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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 ambiance 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 kilometers from west of Jagdalpur in Chhattisgarh 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 the 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.

Best Time To Visit Chitrakoot Waterfalls

The monsoon months from July to October is the best time to visit the Chitrakote falls when the waterfall is in its full glory. During winters, the climate remains pleasant and the water is milky white. Hence. Is the winter season is also a good time to visit Chitrakoot Waterfalls.

Places To Visit Near Chitrakoot Waterfall

Chitrakoot Waterfalls is very popular among locals and tourists. It is considered one of the best places to visit in Chhattisgarh. Here's the list of places near Chitrakoot waterfall.

1. Tamra Ghoomar Waterfall

Surrounded by lush green pastures on both sides, Tamra Ghoomar Waterfall is a recent discovery, which is tucked away in a sequestered spot away from the swarming city. With a height of more than 100 feet, Tamra Ghoomar is a natural waterfall. A perfect spot for a day picnic frequented by tourists and locals alike, it is located a 20-minute drive away from Chitrakoot Waterfalls. Tamra Ghoomar offers tranquil quietude, dense valleys, and magnificent hills.

2. Mendri Ghoomar Waterfall

Around 11 kilometers away from Chitrakote falls, Mendri Ghoomar Waterfall is another natural waterfall that forms during the monsoon months. Nuzzled between Chitrakote Barasur and Tirtha, Mendri Ghoomar is located in Jagdalpur. Approximately 70 meters high waterfall remains enveloped with lush green vegetation. The waterfall has a more relaxed flow during the summer season and overflows during the monsoon season.

3. Chitradhara Waterfalls

Approximately 25 kilometers away from Chitrakoot Waterfalls, Chitradhara Waterfall is a small waterfall in the Potanagar area on the road leading up to Chitrakoot falls. It is surrounded by stretches of green vegetation and small ponds in all directions. It is a lesser-known waterfall and hence not many tourists visit this place.

4. Danteshwari Temple

Around 30 kilometers away from Chitrakote falls, Danteshwari Temple is a fourteenth-century temple in Dantewada, which is devoted to the Kuldevi of the Bastar region, Goddess Danteshwari. It is said that the temple is one of the 52 Shakti Peethas. As per the legends, the temple was built on the spot where the tooth of Sati fell during the creation of Shakti Peethas.

5. Bastar Palace

Built by the past rulers of Bastar, Bastar Palace was the former headquarters of Bastar Kingdom. Now, the state government maintains the palace’s regular upkeep. Encircled by gardens on all sides, the palace is one of the major tourist attractions in the region, which is famous for its historical relics and artifacts. The palace is located 40 kilometers away from the Chitrakoot Waterfalls.

6. 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. 

7. Jagdalpur

It is a city in the Bastar district that 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 to the economy of this place plays a major role in its overall economic well-being.

8. 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.

9. 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. 

10. 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.  

11. 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 dynasty.

How To Reach Chitrakoot Waterfall

Chitrakoot Waterfall is located in Jagdalpur town in the Bastar district of Chhattisgarh state. There are several options of transportations to the waterfall. Here’s how you can reach Chitrakoot Water. 

  • Nearest metropolitan city - Hyderabad
  • Nearest airbase - Swami Vivekanand International Airport
  • Nearest railhead - Raipur Railway Station
  • Distance from Hyderabad - 508 Kms

By Air

If you are planning to visit this place by air then the nearest airport for you would be Swami Vivekananda International Airport (RPR), Raipur. It is well-connected to most of the major and neighboring cities such as Delhi, Pune, Bangalore, Mumbai, etc.

  • Distance from Swami Vivekananda International Airport - 342 Kms

By Road

Chhattisgarh 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 traveling on this route such as Lokmanyatilak Visakhapatnam Junction Superfast Express, Gitanjali Express, Raigarh Gondwana Express, and many others that 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.

  • Distance from Raipur Railway Station - 291 Kms

Frequently Asked Questions About Chitrakoot Waterfalls

Q1. Which waterfall is called Niagara of India?
Ans -
The Chitrakoot Waterfall in Jagdalpur, Chhattisgarh is sometimes called Niagara Falls of India. 

Q2. On which river is Chitrakoot waterfall?
Ans -
The Chitrakoot Waterfall is situated on the Indravati River which flows through the Bastar district of Chhattisgarh.

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