Chitrakoot, ‘the hill of many wonders’, a legendary Hindu pilgrim centre is set picturesquely in the northern spurs of the Vindhyas. Legend has it that Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh took their incarnations on the sacred soil of Chitrakoot. Lord Rama and Sita are believed to have spent eleven of their fourteen years of exile in its peaceful forests. The great sage Atri and Sati Anusuya meditated here and poet Tulsidas came to Chitrakoot in search of spiritual solace.
The ghat that line the banks of the river Mandakini reveal a constantly moving and changing kaleidoscope of religious activity. The rippling blue-green waters of the Mandakini can be traversed by boats, readily available for hire. Other attractions are – Janaki Kundm Kamadgiri, Sphatik Shila, Hanuman Dhara and Bharat Koop. Sati Anusya (16km) and Gupt Godavari Cave (15km) are also worth visiting.
Chitrakoot Distance Guide