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Pritvi Kanchi

Pritvi Kanchi3.6/5

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A Trip to Dantewada

I had been to Dantewada by road in the month of July 2016. Dantewada is a must-visit in the tourism circuit of Chhattisgarh. The must-visit attractions around Chattisgarh include the Bodhghat Sath Dhar, Basrur and Bailadila Mountains. The Bodhghat Sath Dhar is surrounded by greenery on all sides. This is the place where the 7 parts of the Indravati river unite. This pristine spot is located just 6 kilometers from Basrur. Basrur was the powerhouse of the Gangawanshi rulers in 840 AD. There are a total of 147 temples and 147 lakes in this magnificent place. This village is located on the banks of river Indravati. The Bailadila Mountain range consists of 14 forest reserves out of which 3 are under mining. One had to take the permission of the NMDC, which is a mineral development government organisation to visit this beautiful abode of greenery, peace and tranquility.

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Kamlesh Mikarji

Kamlesh Mikarji4.3/5

1 review

Cosy Dantewada

Overall impression was good.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: The shopping was very good. There are many attractive places to visit over there.

Activities & things to do: The disco tech is very good to enjoy.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: By train & by taxis

Dantewada Overview

Dantewada or Dantewara District, also called as Dakshin Bastar District (South Bastar District), is located towards the south-eastern part of the State of Chhattisgarh. Known for its idyllic natural beauty, Dantewada District is a popular tourist destination.

The region has witnessed the rule of Sarabhpurias, Panduavanshis, Somvanshis, Kalchuris, Nagvanshis and Marathas. It came under the rule of the British East India Company in the year 1845.

The town of Dantewada is the headquarters of Dantewada district. As per the inscriptions on stone tablets found in the region, the town was known by the names ‘Tarlapal’ and ‘Dantawali’ in its historic days.

The name ‘Dantewada’ was derived from the presiding deity of the town, Goddess Danteswari, which later became the name of the district as well. Dantewada is a popular pilgrimage destination as the place is one among the 52 Shakti Peethas of the country.

The region was a part of the princely state of Bastar during the Pre-Independence era. Post Indian Independence, it became a part of Bastar District of the state of Madhya Pradesh. Later Dantewada region was designated as a district in 1999 and it became a part of the State of Chhattisgarh in 2000. Dantewada district was parted in the year 2007, to form the district of Bijapur.

The district, today, consists of seven tehsils, which are Dantewada, Gidam, Kuwakonda, Katekalyan, Chhindgarh, Sukma and Konta. The region is watered by the rivers Godavari and Shabhari and perennial rivers Shankhini and Dankiny and their tributaries.

Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh is a place with rich cultural heritage and scenic beauty and is characterised by ancient monuments, waterfalls, caves, rock paintings and hills. Chhattisgarhi (Khaltahi or Laria), Oriya, Telugu, Marathi, Hindi and English are the languages used in this region. Madai, Mati-tihar, Gobar-boharani, Ramnavmi, Navakhani, Dusshera, Diwali, Holi, etc. are the festivals celebrated here.

Dantewada has become a major tourist destination in the state of Chhattisgarh due to its vicinity to major destinations like Raipur, Bilaspur, Hyderabad, Vishakhapatnam, Araku Valley, etc. Dantewada tourism also offers trekking expeditions to the scenic natural locations in and around the region.

Dantewada is well connected by both State and National Highways to all the major destinations in and around Chhattisgarh. It can also be reached from Vishakhapatnam and Bailadila by passenger trains.

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