Ayodhya is a city situated on the banks of holy river Saryu. In the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, It is the headquarter of Ayodhya District and Ayodhya division. It forms a municipal corporation with Faizabad.
Ayodhya, also known as Saket, is an ancient city of India, is the birthplace of Bhagwan Shri Ram and setting of the great epic Ramayana. It is adjacent to Faizabad city in the central region of Uttar Pradesh. Ayodhya used to be the capital of the ancient Kosala Kingdom. It has an average elevation of 93 meters (305 feet).
Owing to the belief as the birthplace of Bhagwan Shri Ram, Ayodhya (Awadhpuri) has been regarded as first one of the seven most important pilgrimage sites (Mokshdayini Sapt Puris) for Hindus.

District at a Glance

  • Area: 2,522 Sq. Km.
  • Population: 24,70,996
  • Language: Awadhi
  • Villages: 1,272
  • Male: 12,59,628
  • Female: 12,11,368
Anuj Kumar Jha
District Magistrate Anuj Kumar Jha