Ramghat is the most important pilgrimage site of Chitrakoot located on the banks of River Mandakini.
This is about 4 Km. to the east of Ramghat at the beginning of the Vindhyas. A stream of cool and clear water originating inside the mountain falls on the idol of Hanuman Ji and loses itself in a kund below. It is a popular belief that Hanuman Ji came here to cool down the heat after burning Lanka.
Kamadgiri is the main holy place of Chitrakoot. The sanskrit word ‘Kamadgiri’ means the mountain which fulfills all the desires. The place is believed to have been the abode of Lord Ram, Sita and Laxman during their exile.
The Chitrakot Falls is a waterfall located near Jagdalpur, in Bastar district in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh on the Indravati River.
Bharat Koop is a huge well near Bharatpur village, located around 50 km West of Chitrakoot. It is believed that Bharat brought water from all the holy places to smooth Lord Rama as the King of Ayodhya.
Bharat Milap Mandir
As you circumambulate the Kamadgiri Mountain near Chitrakoot, you will come to a temple known as the Bharat Milap Mandir.
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.
This beautiful Kund is situated at a distance of about half a kilometer from the Pramod-Van, on the left bank of the Payaswini. Sita Ji used to bathe here during the period of her exile. The rocks nearby bear the foot prints of Janaki Ji.
Sati Anusuya Ashram
Sati Anusuya Ashram, dedicated to Maharshi Atri and his wife Sati Anusuya, is located about 16 km from the center of the Chitrakoot town in a dense forest area. Sati Anusuya is upstream from Janaki Kund
Sphatik Shila is a densely forested area on the banks of Mandakini River, situated few kilometres away from the Janaki Kund. Tourists can find a large boulder bearing impressions of Lord Rama’s footprints.
Kamtaji Temple is placed in the beautiful setting of a wooded mountain by the name of Kamadgiri.
Situated 11 km from Chithrakoot on the Allahabad-Chithrakoot Road, Ganesh Bagh is one of the most frequented gardens here. Built by the Peshwa King, Vinayak Rao, in the early 1800s, this garden was probably used as a summer retreat for royal sporting activities.
Pramod Van is located on the Satna road, just 2 km south of Ram Ghat. This is a beautiful garden situated on the bank of the Mandakini River.
Param Kutir is believed to be the cottage built by Laxman for his brother Lord Rama and his sister-in-law Sita. Laxman single-handedly constructed this hut using bamboo and other jungle materials. A temple was constructed on the site of the Param Kutir, which is frequented by tourists year-round.
Viradh Kund is a vast water reservoir situated on the Amrawati Ashrama Road. It is located at the meeting point Bambiha and Tikariya villages, about 6 km East of the Shabari Fall.
The Valmiki Ashram is situated on a lofty hill on the bank of the Valmiki River, about 18 Km from the district headquarters of Chitrakoot on the Allahabad road.
Lakshman Chowki is a rock located about 100 m from the Ram Shaiyya rock. It is believed that Laxman used to sit on this rock to guard Lord Rama and Sita.
Shabari Fall is a beautiful spring at the origin of Mandakini River, near Jamunihai village about 8 km from the south of Markundi village of the district. The unique characteristic of this fall is that one stream flows under the other.
Ram Shaiyya is located near village Bihara, about 3 km West of Pili-Kothi Ashram. It is believed that during exile, Lord Rama with his wife Sita used to sleep on a huge rock here. The imprints of the mattress can still be seen on the rock.