Perched in the northern ranges of grandiose Vindhya Mountains is this great historical and mythological town of Chitrakoot that means “Hill of many wonders.” A culturally rich town with the religious, historical and archeological importance that as a whole is spread across the state of Uttar Pradesh as well as the state of Madhya Pradesh.
The peaceful woods along the scenic backdrop of the lofty peaks make the journey through this idyllic town a memorable one. Chitrakoot is dotted with several temples and shrines which are mostly devoted to Lord Ram, Sita, and Lakshman. This region is also known for grand celebrations during each Amavasya (new moon) of which Deepawali, Makar-Sankranti, Ramnavami and Sharad Purnima are special occasions that draw a lot of crowd to this place. Apart from the religious significance, this place proffers some really great views of nature as the gleaming streams wind about the valleys adorning the blissful nature.
Whether you are seeking religious guidance or just tranquility, Chitrakoot will give you both bundled together with magnificent views of nature as you worship and meditate in the sanctums.
Best Time to Visit
(Describe the climate of Chitrakoot)
Chitrakoot experiences cool winters and hot summers like most of the north Indian cities.
Summer: Summers in Chitrakoot tend to extend from March to June and are very hot with temperatures soaring up to 47 and minimum temperatures being anywhere close to 25to 30. Travelers usually avoid this time period as it is not very favorable.
Monsoons: As the rains soak up Chitrakoot, it looks pleasantly beautiful with lush greenery. The rainy season begins from July to September when the temperature is moderate with little increase in humidity thus keeping the weather pleasantly comfortable.
Winter: By the month of November the winter season begins which continues until February. The day temperatures stay around 20 keeping the weather warm and very pleasing. Nights get cooler with temperatures sometimes dropping even below 2
How to Reach
(Transport availability for traveling)
The airport at Khajuraho is the nearest airport to Chitrakoot, which is at a distance of 185km. Air India and Jet airways service this airport with flights connecting from Delhi, Agra and Varanasi. Another option is Varanasi airport which is at a distance of 270km.
Chitrakoot is likewise well connected by road, and there are bus services to towns like Allahabad, Satna, Panna, Banda, Khajuraho, Jabalpur and other destinations. Many tourists travel with private taxis as it is convenient to get around the town.
The nearest railway station is 12km from Chitrakoot in Karvi, which is well connected with most cities such as Delhi, Agra, Allahabad, etc.