Bastar has a series of waterfalls, many of them are perennials, while some are deprived of water during the summer, but during the rainy and winter season their beauty is unique. Chitradhara comes in the latter category.
Chitradhara waterfall is an amazing example of Bastar’s beauty. On the way to Chitrakote Falls, a small river flows through the valley of a small hill and it is the beginning of the river bed of the farmers. For this reason, there is water during the rain, but in the summer, its excellence becomes faded.
In the upper part of the spring, devotees made an observation spot to see the charm of a Shiva temple and waterfall. This waterfall falls from a height of 50 feet. The next main waterfall flows down from the left side of the height of 100 feet and flows towards the hills.
It is a best spot for picnic .This waterfall is located in the quiet and remote location of the village of Potanar. Chitradhara, Tamada Ghumar and Mehendri Ghumar make Chitrakote waterfall tour even more attractive and enjoyable.
How to Reach:
Bastar has its own Airport which is operated by State Government under UDAN Scheme . At present the AIRODISHA has operating flights from Jagdalpur to Raipur and Jagdalpur to Vishakapatnam. The nearest airport accessible is in Raipur, approximately 300 km away from Bastar. Many Airplane operators operate regular flights from here connecting it to all the major cities. Prepaid taxis are easily available from the Raipur Airport to Jagdalpur.
Jagdalpur a district headquarter of Bastar district is well connected to the Vishakapatnam and Raipur by railways. Jagdalpur railway station is operated by East Coast Railway. This Railway line is the primary source of iron ore transport from NMDC bacheli to Vishapakatnam. At present Vishakapatnam -Kirandul Passenger (58501), Durg -Jagdalpur Express (18211), Hawrah-Koraput Express (18005), Hirakhand Express (18448) and Vishakapatnam-Jagdalpur(Night Express) are operational from Jagdalpur.
Regular bus services, whether express or sleeper based, ply to and fro the city of Jagdalpur (Bastar). They operate on a daily basis, through a well-connected network of national highways such as NH 30 . The other state bus transporters also operates such as TSRTC (Jagdalpur-Hyderabad), APRTC(Jagdalpur -Vishakapatnam,Vijayawada,Rajmundry),OSRTC etc.