How to Reach Chitrakoot

Chitrakoot is a holy place for the Hindus due to its ancient & close association with Lord Ram, Sita, Lakshman & Ramayana. Tourism in Chitrakoot revolves around religious laces. Chitrakoot Dham, one of the most ancient places in India, lies in Latitude 25°10' North and Longitude 80°53' East, on the road from Banda to Allahabad. Chitrakoot is located on the border of two states, Uttar Pradesh & Madhya Pradesh and, thus can be reached from both the states. It is the place where Ram spent a large part of his 14 years long exile. Numerous holy sites, associated with Ram, are found in the region. Kamadgiri, Bharat Kup, Lakshaman Pahari, Gupt Godavari, Sphatikshila, Sati Ausuya Ashram, Hanuman Dhara are some of the most famous and visited tourist attractions here. Devotees and tourists from all across India keep visiting Chitrakoot in large number. The town is connected by flight, railway and road.

Reach Chitrakoot by Air : Chitrakoot can be reached by flight. The nearest airport to Chitrakoot is Bamrauli Airport in Prayagraj (130 km). Other airports to reach Chitrakoot Dham are Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport (Varanasi/ 275 km) & Khajuraho Airport (175 km). The flights from all major cities of India land at these airports. After landing at the airport, hire taxi / cab to drive directly to Chitrakoot.

Reach Chitrakoot by Train : Located on Jhansi- Manikpur rail-track, Chitrakoot Dham Railway Station in Karwi tehsil is the nearest (8km) railhead to Chitrakoot town. It connects Chitrakoot with all major cities of India through rail network and makes the pilgrimage easily accessible to the tourists. Other nearby railheads are Mankipur Junction (35 km) and Satna Junction (75 km). The road connectivity & availability of taxis & buses between Chitrakoot & these railheads are excellent.

Reach Chitrakoot by Car : Chitrakoot Dham district in Uttar Pradesh is comprised of four towns - Chitrakut, Karwi, Sitapur and Tarauhan. There is a Chitrakoot tehsil in Satna district of Madhya Pradesh. Chitrakoot region on both sides of the border are well connected through state highways and motor-able roads, particularly the National Highway NH 76. Regular buses ply from Prayagraj (125 km), Lucknow (285 km), Kanpur (285 km), Jhansi (275), Satna (75), Khajuraho (160 km) to Chitrakoot at regular intervals. One can hire taxi / cab to reach Chitrakoot by road.

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