Captivating Landscapes Of Chhattisgarh: Monsoon Heaven for Road Trips

Chhattisgarh, as believed to be a region with 36 forts, is one of the densely forested regions of Central India and Bastar region of Chhattisgarh having second most dense forest in the world after Amazon. In fact, the UN has declared Bastar as one among only three bio-diversity hot-spots in India, others are Western Ghats and Eastern Himalaya.

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Chhattisgarh: Heaven with Shades of Color Green

Having said that when you travel across Chhattisgarh, the scenic landscapes offer breathtaking views, specially in Monsoon. And in this post, I will share landscapes from Chhattisgarh which will certainly give an itch to your feet to visit this unexploited state of India, after all Great Poet Kalidas found his inspiration from Chhattisgarh when he wrote Meghdootam, The Literary  Masterpiece. These photgraphs were shot during my recent Road Trip To Chhattisgarh.

For this blog post, my photographer friend Tinkesh A has also contributed few of his shots.

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Landscape from Barnawapara Sanctuary


Khutaghat Dam near Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh. Chhattisgarh has many scenic Dam-Reservoires such as Hasdeo Bango Dam, Gangrel Dam etc. These massive man-made water bodies woo migrating birds every year and being developed as the water sport destinations.

Roads of Chhattisgarh, Bastar.

Road to the Centre. On every side of roads, beautiful landscapes are omnipresent

Rural Landscape of Bastar

Rural Landscape of Bastar

Landscape from hinterland of Chhattisgarh

Landscape from hinterland of Chhattisgarh

Suran Tila, Sirpur, Chhattisgarh, India

Picturesque Surang Tila Temple at Sirpur, giving grandness to the landscape.


Monumental Landscape of Chhattisgarh. Rarest of rare brick temple which is more than 1000 years old. Intricate carving vouch for the rich skill set of bygone era.

Hiuen Tsang Resort at Sirpur, Chhattisgah, India

Hiuen Tsang Resort at Sirpur on the backdrop of the dramatic clouds.

Travel in Chhattisgarh.

In monsoon waterbodies are everywhere in Chhattisgarh and makes for beautiful landscapes. PC: Tinkesh.

Chitrakote Water Fall: PC Tinkesh

Chitrakote Water Fall: Mesmerizing to the core. PC Tinkesh

Live life.....Go Chhattisgarh!

Live life…..Go Chhattisgarh! Soak your self in the natural scenic beauty. Sit there for hours to relate with the surrounding and live your true wandering spirit for few moments.

Tirthagarh Water Fall: Covered by dense forest of Kanger Valley National park

Tirthagarh Water Fall: Covered by dense forest of Kanger Valley National park

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Most scenic resort next to Chitrakote Water Fall run by Chhattisgarh Tourism Board

Mahanadi in Sirpur, Chhattisgarh, india

Golden Hour: Mahanadi River in Sirpur

Golden Hour Landscape

Golden Hour Landscape from Bastar Region

Landscape of Chhattisgarh

Landscapes punctuated with stretches of paddy field. 23000 varieties of Paddy can be found in Chhattisgarh and hence Chhattisgarh is known as the Rice Bowl of India. The hue and shades of these varieties makes up for 1000 shades of green.

Professional Photographers Shot of Landscape. PC Tinkesh

Professional Photographer’s Shot of Landscape. PC Tinkesh

Golden Hour Shot of the Lake next to Hareli Resort in Barnawapara

Golden Hour Shot of the Lake next to Hareli Resort in Barnawapara. Amidst the vastness of forest land, setting of sun become mesmerizing.

Paddy Farmesr Strolling thru Landscape

Paddy Farmers strolling thru Landscape

Beautiful Chhattsigarh.

Landscape beautified by the presence of Date Trees.

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Lotus Pond on the backdrop of Date Trees. Mesmerized by the beauty of Chhattisgarh. Chhattisgarh gives many tempting reasons to visit and abundance of natural beauty is one among them.

So, go Chhattisgarh on a road trip to explore verdant natural beauty and refresh your mundane life. You will come back witha bundle of stories to tell from the Land of Surprises which is yet to be explored.


Special Credit to Tinkesh for sharing his shots for this post.

Tinkesh A is a Mumbai based photographer who specializes in Food Photography. Apart from Food photography, he has established his niche in Travel as well asfashion photography. He has assisted few top food photographers after his completion of the photography course from National Institute of photography. It was his passion for photography and urges to create the perfect shot with minute details; he landed the job as a Photographer as well as Photo Editor in BBC Good Food India Magazine. Presently, he is concentrating on Freelance photography for Food, Travel and Fashion.


It all started with a Road Trip and during golden hours, roads became so mesmerizing and refreshing. Chhattisgarh offers one of the best roads for riders and road trippers alike.

It all started with a Road Trip and during golden hours, road from Tirthagarh to Chitrakote was refreshingly mesmerizing. Chhattisgarh offers one of the best roads for riders and road trippers alike.


Related Posts on Chhattisgarh:

12 Surprising & Less Known Facts About My Chhattisgarh

Quick View: A Road trip to Bastar in Chhattisgarh – The Tribal Planet

Go Chhattisgarh: 5 Surprises From My 5 Days Roadtrip to Chhattisgarh


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59 thoughts on “Captivating Landscapes Of Chhattisgarh: Monsoon Heaven for Road Trips

  1. ninagrandiose says:

    Beautiful post. Was there any evidence of the political and social unrest that the media tends to exaggerate?

    • Himanshu says:

      Hey Nina, First of Thanks for the appreciation.
      And for tourists its safer then many known destinations. I was there for five days and it was peaceful with no sign of discomfort etc. However, there are some deep pockets which should be avoided but travelers and explorers around the globe are backpacking in those area and its safe for travellers.

  2. Gopal Indurkhya says:

    Hi Himanshu,You should plan to cover Jabalpur bhedaghat and Sagar. I would love to see your photographs. I will be visiting India around Dec13 so hopefully we will meet this year.- Gopal

    • Himanshu says:

      Thanks dada for dropping by. Jabalpur and Bhedaghat is definately in my plan.
      I would request you to plan your travel to India via Delhi and give us a chance to host you. Seriously look forward to meet you.

    • Himanshu says:

      Yes its safer than many other famous destinations. No threat or any incidence has ever reported against any Traveler. However, as we go to traibal area, there some do’s and dont’s to follow so that tribals dont feel offended. So whenever you plan, you may connect with me for further detailinng.

  3. Moon says:

    I had no idea Chattisgarh can be so green and beautiful. Wonderful pics! I always thought it’s a very hot place with dry, rugged lands. Thank you for the post and proving me wrong 🙂

    • Himanshu says:

      Chhattisgarh is the tribal planet with dense forest situated in the central India. A must visit place for explorers. Thanks for the appreciation. Keep coming. 🙂

  4. twoscotsabroad says:

    Really is breathtaking Himanshu! I bet those waterfalls are pretty noisy. The food from the land must be pretty impressive in those conditions.

  5. Sanket D. says:

    I swear I never imagined Chattisgarh could be as beautiful as this. Always think of it as a dry, arid state. Such misinformed opinions about places in my own country. Shame on me 😛

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