Faizabad is the administrative headquarters of the district by the same name in Uttar Pradesh. The city is situated on the banks of the Ghaghra River and was the old capital of the Awadh region. The earliest reference to Faizabad can be found in the mythological Hindu epic Ramayana. The city was a major city during the 1857 mutiny against British rule in India. Interestingly the town of Fyzabad, in Trinidad and Tobago, is named after Faizabad.
Places to Stay
There are good budget hotels in Faizabad. Some of them are Hotel Krishna Palace (Tariff – Rs. 1500), Abha Hotel and Hotel Shane Awadh.
The official language of Faizabad is Hindi. However, Urdu is spoken here as well.
Important festivals celebrated in Faizabad include Ram Navmi (March-April) and Muharram (November-December).
Places of Interest
Some places of tourist attraction in Faizabad include Shringi Rishi Ashram (35 km from Faizabad), Gulab Bari (2 km from Faizabad), Bahu Begum ka Maqbara, Military Temple and Rekabgunj (1 km from Faizabad).
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Faizabad is at Lucknow. It is located about 143 km away from the city.
The railway stations at Faizabad has trains that connect directly with Kanpur (213 km), Allahabad (161 km), Varanasi (203 km) and Lucknow (127 km). There are also express trains to Kolkata and New Delhi from here.
There are daily bus services to Lucknow, Allahabad, Kanpur, Varanasi and New Delhi. UPSRTC is a reliable bus operator in this region. It is easy to get your tickets through Ticketgoose.com’s bus ticket online booking facility.