A city and municipality in Dhamtari District in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh, Dhamtari was officially formed on July 6, 1998, by merging Dhamma and Tarai sub divisions. Famous for its verdant forests, unique wildlife and large dams, Dhamtari is one of the major tourist destinations in Chhattisgarh. A Tour to Dhamtari is a must include in any tour to Chhattisgarh.
Located in the fertile plains of the Mahanadi River and its tributaries - Sendur, Pairy, Sondur, Joan, Kharun and Shivnath, Dhamtari also boasts of a rich cultural heritage and tribal life. The city is bounded by the Satpura Mountains - popularly known as Sihawa Pahad - in the east. To the west of Dhamtari lies Kanker, Raipur - the state capital to the north, and Orissa state in the south.
There are several dams in Dhamtari. The Madamsilli Dam built in the year 1914 was Asia's first ever Syphen dam. Also prominent among the Dams is Ravishankar Sagar Dam, which irrigates about 57,000 hectares of land and provides the main water supply to Bhilai Steel Plant and Raipur. These dams along with Sondhur and Dudhawa Dam form the major tourist attractions on Tour to Dhamtari in Chhattisgarh. They not only offer spectacular views but are also popular picnic spots for tourists.
Other places worth visit while on Tour to Dhamtari include the Sitanadi Wildlife Sanctuary, which is famous for the amazing variety of wild animals and birds that it houses. Your Dhamtari tour must also include visits to Bhillai Iron & Steel Plant and Dhamtari Industrial School. A Tour to Dhamtari also gives ample opportunities to get acquainted with the distinctive dance styles, cuisine, music and traditional folk songs of the region.
How to Reach Dhamtari:
The nearest airport to reach Dhamtari is at Chhatisgarh's capital Raipur. Dhamtari is well connected by rail to Raipur.