Best time to visit
The best time to visit this majestic waterfall in the heart of the wilderness of Chattisgarh is from July to October when the Indravati River unleashes its full force. The water carries a massive amount of silt but it's still a spectacle for visitors.
October to February remains the best time for photographers and nature lovers who wish to see a clearer and white waterfall.
How to reach
Route 1: The nearest airport to Chitrakoot Falls is in Raipur, the capital city of Chhattisgarh. The airport stands at a distance of 284km from Chitrakoot and can be reached in approximately 5 hours taking a hired taxi.
Route 2: The Jagdalpur Station on the Kirandul-Vishakhapattnam Line is the nearest railway station to Chitrakoot Falls. Travellers can fly to Visakhapatnam and take a train to Jagdalpur from Visakhapatnam. Shared taxis can be hired to reach Chitrakoot from Jagdalpur train station.
Route 3: Distance between Delhi and Jagdalpur is around 1450km. A road trip from Delhi to Jagdalpur takes 20 hours approximately, taking you through Gwalior, Jhansi and the Balaghat Hill forest range, and 5 hours away from this major junction stands Chitrakoot.
Cab rates at Jagdalpur
Local taxis from the railway station can be hired at Rs 500 to reach a hotel in Chitrakoot. A one day trip from Jagdalpur to Chitrakoot and Tirathgarh Falls by a local taxi can cost you Rs 3000 approximately.
Where to stay:
Dandami Luxury Resort
Around 30km from the Jagdalpur city, the majestic Dandami Luxury Resort is an ideal place to stay during your exploratory trip to the Chitrakoot Falls. With a direct view of the waterfall from Room 101, it is located at just the perfect spot to make you feel close to nature and behold the sight of the Chitrakoot Falls during your stay.
The hotels has 16 double bed cottages, 13 luxury tents, a dining hall, laundry service, a restaurant satellite TV and also provides local guides to take you on a tour around the area.
The region does not have good mobile connectivity and only BSNL connections work at the resort too.
Single occupancy: Rs 2000 per day
Double occupancy: Rs 2500 per day
Where: Barsoor Road, Chitrakot (30 kms from Jagdalpur)