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Faizabad Travel Guide

,Uttar Pradesh


First Capital of Nawabs - Faizabad

Faizabad is a historic city situated in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Located on the banks of River Ghagra, the city has a history of more than 250 years. It was founded in the year 1722 by Saadat Ali Khan I, the first Nawab of Awadh. His successor Nawab Shuja-ud-Daula developed Faizabad as one of the most beautiful capital cities of its time. The city was known all over the country for its gardens, palaces, markets, roads and other infrastructure.

The whole Faizabad region thrived under Nawab Shuja-ud-Daula and attained supreme glory. But after few years the capital of Awadh was shifted to Lucknow from Faizabad. The eminence and prosperity faded but the magnificent history of the region has left an ineffable mark on the city. Faizabad Travel guide provides you with an opportunity to know more about the city. Apart from its history, the city is also famous for having proximity to the most religious city Ayodhya, which is the birth place of Lord Ram, the prominent Hindu deity.

The city itself boasts a huge assortment of attractive places and is also known for its hospitality. Major attractions in Faizabad include Gulab Bari, Bahu Begum Ka Maqbara, Company Gardens and many others. The Faizabad travel guide offers all the needed information about this historic place.

Attractions in Faizabad

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Accommodation in Faizabad

Tourists coming from different parts of the country do not find much difficulty in getting a proper accommodation in Faizabad as the city comprises a number of hotels and guest houses. There are various hotels in Faizabad including deluxe one to reasonably priced hotels according to your needs.

Events/Festivals in Faizabad

A number of festivals in Faizabad are celebrated with full enthusiasm. Few major Faizabad festivals include:

Ramnavami: It is celebrated in the month of March/April and is among the major festivals of the city. It is the birthday of Lord Rama, which is celebrated with great passion, vigor and devotion.

Dussera: This festival is celebrated usually in the month of October. It is the day when Lord Rama defeated the Lankan king Ravana.

Diwali: The festival of Diwali is celebrated by lights, fireworks, and greetings in this beautiful city. This auspicious day witnesses celebrations of the highest magnitude as the entire city is lit with beautiful lights and lot of fireworks.

Fast Facts about Faizabad
State: Uttar Pradesh
District: Faizabad
Famous for: Historical
Languages: Hindi, English and Urdu
Best Season: October - March
Weather: Summer 35°C - 45°C; Winter 6°C - 25°C
Altitude: 97 m
Pin code: 224xxx (vary)
STD code: 05278
Distance Charts to Faizabad
Road Map Distance Time
Allahabad to Faizabad 161 KM 2 hrs.
Kanpur to Faizabad 212 KM 3 hrs.
Lucknow to Faizabad 126 KM 2 hrs.