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Chitrakoot Waterfalls, Chattisgarh

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This waterfall, formed by the Indravati River, is the widest waterfall in India, with a width in excess of 900 feet (some sources put it at 980 feet). The river takes a slight right turn, and its width doubles just before the waterfall. During monsoons, it is a sight to behold as a huge amount of water forms a shape similar to a horseshoe and rolls down to a depth of 95 ft making a roaring sound. During non-monsoon days, boats ferry tourists to the base of the waterfall, and it is a thrilling experience to live with. Chitrakoot is about 38 kilometres from Jagdalpur city, which is well connected by rail and air.

Nearby Places to See

Tirathghar Waterfall
Located 33 kilometres away from Jagdalpur, it is a perennial waterfall that is popular with tourists. Photographers love this place for the fantastic photo opportunities this waterfall offers. The pretty waterfall is 100 feet in height and stretches to nearly 200 feet in width when it is in full flow. The Munga Bahar River forms this waterfall.
Caves
Located about 35-40 kilometres from Jagdalpur are the three natural caves named Kailash, Kotumsar, and Dandak. All these caves are within the precincts of the Kanger Valley National Park. Kotumsar and Dandak are located within a kilometre of each other, whereas Kailash Cave is 35 kilometres away. Kailash cave is the largest of the three and was discovered in 1993.
Anthropological Museum
Located within the Jagdalpur city limits, this museum was established in 1972. The museum houses various artefacts related to the tribes of the area. Headgear, dresses, ornaments, paintings, footwear, weapons, and other items used by the many tribes of the area in daily life are showcased here.
Bastar Palace
This palace is an important heritage building in Jagdalpur. It was built by the local rulers, who used it as their residence. The paintings, crafty designs, and architecture bring back to life the royal glory of the palace.