the heart of Chhattisgarh, is blessed with exceptional scenic beauty
and a unique fascinating cultural heritage. Bastar can also be an
anthropologist and naturalist's delight as the region is known for its
unique tribal population including Gonds who are world-famous for
their 'Ghotul' system of marriages. Each tribe has its own distinct
dress, culture and way of life and they can easily be differentiated
by their specific costumes, jewellery, headdresses, baskets and tools.
The main tribes in Bastar are Gond, Abhujmaria, Bison-horn Maria,
Muria, Halbaa, Bhatra, Parja and Dhurvaa. Visit and explore the
breathtaking natural surroundings and unique tribal life of Bastar on
your visit to Chhattisgarh.
Bastar is famous for its lush green forests, exotic mountains and
valleys, young and lively rivers, enchanting waterfalls, natural caves
and a rich and diverse wildlife. Apart from scenic beauty, the
fascinating culture and ancient architectural monuments including many
beautiful temples of Bastar never fails to mesmerize its visitors.
With so much to offer, Bastar can truly be referred as the 'Little
Green Paradise of India'. Visit and explore this little paradise
called Bastar and get rewarded with a unique and unforgettable holiday
As a tourist destination, Bastar has a lot to offer to its visitors
and it's difficult to cover all attractions of the place in one
article. Jagdalpur is the district headquarters of Bastar and all the
major tourist attraction of the region lie in and around the beautiful
town. The major tourist attractions of Jagdalpur include Danteshwari
Temple, Bastar Palace, Anthropological Museum and a couple of
beautiful lakes. Bastar is famous for a number of enchanting
waterfalls like the gorgeous Chitrakote Waterfalls (popularly referred
as the Niagara of India), Tiratgarh Waterfalls, Mandawa Waterfalls,
Thamada Ghumar Waterfalls and Chitradhara Waterfalls. Other not to be
missed attractions on your Bastar Tours include the ancient caves -
Kutumsar Caves and Kailash Gufa-, Barsoor (famous for its temples
dating from the 10th and 11th centuries) and Narayanpur.
For wildlife enthusiasts and nature lovers, there are two picturesque
wildlife sanctuaries - Kanger Valley National Park and Indravati
National Park. Both the Parks are famous for their unique and diverse
flora and fauna including the majestic Tigers. Kanger valley is also
one of the last pockets of almost virgin forests still left in the
Peninsular India. Your Bastar tour is incomplete without a visit to
unique and fascinating tribal villages and weekly haats (markets).
These haats are the best place to get an insight into the unique
tribal lifestyles of the famous tribes of Bastar. Tribal men and women
walk up to 20 km to get to the haat, to sell their beautiful
handicrafts and other forest products. With so much of variety, Bastar
is a tourist destination with a difference.