Hanumandhara Hill Shrine is located on the top of a wooded hill at Chitrakoot in Satna District
. This white fortress-shrine is dedicated to Lord Hanuman
, the monkey god who played a great role in the epic Ramayana
. The most important feature of this hill shrine is that a spring which gushes out of a living rock, waters the idol of the monkey god. Legend associated with this shrine is that the spring calmed Hanuman, when he was in a very agitated state after destroying the palace of the demon king Ravana
Chitrakoot is situated about 128 km from the southwest of Allahabad. There are regular buses which connect it with other nearest cities and towns. The nearest railhead and airport are at Satna and Khajuraho.