The state of Chhattisgarh is bounded by seven other states. It is bounded by Uttar Pradesh on north, by Jharkhand on the north-east, by Odisha on the east, by Andhra Pradesh on the south, by Telangana on the south-west and by Madhya Pradesh & Maharashtra on the west.
Mahanadi and Narmada are the principal rivers of the state.Narmada has its origin in Amarkantak, which lies in chhattisgarh. The state contain good forests. Forest products are Tendu leaves, chironji, harra, baheda, mahua flower and sal seed. Mahanadi, Indravati and some are the major rivers of the state. Chhattisgarh is located in central India, Chhattisgarh is one of the few landlocked states of the country.
Chhattisgarh, the ‘Gateway to Central India’, has an age-old cultural legacy that dates back to the antiquity. The state has a traditional culture and is inhabited by a variety of people. The people of Chhattisgarh are friendly exuberant people who like to live life to the hilt.
The multi-ethnic culture of Chhattisgarh is attributed to its diverse tribes, cultures and faiths. The people have preserved their traditional culture. There is hardly any trace of urban cosmopolitan culture barring a few industrial cities like Raipur and Bhilai.
The local inhabitants are mainly tribal people and the principal tribes to dominate the populace are: Gonds, Abhuj Maria, Bison HORN Maria, Muria, Batra, Dhurwaa.The locals are hardworking, diligent and enterprising. They love to fill their lives with color, humor and a good amount of enjoyment.
The people of Chattisgarh mainly converse in Hindi and Chhattisgarhi and a variety of local dialects. The numerous folklores, folk songs and musical instruments, dramas, ballads and songs, food and drink manifest the state’s cultural diversities and are enjoyed by the young and old alike. Mirth and merriment add color to their lives.
The women are hard working and assist the men on the farms. They also love dressing up in vibrantly colored costumes and adorn themselves with ethnic jewelry. The tribal people are very talented and creative and their expertise is manifested in the exquisite traditional handicrafts.
- Chitrakoot Falls
The Chitrakoot 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 kilometres (24 mi) to the west of Jagdalpur.
The height of the falls is about 29 metres (95 ft). It is the widest fall in India. Because of its width and wide spread during the monsoon season, it is often called the Niagara Falls of India.
The Falls, which spreads over three braids during the low flow season, is a single sheet of flow over a free fall of about 30 metres (98 ft) forming a horseshoe shaped gorge. However, during the monsoon season, when the Indravati River is in floods, the falls cover the entire stretch of the horseshoe from the left to the right bank covering a width of about 300 metres (980 ft). Though it is about one third less in width compared to that of the Niagara Falls, its visual splendour is described as equally impressive
- Tirathgarh Falls
The Tirathgarh Falls is a waterfall at Kanger Ghati in Bastar district in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh. The Tirathgarh Falls is a block type waterfall on the Kanger River. The water plunges 91 metres (299 ft) in a single drop.
It is located at a distance of 35 kilometres (22 mi) south-west of Jagdalpur. One can approach the falls from Darbha, near state highway that connects Jagdalpur to Sukma. One has to take a jeep at Darbha junction to visit Tirathgarh and Kutumsar. Kutumsar Caves and Kailash Gufa are nearby attractions. It is in Kanger Ghati National Park.