Trips and Itineraries for Chitrakoot
Chitrakoot Falls: India's Answer To The Niagara Falls That Deserves Your Kind Attention
Of Ganesh Bagh, Devangana and the forgotten history of Chitrakoot
Weekend Getaways from Chitrakoot
216 Kms from Chitrakoot
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One of the most colourful and indiscreet cities of India, Varanasi is one of the seven holiest cities for the Hindus. Also known as Kashi and Benaras, this place is known for its temples, ghats and the colourful people. The narrow alleys and crowded streets seem to be extremely blissful in spite of all the noise and chaos all around. People come here just to take a dip in the holy waters of the Ganges. Varanasi is also known as Uttar Kashi and is situated on the western banks of the Ganges. It is said that a dip in this river frees one from a lifetime of sins. People even say that death here is auspicious as people attain moksha if they die here. Some people also come here tp creamate their loved ones and the sound of the holy temple bells are really soothing music to the ears.
Chitrakoot is extremely instrumental to Hindu mythology. It is mentioned throughout the Ramayana and also in the works of poets Kalidas and Tulsidas. This is the forest where Lord Ram spent his days in exile with Sita and Laxman. Now part of a national park, Chitrakoot is known as a reserve of bears and unique flora and fauna.Where to stay: Bagh Sarai Resort (Rs 2,532 per night) is less than three hours away from Chitrakoot and is great choice if you are in the mood for camping.