Bailadila Malaangir waterfall

Malangir Waterfall, Bailadila

(A blog by Jitendra Nakka)


There are many places in Dantewada which are worth seeing tourist spots, but we are really ignorant of such areas. The only names which we know are those which are found out years ago and no one are found recently. But hang on guys!! Yeah, there are some areas which are ideal for tourism and had been discovered recently. One such destination of Bailadila is Malangir Waterfall. 

                                                                    Courtsey: Om Soni

Where and How to reach?

Malangir Waterfall is located in the kuwakonda block of Dantewara district. From Kirandul, this exotic place is just 7 kms away in the Kirandul-Essar road. Just before reaching Essar plant, there is one unmetalled road(Kachcha road) on the right hand side to village Nilavaya, which after walking a mile distance leads to this marvel which is called “Malangir Waterfall”.

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For the comfort of Tourist, State Govt. has made one beautiful tourist motel house in Haaram (a small village between Geedam & Dantewara). Also the District Forest department has some comfortable rest houses for the official and tourist people. The nearest railway station is Kirandul (nearly 18kms away). For food and meals, Kirandul can be suitably opted. And if you are in search of some good and cozy boarding and lodging, then Jagdalpur can be your best option and has the capacity to offer some great holiday tourist packages all around Bastar.

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The best time to see this waterfall is the season from the end of rainy season to the mid of summers i.e. from mid of October to March. In the rainy season, it displays its most rapid, thrilling and beautiful form, but the width of fall decreases at the time of summers.

Salient Features: 

Guided by well-made metalled roads (pakka road) of Bailadila, we reach up to Essar plant of Bailadila, where a small muddy but beautiful passage takes a tourist to small valley like situation where a brook called  Malangir river falls from a height of around 60-70 feets and forms a waterfall called Malangir waterfall. 

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As the river is not perennial, the water level decreases in the summer season, but gains its original form, at the time of rainy season. And so the waterfall swells and gains its actual form at the mid of rainy season and forms a tributary of Shabari river at kerlapaal village of Konta tehsil of Sukma district.


So, if wanna visit this soothing, refreshing waterfall,……..if you wanna visit some of the virgin marvels of Bailadila……………Do visit Malangir Waterfall.

(Note: A part of this citation is inspired from the facts given by Dr. Suresh Tiwari. I pay my heartfelt thanks to Dr. Suresh Tiwari for inspiring me by writing such a great book- “Bastar-Paryatan, Itihaas  aur  Sanskriti”.I also extend my thanks to Mr. Om Soni for helping in getting data and photographs of this area.)

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