3 rue Hélène Boucher, 40220 Tarnos, France

Visit Bastar: Interview with Mayur Thakkar from Jagdalpur

Chitrakote waterfall in Bastar district Chhattisgarh state India
Home » Travel Blog India » Visit Bastar: Interview with Mayur Thakkar from Jagdalpur
[siteorigin_widget class=”SiteOrigin_Widget_Headline_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget]

My first visit to Bastar district was in 2012 during the 75-days long Bastar Dussehra festival

Since then, I’m one of the most fervent promoters of this offbeat Indian destination, situated in the state of Chhattisgarh in Central India.

 

If you’re an Indian and plan to visit Bastar, your family and friends will certainly tell how you’re crazy and what a danger it is to visit a “so dangerous place”.

They will certainly try to dissuade you from visiting Bastar.

And unfortunately, they will certainly succeed.

 

If you’re a foreigner, chances are that you have never heard about the Naxals problems in India.

But you have also certainly never heard about Bastar and this incredible culture: there’s almost no information in the guidebooks!

 

So, today, after years telling you how much I love Bastar and its culture, I’ve decided to highlight the locals in an interview series called “Visit Bastar”.

Because it would be such a pity not to visit a so fascinating part of Incredible India!

[siteorigin_widget class=”SiteOrigin_Widget_Headline_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget]
[siteorigin_widget class=”SiteOrigin_Widget_Headline_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget]

For the first interview, this is Mayur Thakkar.

He’s a 30 years-old contractor doing business in NMDC Steel Plant.

He was born in Jagdalpur and grew here.

You can find him on Facebook.

Interview with the businessman Mayur Thakkar from Jagdalpur Bastar

[siteorigin_widget class=”SiteOrigin_Widget_Headline_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget]

I live in Jagdalpur, the administrative headquarter of Bastar district.

I was born and grew here.

[siteorigin_widget class=”SiteOrigin_Widget_Headline_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget]

I’m proud of the simplicity of the local people and their helping nature.

[siteorigin_widget class=”SiteOrigin_Widget_Headline_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget]

Of course, Bastar is safe!

There’s a lot of rumours.

There’s a war between the negative people. These people earn money thanks to this war. It’s all about money.

[siteorigin_widget class=”SiteOrigin_Widget_Headline_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget]

I was in Mumbai for 3 years.

But when I had a chance to come back to my city on vacation, I couldn’t sleep all the way from Raipur to Jagdalpur.

I even get goose bumps after getting out from the bus!

[siteorigin_widget class=”SiteOrigin_Widget_Headline_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget]

Feel free and comfortable. There’s nothing to be afraid of.

[siteorigin_widget class=”SiteOrigin_Widget_Headline_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget]

I can say Chitrakote waterfalls. You can stay there. It’s an amazing place to stay.

Sunset on Chitrakote waterfalls Bastar District Chhattisgarh India

Kutumsar cave.

Tirathgarh waterfalls.

Danteswari temple and Dantewada.

Dandak cave.

Medrigumad waterfalls.

The long drive to Bhopalpattnam.

And: TRY THE LOCAL FOOD!

[siteorigin_widget class=”SiteOrigin_Widget_Headline_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget]

Bastar Dussehra!

[siteorigin_widget class=”SiteOrigin_Widget_Headline_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget]

Political interference.

[siteorigin_widget class=”SiteOrigin_Widget_Headline_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget]

Dear readers, I hope you liked this first interview.

What is your favourite quote here?

From my side, I was really moved by the goose bumps. It’s so touching to have such a feeling for the place where you were born.

Have you ever visited Bastar? How did you like it?

If not, have you already considered to visit it?

Did this interview change your view on Bastar?

Read more articles about India in the India category.

Do you also want to spread love for Bastar? If so, it’s simple!

Share this article on your favourite network with #Bastar

If you want to be interviewed, contact me via the contact page or chat.

Subscribe to the newsletter via the form below to be informed of the new content.

Join the community of responsible travelers and companies who receive free email updates!

* indicates required



[siteorigin_widget class=”SiteOrigin_Widget_Headline_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget]

Visit Bastar: interview on the reasons why you should visit this Tribal state of Central India


Last Updated on

Related Posts

Comments (4)

nice article and the chitrakot is the wonderful place in chhattisgarh.

So true, I love Chitrakote so much… The weekly haats also <3

Nice article. The Chitrakoot pictures are stunning. This is on my to-do list. Hope to make it here sometime soon.

Hi Manoj. I took it in 2012 and was again there in 2015, especially to sleep in the resort close to the falls and for sunset. It’s really a wonderful place.

Leave a comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

error: Content is protected !!