Tour De Chhattisgarh
26th – 30th Jan 2018
Tour De Chattisgarh is a fully supported cycling tour in the state of Chattisgarh.
Start Point: Raipur
End Point: Chitrakote
Daily Mileage: 50-100 KMs
Total Mileage: 350 KMs (Approx)
Riding Days: 4
Day 1 – Archaeologist’s Day Out
SIRPUR & BARNAWAPARA, January 26, 2018
Raipur – Sirpur – 82 KMs
Sirpur is an archaeological and tourism site containing Buddhist, Hindu and Jain monuments from the 5th to 12th centuries. The site is spread near the banks of the river Mahanadi. The city was once the capital of the Sarbhapuriya and Somvanshi Kings of Dakshin (south) Kosala state. Recent excavations have uncovered 12 Buddhist Viharas, 1 Jain Vihara, monolithic statues of Buddha and Mahavira, 22 Shiva temples & 5 Vishnu temples, Shakti & Tantric temples, underground granary market & a 6th century bathhouse.
Day 2 – Lakeside Bliss
GANGREL, January 27, 2018
Sirpur – Kurud 105 KMs, remaining by Bus
Gangrel Dam is built across the Mahanadi River. It is the longest dam in Chhattisgarh. This dam supplies year round irrigation, allowing farmers to harvest two crops per year. The dam also supplies 10 MW of hydro-electric power capacity.
Day 3 – Niagara of India
CHITRAKOTE, January 28, 2018
Bus till Kondagaon, Kondagaon – Chitrakote – 107 KMs
Chitrakote waterfalls, also called Niagara of India, bear the proud distinction of being the broadest waterfall in India. The majestic beauty is located on the river Indravati. The water of the river flows through the dense vegetation and cascades from a height of about 95 feet painting a very beautiful sight.
Day 4 – Into the Caves
KOTUMSAR & TIRATHGARH FALLS, January 29, 2018
Chitrakote – Tirathgarh – 58 KMs, back to Chitrakote by bus
Kotumsar cave is a major attraction for people interested in ecotourism. It is a limestone cave formed on the Kanger limestone belt, situated near the bank of the River Kanger, a tributary of the Kolab River. A vertical fissure in the wall of a hill serves as the main entry for the cave, and from there for the convenience of tourists a concrete path has been made extending to the end of the cave. The main tunnel of the cave is nearly 200 m long with several lateral and downward passages. Various types of speleothems offer panoramic views.