Temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman, Hanuman Garhi is located in the city of Ayodhya, in the state of Uttar Pradesh. This widely popular temple is visited by numerous devotees all round the year, and is much revered by the Hindus. The temple is in the shape of a fort, and is right at the centre of the town. Ayodhya, Lord Rama’s birthplace is one of the most important places for Hindus, and Hanuman Garhi is exceedingly popular place of worship.
According to legends, Lord Hanuman lived here in a cave and guarded the Ramkot, or the birthplace of Ram. You will find the statue of Maa Anjani with Bal Hanuman seated on her lap. Devotees come here to pray to the lord and ask for their heart’s desire, as it is believed that your wishes are granted here at Hanuman Garhi.
This was last Temple i visited with my Mother. She passed away after 1 year of visiting this temple. So I have mixed feelings with this temple.
How to reach Hanuman Garhi
The city of Ayodhya is of course very well-connected to nearby cities such as Lucknow, Varanasi, Gorakhpur, Allahabad, and even Delhi. It would take you about ten hours to drive from Delhi to Ayodhya. Ayodhya is also 135 km away from Lucknow, 165 km from Allahabad, and about 200 km away from Varanasi. While there are regular trains commuting to and fro from Ayodhya, as you can see these distances are pretty much coverable by road as well.
The nearest airport to Ayodhya are Lucknow and Varanasi, you can easily drive up to Hanuman Garhi from these two destinations, or otherwise take a train. By train you can reach Ayodhya, and Hanuman Garhi in 3 hours from Lucknow, and 4 hours from Varanasi.