Bastar region is extremely safe for tourists in spite of some bad things. Even it is safer than any metro city or any big tourist place.
Bastar is situated in southern Chhattisgarh with many districts. You can travel whole Bastar by making Jagdalpur your centre. Bastar is a land of waterfalls and caves. Some great waterfalls of India are here. Chitrakote waterfall is called ‘Niagara of India’ as it is the widest waterfall in India.
How to reach Bastar (Jagdalpur)?
Firstly you will have to reach Raipur, the capital of Chhattisgarh. Raipur is well connected by road and rail by all major cities in India. Mumbai-Kolkata road and railway line passes from Raipur.
Raipur to Jagdalpur is 300 km. AC and non-AC sleeper buses run between both cities 24 hours. The journey takes 7-8 hours.
You can reach Jagdalpur by rail also. Jagdalpur is connected by Vishakhapatnam, Bhubaneshwar, Howrah and Rourkela. A train goes from Raipur also, but it takes 7-8 hours more than bus.
If you are planning by flight, Raipur and Vishakhapatnam are best. Both places are 300 km from Jagdalpur and well connected to other Indian cities by air.
Where to stay in Bastar (Jagdalpur)?
There are many good hotels in Jagdalpur. You may choose Hotel Laxmi Palace, Hotel Parth Inn, Hotel Sudha Palace, Naman Bastar, Bastar Jungle Resort. Dandami Luxury Resort is also a good option near Chitrakote waterfall.
Main Tourists Attractions in Bastar:
The most magnificent attraction in Bastar in Chitrakote waterfall. The waterfall gets its width up to 500 meters in monsoon. It is the widest waterfall in India.
Some other attractions are:
Tamra Ghumar waterfall
Mendri Ghumar waterfall
Kanger Valley national park
Kotumsar and other caves
Danteshwari temple, Dantewara
Best time to travel in Bastar
No doubt monsoon in the best time for Bastar. All the waterfalls are full bloom at this time. Bastar is famous for its waterfalls.
You may visit Bastar in winters also. Main attraction in winters is Kotumsar cave and other caves in Kanger Valley national park.
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