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Faizabad
Faizabad
is a city in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, and forms a municipal corporation with Ayodhya. It is the headquarters of Faizabad District and Faizabad
Faizabad
division. It is situated on the banks of river Ghaghra
Ghaghra
(locally known as Saryu) about 130 km east of state capital Lucknow. It was the first capital of the Nawabs of Awadh
Nawabs of Awadh
and has monuments built by the Nawabs, like the Tomb of Bahu Begum, Gulab Bari.

Contents

1 History

1.1 Establishment of Princely state of Avadh

2 Connection of freedom fighters with Faizabad 3 Demographics 4 Geography

4.1 Climate 4.2 By Road 4.3 By Train 4.4 By Air

5 Sports

5.1 Faizabad
Faizabad
Sports Complex 5.2 Faizabad
Faizabad
International Sports Stadium

6 Cityscape

6.1 Places to see 6.2 Shopping places

7 Education 8 Universities 9 College 10 Namesakes 11 Notable people 12 Faizabadi cuisine

12.1 Cooking style

13 Gallery

13.1 Surrounding districts

14 See also 15 References 16 External links

History[edit] Main articles: Awadh
Awadh
and Nawab
Nawab
of Awadh See also: Oudh State

Fort Calcutta

Saadat Ali Khan, the first and very powerful Nawab
Nawab
and progenitor of Nawabs of Awadh, who laid the foundation of Faizabad
Faizabad
and made it the capital city.

Safdarjung, the second Nawab
Nawab
of Awadh, who made Faizabad
Faizabad
a military headquarters.

The earliest reference made to Faizabad
Faizabad
is said to be in the Ramayana, in which the city is referred to as Saket, the mythical private estate of King Dashrath, father of Lord Ram
Lord Ram
but the other sources indicate that Saket, which means Heaven
Heaven
in Sanskrit, is the ancient name of holy city of Ayodhya
Ayodhya
not Faizabad. However, more accurately, the reference is found in Medieval and Modern history, when Nawab
Nawab
Saadat Ali Khan, Burhan-ul-Mulk was given the charge of the Subah of Awadh around 1722 by the Mughal Court. Nawab
Nawab
Sa'adat Khan made the first settlements along the banks of Ghaghra
Ghaghra
with a cantonment consisting of a fortress and mud barracks. Due to these temporary dwellings, Faizabad
Faizabad
was first known as 'Bangla' (implied meaning- hutment). Establishment of Princely state of Avadh[edit] Avadh, a princely state of India, was established around 1722 AD with Faizabad
Faizabad
as its capital and Saadat Ali Khan I
Saadat Ali Khan I
as first Nawab
Nawab
and progenitor of Nawabs of Awadh
Nawabs of Awadh
He made his own palace near Ayodhya, and renamed the city of Saket
Saket
to Faizabad, which became the capital of the new government. Due to his management policy state's income rose from Rs.7 to 20 million.[2] Faizabad
Faizabad
was developed later on by Saadat Ali Khan's second successor, Nawab
Nawab
Shuja-ud-Daula
Shuja-ud-Daula
into a full-fledged capital city, with gardens, palaces, markets, roads and other infrastructure. Under Shuja-ud-Daula's reign Faizabad
Faizabad
achieved its culmination as an important centre of trade and commerce in northern India
India
and attracted travellers, writers, merchants, artists and courtesans from all over Europe and Asia. Shuja-ud-Daula
Shuja-ud-Daula
also built a fortress on the banks of Saryu after he lost the battle of Buxar in 1764. however, this fort now is nothing more than a hummock, just an edict remains which is pictured here. Faizabad
Faizabad
was also a centre of one of many battles of the Mutiny of 1857. A detailed history of Faizabad
Faizabad
can be read in 'Tareekh-e-Farahbaksh', written by Munshi Mohd. Faiz Baksh, (after whom Faizabad
Faizabad
is named) a courtier in the Shuja-ud-Daula's court. This book has been translated into English by Hamid Afaq Qureshi as 'Memoirs of Faizabad'. Faizabad
Faizabad
also finds a prominent and detailed mention in 'Guzishta Lakhnau' written by Maulvi Abdul Halim 'Sharar'. The third nawab of Awadh, Nawab
Nawab
Asaf-ud-Daula, shifted the Capital of Avadh
Avadh
to Lucknow
Lucknow
in 1775 after his terms with his mother became sour.[3] Saadat Khan, the first Nawab
Nawab
of Awadh, laid the foundation of Faizabad at the outskirt of ancient city of Ayodhya. Faizabad
Faizabad
developed as a township during the reign of Safdar Jang, the second nawab of Avadh (1739–54), who made it his military headquarters while his successor Shuja-ud-daula
Shuja-ud-daula
made it full-fledged capital city. Suja-ud-daula, the third Nawab
Nawab
of Awadh, settled at Faizabad
Faizabad
after 1764 and built a fort known as Chhota Calcutta, now in ruins. In 1765 he built the Chowk and Tirpaulia and subsequently laid out the Anguribagh and Motibagh to the south of it, Asafbagh and Bulandbagh to the west of the city. During the reign of Shuja-Ud-Daula, Faizabad
Faizabad
attained such a prosperity which it never saw again. The Nawabs graced Faziabad with several beautiful buildings, notable among them being the Gulab Bari, Moti Mahal and the tomb of Bahu Begum. Gulab Bari
Gulab Bari
is a striking building of fine properties, standing in a garden surrounded by a wall, approachable through two large gateways. These buildings are particularly interesting for their assimilative architectural styles. Shuja-ud-daula's wife was the well known Bahu Begum, who married the Nawab
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
Faizabad
are attributed to her. From the date of Bahu Begum's death in 1815 till the annexation of Avadh, the city of Faizabad
Faizabad
gradually fell into decay. The glory of Faizabad
Faizabad
finally eclipsed with the shifting of capital from Faizabad
Faizabad
to Lucknow
Lucknow
by Nawab
Nawab
Asaf-ud-daula.[4]

Connection of freedom fighters with Faizabad[edit] Main article: Ashfaqulla Khan

Ashfaqulla Khan memorial at Faizabad
Faizabad
Jail.

Ashfaqulla Khan was detained in the Faizabad
Faizabad
jail, as a consequence of the Kakori conspiracy, and a case filed against him. His brother, Riyasat Ulla Khan employed Kripa Shankar Hajela, a senior advocate to plead his case in court, but was unsuccessful. Death sentences were awarded to four defendants (i.e. Pandit Ram Prasad Bismil, Ashfaqulla Khan, Rajendra Lahiri
Rajendra Lahiri
and Thakur Roshan Singh). The other sixteen defendants were sentenced to imprisonment from four years to life. Subhas Chandra Bose
Subhas Chandra Bose
is said to have lived his last days in Faizabad
Faizabad
as the "godman", Gumnami Baba, who died in 1985 and was secretly cremated at night on the banks of the Saryu River where a memorial has been erected. Demographics[edit]

Religions in Faizabad

Religion

Percent

Hindus

90%

Muslims

7%

Jains

0.4%

Others†

0.6%

Distribution of religions †Includes Sikhs (0.2%), Buddhists (<0.2%).

As per provisional reports of Census India, population of Faizabad
Faizabad
in 2011 is 167,544; of which male and female are 87,279 and 80,265 respectively. The sex ratio of Faizabad
Faizabad
city is 920 per 1000 males. In education section, total literates in Faizabad
Faizabad
city are 130,700 of which 70,243 are males while 60,457 are females. Average literacy rate of Faizabad
Faizabad
city is 86.52 percent of which male and female literacy was 89.34 and 83.45 percent. Total children (0–6) in Faizabad
Faizabad
city are 16,479 as per figure from Census India
India
report on 2011. There were 8,658 boys while 7,821 are girls. Child sex ratio of girls is 903 per 1000 boys. Faizabad
Faizabad
city is governed by Municipal Corporation which comes under Faizabad
Faizabad
Urban Agglomeration. Although Faizabad
Faizabad
city has population of 167,544; its urban / metropolitan population is 259,160 of which 139,074 are males and 120,086 are females. See also: List of cities in Uttar Pradesh Geography[edit] Climate[edit]

Climate data for Faizabad

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year

Record high °C (°F) 28 (82) 32 (90) 41 (106) 44 (111) 46 (115) 48 (118) 41 (106) 38 (100) 38 (100) 37 (99) 33 (91) 28 (82) 48 (118)

Average high °C (°F) 18 (64) 26 (79) 32 (90) 36 (97) 40 (104) 41 (106) 36 (97) 34 (93) 35 (95) 32 (90) 26 (79) 20 (68) 33 (91)

Average low °C (°F) 6 (43) 12 (54) 16 (61) 22 (72) 27 (81) 29 (84) 27 (81) 26 (79) 25 (77) 20 (68) 12 (54) 7 (45) 15 (59)

Record low °C (°F) −3 (27) 7 (45) 11 (52) 15 (59) 20 (68) 22 (72) 20 (68) 18 (64) 21 (70) 15 (59) 9 (48) 0.5 (32.9) −3 (27)

Average precipitation mm (inches) 23 (0.91) 16 (0.63) 9 (0.35) 5 (0.2) 6 (0.24) 68 (2.68) 201 (7.91) 286 (11.26) 202 (7.95) 43 (1.69) 7 (0.28) 8 (0.31) 881 (34.69)

Source: [5]

Summer (March to July) temperatures can range from 35 to 45 degrees Celsius. Winters (November to February) temperatures can range from 6 to 25 degrees Celsius. Rains during monsoon season (July to September). By Road[edit] Faizabad
Faizabad
is situated on National Highway 28 and has good connectivity with Kanpur(213 km), Lucknow
Lucknow
(127 km), Varanasi (202 km), Allahabad
Allahabad
(161 km) and Gorakhpur
Gorakhpur
(165 km). The state government's Road Transport Service runs regular and frequent buses to and from these cities. NH27 connects Lucknow
Lucknow
to Barauni
Barauni
via Faizabad
Faizabad
and Gorakhpur
Gorakhpur
whilst NH330 connects Faizabad
Faizabad
to Allahabad
Allahabad
via Sultanpur. Nawab
Nawab
Yusuf Road connects Faizabad
Faizabad
to Varanasi
Varanasi
via Jaunpur, NH330A connectes Faizabad
Faizabad
to Raibareli
Raibareli
via Kumarganj & Jagdishpur. By Train[edit]

Faizabad Junction
Faizabad Junction
in Faizabad

Ayodhya
Ayodhya
Junction in Faizabad.

Faizabad
Faizabad
Railway Station: The Indian Railways
Indian Railways
network connects Faizabad
Faizabad
directly with Kanpur
Kanpur
(4 hours) Lucknow
Lucknow
(3 hours.), Varanasi (4 hours.) and Allahabad
Allahabad
(5 hours). Faizabad Superfast Express is a train which runs weekly connecting Faizabad Junction
Faizabad Junction
railway station to Lokmanya Tilak Terminus, Mumbai. Its one of the two trains which runs between Faizabad
Faizabad
to Mumbai
Mumbai
the other one is Saket
Saket
Express which runs twice a week. It is numbered as 22103/22104.A few mail express trains also connect Faizabad
Faizabad
to Kolkata, New Delhi and Mumbai. Faizabad
Faizabad
Delhi express runs daily from Faizabad
Faizabad
to Delhi and Delhi to Faizabad
Faizabad
New railway line propose Lalganj to Faizabad
Faizabad
via Raibareli
Raibareli
Akberganj Ayodhya
Ayodhya
Junction: Ayodhya
Ayodhya
Junction is the second major railway station within the Faizabad
Faizabad
city which is situated at south end of the city. Acharya Narendra Dev Nagar station: It is another option to reach faizabad. This small station lies in the heart of the city "near to chowk". By Air[edit] Nearest airports are Kanpur
Kanpur
Airport(186 km) Lucknow
Lucknow
International Airport (128 km), Allahabad
Allahabad
Airport (144 km) and Varanasi International Airport (200 km) Faizabad
Faizabad
Airport:

The airstrip of Faizabad
Faizabad
Airport.

Faizabad
Faizabad
has an old airport and flying school at naka along national highway (NH28). The airport has been neglected since a long time due to the lack of leadership and support. Recently, efforts are there to convert this airport into full-fledged domestic airport by Union government.Former union aviation minister Ajit Singh is constantly demanding this airport to be handed over to Airports Authority of India
India
so that the airport could be developed further and scheduled domestic flights could be operable from this airport. But the lack of will and interest by state government is hindering and delaying the development of this airport. Sports[edit] Faizabad
Faizabad
Sports Complex[edit] Faizabad Sports Complex
Faizabad Sports Complex
Loc: 26°43′47″N 82°08′17″E / 26.72972°N 82.13806°E / 26.72972; 82.13806 is an international standard sports complex being built on NH 96 ( Faizabad
Faizabad
To Sultanpur Road). The new sports complex would have astro turf, synthetic track, olympic size swimming pool, cricket field, hostels and other required facilities. After an ultra-modern sports complex in Greater Noida, meerut and at Saifai
Saifai
in Etawah, this is one of the sports facilities in Uttar Pradesh. Faizabad
Faizabad
International Sports Stadium[edit]

Faizabad
Faizabad
Stadium under construction

Known as Bhim Rao Ambedkar International Sports Stadium
Bhim Rao Ambedkar International Sports Stadium
is the part of multi crore Rs. project for sports complex by state government. The Lokayukta office has received a complaint from one Bhanu Pratap Singh of Faizabad
Faizabad
who has accused the minister of corruption in the construction of Faizabd international stadium. According to the complainant, the sports minister had a nexus with former sports director Hari Om and former project manager R.D. Prasad and had deliberately delayed the construction of the ₹ 86 crore Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar stadium, paving the way for an escalation of costs to ₹ 1.50 billion.[6][7] Cityscape[edit] Places to see[edit]

Gulab Bari
Gulab Bari
is the tomb of the third Nawab
Nawab
of Awadh
Awadh
Nawab Shuja-ud-Daula
Shuja-ud-Daula
in Faizabad

Gulab Bari: Literally meaning 'Garden of Roses', the tomb of Nawab Shuja-ud-Daula
Shuja-ud-Daula
(third Nawab
Nawab
of Awadh), this place has a good collection of roses of various varieties set by the sides of water fountains. Gulab Bari
Gulab Bari
also houses a maqbara (Mausoleum) of Nawab Shuja-ud-Daula
Shuja-ud-Daula
in the campus.

Bahu Begum ka Maqbara
Bahu Begum ka Maqbara
(Bahu Begum's Mausoluem) in Faizabad

Bahu Begum ka Maqbara: (The Mausoleum of the Queen Bride) the memorial built for queen of Nawab
Nawab
Shujah-ud-Daulah, Unmatuzzohra Bano Begum. Its one of the tallest buildings in Faizabad
Faizabad
and is a beautiful example of non-mughal Muslim architecture. Sadly, this beautiful monument is a victim of neglect and is crumbling. Military Temple: (The Dogra Regimental Centre/ Corps of Military Police CMP Temple) Located in cantonment area, this temple is beautifully built and the cleanlines and the pollution free environment is just spiritual thing. Guptar Ghat: the Ghat (Jetty) where Lord Rama is believed to have taken 'jal samadhi' (leaving the earth for 'Baikuntha', the divine abode of Lord Vishnu, by drowning himself). It has picturesque view of the saryu river and its green banks and has several ancient temples. The view of sunset from Guptar Ghat is breathtaking. a boat ride is a must while visiting this place. Company Gardens : Adjoining Guptar Ghat, on the banks of River Saryu, is Company Gardens, a botanical garden built during British Rule. it has a well maintained, sprawling garden set amidst lush greenery, far away from the hustle and bustle of the town. It also has an orchard spread over acres. Plants and Trees can also be bought here. The remains of the fort built by Nawab
Nawab
Shuja-ud-Daula
Shuja-ud-Daula
after the battle of Buxar is also within walking distance. Ghanta Ghar: The heart of Faizabad
Faizabad
city, houses a clock tower (Ghanta means 'clock' in Hindi and Ghar is the Hindi word for 'house') in the middle of the city center. All distances within the city are measured from this location. The place is also known as Chowk, which houses the main vegetable and spice market in the town. Shringi Rishi Ashram: 35 km from Faizabad
Faizabad
in Goshainganj
Goshainganj
is ashram of Sage (Rishi in Sanskrit/Hindi) Shringi. Shringi Rishi performed 'Putrakameshti Yajya' for King Dashrath of Ayodhya, after that Lord Rama and his three brothers were born. There is an ashram of Shringi Rishi situated at Sherwaghat near Mehbubganj
Mehbubganj
11 km from Goshainganj
Goshainganj
on the banks of Sarayu river at Sherwa Ghat. Legend has it that Shringi Rishi cursed King Parikshit for his sinful conduct against rishi Lomash. The boons and curse uttered by him were proved to be absolutely true. Rishi Shringi was a distinguished expert of the super science of mantras. A temple of Shringi Rishi, is also located at Sherwaghat, and a fair is held every year in May in his honour. A cave is also located in district Faizabad
Faizabad
near Mehbubganj
Mehbubganj
Near Goshainganj
Goshainganj
where he is supposed to have stayed. It is a long cave where he is supposed to do 'yagna' (Ritual) and is worth seeing. A place called Dilasigang. This is amazing place as located on Ghaghra bank River. Maharshi Balmiki Ashram Babuapur  : This is quite underrated but a very beautiful place in Faizabad
Faizabad
to visit named on the great saint #Maharishi #Balmilki who wrote Ramayan in Sanskrit
Sanskrit
language in the time of Lord Rama. It is located 28 km from Faizabad
Faizabad
city in Babuapur village directly connected with dilasiganj. its amazing river side of Ghaghra
Ghaghra
(Saryu), which is a holy river here and you can see the natural beauty here like sunrise and sunset. Its interesting for the one who loves to click raw pictures. Shopping places[edit]

Faizabad
Faizabad
Chowk, is the heart of the city.

Faizabad
Faizabad
Chowk: Next to Ghanta Ghar, is the central market of Faizabad town. One can find vegetables, fruits and spices, jewellery shops, clothing and other retail. Rekabgunj: About a kilometer away from Chowk (towards Lucknow) lies the Rekabgunj market which has a multitude of pharmacies. The market also has some seed shops which cater to the farmers of the adjoining regions. Many Restaurants and Hotels are there when going towards Lucknow. This is one of the Tourist's spot. Bajaja: (now known as Subhas Nagar)A place adjacent to Chowk towards Sultanpur Road holds a market for Clothes and garments. In Urdu Bajaja means cloth market. This area also holds major banks viz Union Bank of India, SBI and Allahabad
Allahabad
Bank. Abha hotel in the centre of bajaja and in the main city. Fatehganj: This is a market mainly for wholesale grocery and other house hold items. This area is on the same road on which Bajaja falls. Hotel Krishna Palace is adjacent to the fountain near Faizabad
Faizabad
jail. This is the place which is near to Bus Station as well as Railway Station. This is one of the Tourist's spot. Education[edit]

Avadh
Avadh
University

Universities[edit]

Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Avadh
Avadh
University Narendra Dev University of Agriculture and Technology

College[edit]

Saket
Saket
College

Brij Kishore Homoeopathy Medical College Faizabad
Faizabad
has an array of English and Hindi medium schools which include jawahar navodaya vidyalaya, N.D.D.A.V Public school kumarganj, Sunbeam School, Kendriya Vidyalaya Faizabad
Faizabad
Army Public School, Anil Saraswati Vidya Mandir, The Cambrian School, JBA, Tiny tots school, Udaya Public School, Faizabad
Faizabad
Public School, Rajkaran vedic Pathshala, Government Inter College(G.I.C.), Grammar Inter College, Grammar Academy, Canossa Convent Girls' Inter College, S.S.V. Inter College, D.G.I Inter College, M.L.M.L Inter College., Gyan Deep Inter College Krishna nagar Achhora Faizabad, etc. Namesakes[edit] The Town of Fyzabad in Trinidad and Tobago is named after Faizabad, when indentured labourers from Faizabad
Faizabad
and other districts in Uttar Pradesh were taken to the islands. There are towns with same name in Afghanistan
Afghanistan
(Fayzabad, Badakhshan) and Tajikistan
Tajikistan
(Faizobod) as well. Fayzabad in Afghanistan
Afghanistan
is the administrative headquarters of the Badakhshan Province. M M Luskhary Academy, Barun Bazar, Faizabad Notable people[edit]

Akhil Kumar

Barry Hay

Olympiun and Arjuna Award
Arjuna Award
winner Boxer
Boxer
Akhil Kumar
Akhil Kumar
and Rocstar pop singer Barry Hay
Barry Hay
were born in Faizabad.

Brij Narayan Chakbast- nineteenth-century Urdu poet. Chakbast
Chakbast
is credited to have translated the Ramayana
Ramayana
into Urdu for the first time. Mangal Pandey
Mangal Pandey
( Father of India's first war of Independence 1857, Born in faizabad tehsil, village of dugwa rahimpur) Mirza Rafi Sauda
Mirza Rafi Sauda
was born in Faizabad. Acharya Narendra Deva Arjun Award winner Boxer
Boxer
Akhil Kumar
Akhil Kumar
was born in Faizabad Francis Quinton, an English cricketer, was born Faizabad. Rockstar Barry Hay
Barry Hay
a pop singer was born in Faizabad. Indu Jain (Owner of Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd, Times of India Group, Forbes India's top 20 richest person) Vinay Katiyar (Politician) Mir Babar Ali Anis
Mir Babar Ali Anis
a famous Urdu poet Brij Narayan Chakbast
Brij Narayan Chakbast
(Poet writer of URDU Ramayana) Umrao Jaan(a Famous character named Umrao Jaan Ada) Akhtari Bai Faizabadi, or Begum Akhtar Akhil Kumar
Akhil Kumar
( Indian Boxer, Olympian) Pooja Batra ( Bollywood
Bollywood
actress) Abhishek Chaubey
Abhishek Chaubey
( Bollywood
Bollywood
Film Director - Ishqiya, de ishquiya) Kathleen Crofton, an English dancer, was born is Faizabad Nivedita Tiwari
Nivedita Tiwari
Actress Mitrasen Yadav (Politician) Anushka Sharma
Anushka Sharma
(Actress) Ravindranath Tewari (Former Minister)

Faizabadi cuisine[edit] Main article: Awadhi cuisine Traditionally being an unintegrated part of Awadh; Awadhi cuisine
Awadhi cuisine
is the cuisine popular in Faizabad.

Awadhi thali (platter) with Naan
Naan
bread, Daal, Raita, Shahi paneer, and Salad.

Some assorted halva including sooji, chana, and gajar halva

Paratha served with tea.

puri with accompaniments

Chicken Dum Biryani is one of the delicacy of Awadh.

Navratan Korma

Persian dishes introduced in Awadh
Awadh
region.

Chicken Curry with Chapati.

Cooking style[edit] Dum dena: This is a frequently method used in Awadh
Awadh
cooking. 'Dum' literally means 'breath' and the process involves placing the semi-cooked ingredients in a pot or deg, sealing the utensil with flour dough and applying very slow charcoal fire from top, by placing some live charcoal on the lid, and some below. The Persian influence is most evident in this method though in Awadh
Awadh
it has acquired its own distinct character. The magic of dum' is the excellent aroma, flavor and texture which results from slow cooking. This method is followed for a number of delicacies such as the Shabdeg, Pulao and Biryani. Any dish cooked by this method is 'Dum Pukht' or 'Dum Bakht' Gallery[edit]

This temple is situated in the centre of Ayodhya, Faizabad
Faizabad
and is visited by a number of travellers.

Bollywood
Bollywood
actress Pooja Batra was born in Faizabad.

Depiction of The fort, now ruined, was built by Shujaudaula of Faizabad
Faizabad
Hodges, William (1744–1797).

Depiction of Faizabad
Faizabad
Fort by William Hodges, 1787.

Gate of the Loll-Baug at Fyzabad; by Thomas and William Daniell, 1801* (BL).

Rose
Rose
Garden at Gulab Bari

Inside view of the Tomb

Hammam at the Gulab Bari

Entrance to Bahu Begum ka Maqbara.

"Gateway, Faizabad," a photo, c.1880's.

another view of Maqbara

Ramparts of Maqbara

The main entrance way of Maqbara is lined with palm trees.

The majestic architecture

Arched entrance to halls inside Maqbara.

A hall inside maqbara of bahu begum

Gulab Bari, The Mausoleum of Nawab
Nawab
Shuja ud Daulah,

The temple at Guptar Ghat

Guptar Ghat during the dry winter season

Gulab Bari

Shuja-ud-Daula

beautiful gothic style church at the Mission School

Faizabad
Faizabad
Chowk, the city centre with its clock tower.

Acharya Narendra Dev's family mansion in Faizabad.

Ayodhya
Ayodhya
Ghaat on the bank Ghaghara
Ghaghara
river.

Acharya Narendra Deva's Family Mansion in Faizabad

Ghaghra
Ghaghra
river, locally known as Saryu, at Faizabad.

Ghaghara
Ghaghara
river Faizabd.

Famous Hanuman Garih temple. A Young Priest is operating the Darshan system.

This river is of ancient significance, finding mentions in the Vedas and the Ramayana. On Ram Navami, the festival that celebrates the birthday of Lord Rama, thousands of people take a dip in the Sarayu River at Ayodhya.

Surrounding districts[edit]

Places adjacent to Faizabad

Barabanki Gonda Gonda

Sultanpur

Faizabad

Basti

Sultanpur Ambedkar Nagar Ambedkar Nagar

See also[edit]

Faizabad
Faizabad
division Awadh History of Uttar Pradesh Bikapur Rajesultanpur Radauli

References[edit]

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Faizabad
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Ayodhya Amaniganj Bhadarsa Bikapur Faizabad
Faizabad
Cantt Deokali Faizabad Faizabad
Faizabad
Cantonment Fatehganj Gaddopur
Gaddopur
Industrial Area Goshainganj Gudri Bazar Hastinganj Maya Masodha Milkipur Mumtaj Nagar Naka Muzzafra Kumarganj Rani Bazar Rikabganj Rudauli Sohawal Sarairasi Sahadatganj

Other districts

Agra Aligarh Allahabad Ambedkar Nagar Amethi Amroha Auraiya Azamgarh Badaun Bagpat Bahraich Ballia Balrampur Banda Barabanki Bareilly Basti Bhimnagar Bijnor Bulandshahr Chandauli Chitrakoot Deoria Etah Etawah Farrukhabad Fatehpur Firozabad Gautam Buddha Nagar Ghaziabad Ghazipur Gonda Gorakhpur Hamirpur Hardoi Hathras Jalaun Jaunpur Jhansi Kannauj Kanpur
Kanpur
Nagar Kanshi Ram Nagar Kaushambi Kushinagar Lakhimpur Kheri Lalitpur Lucknow Maharajganj Mahoba Mainpuri Mathura Mau Meerut Mirzapur Moradabad Muzaffarnagar Panchsheel Nagar Pilibhit Prabuddhanagar Pratapgarh Raebareli Ramabai Nagar Rampur Saharanpur Sant Kabir Nagar Sant Ravidas Nagar Shahjahanpur Shravasti Siddharthnagar Sitapur Sonbhadra Sultanpur Unnao Varanasi

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Faizabad division
Faizabad division
topics

General

Awadh

Mythology, history

Archaeology of Ayodhya Ayodhya
Ayodhya
dispute Babri Mosque Nawab
Nawab
of Awadh Ram Janmabhoomi Rajesultanpur

Districts

Ambedkar Nagar Amethi Barabanki Faizabad Sultanpur

Rivers, dams, lakes

Ghaghara Gomti Choti Saryu

Languages, people

Awadhi Hindustani Khariboli Standard Hindi

Transport

NH 28 NH 96 NH 233 NH 232 Saket
Saket
International Airport Faizabad Akbarpur Airport Sultanpur Airport Amiti Airport

Lok Sabha constituencies

Ambedkar Nagar Faizabad Sultanpur Amethi Barabanki Sant Kabir Nagar

See also

Cities and towns in Ambedkar Nagar
Ambedkar Nagar
district Cities and towns in Amethi district Cities and towns in Barabanki district Cities and towns in Faizabad
Faizabad
district Cities and towns in Sultanpur district Villages in Balrampur district Villages in Ambedkar Nagar
Ambedkar Nagar
district Villages in Barabanki district Villages in Faizabad
Faizabad
district Villages in Sultanpur district People from Barabanki People from Faizabad People from Sultanpur

Other Divisions

Agra Aligarh Allahabad Azamgarh Bareilly Basti Chitrakoot Devipatan Gorakhpur Jhansi Kanpur Lucknow Meerut Mirzapur Moradabad Saharan

.