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Kanker district lies between the two biggest cities of the state Raipur which is the capital of Chhattisgarh and Jagdalpur. The district headquarters of Kanker district, Kanker town has a history from the stone age. The town has an incredible influence of Buddhism which started back in the sixth century. The district is famous for the Madai festival which is celebrated from one location to another. It moves from Bastar to Kanker district to many other places. The tribes from different places come together to celebrate the festival and enjoy the essence of different places.

Places to visit in Kanker

Kanker Palace

The most demanding destination in Kanker is Kanker Palace and heritage of the place defines the ancient realm of the territory. The palace was built up in the 19th century and was redesigned. A wonderful palace to visit where accommodation is available for the guests and stands among the top-rated resorts.

Charre-Marre Waterfall

Positioned at a distance of 17 km. from Kanker; Charre-Marre Waterfall offers a scenic view to its visitors and keeps you fascinating. Undoubtedly, an ideal destination to restore your energy and soothe yourself.

Gadiya Mountain

Here is the mysterious cave where a famous Kandra king used to hide with his family; alongside, you’d find a tank that doesn’t get short of water. It is the best place if you wish to begin from and looking to explore the heritage, the pride of this place.

Maa Shivani Temple

The temple is dedicated to the goddesses Maa Kali and Maa Durga and encircled with calmness and divinity. Maa Shivani is the semi avatar of Maa Kali and Maa Durga and it’s an outstanding statue esteemed in Maa Shivani temple. You’d find a number of tourists especially at the time of Navratri where devotees visit this temple to get the blessings.

Also Read: This is the place known for its unique tribal festivals such as Tuluni festival, and Nazu festival

Things to do in Kanker

  • Gangrel Dam- Explore the Gangrel dam sited on the Mahanadi river
  • Parsu Tola- appreciate the historical mountains
  • Sitanadi Wildlife Sanctuary- explore the wildlife sanctuary and unique species of flora and fauna

Events and festivals in & around Kanker

Rajim Lochan

Most of the renowned temples of India host a number of grand fairs in the temples for people to indulge in the history and culture of the temple as well as the place. Read more…

Chakradhar Samaroh

This festival is celebrated in the home of music and dance forms of the state which is Raigarh. The place has made its own identity due to the birth of few known musicians and artists and has proved its worth in the state of Chhattisgarh. Read more…

Madai Festival

The cultural extent can be experienced through tribal culture that is distinct from any other tradition of India. It is unique, exciting and knowledgeable at the same time. Like this Madai Festival which is celebrated by the Gond community which is out there to make the most of the occasion. Read more…

Best time to visit Kanker

One can visit from October to March as this is the right time to visit this region.

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