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Transportation in Chitrakoot

Chitrakoot is known as 'the hill of many wonders'. The town bestowed with hills, beautiful streams, river is a place of great religious importance. Chitrakoot is the place where Lord Rama, Sita, and Lakshman spent their 11 years of exile. Chitrakoot lies in two states of India ie Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. Both the state transport department has provided good transport facilities to the town because of its religious important, high tourism. The road and railway transport is well developed in the town that makes it easily accessible from different part of our country.

Railways in Chitrakoot

Railways in Chitrakoot
Chitrakoot Dham Karvi Railway Station

Chitrakoot Dham Karvi Railway Station (CKTD), commonly known as ‘Chitrakoot Railway Station’ is at a distance of 10 kilometers from the main city Chitrakoot. This railway station lies on Jhansi Manikpur main line. It is connected with major railway stations of India. Railway stations namely Bharat Kup Railway Station (12 km) and Manikpur Junction (28 km) also provide the rail service to Chitrakoot. Some of the main trains halting at Chitrakoot are Durg Kanpur Exp, Tulsi Exp, Chambal Exp, Bundelkhand Exp, Khajuraho Varanasi Link Exp, Mahakoshal Exp, Chitrakut Exp, U P Sampark Kranti Exp, Mahakaushal Exp, Lucknow Raipur Garibrath, etc. Chitrakoot is connected to important cities of India like Allahabad, Gwalior, Durg, Howrah, Delhi, Jabalpur, Khajuraho, Manikpur, Mumbai, Kanpur, Lucknow, Mathura, Raipur, Varanasi etc. by railways.

Road Network in Chitrakoot

Chitrakoot is well connected by roadways with the neighboring cities of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh.Chitrakoot has a huge road network of state highways and national highways. State Highway 11 which is also known as MDR 11 connects Chitrakoot with Maihar, Amarpatan, Satna and Bandhavgarh National Park. It thereafter merges with SH 40 further connecting Chitrakoot with Mandlaand later with Balaghat and Gondia. NH 76 which touches chitrakoot near Karwi connects it with Atarra, Banda, Shankargarh and Jasra. NH 76 further joins NH 27 at Jasra and connects Chitrakoot with Allahabad and Mirzapur. Both Uttar Pradesh state road transport corporation and Madhya Pradesh state road transport corporation run buses from Chitrakoot and connects it with various cities of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh like Allahabad, Satna, Kanpur, Jhansi, Varanasi, Harpalpur, Chhatarpur, Jabalpur, Mahoba, Lucknow, etc.

Local Transportation in Chitrakoot

Chitrakoot is largely visited by a number of tourists every year. Hence the town has a good taxi and auto services. Many tour agents offer taxis services. Taxis can be hired on per day basis, for sightseeing and various other purposes. The charges for them are fixed depending upon the use. The taxis can also be available at a rate of 8 to 20 Rs/km. Autos are the more economical way of transport within the town. The autos can be hired on pre fixing the amount or on the meter charges.

Air Transport in Chitrakoot

The two nearest airport to Chitrakoot are Allahabad Airport and Khajuraho Airport. Allahabad airport is at a distance of 119 kilometers from Chitrakoot. Allahabad airport is the property of Indian Air Force and is operated with collobration in Airports Authority of India. Allahabad Airport is connected with New Delhi. Khajuraho Airport is at a distance of 147 kilometers away from Chitrakoot has regular Air India and Jet Airways flights to Delhi and Varanasi. From Allahabad and Khujraho one can choose to travel by the state buses or can hire private taxis to reach Chitrakoot.

How to Reach Chitrakoot ?

By Air
The nearest Domestic Airport from Chitrakoot is Allahabad Airport and Khajuraho Airport. They are at a distance of 119 and 147 from Chitrakoot respectively. Regular flights from Delhi and Varanasi are available to these airports. From there one can hire a taxi or a cab to reach Chitrakoot.

By Rail
Chitrakoot Dham Karvi Railway Station (CKTD), also known as Chitrakoot railway station is the nearest railway station to Chitrakoot only at a distance of 10 kms from the main town. Many trains from many important cities of India are available to Chitrakoot. Chitrakoot railway station lies on Jhansi Manikpur main line.

By Road
Chitrakoot has a good network of roads. It is well connected with state and national highways. These highways connect Chitrakoot to some of the nearby cities like Allahabad, Satna and many more.

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    JAYANTA BAKSHI from kolkata 1462 Days ago

    can any transportation available from manikpur rly stn to chitrokoot? what are the fares?

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