The Land of Tribals and Natural Resources, is also enriched with natural beauty and pleasant atmosphere. It is surrounded with dense forests, hilly mountains, streams, waterfalls, natural caves, natural parks etc. Here the art & culture are the valuable ancient properties of the Bastariyas. Bastar is also called as the 'Kashmir of Chhattisgarh'. (Map of Bastar)
Places of Interest
Jagdalpur is one of most beautiful towns of the country. Jagdalpur is rich in greenary, with big trees everywhere, and plantations surrounding the town providing a pleasant and healthy atmosphere and free from pollution. Because of this, the temperature even in peak summer is moderate which is the key attraction of Jagdalpur.
Bastar Palace was the head quarters of ancient Bastar Kigdom. It was built by the rulers of Bastar State when the capital of Bastar kingdom had been shifted from Barsur to Jagdalpur. At present, this has been served as a monument by the government.
Chitrakot, the gorgeous waterfall is on the river Indravati, situated at a distance of 38 Km. in the west of Jagdalpur. Height of this waterfall is approximately 100ft.The Chitrakot waterfalls can be called as the smaller form of the world famous Nayagra waterfalls.
These waterfalls are situated at a distance of 35 Km. from Jagdalpur in south west direction and can be approached through the state highway of Jagdalpur to Sukma. The waterfall is actually situated in Kanger Valley National Park and the height is approximately 300 ft.
Kutumsar Caves and Kailash Gufa
Both Kutumsar Caves and Kailash Gufa are located in Kanger Valley National Park and situated at a distances of 38 Km. and 40 Km. from Jagdalpur respectively. The kutumsar caves are pitch-dark caves, which have Stalactites and Stalagmites in fantastic formations.
Kanger Valley National Park
The park is a Paradise for the nature lovers. The Moist Peninsular valley Sal forests and the South Indian Tropical Moist Deciduous forests are seen in their finest form here.The park is situated in a transitionzone where southern limit of sal forests and northern limit of teak forests overlap. Hence both sal and teak are seen together in this valley.