What comes to your mind when you hear Chhattisgarh? Backward state, poor, not much to see, and probably dangerous?
It was a blind spot for me until I went there last year. And, how I went there? I ran into some very friendly guys from Chhattisgarh in Araku Valley. Their tales of the tribal and stories of the local culture lured me to Chhattisgarh. Ant-eaters, naked tribal people, colourful tribal markets, time-warped villages, and the widest waterfall of India.
Bastar District is the prime tourist destination of Chhattisgarh if it can be called a tourist destination. You would hardly run into any tourists in Bastar even though it holds some of the best-kept secrets of India. Jagdalpur is the district capital and the base to explore the remoter areas of Bastar. Jagdalpur has good accommodation options for all budgets. Private and public transportation options are available in Jagdalpur to visit Bastar.
So, let’s drive deep into the heart of Bastar in search of its many secrets