Chitrakoot is a prime pilgrimage destination of incredible India. Dotted with temples, the destination holds a significant place in the Hindu legends. Popularly known as 'The Hill of Many Wonders’, the region is a centre that enjoys the title of a prime place for making the soul pure and washing away one's sins. The town is set on the banks of river Payasuini, which is also famous as Mandakini. Noted amongst one of the most ancient holy pilgrimage sites, Chitrakoot is a place of peace and tranquillity.
Being connected with different Hindu legends, Chitrakoot enjoys ancient history. According to Hindu belief, this is amongst the most prestigious places of the country. It is said that God Ram and Devi Sita spent a long time of their exile in Chitrakoot. Apart from this, many other legends related to Hindu religion have mentioned Chitrakoot as a sacred place.?
This is the main attraction of the place. Every year a large number of tourists visit this place to offer their prayers to the deity. The place is believed to be the abode of Hindu deity Ram, Sita and Laxman. The devotees believe that the pilgrimage path around the hill (around 5 km) covers all the? holy places of Chitrakoot. The path was built by Pratap Kunwari in 1725. Presiding deity of the place is Lord Kamtanath.
Located at Payasuini River, this is the most beautiful bathing ghat of the region. It is believed that Goddess Sita and God Ram bathed here only at their arrival in Chitrakoot. The devotees visiting this place take a holy dip here. It is believed that doing so washes away all your sins and purifies the soul. Thereafter, the devotees proceed for the holy parikrama.
Apart from Sati Anusuya, Kalinjar, Hanuman Dhara, Bharat Koop, Rajapur and Gupt Godavari, there are many other attractions that will take your heart away.
Being a prime tourist destination, Chitrakoot facilitates its tourists with the accommodation options of their choice. Starting from the Splurge, tourists can find budgeted hotels in and around Chitrakoot.
How to Reach Chitrakoot
By Air: Khajuraho (175 km) Airport is the nearest one that is well-connected with Delhi & Agra.
By Rail: Chitrakootdham on the Jhansi-Manikpur main line is the nearest railhead.
By Road: Chitrakoot is well-linked with Jhansi, Mahoba, Harpalpur, Satna and Chhatarpur through a wide network of roads.
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