Gupt Godavari is located near Chitrakoot | Road map to Gupt Godavari from Chitrakoot, UP
Chitrakoot is a place which is strangely situated in Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh. Half of its area lies in Madhya Pradesh and half of it in Uttar Pradesh. Chitrakut is though a small village but is full of mountain and forests. Tourists are also many. There is Valmiki Ashram at a distance of 25 kilometers from Chitrakoot. Lord Sriram, Lakshman and Sita visited the Ashram of Valmiki during their vanavaasam and stayed at Chitrakoot. Sati Anasuya mountain is situated at a distance of 3 kms. This is the tapobhumi of Sage Atri. Mandakini river starts its journey from this mountain. Sita Ram and Lakshman visited Sage Atri and Anasuya here. Much number of Gods and Rivers came to Chitrakoot to have a darshan of Lord Rama. River Godavari also went there to visit him. There are two big caves here from which springs of water come out and formed 7 ponds. Water flow stops in the seventh pond and becomes invisible – ‘Gupt’. Thus this is called ‘Gupt Godavari’.
Road map to Gupt Godavari from Chitrakoot, UP: