Gadiya Mountains

The location is 20°15’29″N 81°29’42″E. Gadiya Mountains are the highest mountains of Kanker. It is a natural fort. At the time of Kandra dynasty, it came into light. When the Kandra king Dharma Dev won the Kanker. He declared his capital which was situated on Gadhiya Mountain, which is a natural form of a fort. There is a tank on the mountain which never dries and fulfill by water throughout the year. One of the part of the tank is Sonai and while the other is called as Rupai. Actually these parts of the tank are named after the two daughters of Kandra king Dharma Dev. There is a cave named Churi pagar on the southern part of the tank. The entry of this cave is very much narrow. In the times of attack, the King and his family lived safe in this cave. The 500 peoples can easily accommodate in it. The exit door is towards west direction. In the south east part there is another cave called Jogi cave. Its length is 50 meters. In ancient time a lot of monks used it a good place for meditation. There is a small pond on this cave. The water of this cave flows on the rock like a water fall. The Doodh river flows on the bottom of Gadhiya mountain. On the day of Maha Shivratri, there is a small festival celebrated on this mountain. Thousands of people climb on the mountain to take part in the celebration.


Chhattisgarh came into existence as a state on 1 November 2000 by partitioning 16 south-eastern districts of undivided Madhya Pradesh. It shares its border with six states, namely Odisha in the east, Jharkhand in the north-east, Madhya Pradesh in the north-west, Uttar Pradesh in the north, Maharashtra in the west and Andhra Pradesh in the south. The state is endowed with a rich cultural heritage that includes its varied crafts, folk dance, food and theatre, and attractive natural diversity. It is also home to some of India’s ancient caves, finest waterfalls, picturesque palaces, temples, Buddhist sites, rock paintings, hill plateaus and rare wildlife. While the northern and southern parts of the state are hilly, the central part is fertile plain. Mountains, plateaus and plains constitute roughly a third each of the state’s physiography. Major rivers of the state include Mahanadi, Indravati, Godavari, Narmada, Hasdo, Shivnath and Arpa. Identified as one of the richest biodiversity habitats in the country, Chhattisgarh has one of the densest forests in India, rich wildlife, several species of exotic flora and fauna and abundant non-timber forest products, with tremendous potential for value addition. Following its formation as a state, the nine original districts were further bifurcated, and as a result, the state now has 27 district administrative units. In the last phase of reorganization of districts, nine new districts were created and notified on 26 January 2012 to bring administration and governance closer to people, and also to address the spatial and other challenges that the state faces. There are a variety of tourist places in Chhattisgarh most of which lie virtually unexplored. The unspoilt green forests, dotted with picturesque waterfalls, scenic plateaus and winding rivers offer a feast to eyes. The caves and forts of a forgotten era add to the variety of tourist attractions in Chhattisgarh. Myriads of wild lives hide in the forests of Chhattisgarh, which occupy a huge 42% of the state’s land surface. Last but not the least important to mention is the lure of exotic tribal life of Chhattisgarh that acts as a magnet to attract tourist to the city of Chhattisgarh. *Copyright of Pictures and Information in this page might belong to someone else as all the data in this page are taken from different sources.

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