Situated in the Bastar region of Chhattisgarh, Dantewada is famous for its hills, forests and unique history. The three rivers of Indravati, Godai & Shabhari flow through the district, turning the town into a scenic reservoir. The numerous rivers and waterfalls make for a picturesque landscape.
The town derives its name from the Goddess Danteshwari, the presiding deity of the Danteshwari Temple located here. The goddess is worshipped as an incarnation of Shakti and the temple is held to be one of the fifty-two sacred Shakti Peeths. The temple is an important Hindu pilgrimage center and sees a lot of devotees throughout the year.
Dantewada is surrounded by a long chain of hills. The thick green cover of teak and saal forests adds to its beauty. The water falls of Tirath Garh and Chitarcot are famous tourist attractions. Kutumsar and Kailash caves are one of the longest naturally formed structures in India. The Bailadila mountain range is a famous iron ore mining site. The historical sites of Barsoor, Bhadrakali and Dantewada are definitely worth a visit.