Barhut is a small place in the Satna district(14 kilometers) of Madhya Pradesh in Central India. EArlier a part of the Rewa princely state, Barhut, today is mainly famous for its Buddhist stupa.
Chitrakoot, which is at a distance of 80 kilometers from Satna, is a major tourist destination near Barhut. Chitrakoot, home to many temples, is believed to be the place where the Hindu deity Rama, His wife Sita and His brother Lakshmana spent years of exile from Ayodhya.
AccessibilityThe best way to reach Barhut is via Satna, the district where Barhut lies. The distance between Satna and Barhut is 14 kilometers which can be covered by a bus or a private taxi. Satna is a very important railway station in Madhya Pradesh, and is well connected by trains on the Mumbai-Howrah train route. Satna lies on the National Highway No.7 through Maihar-Amarpathan and on the State Highway through Chhatarpur-Rewa subsequently. But, if one wants to opt for the airways, the nearest airport is at Khajuraho, 130 kilometers from Satna.
Best Months to VisitThough the Barhut stupa can be seen throughout the year, but the ideal months to visit the place would be during October to February.