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 of their exile in Chitrakoot. It is but obvious that there will be many places in Chitrakoot that will be associated with their stay. The Sphatik Shila is one of them. Here both of them sat and admired the beauty of Chitrakoot. There is a large boulder which bears the impression of the feet of Lord Rama. It is the same spot where Sita was pecked by a crow. The crow was Jayant in disguise.
Description of Sphatik Shila
The place is no doubt quite and peaceful. The river Mandakini flows by. The water of the river is so crystal clear that you can see fishes moving about in water. Surely this is nature at its pristine best. The forests are dense and mysterious. One can climb the boulder to see the footprints of Lord Rama. Few temples are also to be seen.
How to reach Sphatik Shila
Chitrakoot is well connected by roads to all the major cities and towns of Madhya Pradesh. For those traveling by air the nearest airport is Khajuraho from where you can take a bus. The nearest Railway station is Chitrakoot Dham Karvi where many important trains halt. Taxis are available from Karvi to reach the main town area of Chitrakoot which is at a distance of 10 km. Of the local means of transportation that is available it is most convenient to take buses or cycle rickshaws.