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Chitrakoot Travel Guide

Famed for its religious, cultural, historical and archaeological significance, Chitrakoot is a serene town with several wonders.


  • Chitrakoot waterfall
Chitrakoot At a Glance
  • Population:22,294
  • Area :N.A
  • Geo Location:Central
  • Average Climate:15°C - 32°C
  • Best time to visit:July - March
  • STD Code:0519

Introduction

Chitrakoot is known as ‘Teerth of Teerths’. It is considered to be one of the holiest cities in India. Located on the border of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh, (132 km south of Allahabad & 175 km from Khajuraho) on the banks of Mandakini River. The religious and historical importance brings in crowds of visitors throughout the year. ‘Chitra’ literally means “beautiful” and ‘koot’ means “mountain.” The name of the city comes from its location in the northern spurs of the Vindhyas. ‘The hills of many wonders’ blesses visitors spiritually and charms with its treasure of natural forests, gurgling streams and beautiful falls.

According to the Hindu epic Ramayana, Lord Rama spent 11 years of his exile along with his wife Sita and brother Lakshman in Chitrakoot. As per Hindu Mythology, Chitrakoot was also the home of the great sage Atri and Sati Anusuya. It was in this holy city that the trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva took birth as Soma (the Moon), Dattatreya and Durvasa as the children of Sage Atri and Sati Anusuya. Every year thousands of travelers and pilgrims visit Chitrakoot for its peace of mind. Chitrakoot holds an important position on the tourism map of Madhya Pradesh for being home to more than 30 temples and many bathing ghats along the Mandakini River.

The popular attractions in Chitrakoot are mostly spiritual sites. Ram Ghat, on the banks of the Mandakini River with its temples is a sight to definitely visit. Sati Anusuya Ashram is a popular religious place of interest. For visiting natural beauty, visit the Pramod Van and Dharkundi Ashram. Janaki Kund believed to be the bathing place of Sita on the Mandakini River has clear blue water. Sphatik Shila is another prominent tourist attractions as they are believed to be the places where Lord Ram and his wife, Sita stayed. There is a cavern known as Gupt Godavari where the Godavari River flows over rocks set deep inside the cave and the river disappears inside another cave. Bharat Milap, Hanuman Dhara are worth visiting.

Chitrakoot receives visitors throughout the year. The central region of India faces extreme weather. The summers are hot and the winters chilly. Best time to visit Chitrakoot is between the months of July and March. Monsoon brings average rainfalls and winters are refreshing. Summers can be really hot.

Chitrakoot is a revered place. There are abundant options of deluxe, luxury and budget accommodations. You can easily avail hotels in Chitrakoot any season of the year with us. Experience the bliss of the spiritual ambiance. The surrounding natural beauty also makes for interesting vacations.

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