Chitrakote waterfalls, also called as the mini Niagara Fall of India, bear the proud distinction of being the broadest waterfall in India. The majestic beauty is located 38 km from Jagdalpur in Bastar on the river Indrāvati. The water of the river flows through the dense vegetation and cascades from a height of about 95 feet. A horse-shoe shaped waterfall, best seen during and after the monsoon, between July and October. This paints a very beautiful sight.
With an almost permanent rainbow forming in front of the waterfall and slim fishing boats swaying at base, the scene looks like a watercolor painting. The scenic beauty of the surrounding fascinate visitors and take them to a total different world of ecstasy.
The 305m- wide gorge is ribboned by seven distinct streams of the Indravati River, which flows gently on the flat rocky surface before plummenting down the edge. The water color changes from season to season. In monsoon because of silt it turns a little brown in shade whereas in summer it’s white and clear.
Consider at least one night in the cottages or luxury tents just ahead of the Chitrakot Falls. Choose the rightmost rooms for a view of the falls or the rooms for a view of the falls or the more atmospheric tents that look down at the Indravati River.
If you want to enjoy the wildness of the waterfall then July to October would be the best time, the waterfalls of Chitrakote attain its best phase and widens up to 150 meter. But if you want to enjoy the calm white waterfall then best time to visit is during the winters which start from October to February.