These tribes what we say as undeveloped are socially very developed and are content in their social life. They are
economically very weak due to heavy deforestation, resulting natural resources extinct which they depend on. Its mountains, water fall, jungle and caves are so rich that we can not keep ourselves away from visiting.
It has a real beauty and very good opportunity for social science students, to explore Bastar, tribes, their richness and
economic poverty the tribes are facing by modernization. Many spices are still to be explored especially medicinal value of
plants hidden in forest. Massive use of timber has resulted cutting precious ancient of old trees. Nearly half of Bastar forests
are converted to agricultural land thus many of many of medicinal plants may be in extinct. Your study and exploration will
definitely help restoration of forest and tribal life.
Kanger forest: Kanger is a dense forest situated near Jagdalpur of Bastar district. Jaguar, bear, deer, peacock and other
animals are part of it. Also this has deep natural caves one famous cave is Kutumbsar cave. People are allowed to go up to
300mts long and 50mts deep real depth and length of this caves only tribes know. Many superlative formations are made by natural
seeping of water and lime from top of mountain. Very dark inside the cave, need
light arrangements in order to enjoy many religious idols form. This is religious place for tribes who come during religious
occasions to worship SHIVLING of God Shiva shaped in the cave. Click the picture and see.
Chitrakot water fall: Nearly 30kms
away from Jagdalpur, water fall from 90 feet height is covered by dense forest is known as Chitrakoot Jalashai. This area
needs some luxury hotels to attract tourists from abroad so tourists can enjoy this natural beauty and live close to tribes,
some hotels are there in Jagdalpur.
Dances and songs: Tribal dance is
colorful and graceful. Men and women decorate from head to foot with flowers, ornaments and dresses. All different tribes
in different dresses gather in the main place of worship and dance and sing to celebrate the occasion. Multi cultural tribes
when are gather in one place gives effect of different species of flowers in one place.
Cock fight: Traditional sport of
cock fight is very common is conducted during market and all occasion.. They tie sharp knives in fingers so during fight they
hurt each other. Cock fight is competitive game continued until one side cock dies and the bet is lost by the looser. Click
the picture and view fight.