Hanuman Garhi temple is easily approachable from the rest of Ayodhya as it is situated right in the center of the town. The temple is a must visit during your trip to Ayodhya. The temple is an important site both in terms of religion as well as architecture and is thus hot among the tourists visiting Ayodhya. Hanuman Garhi is a massive structure in the shape of a four-sided fort with circular bastions at each corner.
Hanuman Garhi is actually a cave temple that is approachable by a
flight of 76 steps. The manner in which this temple has been carved out
is mesmerizing. One has to take the curved flight of stairs to reach
this spot that is said to be once inhabited by Lord Hanuman. Lord
Hanuman was the escort and guard of Lord Rama during and after his
campaign against Lanka.
If one goes by the legend, Hanuman lived in this cave and guarded the
Janambhoomi or Ramkot. The sanctum contains the statue of Mata Anjani
holding infant Hanuman on her lap. The statue itself is unimpressive and
one has to struggle in dark while figuring out the statue. The faithful
believe that all their wishes are granted with a visit to this holy