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Bharadwaja Ashrama - Allahabad:
Bharadwaja Ashrama is located in Allahabad in the Allahabad district of Uttar Pradesh. It is in the Colonelganj area near Anand Bhavan on Jawahar Lal Nehru Road, around 3.5 km from the Allahabad railway station. The ashrama has many images including Sri Rama, Lakshmana and Bharadwajeshwar Mahadev Shiva Linga.
Valmiki Ashrama - Chitrakoot:
Valmiki Ashrama is located in Chitrakoot spread across Uttar Pradesh (Chitrakoot district) and Madhya Pradesh (Satna district) border. It is on Allahabad Road on a hill in Lalapur village. The place is around 24 km from Ram Ghat and situated on the bank of river Valmiki. It is said that Devi Sita gave birth to Luv and Kush here.
Ram Ghat - Chitrakoot:
Ram Ghat is the main bathing ghat of Chitrakoot on the bank of river Mandakini where Sri Rama is believed to have bathed.
Kamadgiri Hill - Chitrakoot:
Kamadgiri Hill in Chitrakoot is the place where Sri Rama, Lakshmana and Devi Sita is believed to have stayed during forest exile. It has the famous temple of Lord Kamtanath.
Lakshman Pahari - Chitrakoot:
Lakshman Pahari is the place where Lakshmana is said to have stood guard to protect Rama and Sita.
Sita Rasoi - Chitrakoot:
Sita Rasoi is the place where Devi Sita is believed to have cooked food.
Janki Kund - Chitrakoot:
Janki Kund on the bank of river Payaswini is believed to be the bathing place of Devi Sita.
Sphatik Shila - Chitrakoot:
Sphatik Shila are two huge reddish rocks in Chitrakoot hills which is believed to be the place from where Sri Rama and Devi Sita used to enjoy the beauty of Chitrakoot.
Bharat Milap Temple - Chitrakoot:
Bharat Milap temple is said to be the place where Bharata met Sri Rama and persuaded him to return to Ayodhya. Bharat Koop is a well where Bharata is believed to have poured waters of all the Tirthas which he has brought for Rama's coronation. It is around 20 km from Chitrakoot near Bharatpur village.
Raghava Prayag Ghat - Chitrakoot:
Raghav Prayag Ghat near Ram Ghat on the bank of river Payaswini is believed to be the place where Sri Rama performed Pitri Tarpana during forest exile. It is also said to be the invisible confluence of rivers Mandakini, Payaswini and Gayatri or Savitri.
Atri-Anusuiya Ashrama - Chitrakoot:
Atri and Anusuiya Ashrama is located in Chitrakoot spread across Uttar Pradesh (Chitrakoot district) and Madhya Pradesh (Satna district) border. It is around 12 km from Ram Ghat and situated in a forested area. It is believed that in this place Sati Anusuiya turned Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva into children. It is also said that river Mandakini originated from Chitrakoot due to the penance of Sati Anusuiya.
Hanuman Dhara - Chitrakoot:
Hanuman Dhara is a cascade of waters falling from a natural spring over a natural rock image of Hanuman inside a cave.
Gupta Godavari - Chitrakoot:
Gupta Godavari is a cave from where river Godavari emerges as a stream and then flowing down inside another cave disappears in the mountain.
Sharabhanga Ashrama - Chitrakoot:
Sharabhanga Ashrama is situated around 20 km away from Sati Anusuiya Ashrama on the Madhya Pradesh side of Chitrakoot (Satna district). There is a Ganga Kund and Shiva temple in the ashrama.
Suteekshna Ashrama - Chitrakoot:
Suteekshna Ashrama is situated around 4 km away from Sharabhanga ashrama, which is around 20 km from Birsinghpur in Satna district of Madhya Pradesh. This is on the Madhya Pradesh side of Chitrakoot (Satna district).
Agastya Ashrama - Bhandardara:
Agastya Ashrama is situated in Bhandardara, a beautiful hill-station on the Sahyadri Hills in the Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra. It is around 185 km from Mumbai and 80 km from Nashik.
Panchavati - Nashik:
Panchavati is on the northern part of Nashik district of Maharashtra on the bank of river Godavari. The area of Panchavati has Five Banyan Trees and hence the name Panchavati.
Ramkund - Nashik Panchavati:
Ramkund is the holy bathing ghat of Panchavati on river Godavari. It is believed that Sri Rama bathed here during forest exile. It is also the place for performing rituals and devotional contemplation.
Sita Gumpha - Nashik Panchavati:
Sita Gumpha is the cave which is believed to be the place where Devi Sita lived and worshipped a Shiva Linga. It is also said that Devi Sita was abducted by Ravana from this place.
Kalaram Mandir - Nashik Panchavati:
Kalaram Mandir is the famous Ram temple of Panchavati near the Sita Gumpha.
Tapovan - Nashik Panchavati:
Tapovan is the area in Panchavati at the confluence of rivers Godavari and Kapila. It is said that in ancient times the sages meditated in this place. It is also the place where Lakshmana is said to have cut off the nose of demoness Shurpanakha.