Chitrakoot is an administrative district of Uttar Pradesh with its headquarters located at Chitrakoot town. The district
is bounded in the North by Kaushambi, in the South by Satna (M.P.)
& Rewa (M.P.), in the East by Allahabad (Prayag Raj) and in the West
Chitrakoot, a celebrated name in the entire Indian literature and sacred books was the abode of Lord Ram,
his spouse Sitaji and his brother Lakshman during their exile for about
eleven years and a half. Today this area is widely visited by tourists
from all over India and even from abroad.
Chitrakoot as a whole is spread over the states of Utter Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. The larger part is included in the District Chitrakoot of U.P. and the District Satna of Madhya Pradesh.
The word "Chitrakoot" has been used here to refer to this larger area
and symbolizes the rich and varied cultural, religious, historical and archaeological heritage of the various places and sites of this area.
Religious Places : Kamadgiri,
Ram Ghat, Mattagajendreshwar Swami, Raghav-Prayag Ghat, Yagya-Vedi,
Janki-Kund, Sphatik Shila, Atri-Anasuya Ashram, Mayuradhwaj Ashram,
Gupt-Godawari, Ram-Shaiya, Lakshman Chowki, Hanuman Dhara, Valmiki
Ashram, Sabrang Ashram, Bharat Koop, Mandvi-Mandir, Lakshman-Pahadi,
Sutikshna Ashram, Markandeya Ashram, Pramod Van, Bharat Milap, Saryu
Dhara, Shabri Fall, Viradh Kund, Kali-Barah Fall.
Archeological Places : Ganesh
–Bagh, Kothi –Talab, Taraunha Fort, Madfa-Fort Mandavya-Ashram), Lauri
–Fort, Shiv-Temple Of-Barha-Kotra, Gol Talab, Ramnagar-Sarovar,
Mayuradhwaj–Ashram, Akhara Of Jaideva, Cantonment Of The Marathas,
Royal-Bath (Shahi-Hamam), Balaji-Mandir, Rishiyan, Sun-Temple,
Banke Siddha, Koti –Teerth, Devangna, Pampasur,
Amrawati Asharam, Vandevi, Panch-Prayag, Naua-Vihar, Pramadagni Ashram,
Koluha-Kund, Aghamashan Kund, Bhanwara Dahar-Fall, Bansachooa Fall,
Ranipur Sanctuary, Payaswini Nabhi-Kund, Anandini-Cave, Karka-Ashram,
Jayant-Hill, Suraj-Kund Manas-Mandir, Tulsi-Smarak, Bharat-Ghat,
Madhu-Niketan, Hanuman of Barha, Pran-Kuti, Sirsavan, Shayan-Shayi
Hanuman, Laina-Baba Mandir, Paranoo-Baba, Sankat-Mochan Mandir.
Facts & Figures
|Year of Formation||6th May 1997 |
|Area||345291 sq. km|
|Latitude||24° 48' to 25° 12' N|
|Longitude||80° 58' to 81° 34' E|
|No. of Tehsil||02|
|No. of Blocks||05|
|No. of Villages||650|
|Average rainfall||100 mm|
|Temperature||Max.: 47.8° C; Min.: 5.6° C|
How to ReachBy Rail :
The nearest railway station to Chitrakoot is Karwi. It is well served by trains from important cities of the country.By Road :
There is good roadways facility available in the District. The District Headquarter is connected by all famous cities with National Highway & other road tracks.