Dantewada is a town in the state of Chhattisgarh. It is a town in the nagar panchayat of the Dantewada district. The town is the administrative headquarters of Dantewada district. The tehsil is divided into 31 gram panchayats. Dantewada is one among the worst hit towns of the naxal movement. This battle between the Government and naxalites had displaced thousands of people to camps.
Places to Stay
Dantewada is not left with many hotels and lodging places since the maoist movement. Few of the hotels still functioning are the Madhuban Hotel (Tariff - Rs.400 to 900) and Regal Lodge (Tariff - Rs. 700).
The languages spoken in Dantewada are Hindi and Chhattisgarhi.
Dantewada is a town with many temples. The natives celebrate events such as Navaratri and Deepawali with great fervour and passion.
Places of Interest
Tourists have always flocked the town because of its many religious and scenic attractions. The most famous of all is the Goddess Danteshwari Temple, representing feminine divinity. Bailadila Mountains is known for its rich iron deposits. Bodhghat Sath Dhar is the waterfall formed when the Indravati River forks into 7. It is also famous for Barsur village, which has 147 temples.
How to Get There
The closest airport to Dantewada is the Rajahmundry airport, 273 km away
Dantewada has a railway station, however not very active. The train from Vishakhapatnam to Bailadila stops for a while in Dantewada.
Dantewada has its own bus station which is well connected by SH9 to major cities of Chhattisgarh and Hyderabad. Few of the operators of the area are Kanker Roadways and Mahendra Travels. When you opt for Ticketgoose.com’s online bus ticket booking facility ensure that you check out for discount coupons.