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Faizabad , Uttar Pradesh

This headquarter of the Faizabad district in Uttar Pradesh is the old capital of Awadh. And we all know that Awadh was one of the most important places in India, politically, economically and culturally. Awadh has occupied many pages in history and the capital of that lives up to all your expectations. The Nawabs of Awadh were very generous with Faizabad and it surely bears all the marks of the generosity shown to it. There are some splendid monuments to visit here and some awe inspiring tombs to pray to. Before we go further it is important to know that Awadh gave us two of the recent legends. One was the very famous Umrao Jaan ‘Ada’ whose legends are captured time and again. The other was Begum Akhtar, who was one of the best classical singers that the country has ever produced. When you keep these in mind, Faizabad climbs up exponentially in status. One of the other things to be kept in mind while here is the cuisine. It is the part of north India where cuisine has been a famous part of generations. It will remain famous long after we are gone. The Mughlai food here is so delicious that by the time you leave this place you will definitely have put on a pound or two. The monuments that are so famous here are Gulab Bari or the House of Roses, Bahu begum ka Maqbara, Guptar Ghat, Ghanta Ghar, and Company Gardens among many. The mark of Awadh is very prevalent all over Faizabad and all you need to do is take a walk down the lanes. This is a place of intricate architecture and intriguing culture. It definitely warrants a visit.

Distance / Time Current Temperature Mean Rainfall Altitude Population Best Times Min Hotel tariff
km / Hrs 28.0°C /82.0°F 98 mm 342feet 637.0 /km2 Jan-Mar,Oct-Dec Coming Soon

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Places of Interest


  • Fort Calcutta

  • Mausoleum of Bahu Begum


    "Bahu Begum ka Maqbara is the Tomb of Queen Bride Begum Unmatuzzohra Bano alias Bahu Begum a memorial built for queen of Nawab Shuja-ud-Daula. Its one of the tallest buildings in Faizabad and is a beautiful example of non-mughal Muslim architecture. The Mausoleum of Bahu Begum created by Nawab Suja-ud-Daula in the memory of his loving wife is famous for the creative architectural brilliance with which it was designed and constructed.[2] Shuja-ud-daula's wife was the well known as Bahu Begum, who married the Nawab in 1743 and continued to reside in Faizabad, her residence being the Moti-Mahal. Close by at Jawaharbagh lies her Maqbara, where she was buried after her death in 1816. It is considered to be one of the finest buildings of its kind in Avadh, which was built at the cost of three lakh rupees by her chief advisor Darab Ali Khan. A fine view of the city is obtainable from top of the begum's tomb. Bahu Begum was a woman of great distinction and rank, bearing dignity. Most of the Muslim buildings of Faizabad are attributed to her. From the date of Bahu Begum's death in 1815 till the annexation of Avadh, the city of Faizabad gradually fell into decay. The glory of Faizabad finally eclipsed with the shifting of capital from Faizabad to Lucknow by Nawab Asaf-ud-Daula.[3]"

    Mausoleum of Bahu Begum

  • Gulab Bari


    "ulab Bari (Hindi: ????? ?????, Urdu: ???? ?????) Literally meaning 'Garden of Roses', the Tomb of Nawab Shuja-ud-Daula, this place has a good collection of roses of various varieties set by the sides of water fountains. Gulab Bari is the maqbara (Mausoleum) of Nawab Shuja-ud-Daula, the third Nawab of Oudh (now Awadh) in the campus.[1][2]The Nawabs graced Faizabad with several beautiful buildings, notable among them are the Gulab Bari, Moti Mahal and the tomb of Bahu Begum. Gulab Bari is a beautiful building of fine architecture, standing in a garden surrounded by a wall, approachable through two large gateways. Shuja-ud-Daula's wife was the well known Bahu Begum, who married the Nawab in 1743 and continued to reside in Faizabad, her residence being the Moti-Mahal. Close by at Jawaharbagh lies her Maqbara, where she was buried after her death in 1816. It is considered to be one of the finest buildings of its kind in Avadh, which was built at the cost of three lakh rupees by her chief advisor Darab Ali Khan. A fine view of the city is obtainable from top of the begum's tomb. Bahu Begum was a woman of great distinction and rank, bearing dignity. Most of the Muslim buildings of Faizabad are attributed to her. From the date of Bahu Begum's death in 1815 till the annexation of Avadh, the city of Faizabad gradually fell into decay. The glory of Faizabad finally eclipsed with the shifting of capital from Faizabad to Lucknow by Nawab Asaf-ud-Daula.[3]"

    Gulab Bari

  • Faizabad Museum


    "The Faizabad Museum remains a major tourist draw due to its wide spectrum of historical and mythical displays. Being at the centre of a historical place has made the task of the organizers easy. However, the efforts made in collection, display and maintenance of the museum need to be appreciated. The historical and mythical items, displays as well as information have been category wise presented. \nFurther the history of city the culture, war weapons as well as the funnier side of the rulers is exhibited at the museum. The items include some of the rare silverware, clothing, weapons, utensils as well as art work from ancient days."

    Faizabad Museum

  • Ayodhya


    "The Ayodhya dispute (Hindi: ??????? ?????, Urdu: ??????? ??????) is a political, historical and socio-religious debate in India, centred on a plot of land in the city of Ayodhya, located in Faizabad district, Uttar Pradesh. The main issues revolve around access to a site traditionally regarded as the birthplace of the Hindu deity Rama, the history and location of the Babri Mosque at the site, and whether a previous Hindu temple was demolished or modified to create the mosque.\nThe Babri Mosque was destroyed by hardline Hindu activists during a political rally which turned into a riot on 6 December 1992. A subsequent land title case was lodged in the Allahabad High Court, the verdict of which was pronounced on 30 September 2010. In the landmark hearing, the three judges of The Allahabad High Court ruled that the 2.77 acres (1.12 ha) of Ayodhya land be divided into 3 parts, with 1/3 going to the Ram Lalla or Infant Lord Rama represented by the Hindu Maha Sabha for the construction of the Ram temple, 1/3 going to the Islamic Sunni Waqf Board and the remaining 1/3 going to a Hindu religious denomination Nirmohi Akhara. While the three-judge bench was not unanimous that the disputed structure was constructed after demolition of a temple, it did agree that a temple or a temple structure predated the mosque at the same site.[1] The excavations by the Archaeological Survey of India were heavily used as evidence by the court that the predating structure was a massive Hindu religious building.[2]\nIn 2003 it was discovered that there are Buddhist ruins underlying both the Hindu and Muslim layers at Ayodhya.[3]"

    Ayodhya

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