Tulsi Smarak Bhawan was built in 1969 by the initiative of Shri Vishwanath Das ji, the then Governor of UP as a tribute to the famous saint poet and the creator of Ramayana, Goswami Tulsi Das.
The bhawan is located 300 feet on the eastern side of the National Highway at Rajgang Crossing. It is believed that Sant Tulsi Dass wrote his Ramayan at this place.
The Smarak has a research institute called Ayodhya Shodh Sansthan. It contains a big library which is of immense value to the historians and scholars.
The Samarak also houses Ram Katha Sanghrahalaya, a museum which was added in 1988. The museum aims to collect, conserve, and display the antiquities associated with the saga of Shri Ram.
The bhawan also boasts a cultural centre for performing arts where Ram Lila has been played from 6pm-9pm every day since 20th May, 2004. The centre also holds prayers, religious discussions, sermons, devotional songs, music and kirtan. Tulsi Jayanti is celebrated with much fervor and zeal on the seventh day of Sharavan month.