When you are in Jagdalpur: Behold the Chitrakote falls

  • Suggested By Ravi Sambamurthy on Sun, 07/17/2016 - 22:40.

    At a distance of about 40kms from Jagdalpur is located the Chitrakote falls, fondly referred to as the "Niagara of India". It is the widest waterfall in the country with a width of about 1000 ft. The Indravati river which makes up the waterfall, drops through a height of about 100 ft.

    The flow is at its peak during monsoon, covering the entire width (as shown in the first photo - By Iamg at English Wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=22817284). During the low flow seasons, the waterfall might not be as spectacular, but is still an impressive sight to watch.

    The waterfall is illuminated in the nights, to enhance the viewing experience. There are resorts close to the waterfall, run by the state tourism department, for those who cannot take their eyes away from this visual splendour. 

    There are boatsmen ready to take you very close to the fall. And there are travelers (usually of female persuasion) who are ready to shriek, as their boat gets dangerously close to the falling volume of water.