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Dantewada – A Quaint Little Town


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.

Tourist Places In And Around Dantewada

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.

How To Reach Dantewada

Dantewada is well connected to other major cities in the state. The nearest airport is in Raipur.  

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How to Reach Dantewada

  • By Road
    The town of Dantewada is near to the city of Jagdalpur and is connected by the State Highway No 16. Private buses are availabe to the town from all the major cities of Chhattisgarh like Raipur, Bilaspur and Durg.
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  • By Train
    The closest railway head to the town of Dantewada is located in Jagdalpur which is around 97km from the place.
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  • By Air
    The nearest Airport to Dantewada is in Raipur, the capital city of Chhattisgarh.
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