Bastar is still relatively removed from India’s conventional tourist circuit, so many first-time visitors tend to be mystified (and yes, apprehensive) about a sojourn here. But take it from us – it is more convenient than you think, generally safer than you might expect and always a rewarding experience if you go forearmed with the right kind of knowledge.
It is as if time slows down in Bastar, The ancient rhythms of life in tribal villages are complemented by the music of birdsong an the thrum of waterfalls.with the forests and jewel-green paddy fields providing the backdrop.But there’s plenty of action too most of it unique to this region-get a taste of it in vibrant village markets, colourful festivals and heardy local brews.
Bastar offers a feast of experiences. If you want to get a taste of everything- its raw beauty. its immersive tribal culture, its wealth of handicrafts-plan on spending a good 7 days. To extract maximum flavour from a trip here, try to plan a visit around a local festival and hire an experienced guide to help you win a welcome in a tribal village.
For any type of travellers, be it family, young and old, the preferred starting point of the journey, either as a normal tourist or as an exploratory tourist, is jagdalpur, the place having all the infrastructural facilities.
jagdalpur, headquaters of Bastar is well connected by rail with Visakhapatnam, Raipur, Kolkata and Bhubaneswar.
Jagdalpur is also connected by regular luxury buses with Raipur, Visakhapatnam, Hyderabad and other important places of Chhattisgarh and Odisha. it is almost midway between Raipur(280 km approx.) and Vishakapatnam (200km approx.) and the nearest airport is Raipur, Which is around 5 to 6 hours journey.
The sight-seeing places of Bastar District and other adjoining districts can be accessed easily from jagdalpur