttar Pradesh Transport Corporation buses are available 24 hours a day.
Things to do/ Places to visit in Ayodhya
People who want to visit the Ayodhya Ram Mandir can also consider visiting below mentioned places for a more fruitful trip:
- Visit Hanuman Garhi
- Riverside Meditation
- Ayodhya Art Gallery
- Ramkatha Park
- Try local and street food of Ayodhya
- Ganga Arti