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Kanker Tourism Overview

About Kanker

Kanker is a district located in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh. It has its historical connections with the Neolithic age & the period of Ramayana and Mahabharata. It is said that the sages of that period used to meditate in the woods of Kanker. During the 18th century, Kanker also served as a princely state after the arrival of the British.


The district of Kanker stands over small hillocks and unfolds over an area of 5,285 sq. km. The land of this district is fed by the waters of the rivers like Mahanadi, Doodhnadi, Hatkula, Sondur and Turu. The climate of Kanker is described as tropical wet in nature. Kanker faces dry summers and the median mercury level touches 39°C. The winter season arrives for a shorter period of time with a median temperature of 16°C. Kanker receives a high amount of rainfall with an annual precipitation level of 4500 mm.


Kanker offers numerous tourist attractions to the visitors. The notable names on the list of places to see include the fort of Kanker, Gadiya Mountains, Malanjhkudum Waterfalls, Charre-Marre Waterfalls etc.