The Chitrakoot waterfalls originate from the mighty river Indravati. It’s a river that flows with a powerful sense of grace. Moreover, the visual appeal of these waterfalls compels you to think about the kind of misty ambience along with the powerful water current which these waters are supposed to carry. These waterfalls are located in the Bastar region and fall from a height of about 93 feet. These waterfalls are located at a distance of 38 kilometres from west of Jagdalpur and are also known by the name of Chitrakot or Chitrakote waterfalls.
Owing to its width and the mighty form which it takes during the monsoons, these waterfalls are also known as the Niagara Falls of India. And on the left bank of these waterfalls, there is a shrine dedicated to lord shiva is situated. Nearby, there are several naturally built caves which are known as the Parvati caves. The Chitrakoot waterfalls are one of the two naturally built waterfalls located that are present near the Kanger Valley National Park. The second one is Teerathgarh waterfalls.
The nearby areas around the Chitrakoot waterfalls are highly dense and forested. Visiting here, you will be mesmerized by seeing the beauty of flying birds. It is these kinds of moments that help you capture the brilliance of nature with your own eyes. And while you are there, it becomes quite impossible to listen to each others' voices behind the extreme noise created by the waterfalls. Moreover, these waterfalls are quite beautiful to explore during the rainy season of the month.
The best time to visit Chitrakoot Waterfalls in Chattisgarh would be between the months of June to October. Because this is the time when the monsoon season arrives and the whole environment becomes just too chilly. It is this time when the overall beauty of the place comes across as somewhat ethereal. Apart from this stretch of summer and monsoon seasons, the winter season is also not that great a time to plan a visit here, this is especially due to the fog which makes travelling via road quite a task.
1. Tirathgarh Waterfall. The Tirathgarh waterfall is another great option to explore while simultaneously discovering the Chitrakoot waterfalls. Located on the Kanga River, the beauty of these waterfalls will astonish you. You wouldn’t have seen such thrilling and captivating natural views of a place, you bet.
2. Jagdalpur. It is a city in the Bastar district which is adored by the scenic beauty of the place. Moreover, the picturesque views of this village are brilliant enough to capture your heart. The contribution of tourism in the economy of this place plays a major role in its overall economic well-being.
3. Indravati River. The Indravati river is a stream of the immense Godavari river. It follows a westerly direction entering Jagdalpur. Here you can see mighty cliffs and come across some of the most wonderful views of nature, especially in the monsoon season. The emotion to watch this river flow in its own grace is very satisfactory for a human being.
4. Bharat Milap Temple. It is said that this is the place where Lord Ram had met his younger brother Bharat. Bharat had come here for persuading him to come back and sit on the throne which was rightfully his. It is surprising to know that the footprints of both Lord Ram and Bharat can still be seen here.
5. Ganesh Bagh. It is a place that is recognized in various religious and mythological anecdotes. It is said that Lord Rama had spent 11 years of his exile in this very place. The Vindhya mountain range which is set in the backdrop of this place adds to the overall beauty of Ganesh Bagh.
6. Kalinjar Fort. Located at an elevation of about 1,203 feet, the beauty of this place lets you unravel the hidden secrets amid the architectural ruins of the oldest monument here. As per history, it was this fort that served several rulers of the Bundelkhand’s dynasty.
By Air. If you are planning to visit this place by air then the nearest airport for you would be Raipur. It is well-connected to most of the major and neighbouring cities such as Delhi, Pune, Bangalore, Mumbai, etc.
By Road. Chattisgarh has quite a scalable connectivity via roads. Planning a road trip, especially in your own vehicle will help you in making some really amazing memories. You can travel to Chattisgarh from most Indian cities.
By Train. You can take a train to Raipur if you are planning to visit Chitrakoot waterfalls, Chattisgarh. There are many trains travelling on this route such as Lokmanyatilak Vishakapatnam Junction Superfast Express, Gitanjali Express, Raigarh Gondwana Express and many others which can transport you to Raipur’s railhead. From there, it will take you another 12-14 hours to travel via road. But you will need to halt in between for restrooms and perhaps even stay in a hotel.
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