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The Chitrakoot Falls is a natural waterfall located to the west of Jagdalpur, in Bastar district in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh on the Indravati River. The height of the falls is about 30 metres (98 ft).It is the widest fall in India,about 300 metres (980 ft). Because of its width and wide spread during the monsoon season, it is often called the Niagara Falls of India.
This spectacular fall is formed when the river indravati abruptly collapses into a 100 feet deep cavern. the mouth of the fall, when in full profusion, is over 1,000 feet wide. Chitrakot is a horse-shoe shaped waterfall, best seen during and after the monsoon, between july and october. if you want to take photographs, the light is best in the afternoons.
The best time to visit the falls is during the months of October to February. Even though the falls get quite narrower by this time, it doesn’t take away from the wild, elemental beauty of these cascading waters. However if you are keen to enjoy the wild ferocity of the falls, the months of July till September would suit you better. During the winter months, the scenic beauty of this place is especially beautiful. There are boats which take you right up to the falls. And if the angle of the sun is right, you can even enjoy a colourful display of double rainbows.
The falls is one of the favourite picnic spots. In the mornings you can find variety of people (from photographers, painters to joggers and yoga practitioners) gathered around this place. There are government owned lodges and camp sites located nearby.

How To Reach Chitrakoot Waterfalls

Situated 38 km in the northwest of Jagadalpur, Chitrakoot falls is ironically scantly connected with public buses. Shabby Buses to Chitrakoot falls depart from Agrasen trisquare (Opposite to Anupama Cinema).  There are only 3-4 buses in a day and journey time is nearly 2 hours as bus will stop at all the Village haats en route. For return journey, the last bus from Chitrakoot falls to Jagdalpur departs at 5:00 PM in the evening. Alternatively, there are shared autos to other villages (Potanar, Badanji) those fall on Jagdalpur-Chitrakoot road. Impromptus travelers can rely on hitch-hiking.  Amiable land of Bastar is blessed with generous people always ready to offer you a ride. If you like convenient travel then hire a private car from Jagdalpur.

Videos of Chitrakoot Waterfalls


  1. Thanks for sharing my video :-)
    Chitrakoot is really one of the wonders of India !

  2. Thanks for making such a attractive video. Please upload more if you have videos of other tourist place.

  3. The niagarafalls@zoomtours are located on the border between Canada and the United States.