Chitrakote Falls, Kanger Valley National Park

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The Chitrakote Falls is a natural waterfall located to the west of Jagdalpur, in Bastar district in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh on the Indravati River. It is located at a distance of to the west of Jagdalpur.The height of the falls is about. It is the widest fall in India, Because of its width and wide spread during the monsoon season, it is often called the Niagara Falls of India.TopographyThe Chitrakote Falls is located on the Indravati River. The river originates in the kalahandi region of Orissa, in the Vindhya Range of hills, flows westward and then forms a fall at Chitrakote, enters Andhra Pradesh and finally flows into the Godavari River, after traversing in the state, at Bhadrakali. The free drop of the falls is a sheer height of about. Because of its horseshoe shape, it is compared with the Niagara Falls and is given the sobriquet ‘the Small Niagara Falls’. During the rainy season, from July and October, rainbows are created with sun rays reflecting on mist from the waterfall.On the left bank of the Chitakoot Falls, a small Hindu shrine dedicated to the god Shiva and several naturally created grottos named "Parvati caves" (named after Shiva's wife Parvati) are located. The weather in the area is generally pleasant except in the summer season when it is hot due to absence of vegetation in the area. The river flows sluggishly on the upstream side of the falls due to its meandering nature as it drains through the plains of Jagadalpur. This reach of the river valley has very little forest cover. Below the falls the river traverses the Bodhghat forested area and the river regime undergoes drastic change in its flow conditions. Aeration process and the forest in the downstream area filters the silt in the river.
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  • very nice waterfall but should be visited after rain season. in february it's nice but should be great when full of water  more »
  • We can enjoy rainbow colour!! Boat service also available here. But need to be careful while enjoying here as it is deeper. Security gaurds are also there.  more »
  • Another great waterfall near jagdalpur after tirthagarh! Visit in rainy season when the fall becomes broad due to heavy water flow. Magnificent views and boat ride is also available to take you closer...  more »
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  • "Very good place relaxed and enjoyed alot with my friends" "Nice place to stay,great view.however staffs are not so cooperative and helpful."
  • If u are planning to go vizag araku then try to add another 2 days in ur plan and visit Jagdalpur. you can go via train from vizag or araku also. In jagdalpur, 2 falls are breathtaking. 1. Chitrakoot and 2. Tirthagarh. Be careful with moneys. while visit the falls do not bring any food.
  • A majestic fall amid a red soil forest. Should be visited twice, once in monsoon to experience the majestical fall and once in autum/winter for adventure sports and camping. With the presence of a local adventure sports club there are a tons of options available during this season's and within a common man's budget.
  • The Chitrakote Falls (चित्रकोट जलप्रपात) is a natural waterfall located to the west of Jagdalpur, in Bastar district in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh on the Indravati River. It is located at a distance of 38 Km to the west of Jagdalpur. The height of the falls is about 29 metres (95 ft). It is the widest fall in India, Because of its width and wide spread during the monsoon season, it is often called the Niagara Falls of India.
  • India's biggest water fall on River Indrani just 40km from Jagdalpur Chhattisgarh.