October 23, 2019 by Amit Dhaniya

Top 6 Things to Do in Chitrakoot Tour

Chitrakoot is a small town located in the north Vindhyan range over the districts of Satna in Madhya Pradesh and Chitrakoot in Uttar Pradesh. The town holds great value in Hindu mythology. It was the place where Lord Ram along with his wife Goddess Sita and brother Lord Laxman for eleven and half years during the exile. Chitrakoot isn’t just a place filled with divinity and spiritualism, but the place where one can dive into nature and see things that will never cease to surprise. Very few know that Chitrakoot tour will also let you see the only university especially for differently-abled, Jagadguru Rambhadracharya Handicapped University. This is a rare destination which one must visit to witness the perfect blend of serenity, beauty, and divinity. With so many things to do, find out top 6 things to do in

Chitrakoot tour packages-

Chitrakoot tour packages

Exploring Gupt Godavari- Located around 18 km from Chitrakoot, Gupt Godavari is one of the must-visit places in Chitrakoot. They are two natural caves where the first cave is high and wide and a cave temple is established here. Inside of the caves are sufficiently lit and might feel warm and moist. At the entrance of the cave, there is a beautiful sculpture of Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva with few other gods and goddesses. There is a huge rock outcropping from the ceiling of the cave which is believed to be the remains of a demon
that was killed by Lord Laxman. It is also believed that Gupt Godavari is a place where secret meetings of Lord Ram and Laxman were held. The second cave is narrow and long and it is believed that Goddess Godavari entered this cave underground to meet Lord Ram. As you enter the second cave, the river Godavari disappears. Take a day trip to Marpha- Few kilometers from Gupt Godavari, there waits a splendid place that is renowned for its sparkling waterfalls and natural beauty called Marpha. Marpha is a must-visit place in Chitrakoot. Once you are done with all the religious tours and places, plan a day trip to Marpha. The place is famous amongst locals as well as travelers. If you are looking for a place blessed with natural beauty to wipe out all the tiredness after visiting so many temples and religious places, head towards Marpha. 5 faced Lord Shiva statue, Jal Mochan Sarovar, Shri Balaji Mandir are several places to see in Marpha. Also, you can see the ruins of forts believed to be built by King Chandela.

Kalinjar Fort Tour- Situated on the Vindhya mountain range near the World Heritage Site of Khajurao, Kalinjar Fort is another place to visit in Chitrakoot. The fort can be counted in one of the oldest forts of the country as it is dated back to 150 to 250 CE. From the Gupta period to Solanki to the Chandela dynasty, the fort has served to several ruling dynasties and seen many foremost historical events. The ancientness of the fort can be seen by the scripts mentioned in Mahabharata. The mystical aura of Kalinjar fort makes it an ideal place to spend quality time with oneself or with loved ones.

Day Trip to Pampapur- Pampapur is located at a distance of 5 km only in the beautiful Devangana valley. Pampapur can be visited on a day trip in the Chitrakoot tour. The place has few caves related to Lord Ram making it a religious place for followers of Lord. The place
is much more than just a religious destination. No matter if you are a devotee, nature lover, or a history buff; Pampapur will surely give you something to enjoy. Pampapur will fulfill the explorer in you; the stunning panoramic views of the lavish Devangana valley will leave you awestruck with its magnificent natural beauty. This is certainly one of those spots in Chitrakoot where you can click unlimited selfies and go insane with your camera.

Parikrama of Kamadgiri Hill- Kamadgir is a forested hill that is referred to as Chitrakoot mountain in Ramayana. The mountain has been considered sacred since forever and is one of the busiest and most visited holy places in the Chitrakoot tour and is believed to be a personification of Lord Ram. The name of this densely forested hill is taken from Kamadnathji; another name of Lord Ram which means fulfiller of desires. It is believed that by circumambulating or parikrama of this mountain, all the wishes come true and sorrows will end. The parikrama is about 5 km long and there are several temples in the path; one of them is the famous Bharat Milap Mandir.

Day Trip to Rajapur- Rajapur, a small town in Chitrakoot which is a famous place to visit. What makes this small town special is the fact that it is the birthplace of Goswami Tulsidas, the prolific writer of Ramcharitmanas and the famous poet-saint of history. Tulsidas is also believed to be the composer of Hanuman Chalisa. The main attraction of the town is a small temple where the shrine of Tulsidas is present. It was built to commemorate the life and work of a saint who was born here. Also, you can find scriptures in the handwriting of his. The temple lies on the bank of river Yamuna and is an ideal place to reveal the gems of Indian traditions and culture. There is a long list of things to do in the Chitrakoot tour. Apart from the above-mentioned places, Chitrakoot Falls, Panna National Park, Shabari Falls, and Ganesh Bagh are few other places that deserve your visit. These places can be visited at a cheap price through packages from Trip Kashi, which assures your journey will be comfortable and fun-filled.

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