About Chitrakoot

Chitrakoot is known as ‘Teerth of Teerths’. The religious and historical importance brings in crowds of visitors throughout the year. ‘Chitra’ literally means “beautiful” and ‘koot’ means “mountain.” The name of the city comes from its location in the northern spurs of the Vindhyas. The hills of many wonders’ bless visitors spiritually and charms with its treasure of natural forests, gurgling streams, and beautiful falls.
Gupt Godavari

Gupt Godavari is a cavern located at a distance of 19 km south of Ram Ghat. As per the legend, the Godavari River emerging as a perennial stream from the rocks deep inside this cave, flows down to another cave below, and then disappears.
Ram Ghat

Ram Ghat is a long stretch of steps made on the bank of the Mandakini River.
Valmiki Ashrama

Valmiki Ashram is situated on a lofty hill, on the bank of the Valmiki River. As per Hindu Mythology, Sita gave birth to her two sons Lava and Kush here in this ashram.
Sati Anusuya Ashrama

Sati Anusuya Ashrama is located amidst a thick forest, as per Hindu mythology, it is here that Maharishi Atri along with his wife Anusuya and three sons lived here.
Hanuman Dhara

Hanuman Dhara is a great shrine dedicated to Lord Hanuman, in one of the wooded hills of Chitrakoot, about 5 km from Ram Ghat. As per legend, Hanuman flew to this hill with his tail on fire, after destroying Lanka. 
Bharat Milap Mandir

Bharat Milap Mandir is located close to the Param Kutir. It is believed to be the place where Bharat came to meet Lord Rama to persuade him to take his rightful place as the King of Ayodhya.

Kamadgiri, a forested mountain, as per legends, Lord Brahma performed havan here, with 108 fire pits, before creating the universe.
Janaki Kund

Janaki Kund is a stretch of river Mandakini, with a series of steps present on the left bank. This beautiful stretch of river has crystal clear greenish-blue water.
Sphatik Shila

Sphatik Shila is a densely forested area on the banks of Mandakini River, situated few kilometers away from the Janaki Kund. Tourists can find a large boulder bearing impressions of Lord Rama's footprints.
Ram Shaiyya

Ram Shaiyya is believed that during exile, Lord Rama with his wife Sita used to sleep on a huge rock here. 
Best Time To Visit Chitrakoot

The best time to visit Chitrakoot is between the months of July and March. Summers in Chitrakoot are extremely hot and exhausting. The maximum temperature reaches up to 47°C and the minimum temperature is above 29°C. Therefore, tourists should avoid traveling to Chitrakoot in the summer. Chitrakoot receives average rainfall in the monsoon season. This is a good time to visit Chitrakoot, as the showers lead to a greener landscape and refreshing weather. The temperature in Chitrakoot during monsoon season stays roughly around 28°C and 35°C. This is the best time to visit Chitrakoot. The weather does not get too chilly or too warm in winter. The temperature fluctuates between 10°C and 30°C.

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