The word Chitrakoot means the 'Hill of many wonders' and the place truly justifies its name. Chitrakoot city is situated in the north Vindhyan range of mountains and is spread over the states of District Chitrakuta of Uttar Pradesh and the District Satna of Madhya Pradesh. Chitrakoot district of Uttar pradesh was created on 6 May, 1997 and was named as Chhatrapati Shahuji Nagar district. It has been renamed again as Chitrakoot.
Chitrakoot mountain range houses some of the places of great religious importance like Kamad Giri, Hanuman Dhara, Janki Kund, Lakshman Pahari, and Devangana. Chitrakoot (city) is a town of religious, historical and cultural importance, although it lies on the border between Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh but one can safely ascribe it to the territorial boundaries of the state of Uttar Pradesh. Chitrakoot city covers five villages named Karvi, Nayagaon, Sitapur, Kamta and Khohi. For more information about the city, refer to the travel guide to Chitrakoot.