Dantewada is one of the most
beautiful and picturesque districts of Chhattisgarh, located in the
famous and enchanting Bastar region. Also one of the famous ancient
towns of India, Dantewada had been the capital city of a glorious
Kingdom in its golden past. It was known as Tarlapal and Dantawali in
pre-historical days, mention of which can be found on the stone
carvings found in the district.
Dantewada is blessed with exceptionally beautiful natural landscapes
comprising of scenic hills and valleys, lush green sal and teak
forests and young and lively rivers. Indravati, Godavari, Shabhari,
Shankhini and Dankiny rivers flow all through the length and breathe
of Dantewada. All these rivers with many enchanting waterfalls provide
a unique charm to Dantewada, making it one of the loveliest
destinations in Chhattisgarh. Apart from its scenic beauty, Dantewada
also has a number of beautiful temples and important historical sites,
worth visiting on your tours to Chhattisgarh.
The major tourist attractions of Dantewada include the famous
Danteshwari Temple, Bhairon Baba Temple, the historic sites of Barsoor
and Bhadrakali, Bailadila Iron ore Project Township and hilltop
habitations of Aakash Nagar and Kailash Nagar. The annual Dusshera
Festival celebrated by all the major tribes of the region at the
Danteshwari Temple attract thousands of visitors every year.