The Chitrakote Falls is a natural waterfall located to the west of Jagdalpur, in Bastar district in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh on the Indravati River. It is located at a distance of 38 kilometers to the west of Jagdalpur. The height of the falls is about 29 meters. It is the widest fall in India. Because of its width and widespread during the monsoon season, it is often called the Niagara Falls of India.
The Chitrakoot Falls is located on the Indravati River. The river originates in the Kalahandi region of Odisha, in the Vindhya Range of hills, flows westward and then forms a fall at Chitrakoot, enters Andhra Pradesh and finally flows into the Godavari River, after traversing 240 miles (390 km) in the state, at Bhadrakali.
Because of its horseshoe shape, it is compared with the Niagara Falls and is given in the sobriquet ‘the Small Niagara Falls’.
During the rainy season, from July and October, rainbows are created with sun rays reflecting on mist from the waterfall.
Twitter account ‘IncredibleIndia’ also posted an incredible picture of this waterfall on twitter for the potential tourists. “Want to visit the Niagara falls but can’t? Visit Chitrakote Falls, fondly known as the ‘Niagara Falls of India’.#Chhattisgarh #IncredibleIndia @GoChhattisgarh“, they wrote.
Want to visit the Niagara falls but can’t? Visit Chitrakote Falls, fondly known as the ‘Niagara Falls of India’.#Chhattisgarh #IncredibleIndia @GoChhattisgarh @tourismgoi @alphonstourism pic.twitter.com/rpE08spMAG
— Incredible!ndia (@incredibleindia) June 28, 2018