Chitrakoot, located in the Bundelkhand region, is a town of great religious and historical importance. One part of Chitrakoot lies in Madhya Pradesh, while the another one sprawls in Uttar Pradesh. A number of sites and temples of this region find special mention in Hindu scriptures. Being a popular devout centre and a place of mythological relevance, Chitrakoot attracts numerous tourists from all over the country. A Chitrakoot tour brings tourists close to a number of festivities as well. Devotees gather here in huge numbers on occasions like Deepawali, Makar Sankranti and Somvati Amavasya. These festivals are celebrated with great enthusiasm in Chitrakoot.
Kamtanath Mandir is one of the best Chitrakoot attractions that is frequented by tourists throughout the year. According to a myth, Lord Ram prayed to Kamtanath during his exile period in this place. Lakshman Pahari, Hanuman Dhara, Sita Rasoi, Sphatik Shila are other famous tourist spots. Gupt Godavari, located 18 km from Chitrakoot, is a natural wonder that consists of two caves. One of these caves houses the 'Sitakund', which is famed as an important tourist site. Ram Ghat, Janaki Kund, Sati Anusuiya are some other well-known places to visit in Chitrakoot.
Besides being a place of religious and historical importance, Chitrakoot boasts of its exquisite natural beauty. Due to its picturesque setting in the hilly terrains of the Vindhya Mountains, Chitrakoot is bestowed with beautiful landscapes that are adorned with majestic rivers, deep woods, waterfalls and sparkling streams. Archaeology and culture are other facets that define the popularity of Chitrakoot.