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Chitrakoot Dham, Chitrakoot, Uttar Pradesh, India



The main diety of this temple is Lord Shiva. The Shiva temple stands on a raised platform. At one end of this covered colonnaded verandah are three chambers with stone door frames which are adorned beautifully carved images of various Gods and Goddesses. On some of these images sea blue, pink, maroon colours still can be seen. None of these three chambers has any deity in the sanctum. No worship or daily rituals are performed here, but local people throng the temple during Shravan and on the occasion of Shivratri.

Best Season To Visit

The best season to visit this temple is Winter season. The best months to visit are October to March.


Highest - April to June (39°C during day and 28°C during night)Average - May (36°C during the day and 26°C during night)Lowest - December to February (20°C during day and 15°C during night)Monsoon season - June to October

Dress Code

  • For men the dress code is Shirt & Trouser, Dhoti or Pyjamas with upper cloth.
  • For women the preferred dress code is saree or half-saree with blouse or chudidhar with pyjama and upper cloth. These rules are applicable for foreigners also.
  • Shorts, mini-skirts, middies, sleeveless tops, low-waist jeans and short-length T-shirts are not allowed.

Do's & Dont's

  • Do bathe and wear clean clothes before you enter the temple.
  • Do respect ancient customs and co-piligrims while at temple.
  • Smo​king is strictly prohibited inside the temple premises.

transport connections

Name Distance Contact Number
Chitrakoot Bus Stand
3 KM 18001802877
Chitrakutdham Karwi Railway Station
3.5 KM 139
Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport
233 KM 05222434914


The premises has an ornately carved Shiva temple with various unique features. These include a seven storeyed step well, a big pond with steps and cenotaphs around it, few more smaller enclosures, a palace. The seven storey step well or Baoli is the first structure one can see after entering the gate. One more story, submerged in water too was visible. However the stories below that could not be seen. There was a narrow canal like opening through which deep down, water could be seen in a long stretch. In between, at regular distances, horizontal platforms connected verandahs of both the sides. On the farthest end was a huge circular well-like structure. The well had a circular, covered verandah around it. Perhaps the area was used by noblewomen for bathing.

The floor of the verandah running in front of these chambers is very interesting. Two games, chaupar and ludo were engraved on the floor. The Verandahs in front of temples feature devotees chanting, singing bhajans and offering prayers. Indoor games are a surprising addition! On the other end of verandah, staircases from both the sides lead to the roof top. A few feet ahead the verandah lies an oval small pond shaped structure. Reaching the rooftop one can even touch the ornately carved Shikharas of temples. The richly carved shikharas display images of various gods, goddesses, mythological creatures, animals and some erotic figures too. This open rooftop was connected to the palace through passages. In front of the Shikhara, on a small covered platform, sat Ganesha. That may be one reason that the temple is popular as a Ganesha temple among locals even though the main deity was Shiva.

Another beauty of Ganesh bagh is the big pond near the temple. steps from all the four sides lead to water . The pond is square in shape. Few cenotaphs around the pond were still intact, though indications were apparent that there were more such structures around the pond.


The temple was built in 1880 by Peshwa King Vinayak Rao. This is the place where Lord Rama spent eleven out of his fourteen years of exile.

Temple Timings

Day Timings
All Days 06:00 AM - 07:00 PM



Airport Name Distance
Shamshabad 40 KM
Lorem Ipsum 12 KM

Railway Stations

Railway Station Name Distance
Secunderabad 10 KM
Nampally 12 KM
Begumpet 6 KM
Lingampally 20 KM

Bus Stations

Bus Station Name Distance
kukatpally 20 KM
Lingampally 30 KM
Uppal 35 KM

Private Transports

Transport Name Distance Contact Number
Private Transport 8 KM 9546858757
Private Transport1 8 KM 9546858757
Private Transport1 8 KM 9546858757
Private Transport1 8 KM 9546858757
Private Transport1 8 KM 9546858757

Local Transports

Transport Name Distance Contact Number
Local Transport 5 KM 9546858757
Local Transport1 5 KM 9546858757
Local Transport1 5 KM 9546858757
Local Transport1 5 KM 9546858757
Local Transport1 5 KM 9546858757

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