Indravati River originating from the Eastern Ghats in Kalahandi Orissa is one of the main tributaries of the Godavari River. It flows around 240 miles before joining the Godavari at Bhadrakaali which lies in the Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh. Indravati River is one of the largest and the most significant rivers in the central Indian state of Chhattisgarh. The river during its course forms the boundary between the states of Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh at various places. The west flowing river passes through the Bastar district of the state and is fed by numerous tributaries along the way, the main being the Pamer Chinta River.
The famous Chitrakoot Falls, located at a distance of 40 km from Jagdalpur in Chhattisgarh is on the Indravati River. The waterfall is regarded as one of the top tourist attractions in Chhattisgarh and every year thousands of tourists come here during holidays and weekends for picnicking and sightseeing. The river is often referred to as the lifeline of the Bastar District as during its course it passes through the dense forests, deep valleys and rugged hills of the district and supplies water to the fertile lands of the region. The world renowned Indravati National Park and Tiger Reserve located at Dantewada district of the state is named after the Indravati River. It is one of the most famous wildlife sanctuaries in central India and supports wide variety of flora and fauna. Lots of movies have been hot along the scenic locales surrounding the river.