Pocket Bastar

Pocket Bastar: One of the most untreaded states of India, it was a delight to author the Bastar book for Lonely Planet. The region offers a riveting melange of dense forests, tribal culture and history.

Even though the region is now fragmented by district boundaries of Kanker, Narayanpur, Kondagaon, Dantewada, Jagdalpur, Sukma and Bijapur, together these make the erstwhile Bastar. A journey into Bastar, promises exceptional adventures ranging from interaction with the tribals, refreshing sprays from the mighty waterfalls and green vistas as far as your eyes can see. Both culturally and topographically rewarding, Bastar is at the cusp of exploding into a popular tourist destination. Till then, enjoy the largely offbeat vibe and tourist free spots.