Chitrakoot , Madhya Pradesh
Historical, Heritage, Pilgrimage
Famous for the abode of Ram, Sita and Lakshman for eleven years and a half during their exile, Chitrakoot or the ‘hill of many wonders’ falls in the northern range of Vindhyas mountains, in the states of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. Located 72 KMs in the southeast of the Banda district, on the road to Allahabad, Chitrakoot dham is an ancient pilgrimage site. Although Chitrakoot is largely celebrated as a holy place mentioned in the Ramayana, there is a lot more to explore. The town has attracted different people spiritualist, soul seekers, poets and visionaries, princes and noblemen to the city over the years.
Tourists are much thrilled to see the breathtaking waterfalls, the beautiful hidden caves and the temples surrounded by lush greenery, excite one and all. One visit to the Ram Ghat, on the bank of river Mandakini, amidst all the chanting and prayers offered by saints, sages and temple priests is sure to awaken one’s cosmic consciousness. Not only that, ashrams of sages and seers like Valmiki, Atri, Anusuya and Markandeya lend a spiritual aroma to the feel of the place. For the nature’s lovers and photography fanatics, the picturesque beauty of the place, the overall tranquility and serenity is incomparable to any other place on the globe. Wrapped in a blanket of mystery, legend and spiritual awakening, the innumerable temples and shrines become a medium of contact with one’s inner self. For all those wanting to experience rejuvenation and inner peace, Chitrakoot is the place to be.
You can experience yourself closer to Mother Nature and is also believed to be blessed by the gods and hallowed by the faith of pilgrims.