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Bastar, The treasury of Tribal and Natural Resources, is also pleasant with natural beauty and charming atmosphere. It is covered with dense forests, hilly mountains, streams, waterfalls, natural caves, natural parks etc. Bastar is firmly a tribal area, where the natural beauty can easily affine the tourists at first sight itself. Here the art and culture is the precious ancient asset of the Bastariyas. From the point of view of the tourists and tourism, Bastar is called the 'Kashmir of Chhattisgarh'. If we axes Bastar in the map of tourism, no doubt it definitely attracts the foreign tourists.
The dense forest area, between bushes and bamboos where one always feels the absence of sunlight, wide and thick forests, costly woods such as Sal, Teak, Sheesam, Bija etc., between high mountains calmly flowing streams, mountain valley, caves, high waterfalls, sky-touching valleys and in the valleys the spread of greenery and in between this, the huts made by bamboo stick, the fearless life style of the tribal and their culture, our heart and mind can be full with new wonders and pleasure.
There are so many places which are worth seeing, not only in Bastar district, but also in the neighboring districts Dantewada and Kanker, which are in Bastar. It is being heard that there are many places worth seeing which are still unexplored. Bastar will be an unerasable memory in the mind of a tourist if once he visits here.
The important tourist places in Bastar district are Chitrakot and Tiratgarh and both are water falls, Kotamsar and Kailash caves, Kanger Valley National Park etc.
Indravati National Park, known for its tigers and wild buffaloes is situated at a distance of 200 Km, west of Jagdalpur, is another place worth seeing. There is another tourist spot virgin Kurschel Valley, with its gigantic trees, situated 40 Km North West of Narainpur.
There are two wild life sanctuaries Bhairamgarh and Pamed which are in Dantewada district. The famous historical temple of Goddess Danteshwari is situated in Dantewada. Another place of historical interest in Dantewada district is Barsur.
If you want to feel the complete enjoyment of the Tourism, enter into the beautiful scenes of Bastar. Here you will get the same joy and peace which one gets at the places of tourism.
Chitrakote Falls: At this place, the river Indirawati has a fall of 96 ft.
Tirathgarh Falls: The picturesque waterfalls are 100 ft. in height.
Danteshwari Temple: It is an ancient temple built by the kings of Bastar for inhabiting there family Goddess, Devi Danteshwari.
Bastar Palace: It is other historical remains that is seen in Jagdalpur.It was the head quarters of Bastar Kingdom.
Anthropological Museum: This Museum is located in the office of the Anthropological Survey of India situated at Dharampura.
Best time to visit: The best time to visit would be in the months of January, February, March, October and November.
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