Chitrakoot,”the hills of many wonders” is indeed a gift of nature and the gods.

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Chitrakoot,”the hills of many wonders” is indeed a gift of nature and the gods.

¤ Chitrakoot Considered As Sacred Place of Hindus

One of the most important centres of Hindu faith and culture, Chitrakoot is known for its scenic beauty and its holiness.

The Ganges Valley, considered to be the seat of Hinduism, one of the most ancient religions of the world, is only 50km away from this small, yet important pilgrim centre.

Chitrakoot was considered to be a very sacred place in the Tretayuga, or the third epoch of the Hindu cosmogony. It is said that Rama and Sita visited Chitrakoot during their 14-year long exile. Lord Rama, an incarnation of Vishnu (the Preserver in the Hindu Holy Trinity of Creator-Preserver-Destroyer), is the hero of the great Indian epic Ramayana, written by Sage Valmiki.