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Dantewada , Chhattisgarh

The Dantewada district is on of the biggest districts in Chhatisgarh and is a part of the Bastar division. Before independence this was a part of the princely state of Bastar and later own was formed as a different district to contain the size of the place. This is one place in India which truly needs a lot of help. With a literacy rate of 30% it is the most illiterate district in India and needs all the help it can get to pull itself up One of the places which is under the Red Corridor, this is a place which have been plagued by the many Naxalite attacks and thus have had a great impediment in the growth of this region. The Indian army suffered a major loss due to the continuous attacks of the naxalites quite recently. Dantewada derives its name from the capital town of the district, named after the presiding deity of the town ‘Ma Danteshwari’. Ma Danteshwari ,the most revered and worshipped Goddess, by the people living in this area, is an incarnation of Shakti. Dantewada is believed to be one among the 52 sacred Shakti pithas of the Hindu Mythology. Thus this is a place of major pilgrimage and it definitely needs a lot of development to make it friendlier to the tourists. Dantewada is inhabited by several tribal groups such as Maria, Muria, Dhurwa , Halba ,Bhatra, Gonds etc. The songs and dances they perform during various fares and melas adds colors to the calm and pleasant rural life of the district. Watching the famous ‘Dandami Mariyas’ or ‘Gonds of Bison Horn’ dancing in groups, wearing a turban with the Bison Horns is certainly a treat to one’s eyes ears and the soul a like. A place blessed by natural beauty but torn apart by strife, this is one place which will need to pick itself up and catch up with the present.

Distance / Time Current Temperature Mean Rainfall Altitude Population Best Times Min Hotel tariff
km / Hrs 18.0°C /64.0°F 94 mm 1185feet 6632.0 /km2 Jan-Feb,Oct-Dec Coming Soon

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