Assumed to be the birthplace of Lord Rama, Ayodahya has been surrounded by controversy since about a decade now but yet, has so much colour and spirituality to see for its tourists taking form of various attractions here including Ram janmabhoomi and various other temples. Located on the banks of river Sarayu, Ayodhya is a city in Uttar Pradesh with rich history and numerous legends. Former capital of Awadh, Ayodhya plays a critical role in the Hindu epic of Ramayana. According to the epic, Ayodhya is believed to be the birthplace of Lord Rama. Given its association with Hinduism, it is predominantly a religious tourist destination with all its temples and historical significance. Most recently, Ayodhya has been in news for the Babri Mosque dispute. The mosque, which was allegedly built on Ram Janmabhoomi temple, became the bone of contention between Hindus and Muslims. In 2005, Ayodhya witnessed a terrorist attack at the site of Ramlalla temple.