Sitamarhi

Location/ DistancesOn Allahabad Varanasi Highway (NH-2), about 51km from Allahabad, 81 km from Varanasi, 6 km away in south from Allahabad on Allahabad-Varanasi Highway & near Bhiti Railway Station in Sant Ravidas Nagar (Bhadoi) District, U.P., India
Ideal time to visitDuring Lav-Kush Birthday in July & Hanuman Jayanti
AttractionsReligious, Main points- Sita Samadhi Asthal, Hanuman Idol, Valmiki Ashram , Odia Baba Asthal

Sitamarhi is situated on the bank of River Ganges. It is believed to be the place where, Sita lived during her exile from Ayodhya. Her two sons Lav & Kush were born here. It is the place where she was engulfed into the earth. Important tourist attractions are-

1.Sita Samadhi Asthal- (timings-6am to 6pm, open all days) This temple is dedicated to Sita, here a majestic Idol of Sita in white clothes is installed
2.Valmiki Ashram- (100m distance from Sita Samadhi Asthal, Timings- 6am 10pm, open all days, Special day-Lav-Kush Parv when their birthday is celebrated ). Sita Stayed here for eight years during her exile. There is a lake near the Ashram where boating facility is available.

3. Hanuman Idol- A 30 feet high Hanuman Idol at a distance of 50 mts. from Sita Samadhi Asthal is worth seeing, where Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated.
4. Odia Baba Ashthal- 200m from Samadhi Asthal and situated near River Ganges. Dushehra is celebrated here. (Timings- 6am-7pm)
A Guest House with modern facilities has also been developed here for the tourists.