Bastar is a tribal region in Chhattisgarh, blessed with an exceptional scenic beauty that beckons the lovers of nature to explore the forests, waterfalls, wildlife, ancient temples, tribal dances and music. Located at a distance of 264 km from Raipur, Bastar is one of the most significant eco-friendly destinations of the country. It has plenty to offer to its visitors with its valuable tribal art and culture that lie in and around the lush green city of Jagdalpur. One can choose from National Parks, waterfalls, natural caves, palaces, museums and places of religious significance.
It is said that herds of deer once inhabited the verdant surroundings of Chitrakote, earning it its name (‘chitar is the name for a deer in the Halbi dialect’). Chitrakote waterfall is an incredible manifestation of natural beauty which is surrounded by the majestic grandeur of Vindhya ranges. This waterfall on Indravati River cascades down 100 ft drop amidst.
Chhattisgarh was the region known as Dakshin Koshal, which finds mention in both the Ramayana and Mahabharata
Raipur is the nearest (300kms) airport well connected to Mumbai, Delhi, Nagpur, Bhubaneswar, Kolkata, Ranchi, Vishakhapatnam and Chennai.
Raipur is the nearest railway station conveniently linked with Delhi and Nagpur. Bus services are available from Raipur for all places of tourist in the circuit.
Road is the earliest way to get to Jagdalpur – district headquarters of Bastar. A convenient way to travel in Bastar is by arranging your own vehicles or hiring a taxi.