Being a native of Odisha, we have many advantages when it comes to Travel. We have Eastern Ghats, a huge Coastline with Blue Flag Beach , Unexplored mountains, National Parks, Mangroves ,Tallest waterfalls in the country etc. We also have an advantage that we share borders with states with equally Stunning but varied landscapes and One such gem of a place is Jagdalpur in Bastar District of Chhattisgarh. Its Just 6 hrs away by road from Balangir , my native in Western Odisha.
27th Dec 2021- We started from Balangir after having a sumptuous breakfast at around 8.30 am. The roads are butter smooth all the way till Jagdalpur.A Quick Tea and snacks break at Bhawani Patna fuelled us for the rest of the journey. At around 2.00PM we reached Nowrangpur and we decided to have our lunch in the town. Hotel Manisha is right on the Highway and is a clean and Hygienic place to have lunch. They serve delicious food both Veg and Non Veg. Jagdalpur is just 80 km from here and we reached there by 3.45pm. That's when we decided lets head to the Chitrakote Falls instead of the resort. The falls are at a distance of 30km from Naman Bastar- a quaint resort.
The excitement was at its peak to have a glimpse of the Niagara of India. Its a small walk of 200-300 meters from the parking area to the falls view point. As we approached, we could hear the gushing waters and then what a view!!I will let the pics define the beauty .