Bastar is a district in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh. This district was a former princely state during the British Raj in India. Bastar is also mentioned in the Hindu epics Ramayana and Mahabharata. Initially, it was ruled by Bhavadatta Varman. After independence, this state was acceded to the Indian Union in the year 1948. The present-day Bastar is developing with a great speed.
Spanning an entire area of 10,470 sq. km., Bastar is elevated at a height of more than 2000 feet above the sea level. Its terrains are fertile and are suitable for growing the Kharif crops. The waters of the river Indravati and Godavari are the chief sources for quenching the thirst of the dwellers of Bastar. This district has a humid climate. The summers are scorching as the median temperatures scale between 35°C-40°C. During winters, the temperatures fall down below 15°C.
Bastar offers numerous attractions to visitors. The places like Chitrakoot, Teerathgarh, nearby woods, and the local markets are visited frequently by travelers and locals.