Chitrakoot meaning “the hill of many wonders” falls in the northern Vindhya range of mountains spread over the states of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. Lord Rama spend a major part of his exile here. According to the epic Ramayana, Chitrakoot is the place where Bharat, brother of Lord Rama came to visit him and asked him to return to Ayodhya and rule the kingdom. It is believed that the supreme Gods of Hinduism, (Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva) took incarnations here .The place is dotted with many temples and several religious sites. At Chitrakoot, everything relates to Lord Rama. One can also explore the amalgamation of culture and history on this land. Chitrakoot is a spiritual retreat, thronged almost throughout the year by travellers, who have a penchant for the unknown and unexplored. Chitrakoot is a perfect blend of divinity, serenity, and natural beauty.
Famed in Hindu mythology, Chitrakoot is celebrated in ballads and scriptures for its religious importance and close association with the epic Ramayan. It is believed to be the place where Lord Rama and Sita spent 12 years of their exile and where the Sage Atri and Sati Anasuiya meditated. Hanuman Dhara, Kamad Giri, Sphatik Shila and Ram Ghat are must-see places in and around Chitrakoot.
Stepped edges leading into the river Mandakini and a serene environment is what one will find at Ram Ghat.
Legend says that inside this temple Lord Rama stayed with Lord Hanuman, after Lord Hanuman set Lanka on fire and returned back.
From Chitrakoot the nearest airport is Khajuraho (185 km) and Bamrauli at Allahabad (145 Km).
The nearest railway station from Chitrakoot are Karvi (8 km.) and Banda (70 Km) from where trains are available for important cities.
Chitrakoot is well connected by road to the nearby cities like Banda, Satna, Allahabad, Khajuraho and others.
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