Dantewada is a small town that is located in the Dantewada district in the southern Bastar region in the state of Chhattisgarh. The town was once the capital city of a royal kingdom that belonged to the past.
Dantewada is a beautiful place with picturesque landscapes and rows of hills. Known for its historical importance, Dantewada has several temples that talk about the past they belonged to.
The town was named after the deity Danteshwari, who is the presiding deity of the Danteshwari Temple here. A few other attractions of the place are Bailadila, Barsur, Memory Pillars of Gamawada and Bodhghat Sath Dhar.
The Culture of Dantewada
The natives of the place consist of tribes of Muriyas and Dandami Mariyas. Though the town belongs to a district that is surrounded by Andhra Pradesh and Orissa, the inhabitants of Dantewada have managed to keep their culture and heritage alive.
The people here are mostly non-vegetarians and wear limited clothes. The women adorn themselves with typical tribal jewellery made of rock and other natural materials.
The people here celebrate all the major festivals of the Hindus like Holi and Dussehra.
Dantewada is well connected to other major cities in the state. The nearest airport is in Raipur.