Chitrakot Waterfall

Chitrakot Waterfall, Jagdalpur: Hours, Address, Chitrakot Waterfall Reviews: 4.5/5

Chitrakot Waterfall
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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Lucknow, India324 contributions
Jun 2021 • Couples
India’s answer to Niagra Falls. A wonder of nature. A mighty water body which attracts every nature lover.A lovely place to spend time and enjoy nature’s beauty.
Written August 3, 2021
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Lucknow, India324 contributions
Oct 2020 • Friends
The Chitrakoot waterfall is called to be Niagra of India. Although no good facilities are available to reach here,we went by our own vehicle. The fall was closed for visitors due to COVID-19 but we managed to see it. It was a beautiful sight with roaring water. Worth visiting but facilities should be increased.
Written October 15, 2020
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Vadnagar, India258 contributions
Nice place
Mar 2020 • Friends
Place is nice and beautiful,watter fall is loocking so nice and big,monsoon in place is loocking so gorgeous.
Written April 13, 2020
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Rahul M
50 contributions
A must visit
Aug 2019
Visit this place during the monsoons i.e. during July or August to see it in its full glory. Stay at the Chattisgarh Tourism resort located right next to the falls. From your Hotel verandah u will be able to enjoy the scene.
Written January 10, 2020
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Govinda Mishra
Balasore, India61 contributions
Visit to Koraput, Chitrakut and Tirathgard
Nov 2019
Memorable trip, the second with my brothers, sisters and their Families. after our Bhutan trip in June 2019. 4 days trips of the itinerary included a day trip to Chitrakut and Tirathgard. Easily can be terms as one of Nature's Great Wonders. Water falling from such a great height on a river bed and creating a scene like Niagra Falls, water particles allover, rainbow were mesmerizing. Suggest to plan for a night stay in the nearby town then one will be able enjoy the evening under the lights. We had to return at around 6PM as we were to get back to Koraput, approx 3 and half hours drive from there. Don't miss walking past the guest house, going down in the steps from where you will get a clear view of the Great Fall. Take the boat ride to be at very near the Fall and get drenched by the soothing water particles. Our visit was in November. Visit during Monsoon season (July-August-Sept) will give you the full width of the Fall.
Written December 31, 2019
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Kalpana C
Bilaspur, India648 contributions
Just out of the world!!!!!!
Oct 2019
The NIGARA of Asia...... very rightly said. Magnificent and Majestic. The fall mesmerizes you to the core. You just cannot take your eyes off it. Go and fall in love with it. I did.......
Written November 24, 2019
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Raipur, India133 contributions
A great way to experience the power of the falls..Crowned as India's Niagara..
Sep 2019
Mega Impressive Waterfalls.. Raw power and Majestic beauty, such a lovely and unique landmark, it blows my mind, this waterfall produces a Mist that can be felt from several blocks away..
Definitely worth the trip, giant spectacular natural waterfalls, I say rolling waterfalls, must see it to experience it..
At 95 ft high and 980 ft wide, not just the waterfall, but the entire surrounding area is a treasure.

Trip behind the falls, i.e. About the Journey & Stay:

Started at 09:00 in the morning from Raipur reached 05:00 in the evening at Dandami Resort; 2-3 Stops for Photo-shoots, Tea Break, Lunch etc..
National Highway 30 is at very good condition, Roads are buttery idyllic lush green & passes through dense forest, but after Makri Hotel to Kondagaon near about 100 Kms Road is pathetic, you will have to be patience while driving, Because this 100 km, will definitely test you & your driving skills and patience to drive. But on the same route you will experience 12 hair pin bends of huge KESHKAAL GHAAT, in fact its beauty at its best. Stay on the main roads and the National & state Highways. You can say this stretch is a bumpy ride. Try to avoid Google maps for shortcut as they create trouble for you.
Also must pay homage to Telni Mata Mandir at KESHKAAL GHAAT, because there is a belief here that by doing this, your journey becomes comfortable.

We stayed at Dandami Luxury Resort right next to the falls.. Again experienced one of the BEST PROPERTY OF CG TOURISM..
The rest, I will include in its personal review.

Best time to visit: If you want to see the waterfall in full bloom, enjoy it during monsoon (July to September)..

Some More Details of Falls and its nearby area:

There is no entry fee but you have to pay parking fees for your vehicle. Scenic view of the falls, easily accessible by foot..
You need not go downstairs or upstairs to reach this waterfall. You can go down to the river by climbing down steps for a boat ride which will take you around in the river near the waterfall and to the other side of fall. This is basically for trekking and camping.
Not many good restaurants around, so carry your food along, but please don’t be uncivilized visitors, and stop consuming food near the waterfalls and stop spreading single use plastic wrappers and bottles near this beautiful place.

There are plenty of other falls and attractions nearby, to make this trip that lasts a few days.

The roaring water is mesmerising and awe inspiring!

I would love to come back during summer to see different scenic views.

Wishing all Readers a Happy Holiday and Safe Drive..
Written November 5, 2019
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Aniruddha Gupta
Howrah, India3 contributions
Chitrakote and Tirathgarh waterfalls.
Oct 2019 • Family
I stayed at Atithi hotel, just near to the Railway Station. If one has to catch Koraput-Howrah Express which departs at 4.15 am, the hotel is ideal. A no-nonsense hotels with no frills and attached restaurant. The food is tasty and good.I hired a cab at Rs 2000/- from the hotel and planned to Chitrakote and Tirathgarh falls along with some other sites.First I visited Tirathgarh falls which is around 40 kms from Jagdalpur. The Kangar forest reserve toll charges Rs 55/- person for entering the forest. There is lot hteen vegetation along the NH 63 and takes around 1hrs 20 mins to reach the Tirathgarh falls. You need to descend a nos of stairs till you reach the base of the waterfall. A huge cascade of water falls and I found enthusiastic tourists even bathing in filmy. It is great waterfall with a smart grandeur. The place is awfully picturesque and tourist will definitely enjoy the visit.The kutumesear caves was closed as it was flooded and I was informed that it will be opened from 1st November.
Next We went to the other side of Jagdalpur of around 40 kms from Tirathgarh to visit the famous Chitrakote falls. The journey was good as the highway is maintained with some small undulations somewhere. When we reach near the falls the whispering was felt from a distance. The first view was awesome because of the gigantic spread. As monsoon is still there the supply volume of water from river Irawady was high and such huge volume of water falling was creating both a sense of fear and splendidness as well in my mind. It is really gorgeous and delightful. Right visit at right time. I found adventurous people riding on boats near the falls. Please visit. it will be an unique experience for lifetime.
Finally we went to the Danteswari Mata mandir and paid our homage.
Written October 13, 2019
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5 contributions
Awesome and mesmerizing beauty during monsoon
Aug 2019
we booked Dandami resort(Chattisgarh tourism) in advance for one night during monsoon..Went by Hirakhand Exp from BBSR.the rout from Rayagada to Jeypore was full of natural beauties and Engineering marvel.We could see many water falls,streams,bridges, tunnels and hills.
The resort was awesome.Every room has a balcony facing the magnificent Chitrakoot waterfalls.You can sit and enjoy tea watching the falls and Indravati river.The noise of the falls is heard clearly inside the room.All rooms are away from restaurant.You have to walk for 5 to 10min to reach the restaurant and reception.But we enjoyed every bit. The wilderness of the falls has to be seen and experienced.Can't be explained.
Next day morning after BF we visited Tirathgarh waterfall .It took 1hr 15min to reach Tirathgarh. Tirathgarh waterfall was equally wild and awesome.We had to climbdown somany steps.Hence elders may take care.After the visit we reached Jagdalpur Railway station to catch return train .
Written September 24, 2019
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India233 contributions
Dangerous Beauty of WaterFall with a Good stay at a huge govt resort
Aug 2019
A vast waterfall, as in monsoon, so in full vigour.

Visitor must be more aware about the environmental hazards caused due to plastic as they make the place filthy with pet bottles, saches and food packets. Goverment must impose some steps to restrict the uncivilized visitors and stop consumption of food near the fall.
Stay at Dandami resort is good. The resort has come up with new black wooden cottages, which have a luxury feel. Old concrete cottages are pocket friendly, but has the more or less same view(specially 101 and 102). The resort booking is online and allocation of cottage is on FirstComeFirstServe basis, so reach near to the check-in the, i.e. 2 pm.
Food at the resort is tasty, but slow service. No room service, so considering the walking distance to the dining area, it is better to stay in the cottage 112 or 111.

Best time to visit: If you are interested to see the falls in full bloom, then Monsoon(July to Sep). If you are interested for Kager Valley National Park and Kutumsar Caves, after November mid to April as in monsoon national park remains closed.

Road Condition from Vizag: in one word very good in Chattisgarh and Andhra Pradesh, but the Orissa stretch is bumpy in places

Stay apart from Dandami Resort : PWD Holiday home adjacent to the resort and in Jagdalpur town which is 22 km from the fall. But for full enjoyment, stay at the resort only.

Mobile network: Only Jio, no other network will support.

Shops and ATM: in Jagdalpur town, no nearby from the resort

Nearby Must visits: Tirathgarh Falls (better beauty as a fall), Chltradhara Fall(mesmerizing surrounding), Kutumsar cave
Written September 19, 2019
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