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Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Niagara Falls of India | Chitrakoot Falls, Chhattisgarh

Chitrakoot Falls are located 48kms west of Jagdalpur in the state of Chhattisgarh, India. This waterfall is considered the Niagara Falls of India and is the broadest waterfall in the nation. Chitrakoot falls are located in the middle of Vindhya ranges. The waterfall is formed by the Indravati River in Chattisgarh region which is a tributary of Narmada. Chitrakoot waterfall is the largest waterfall in India. The height of the falls is 100 feet.The breadth of the waterfall varies as the water level in the river changes drastically. During monsoon the waterfall turns wild and violent. Chitrakoot waterfall is best seen during and after the monsoon, between July and October.

Niagara Falls of India | Chitrakot Falls, Chhattisgarh
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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. The shape of the waterfall is like a horse-shoe. Tourists can stay here at the government owned resorts or at the camps near the banks of river. There are also various resorts and lodges available on the Jagdalpur-Chitrakoot Road which are nice and comfortable for the visitors to stay. The chitrakoot is also a religious Hindu Pilgrimage center. Thousands of pilgrims come here for Hari darshan and pay their homage to the God Hari. Who ever comes to Chitrakoot makes sure to visit Chitrakoot Waterfall at least once. [Text source — Chitrakoot.info]

Niagara Falls of India | Chitrakot Falls, Chhattisgarh
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Niagara Falls of India | Chitrakot Falls, Chhattisgarh
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Niagara Falls of India | Chitrakot Falls, Chhattisgarh
Image credit Roopesh Kohad

Niagara Falls of India | Chitrakot Falls, Chhattisgarh
Image credit Roopesh Kohad

Niagara Falls of India | Chitrakot Falls, Chhattisgarh
Image credit Roopesh Kohad

Niagara Falls of India | Chitrakot Falls, Chhattisgarh
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Niagara Falls of India | Chitrakot Falls, Chhattisgarh
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Niagara Falls of India | Chitrakot Falls, Chhattisgarh
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Niagara Falls of India | Chitrakot Falls, Chhattisgarh
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Niagara Falls of India | Chitrakot Falls, Chhattisgarh
Source — Chitrakoot.info

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