How To Reach Chitrakoot
By Air: : Allahabad Airport, a military cum public airport happens to be the nearest domestic airfield that is located at the approximate distance of 119 kilometers from Chitrakoot. Owned by the Indian Air Force and operated by it in collaboration with the Airports Authority of India, the Allahabad Airport provides connectivity with New Delhi. The flight to New Delhi is operated by Air India Regional. Khajuraho Airport situated about 147 kilometers away from Chitrakoot is the next major domestic airport from where the flights operated by Air India and Jet Airways ply to Delhi and Varanasi. To reach either Allahabad or Khajuraho from Chitrakoot tourists can avail state transport buses or rent a private cab.
By Rail: Chitrakoot Dham Karvi Railway Station (CKTD), also referred to as ‘Chitrakoot Railway Station’ is positioned just 10 kilometers away from the main city Chitrakoot. This railway station falls on the Jhansi Manikpur main line and enjoys an efficient connectivity to all the major Indian cities via Jhansi by rail route. Other nearby railway stations namely Bharat Kup Railway Station (12 km) and Manikpur Junction (28 km) also serve Chitrakoot with rail connectivity. Some of the worth mentioning trains halting at ‘Chitrakoot Dham Karvi Railway Station’ include Tulsi Exp, Durg Kanpur Exp, Bundelkhand Exp, Chambal Exp, Mahakoshal Exp, U P Sampark Kranti Exp, Chitrakut Exp, Mahakaushal Exp, Khajuraho Varanasi Link Exp, Lucknow Raipur Garibrath, etc. Chitrakoot is linked with a number of major destinations of the country such as Allahabad, Durg, Gwalior, Delhi, Howrah, Jabalpur, Kanpur, Khajuraho, Mumbai, Lucknow, Manikpur, Mathura, Raipur, Varanasi, and so on by train.
By Road: Chitrakoot is well linked with other parts of the Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and other neighboring states via an extensive road network of state and national highways. SH 11, also known as MDR 11 passes through Chitrakoot and annexes it with Satna, Maihar, Amarpatan and Bandhavgarh National Park, merges with SH 40 heading towards Mandla and later separating from SH 40 reaches Balaghat and Gondia. NH 76 passes from the outskirts of Chitrakoot near Karvi and joins it with Banda, Atarra, Shankargarh and Jasra. NH 76 meets NH 27 at Jasra and further reaches Allahabad and Mirzapur. Both Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh state transport buses ply from Chitrakoot to various destinations namely Chitrakoot Dham, Satna, Allahabad, Jhansi, Kanpur, Varanasi, Chhatarpur, Harpalpur, Mahoba, Jabalpur, Lucknow, etc. Chitrakoot is stationed 4 kilometers from Chitrakoot Dham Temple, 10 km from Chitrakoot Dham Railway Station, 76 km from Satna, 123 km from Mahoba, 131 km from Allahabad, 175 km from Chhatarpur, 193 km from Kanpur, 194 km from Harpalpur, 234 km from Lucknow, 248 km from Varanasi, 275 km from Jabalpur, 287 km from Jhansi, etc.