Tamda Ghumar waterfall is located in the Bastar district, one of the serene waterfalls to visit. The Tamda Ghumar waterfall is situated 45kms from Jagdalpur and located in the Lohandiguda block near Chitrakot waterfall. The main source of the Tamda Ghumar waterfall is the pure rain water. The Tamda Ghumar waterfall forms a horse shoe shape providing a stunning landscape with a height of almost 100 meters with a lush green surrounding and eye catchy places.
The interesting part is that the Tamda Ghumar waterfall forms only during the rainy seasons. The water collected from the rains, continuously flows through the hill thus making it an eye catchy waterfall. The Tamda Ghumar waterfall is surrounded by lush green forest on both its sides, making it one of the most wanted eco tourism destination in the state.
In Bastar, ‘Ghumar’ means waterfall and hence the name has been given. 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.
The Tamda Ghumar 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. Contrary, during the summers, the water falls through a stepped mountain giving a different view altogether, in case the water source is present.
Being very closer to Jagdalpur, Tamda Ghumar waterfall 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 Maria tribes and their flea market are present in almost every city in Bastar. The Maria tribes would set up their flea market near the falls on every Monday. Since Chitrakot is mostly visited, the Tamda Ghumar waterfall and the flea market can also be covered if planned well. 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 45kms from Jagdalpur and 25kms from Chitrakot waterfall on NH 221 making it a must stop for sightseeing when in Chhattisgarh.