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Tour to Chitrakoot

Nestled in Northern Vindhyas, the sacred town of Chitrakoot embraces green forests, gurgling streams and tranquil rivers. Chitrakoot is a hub of Hindu religion and culture. Tour to Chitrakoot makes for a spiritual experience amidst tranquil surroundings.

The holy place of Chitrakoot was regarded as a significant place in Tretayuga, the third epoch of the Hindu cosmology. It is believed that the legendry hero of Ramayana, Rama with his beautiful wife Sita visited Chitrakoot during their exile. It was here where the great sages Atri and Sati Anasuya meditated. The holy trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh assumed incarnations here. Chitrakoot is an epitome of Hindu thought and philosophy. Goswami Tulsidas who lived during Mughal Emperor Akbar's reign, is believed to have visited Chitrakoot to seek divine inspiration when he was about to begin he chronicling of Rama's life in his masterpiece Ramcharitamanas.

Tourists throng Chitrakoot to visit the fabled jungles where Rama spent 11 out of 14 years of his exile. Located on the banks of Payaswini River, Chitrakoot lies at the tip of Satna district in Madhya Pradesh.

Tourist Attractions of Chitrakoot

  • The terrace built by the Bundela chief, Chhattarsal is popular amongst pilgrims who indulge in a ceremonial circumnavigation.
  • Ramghat
  • Janaki Kund: The tank in which Sita once bathed.
  • A famous shrine housing the idol of Tulsidas.
  • The temple of Hanuman Dhara: Believed to have been built by Rama to pacify Hanuman when the latter returned after setting Lanka ablaze. Several temples commemorate this place which offers a breathtaking view of Chitrakoot.
  • Bharat Koop: Bharat Koop is the place Bharat stored sacred water collected from pilgrim sites in India.
  • Sphatik Shila: It is a quartz rock located on the banks of Mandakini. The rock has a mark of Rama's footprint. It is here where Sita was pecked at by Jayant disguised as a crow. A wide variety of fishes play around in the crystal waters.
  • Temples of Kamadgiri and Sati Anusuya

How to Reach Chitrakoot:

By Air: The nearest airport at Khajurahi connects Chitrakoot with important cities like Delhi, Agra and Varanasi.

By Rail: Chitrakoot Dham (11 kilometers) on the Jhansi- Manikpur line connects Chitrakoot with major important cities of India.

By Road: Bus services connect Chitrakoot with Jhansi, Mahoba, Chitrakoot Dham, Harpalpur, Satna and Chhatarpur.

Chitrakoot at a glance

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    4°C - 32°C

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    October - March

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Tourist Attractions in Chitrakoot

Chitrakoot which has earned for itself the prestigious title of Hill of Many Wonders is referred to in many legends and mythological stories. There are several Tourist Attractions in Chitrakoot which are all well worth a visit. Chitrakoot is the ideal destination for those who are in search of solitudal bliss.

Hanuman Dhara

One of the prime attractions of Chitrakoot is the Hanuman Dhara. Even though the climb up hill is bound to be a bit tiring, the spectacular sight of the spring will certainly dissolve all your fatigue. This cascade is indeed very impressive. History of Hanuman Dhara The story goes that the spring was created by Rama to give relief to his...

Janaki Kund

Janaki Kund is a beautiful stretch of the river Mandakini. The blue water of the river well compliments the crystal clear sky. Everything seems to be in absolute harmony with nature. There is not a chord which is out of place. You will surely be impressed by the tranquil surroundings of this place. History of Janaki Kund Legend has it...


Kamadgiri is an important religious centre of the Hindus. This place is often referred to as the original Chitrakoot and that point to its historicity. The holiness of the place has been retained to this day. History of Kamadgiri The legendary hero and heroine Ram and Sita of the epic Ramayana spent 11 years of their exile in...


Ramghat is the most important pilgrimage site of Chitrakoot located on the banks of River Mandakini. The importance of this place is so immense that the place Chitrakoot has almost become synonymous with Ramghat. History of Ramghat Legend has it that Ram and Sita, the hero and heroine of the famous epic Ramayana spent 11 of their 14...

Sati Anusuya Ashram

The town of Chitrakoot is well known for its spiritual legacy and the Sati Anusuya Ashram is an embodiment of that legacy. History of Sati Anusuya Anusuya was the very loving and devoted wife of Rishi Atri. Impressed by her loyalty, sage Narad showered her with praises. This made the wives of Brahma, Vishnu and Maheshwar very...

Sphatik Shila Chitrakoot

There are several Tourist Attractions in the holy city of Chitrakoot. Sphatik Shila is one of them. Make sure that you pay a visit to this picturesque location. The scenic beauty of this densely forested area is sure to overwhelm you. History of Sphatik Shila Legend has it that the epic hero Ram and his wife Sita spent 11 years...

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