The Kanker district
got its independent identity in 1999. It was previously a part of the old Bastar district.
The Kanker district is situated in the southern region of the state of Chhattisgarh. The district is surrounded by four districts
of Chhattisgarh state, namely Bastar, Dhamtari, Durg and Rajnandgaon.
Small hilly pockets are seen throughout the area.
Five rivers flow through the district namely- Doodh, Mahanadi, Hatkul, Sindur and Turu river.
The Gadiya Mountain, Malanjhkudum Water fall
, Charre-Marre Water fall, Shivani Temple
Facts & Figures
|Year of formation
||5285.01 Sq. K.M.|
||200 6 to 200 24 N|
||800 48 to 810 48 E|
|No. of Tehsil
|No. of Villages
||1492 mm. |
How to Reach
The Kanker district is situated on the National Highway number
43. It lies between the two well developed cities of Chhattisgarh,
Raipur (Capital of Chhattisgarh) and Jagdalpur. Kanker is 140 kilometers
away from Raipur and 160 Kilometers from Jagadalpur.
Presently the district is not connected with railway