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.
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.
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.
Road to the Centre. On every side of roads, beautiful landscapes are omnipresent
Rural Landscape of Bastar
Landscape from hinterland of Chhattisgarh
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 on the backdrop of the dramatic clouds.
In monsoon waterbodies are everywhere in Chhattisgarh and makes for beautiful landscapes. PC: Tinkesh.
Chitrakote Water Fall: Mesmerizing to the core. PC Tinkesh
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
Most scenic resort next to Chitrakote Water Fall run by Chhattisgarh Tourism Board
Golden Hour: Mahanadi River in Sirpur
Golden Hour Landscape from Bastar Region
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 Photographer’s Shot of Landscape. PC Tinkesh
Golden Hour Shot of the Lake next to Hareli Resort in Barnawapara. Amidst the vastness of forest land, setting of sun become mesmerizing.
Paddy Farmers strolling thru Landscape
Landscape beautified by the presence of Date Trees.
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, road from Tirthagarh to Chitrakote was refreshingly mesmerizing. Chhattisgarh offers one of the best roads for riders and road trippers alike.
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