Chitrakoot – far from the madding crowd

On 4th Sept’15 morning sitting in my office and browsing internet to find a place to hang out on 5th and 6th was becoming a tedious job as I was unable to find a place where from I can come back without much of a hassle by 6th night so as to attend a meeting on 7th morning. Suddenly one of my dealer Mr. Anurag Misra came to our office and turned out to be a real savior for me. He suggested Chitrakoot and I immediately jumped at the idea since this place was in my radar for quite sometime, however could not manage time to visit. The name in itself is so profound that anyone will give a thought once the word “Chitrakoot” is pronounced and I was no exception. Immediately I asked Jayasmita to pack bags. With parents also here in Lucknow and always ready to go out, it’s always easy for me to convince my family members and all of them including Priyam are now used to long journeys without any complaint.

From Lucknow, there are multiple routes to reach Chitrakoot and we decided to take a circular route covering Chitrakoot and Allahabad and thus finalized the route through Mohanlalgunj, Raebareili, Unchahar, Sirathu, Dhata, Rajapur and return through Rajapur, Bharwari, Allahabad.

Chitrakoot means the ‘Hill of many wonders’. Chitrakoot falls in the northern Vindhya range of mountains spread over the states of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. It’s spiritual legacy stretches back to legendary ages – it is believed that Lord Rama, Sita and Lakshmana spent eleven and half years of their fourteen years of exile in this area. The great sage Atri, Sati Anusuya, Dattatreya, Continue reading “Chitrakoot – far from the madding crowd”