Bastar Tourism

The very name of Bastar spells magic, creating images of river, exotic mountains and valleys, with lush green forests, diverse wildlife, natural caves and beautiful waterfalls. Apart from the picturesque beauty of Bastar, it is the amazing culture and ancient architectural monuments here that attract tourists from around the world. With so much to offer, it is quite natural to find the various Tourist Attractions in Bastar drawing heavy footfalls round the year.


A tribal territory, the land of Bastar is richly endowed with minerals and forest resources. One can enjoy a list of things on a tour to Bastar. Well known for its artistry, Kondagaon is among the popular attraction here in Bastar. The locals of Kondagaon are pretty famous all over the country for their fine craftsmanship. The local goods of Kondagaon are pretty famous among the tourists.

An ancient temple of Devi Danteshwari built by the kings of Bastar is another famous attraction here. The temple is located beside Bastar palace and near to Gole Bazar, attracting pilgrimage tourists throughout the year, especially during Dussehra festival. This temple of Bastar is believed to be one among the 52 sacred Shakti pithas of the Hindu Mythology.
Another major attraction of Bastar is the Bastar Palace. It is an historical monument located in Jagdalpur that was built by the rulers of Bastar State. This extensive and impressive fort glitters in the sun and signifies the history of Bastar.
Located on the banks of Kholaba River in Chhattisgarh, Kanger Valley National park is one of the most beautiful national parks of India. The true blue tribal district of Bastar, the valley is unique from various perspectives because of its tribal roots.

The Monuments in Bastar would enthrall you for sure, and the Kutumsar Caves and Kailash Gufa are among the worth visit places. You may choose Jagdalpur, Bastar's district headquarters to be your base to travel around this region.

Best time to visit Bastar
The months from October to March is the best time to visit Bastar. During this time the temperature ranges between 17.5°C and 12.0°C and wildlife safari, sightseeing and other activities become favorable. The summer months are quite hot and humid, as the temperature soar up 40°C. The heat might make sightseeing a tough call. Monsoons must be completely avoided as the rainfalls are pretty heavy, and there is water clogging.

How to reach Bastar
By Air – Raipur airport is considered as the most convenient place from where one can discover Bastar. Travelers can take the air route which makes reaching Bastar convenient. Vishakhapatnam is another famous airport that one can opt to reach Bastar.
By Train – Travelers wishing to travel to Bastar, Chhattisgarh via rail will have to get to Raipur.
By Road – The district head quarter of Bastar is situated at a distance of 300 km from Raipur, the capital of Chhattisgarh and 313 km north-west of Vishakhapatnam city. Bastar is just 77 km away from Dantewada, another beautiful place. There are good services of Buses and Cabs available.


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