Bastar, 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 experience.
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.