Ayodhya trip was one of the dream trips for me when I started traveling. I always wanted to visit there and experience the atmosphere. This city has a special place for people in India. Every religion especially Hindus have sentiments attached to this place. It is considered as a holy city because of Lord Shri Ram. Ayodhya is considered as birth place of Lord Shri Ram. Ramcharitmanas, has complete description about this place and importance of this place.
“As usual this trip was unplanned and I have to sacrifice my job for this trip but it totally worth it.”
One of my friend lives in Gonda near Ayodhya. He was getting married in the month of June 2013. I was told that the function would take place in his hometown “Gonda”. Since it was a golden chance for me to complete the trip of Ayodhya I started planning. I applied for the leaves but didn’t get the approval for 10 days leave. I told my office mangers that I won’t be able to come back before 10 days but they didn’t agree on this. They allotted 3 leaves which were not enough for me.
I was told that if I would not come within 3 days, I have to leave the company. Since it was my first chance to visit Ayodhya, I took the opportunity to visit there instead of continuing with the job. I believed in myself I know I have enough talent to get a new job so I resigned immediately and start making plans with other friends to explore Ayodhya.
The trip was complete fairy tale and looks like a script of movie. Let’s begin the adventure.
So We made a reservation in Train from New Delhi Railway Station to Faizabad Railway Station. In order to reach Gonda (Ayodhya) it is the best option to reach Faizabad. We all left our house at 5.30PM on May 31st 2013. It took approximately 22 hours from New Delhi Railway Station to Reach Ayodhya by Train. The Train was scheduled to depart at 7:30PM and everything was fine.
Suddenly one of our friend started feeling unwell while we were going to Railway Station. We immediately took him to doctor where doctor told that he is having food poisoning and he advised him not to carry on with the journey in this condition. But he was not ready for this as it was an important function to attend. Doctor gave him medicine and told him to rest for few hours and continue only if see any improvement in his condition. We all agreed to take a rest for 1 hour as we have plenty of time available to catch the train. Unfortunately it didn’t go well. Instead of feeling well, his condition went down.