To add the beauty of Bastar, the Toyer Nala Waterfall is also a breathtaking scenic place for the tourists. The more we try to unveil the Bastar district, the deeper and bigger places are found. The fewer places that are discovered are the natural beauties featuring the giant waterfalls making one of the best spots for picnic and trekking areas.
The Toyer Nala Waterfall is located in Katekalyan towards Darbha road (Jagdalpur to Dantewada from darbha road via Katekalyan). The Toyer Nala Waterfall forms a horse shoe shape providing a stunning landscape. The Toyer Nala Waterfall is divided into two parts, the upper part has a height of 7-10 feet with a gentle slope of 10-15 degrees and the lower part has a height of 30-35 feet with a moderate slope of 30-40 degrees. The Toyer Nala Waterfall is surrounded with a lush green surrounding and eye catchy places. The interesting part is that the Toyer Nala Waterfall forms its best during the rainy seasons. The water collected from the rains, continuously flows through the hill thus making it an eye catchy waterfall. The Toyer Nala Waterfall is surrounded by lush green forest on both its sides, making it one of the most wanted eco tourism destination in the state.
Even though the waterfall lies in a secluded location, still it is mostly viewed by the travelers and nature lovers. The waterfall is surrounded by deep valleys, forest lands and hills, making it an added advantage for the viewers. Being in a non touched area, the best way to explore the waterfall is by trek or to take a scenic drive. And the fascinating fact is that, the water collects in a small reservoir and flows downstream meeting the Kanger River.
The Toyer Nala Waterfall has its own versions, during the summer and monsoons. The waterfalls are overflowing during the monsoons, wherein the water gushes slowly and calmly during the summers, sometimes no water flow as well. The waterfall has a heavy gush with a very vulnerable speed and flow during the monsoons giving no minute details to be viewed by the visitors. The waterfall becomes very slippery in fact during the monsoons making it difficult for the travelers to have a safe view. Contrary, during the summers, the water falls through a stepped mountain giving a different view altogether, in case the water source is present.
The Toyer Nala Waterfall is 12kms from Katekalyan, Dantewada located in the Bastar district and also becomes a picnic spot for the people living in the district for day outings. Being less crowded, the locals prefer visiting the waterfall occasionally. The pilgrims often visit the waterfall for religious offerings because of the presence of Shiva Lings in the upper part and the Northern part of the waterfall. The waterfall is a breathtaking view in every season but to have a complete view o f the fall, monsoons are the best, hence making October to February the best time to witness the gush of the water. The fall is located 12kms from Katekalyan, making it a one of the most famous locations on Maha Shiva Ratri with lot many devotees and worshipped idols, thus, making it a must stop for sightseeing when in Chhattisgarh.