Ayodhya Tour (Excursion Ex Lucknow)
(same day return trip from Lucknow to Ayodhya. 11-12 hours, including driving time, visits and activities)
Post early breakfast we will leave Lucknow for Ayodhya (150 km / 2 hrs). En route a bio-break at an identified facility. (ideal time to leave is by 0730 hrs but we can shift it to another option with a bit of changes in the programme if we intend to leave at 1000 hrs)
Upon arrival we will be met by our Ayodhya Tour Manager who will now lead the tour and get us a privileged access into the temples.
We will visit Hanuman Gari – the seat of Lord Hanuman who sits on a hilltop to guard the holy city of Ayodhya. We will later visit Kanak Bhawan where we will attend the forenoon temple closure aarti.
We will then reach a 150 year old temple where we will lunch with the head priest. A special prayer will be performed at this temple and after the offering of Bhog (lunch to the deity), we will be served lunch in the temple on a floor level setting and on a dry-leaf plate (pattal) and earthen-pottery. This lunch has been prepared hygienically under supervision our expert team and is a very privileged and a blessed meal. Later spend some time with the priest to understand the ethos of Ayodhya, its people, lifestyle and connect spiritually with the city where Lord Rama was born.
Post lunch we will visit Ram Janam Bhoomi, the place of birth of Lord Rama. Later we drive to the temple workshop where stones are being carved to be placed in the under-construction Rama Temple.
Also visit Saryu Ghat and enjoy a short joy-ride on the sacred river Saryu. Tea will be served on the boat while you get to see Ayodhya’s temple facade and listen to the stories connected to River Saryu.
As an option visit a few temples at the Ghat and then if you wish you may attend the evening Saryu Aarti (this takes place at the sunset and time is subject to change based on the season which effects the sunset). This Aarti too is a privileged experience as not only it will give you a chance to perform Aarti but also that it will be for your well-being.
ADD-On OPTION: Kanchan Bhawan the starting point of our Mokshdayani Walk. Walking through the stretch by the side of Saryu river we will finally reach Nageshwarnath temple, from here we reach the river-ghat to board our boat. – For an ADD-ON SPECIAL Cost INR 1000 per person (if along with this package)
We will now board our car and return to Lucknow, to reach by late dinner time.
Highlights : In Ayodhya visit of Ram Janam Bhoomi, A short motor boat ride on Saryu river and diya-offering (earthen lamps); Lunch at the temple with the priest.
INR 9,000 per person (operates on minimum 2 guests) – SPECIAL PRICE (Limited Offer)
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7:30 – 8:30 am (Flexible)
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This is an exclusive tour.
*Pickup time from city hotels. Timings are flexible and may be altered after prior discussion.
Expect to return by dinner to Lucknow.
An exclusive air-conditioned car from and to Lucknow.
Exclusive English speaking specialist guide.
Exclusive motor-boat ride in Ayodhya.
Meals : Curated Lunch (01), Tea & Refreshments as per programme.
Any meals, other than refreshments on board our transport or as mentioned in ‘Inclusions’.
Cost of overnight stay.
Tips & gratuities (at guests’ discretion).