Chitrakot Waterfall is a beautiful waterfall situated on the river Indravati in Bastar district of Chhattisgarh state of India. The height of this waterfall is 90 feet. The specialty of this waterfall is that during the rainy days, this water is reddish, it looks absolutely white during the summer moonlight night.
The waterfall is located at a distance of 40 km from Jagdalpur and 273 km from Raipur . Chitrakote waterfall is Chhattisgarh’s largest and most water-logged waterfall. It is considered as the main waterfall of Bastar division. Due to being adjacent to Jagdalpur, it has also gained fame as a major picnic spot. Due to the similar shape of horse feet , this fall is also called Niagara of India. Chitrakoot waterfall is very beautiful and the tourists like it very much. A large water body falling in the middle of the strong trees and Vindhya ranges, which falls from this water fall, attracts tourists’ attention.
The famous Chitrakot falls ,”Niagra of India” is visible in every season, but seeing it in the rainy season is a more exciting experience. The roar of huge water from the height of the rain creates thrills and shudder.The beauty of these springs in the rainy season is very high. During the July-October period, it is appropriate for visitors to come here. Dense forest surrounds the picturesque waterfalls. , Which further enhances its natural beauty. This place has been enlightened with full illumination in the river. The beauty of the falling water from the waterfall can be seen with the tourist light. At least three and a maximum of seven streams fall from this waterfall on different occasions.
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.