Chhattisgarh : Geographic Location

Chhattisgarh : Geographic Location-Chhattisgarh is located 17° 46′ north to 24° 5′ north latitude and from 80° 15′ east to 84° 20′ east longitude. The state is located at the central part of India and has a total area of 135194 Sqkm. Chhattisgarh is surrounded by Orissa in the east, Maharashtra in the west, Andhra Pradesh in south, Madhya Pradesh in the North West and Jharkhand in the north east. Almost 44% of Chhattisgarh is covered by forests and is one of the richest bio-diversity habitats in India. The northern part of Chhattisgarh lies on the edge of the great Indo-Gangetic plain, central part of the state lies in the fertile upper basin of the Mahanadi and its tributaries and the southern part of the state lies on the Deccan plateau. Mahanadi is the main river in Chhattisgarh and Iravati, Hasdeo, Rihand etc…, are other major rivers.Chhattisgarh is one of the few landlocked states of the country.

The northern and southern parts of the state are hilly, while the central part is a fertile plain. The highest point in the Chhattisgarh is the Bailadila Range. Deciduous forests of the Eastern Highlands Forests cover roughly 44% of the stateChhattisgarh  animal is the van bhainsa, or wild water buffalo.Chhattisgarh bird is the pahari myna, or hill myna. The state tree is the Sal (Sarai) found in Bastar division.

In the north lies the edge of the great Indo-Gangetic plain. The Rihand River, a tributary of the Ganges, drains this area. The eastern end of the Satpura Range and the western edge of the Chota Nagpur Plateau form an east-west belt of hills that divide the Mahanadi River basin from the Indo-Gangetic plain. The outline of Chhattisgarh is like a sea horse.

The central part of the Chhattisgarh lies in the fertile upper basin of the Mahanadi river and its tributaries. This area has extensive rice cultivation. The upper Mahanadi basin is separated from the upper Narmada basin to the west by the Maikal Hills (part of the Satpuras) and from the plains of Odisha to the east by ranges of hills. The southern part of the state lies on the Deccan plateau, in the watershed of the Godavari River and its tributary, the Indravati River. The Mahanadi is the chief river of the state. The other main rivers are Hasdo (a tributary of Mahanadi), Rihand, Indravati, Jonk, Arpa and Shivnath. It is situated in the east of Madhya Pradesh.

AmritDhara Waterfall. The natural beauty of Koriya includes dense forests, mountains, rivers and waterfalls. AmritDhara Waterfall in Koriya is among the most famous waterfalls in Koriya. Koriya in Chhattisgarh was a princely state during the British rule in India. Koriya is also known for the rich mineral deposits. Coal is found in abundance in this part of the country. The dense forests are rich in wildlife.

The AmritDhara Water fall, Koriya is a natural waterfall which originates from the Hasdo River. The fall is situated at a distance of seven kilometers from Koriya. The waterfall is ideally located on the Manendragarh-Baikunthpur road. The AmritDhara Waterfall in Koriya in Chhattisgarh in India falls from a height of 27 m. The waterfall is about 3–4.5 m wide. The point where the water falls, there, a cloudy atmosphere is formed all around. Chirimiri is one of the more popular places, known for its pristine beauty, and healthy climate in Chhattisgarh.