(Last Updated on : 29-04-2014)
Teerathgarh waterfall is a famous waterfall of the Indian state of Chhattisgarh
that attracts numerous tourists from around the country. The waterfall of Teerathgarh is located in the Kanger Valley National Park
, 38km away from Jagdalpur in Bastar district
of Chhattisgarh. The splashing and rapid streams of Teerathgarh waterfall is on the Mugabahar River and is ranked as the 41st highest waterfall in the country. Teerathgarh Falls is almost 300 feet (91 m) high and is a block type waterfall which plunges in a single drop. The surrounding area of the waterfall of Teerathgarh is stunning and pristine and the entire are is adorned with lush green vegetable. The waterfall generates from a nearby lake which is locally called Pool. Teerathgarh waterfall is a major tourist attraction of the state of Chhattisgarh, particularly between the months of October to February.
Teerathgarh waterfall is also popular as Milky Fall, as the fast moving rapids of the waterfall turns into a pristine white colour as it plunges downwards and appears like falling milk. The waterfall is surrounded by thick vegetation and forest inside the Kanger Valley National Park which augments the overall appearance of the fall.
Teerathgarh waterfall splits into multiple smaller segments on the edge of the cliff as it plunges down, thus creating a spectacular panoramic view. Although the waterfall is not as big as Chitrakoot waterfall, but it is possible that the tourists can stand under the fall and appreciate its majestic beauty. Properly maintained steps lead down to an ancient temple of Lord Shiva
, deities of the Hindu religion, located just on the opposite side of the falls. The temple is around 1000 years old and is structured out of a large rock. Moreover there are other ruins which date back to the existing civilisation of that era.
This splendid 300 feet cascade of the Teerathgarh waterfall is well renowned for the display of rainbow colours in the encompassing area. The region has become an ideal picnic spot for the visiting tourists. Teerathgarh waterfall can be reached via the state highway which connects Jagdalpur
to Sukma. There is also a bus service that is provided for the visitors from Jagdalpur. The Kanger Valley National Park
, which houses the Teerathgarh waterfall, is also a popular tourist attraction of the district of Bastar. Moreover, Kailash Gufa and Kutumsar Caves are also popular nearby attractions.
The area has been well developed as a popular tourist attraction and picnic spot. Moreover, Jagdalpur in Bastar district is well equipped withy modern facilities and amenities for the convenience of the tourists. Teerathgarh waterfall significantly contributes to the development of the tourism industry of Chhattisgarh.