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Kanker

Kanker

Population:
31385
Average Climate:
Summer: 28° C – 45° C
Winter: 15° C – 28° C
Best time to visit:
October to March
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About Kanker

The Kanker District is situated in the southern region of the state Chhattisgarh. Previously Kanker was a part of old Bastar district. But in 1998 Kanker got its identity as an independent district. The History of Kanker dates back from Stone era. With reference of Ramayana and Mahabharata there was a dense forest area named Dandakaranya and the Kanker state belonged to Dandakaranya. The ancient history of Kanker tells that it remained always independent state. According to myths the Kanker was the land of monks. A brave person Singh raj won the Kanker state and kept the foundation of Som dynasty, He ruled the state from 1125 to 1140. Small hilly pockets are seen throughout the area. Five rivers run through it. Agriculture is the major occupation of the natives. Non-timber forest produce is another main source of income for the people. It is a land of unsurpassed natural beauty. 

Tourist Attractions

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The Gadiya Mountains

s The Gadiya Mountain came into light at the time of Kandra dynasty. When the Kandra king Dharma Dev won the Kanker. Gadiya Mountain is known by the name of Kila Dongri which is the highest mountain in Kanker. Gadiya Mountain was declared as its capital by Dharma Dev, which is a natural form of a fort. On the mountain there is a tank which never dries and fulfill by water throughout the year. It is one of the superb places to visit.

Malanjhkudum Water falls

Kanker Palaces