Chitrakut (also spelt Chitrakoot), one of the holiest places in India, is located in Chitrakut District of Uttar Pradesh and is about 132 km west of Allahabad. According to legend, it was the dwelling place of
Lord Ram, his wife Sita and brother Lakshman during their exile. The place has over 30 temples. The great poet
Tulsidas spend many years of his life at Chitrakut.