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Chitrakote

Chitrakote

India

A secret gem, sequestered in the regional dense forests of Chhattisgarh, is a must-visit to experience the visceral beauty of nature. A major part of this locale is characterized by undulating terrain, dense forest cover, rivers, hills, waterfalls and caves making it a paradise for visitors. The climate here makes it a good place for the cultivation of rice and cashew. Inhabited by mostly tribal populations, this area is also a rich source of wood and many other forest products. The average elevation is 1811 ft with rolling terrain and dense vegetation. Chitrakote waterfall is the biggest attraction of this region. Best to experience the splendour of these falls, during the rainy season of the July-October months with a thunderous increase in the volume of water. Dense forests surround the picturesque waterfalls. which further enhances its natural beauty. This tourist spot has been lit up with full illumination and the magnificence of the falling water can be seen and heard, even at... night accompanied by a reverberating roar. At least 3 and a maximum of 7 streams fall from this waterfall on different occasions. It is a popular tourist hotspot with an overflowing majestic cascade of water from the cliffs and is thronged by visitors throughout the year.
The Chitrakote Falls is a natural waterfall on the Indravati River, near Jagdalpur, Chhattisgarh. It is the widest fall in India with a height of 95 ft, reaching a width of nearly 980 ft during the monsoon. Popularly known as the ‘Niagara Falls of India’ due to its widespread horseshoe shape during the monsoon. Do not miss the boat rides in the pool formed at the bottom of the waterfalls. offering stunning views and experiencing the gushing mist, emerging from the falls. A flight of stairs leads down to boat rides and spectacular views, even an elusive rainbow on rainy days.
This region is dotted with waterfalls like Tamra Ghoomar, Mendri Ghoomar and Tirathgarh waterfall and these are also very popular picnic spots. Kanger Ghati National Park is a green belt of high mountains, deep valleys, giant trees and varied species of wildlife. The popular state bird Bastar Myna, is a type of hill myna, which is capable of emulating human voices. The Kutumbasar, Kailash and Dandak underground caves have healthy biodiversity and have continuously evolving stalactites and stalagmites. These fascinating caves provide shelter for intriguing species of wildlife too. The Bhainsadhara area with its sandy beaches is famous for crocodile parks.
The Chhattisgarh government has initiated extensive efforts for soil and moisture conservation, construction of check dams, rehabilitation of degraded bamboo forests, grass meadow development and conservation of landscapes. These efforts to protect and develop the ecosystem are critical to conserving the flora, fauna as well as the indigenous tribes inhabiting this region. Repair and rejuvenation of traditional water bodies and advice to locals to keep them, clean is an important governmental endeavour due to their presence in vast numbers. From being tiger worshippers to guardians of the wildlife, the Baiga tribe themselves play a vital role in tiger conservation and protection of medicinal plants. The Chhattisgarh government promote this region with its rich biodiversity and geo heritage significance as a vital spot for Ecotourism in this region.

Destination Information

How To Book

Book online on Chhattisgarh Tourism Board website https://www.chhattisgarhtourism.in/book_online.html

Park Timings

Open all year round.
You can hire a car or visit the various spots in your vehicle. All arrivals by flight and rail need to take a cab transfer. Also, regular bus services, whether express or sleeper based, ply to and fro the city of Jagdalpur. By Air : Raipur Airport is at a distance of 300 km and Jagdalpur airport is at a distance of 40 km. By Rail : The nearest railway station is Jagdalpur railway station is at a distance of 40km and Raipur railway station is at a distance of 283 km.
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Eco-friendly properties in the area

Dandami Luxury Resort-Cottages

Offering a breathtaking view of the spectacular Chitrakoot Waterfalls, the Dandami Resort is the perfect place to experience the thrill of the gushing water, also known as the Niagra Falls of India.

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