10 Best Waterfalls in Chhattisgarh

How amazing it is to be home to one of the most amazing and beautiful waterfalls in the world. India, having the most astounding demographics a country can have, offers its travelers a lot to see. Each state has its own share of enchanting waterfalls, which is an absolute treat for every nature lover. Here we have a list of 10 best waterfalls in Chhattisgarh. Not only does it have a rich cultural heritage, it also boasts of some absolutely spell bounding scenery.

Chhattisgarh is blessed with vast mountain ranges, lush green forests and perennial rivers like Mahanadi, Indravati and Godavari, which give birth to these spectacular waterfalls. The waterfalls of Chhattisgarh attract a large number of tourists, not only from India but from around the world. The view of the water cascading down the steps, its soothing sound and the white showers instantly take away all your stress and calm your nerves. Chhattisgarh is indeed a perfect blend of historic elegance and splendid natural beauty.

Let’s take a virtual ride of the 10 best waterfalls in Chhattisgarh:

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Chitrakote Waterfall

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The largest waterfall in India, Chitrakote waterfall is famously known as the Niagara falls of India because of the horseshoe shaped rim. It is the largest waterfall in India and is fed majorly by the Indravati river. The height of the waterfall is approximately 29 metres (95 ft). During the monsoons, from July to October, beautiful rainbows are created with sun rays reflecting on the mist from the waterfall, which makes it one of the best waterfalls in Chhattisgarh.  If you wish to enjoy the entire view of the waterfall, take a boat ride below the waterfall.  A small shrine is located on the left banks of the Chitrakote falls, which is another reason for visiting this sublime location.

Location: It is located in Jagdalpur in Bastar district of Chhattisgarh.

How to reach: Chitrakote is 48 kms from Jagdalpur. Tourists may hire a taxi at Jagdalpur to reach Chitrakote.

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Tirathgarh Falls

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Another magnificent waterfall in Chhattisgarh, Tirathgarh falls on Mugabahar River are block type falls, where water plunges over a series of boulders, splashing from 300 feet height. It is surrounded by beautiful lush green forests which add to its splendid beauty. A temple of Shiva Parvati is also located here and hence Tirathgarh falls is an ideal for both travelers and pilgrims. It is a famous picnic spot and people come here to enjoy the scenic beauty from all around the world.

The wild waters and their enraged speed make this place even more attractive.

Location:  It is located at a distance of 35 kms (22 mi) south-west of Jagdalpur.

How to reach: Tourists may hire a taxi or use bus service from Jagdalpur.

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Rajpuri Waterfall

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Rajpuri Waterfall is one of the very famous picnic spots and  in the Jashpur district of Chhattisgarh. You also have much scope for fishing in Rajpuri Waterfall. This waterfall is surrounded by tribal villages which have their own traditions and customs that adds a different charm to this place.

Location: The waterfall is located 60 kilometers from Jashpur main.

How to reach: Jashpur is well connected to the major and minor cities of Chhattisgarh by a good network of roads and highways. The national highway 78 passes through Jashpur.

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Amrit Dhara Waterfall

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Amrit Dhara Waterfall starts from the Hasdo River in Koriya District, Chhattisgarh. It is a small waterfall with a height of 90 feet. The water from the falls pours down from a great height, creating a beautiful misty ambiance that is sure to take your breath away. The dense green forests surrounding the waterfall provide an extravagant view for tourists. The best time to visit these hustling waters rushing to the pool is the monsoons. The waterfall never dries up, so can be visited during anytime of the year. There is a temple of Lord Shiva near the falls which is an important pilgrimage spot.

Location: It is located in the Koriya district of Chhattisgarh.

How to reach: The nearest railway station is Manendragarh, from where, travelers can take a bus or taxi to Hara Nagpur, and hire a taxi to the fall.

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Chitradhara Falls

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This list of best waterfalls in Chhattisgarh boasts of some of the very unique and impressive waterfalls in the country. One such picturesque wonder of mother nature is Chitradhara falls. Situated in the serene and remote village, Potanar, Chitradhara falls is a boon of nature to mankind. The calm of the surroundings coupled with the hustling-bustling sound of the waterfall provide an exquisite musical to the ears. On the other hand, the white splashing foamy water and the greenery is a visual treat. River Indravati, flowing through the thick, dense forests and wide cliffs, is the source of Chitradhara waterfalls. The best season for travelers to visit the falls is from July to October.

Location: It is located 19 kms from Jagdalpur on the way to Chitrakote falls.

How to reach: Since it is on the way to Chitrakote falls, buses from Jagdalpur can be taken or you may even hire a taxi from Jagdalpur.
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Charre-Marre Falls

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Located in the Kanker district of Chhattisgarh, Charre-Marre Falls on the Jogi river is another marvellous waterfall in Chhattisgarh. It is fed by Jogidhara river, also called Antagarh river or Kutri nadi by locals. This waterfall is also known as the jewel or crown of Kanker district. It is a 16 m high zig-zag waterfall which attracts tourists from all over the world. The waterfall is undoubtedly a treat for eyes. The best time to visit Charre-Marre falls is between October and December.

Location: It is located in the Kanken district of Chhattisgarh.

How to reach: Charre-Marre falls is 12 kms from Antagarh, near Kanker and Antagarh is about 45 kms from Kanker and is connected by road. 

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Ghatarani Waterfall

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A wild yet spectacular member of this index of the best waterfalls in Chhattisgarh is Ghatarani. Ghatarani waterfall is located at about 25 kms from Jatmai village near Bhilai and about 75 kms from Raipur. It is surrounded by thick dense forests and can be reached after a short trek through the forest. The trek gives you an opportunity to witness the wide variety of flora and fauna inhabiting the forest. The place is a popular spot for picnickers and tourists. There is a small bridge over a narrow part of the fall which gives a wonderful view and also takes you to an ancient Jatmai temple. Unlike many other waterfalls in Chhattisgarh, Ghatarani waterfall should be avoided during the monsoons due the dangerous levels of the fast flowing, wild waters. It is one of the most furious and best waterfalls in India.

Location: It is located about 75 kms from Raipur and 25kms from Jatmai village near Bhilai.

How to reach: Hire a taxi from Raipur or Bhilai.

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Malanjhkudum Falls

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Located 15 kms away towards the south of Kanker, Malanjhkudum falls on Doodh river, is another spectacular destination in Chhattisgarh. Three waterfalls- 10 m, 15 m and 9 m in height, collectively constitute the Malanjhkudum falls- one of the best waterfalls in Chhattisgarh. It is a famous picnic spot and tourist destination and thousands of people visit this place from all over the globe.  Best time to visit this waterfall is between October and March.

Location: It is located 15 kms away from Kanker.

How to reach: Hire a taxi from Kanker to Malanjhkudum falls.

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Tamra Ghoomar Waterfalls

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Located near Chitrakote, Tamra Ghoomar falls is another stunningly beautiful scenic spot in Chhattisgarh and is known for its exotic beauty and splendor. People from all over the country and world come to explore the outstanding scenery and spellbinding white showers. It is undeniably one of the best waterfalls in Chhattisgarh. The waterfall is best visited during the monsoon season when the river is full and delivers the best view. It is in fact one of the most exotic and serene locations in Chhattisgarh.

Location: It is located about 45 kms from Jagdalpur and is very close to Chitrakote.

How to reach: A taxi or bus from Jagdalpur will get you to Tamra Ghoomar waterfall.
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Mandawa Falls

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Mandawa waterfall is located in a village called Mandawa in the Bastar district of Chattisgarh. The pristine waters of Mandawa falls make you feel close to the nature, so much so, that your spirit rejuvenates to its fullest. It is not a very famous picnic spot and hence is even more fresh and healthy. The water flows from a height of 70 feet and then collects in a small reservoir which flows down in the Kanger River. Its freshness makes it a part of the best waterfalls in Chhattisgarh.

Location: It is located in Mandawa village in Bastar district of Chhattisgarh.

How to reach: Road is the only mode of transport to reach Jagdalpur. Therefore, buses or taxis are the options.

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