Chitradhara waterfall is located at just 19 km from Jagdalpur on the way of Chitrakote waterfalls. It is a beautiful picnic spot. This waterfall is located in a quiet and remote place of the serene village of potanar. The best time of visit the waterfall is during the monsoon when the flow of water is at its maximum.
Bastar has an array of waterfalls, many of them are perennial, while some are deprived of water during summers; but their beauty during rains and winters is nonpareil. Chitradhara falls under the latter category.
‘Chitradhara waterfall’ is a marvellous specimen of the beauty of Bastar. 12 kms from Jagdalpur upto Karanji, advancing in Lohandiguda Chitrakoot road, a road is diverted leftwards to Tokapaal. Getting ahead on this way, near to Kurenga village, a runnel flows through the canyon of a small hill and it is an onset of agriculturist cascade 1km away. For this reason it has water during rains but in summers, its equisiteness fades.
On the upper part of the waterfall, devotees have constructed a Shiva temple and a viewpoint to glance the winsomeness of waterfall. Nearby on both sides, trails run down to the submountane region of waterfall. It falls from a height of 50feet in the form of waterfall. The next main waterfall cascades down from a height of 100 feet leftwards and extends towards hills.
The excursion to Chitradhara is best midst rainy season and winter season, that is from December-January. After that, during February-May, the water level decreases and the view is not alluring. This site is accessible at any time by any means.