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Faizabad - A Visit To A Mythological Land


Faizabad, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, is situated on the banks of river Ghaghra, a small tributary of the river Ganga. This medium-sized, overgrown town was founded in 1730 by the Nawab of Bengal, Alivardi Khan. Some years later, it was declared the capital of the Awadh region by Shuja-ud-daula. The town flourished under his rule and even today, Faizabad retains its colourful past which it proudly exhibits to its visitors. The nawabs built several artistically ornate buildings, many of which stand today resplendent in their glory.

Tourist Places In And Around Faizabad

Faizabad is home to several sights and attractions including the Faizabad Museum and Fort Calcutta. Mughal monuments, such as Bahu Begum ka Maqbara and Moti Mahal, are also worth a visit. The Rishabhdev Rajghat Udyan commemorates the first Jain Tirthankara, Bhagwan Rishabhdev. The Guptar Ghat holds immense reverence value with the Hindus because it is believed that it was here that Lord Rama took Jal Samadhi to leave the earth and enter the divine abode of Lord Vishnu.

How To Reach Faizabad

Faizabad is well connected by rail and road. The nearest airport is Lucknow.

Best Time To Visit Faizabad

The ideal time to visit Faizabad is between November and March.

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How to Reach Faizabad

  • By Road
    Faizabad is connected to all major cities by buses run by state transport corporation and also luxury buses that are slightly more expensive and more comfortable than the public transport.
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  • By Train
    Faizabad has a major railway station which is served by major cities such as Delhi, Lucknow, Varanasi and Allahabad.
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  • By Air
    The nearest airport is Lucknow airport, located about 145km from Faizabad.
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