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water gushing down at the chitrakote falls with the refraction causing a rainbow to form

Tiratha, Chhattisgarh, India

Chitrakote Falls

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Niagara Falls of India

Chitrakote Falls, often referred to as the "Niagara Falls of India," is a breathtaking natural wonder located in the Bastar district of Chhattisgarh, in the central part of the country.

The falls is a mesmerizing cascade formed by the Indravati River as it tumbles over a horseshoe-shaped cliff. The falls stretch across approximately 300 meters (about 980 feet) in width and drop from a height of about 30 meters (about 98 feet) during the monsoon season.

water gushing down at the chitrakote falls

The sight of the cascading water against the lush green backdrop of the surrounding forests is truly awe-inspiring.

Besides Chitrakote Falls, the surrounding region offers several other attractions for tourists. The tribal villages of Bastar, known for their unique cultures and traditions, are worth exploring. Additionally, the nearby Teerathgarh Falls and Tamra Ghoomar Waterfalls add to the natural beauty of the area, making it a comprehensive destination for those seeking a tranquil getaway amid nature's wonders.

Tranquil Retreat

Chitrakote Falls is a popular picnic spot and a tranquil retreat for nature lovers. Visitors can enjoy a leisurely day by the riverbanks, taking in the scenic views, and even take boat rides to get closer to the falls during the monsoon season. The lush greenery and the sound of the rushing water create a serene ambiance that's perfect for relaxation and photography.

water gushing down at the chitrakote falls with the refraction causing a rainbow to form

The best time to visit Chitrakote Falls is during the monsoon season, from July to October, when the falls are at their majestic best. The rains rejuvenate the region's rivers, resulting in a powerful flow of water over the falls. However, it's important to exercise caution when visiting during the monsoon due to slippery paths and strong currents. The post-monsoon months, from November to February, offer a more serene and accessible experience, with pleasant weather and lower water levels.

Getting There

location_cityState & Capital - Raipur, Chhattisgarh

flightSwami Vivekananda Airport, Raipur - 300 Kilometers

directions_carRaipur - 292 Kilometers via NH 30

trainJagdalpur Railway Station - 35 Kilometers

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