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Chitrakote Falls, Kanger Valley National Park
Categories: Waterfalls, Nature & Parks
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.Plan your Chitrakote Falls visit and explore what else you can see and do in Bastar District using our Bastar District vacation builder.
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The view and the sound of the rushing waters were amazing. Not so popular with tourists because one has to travel to Raipur by flight and then travel for 5 - 6 hours to reach the falls. We stayed in t... read more »
The Chitrakote Falls is not a part of the Kanger Valley National Park. It is situated at a distance of around 40km from Jagdalpur in the Bastar region of Chhattisgarh. The mighty falls has to be visit... read more »
The main beauty you can enjoy in the rainy season. There is a CG Government resort near the the Waterfall. But it is too far (35-40km) from main city. You can cover both the famous waterfall (tirathga... read more »
It is 2nd largest fall in India. If wanted to fill it than u have to come during rainy season.
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Peaceful and serene during monsoon season! Restaurant is not so customer service oriented. Try road side Dhaba awesome live chicken!
Great natural place to see, more relaxing than malls, kindly prefer to go in rainy season. Weekends would be the best days to go there. This place is 200 km. From raipur district so you can have direct bus from raipur to jagdalpur district. Roads are quiet good. Between raipur and jagdalpur there is at one point roads are Zigzag that is just amazing experience to have.
nice place to stay,great view.however staffs are not so cooperative and helpful.
SCENIC PLACE , know as a NIAGARA FALLS OF INDIA Monsoon is the best time to visit this fall
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