Ram Ki Paidi
At a distance of 3 km from Ayodhya Junction, Ram ki Paidi is a series of ghats on the bank of River Saryu in the holy city of Ayodhya. It is one of the many ghats on the banks of the Sarayu River, and among the top places of sightseeing in Ayodhya.
Ram ki Paidi is actually a flight of steps on Nayaghat near the bank of the Saryu River where huge crowds of pilgrims and the devotees take a bath in the holy waters of the river. The original steps were washed away by the strong currents of the river. A new ghat with the steps was constructed by the joint effort of the then Chief Minister of UP, Shri Shripati Mishra, and his irrigation minister Shri Vir Bahadur Singh during the period 1984-1985.
The water for the ghat is lifted with motor pumps from the Saryu river. The maintenance of the ghats and the regular supply of water is managed by the Flood Works Division of the Irrigation Department. It has lush green gardens surrounded by temples as well. The riverfront brings forth a majestic landscape, especially in the floodlit night. Ram ki Paidi draws huge crowds of devotees during the festivals associated with Shri Ram. One of the grand events of Ayodhya, Deepotsav has been performed on the Ram-Ki-Paidi during Diwali every year. On Diwali in 2019, Ayodhya created a Guinness record by lighting 450,000 diyas on Ram ki Paidi.
Timings: 24 Hours