If you are searching serene shores and the puff of waves inside Chhattisgarh, then you must visit the place BUKA, located 65 km form korba railway station. The formation of buka is due to huge reservoir of bango dam, which creates unending ecological areas, shelter to millions of species and water to countless villages.
During construction of Minimata bango dam, many villages, hills, roadways and forests came under catchment area, and many communities were allocated to other places, these partially sunken hills are now Beautiful Island but still many tribes live in these hills and connected to the world via wooden boats. You may find these tribes fishing in their islands.
Gateway to buka is through the rugged roads of the forests and the socio-cultural life styles of the tribes. If it is your day you may find some rare animals, snakes, birds. The road is narrow with ups and down, so be a little careful while driving. At the end of the road, where blues starts, is the right place buka.
The place is surrounded with immense hills and green grass lay along the shore, it offers you a magnificent glimpse of sunrise and sunset while enjoying a boat safari along the islands.
Buka is safe, managed by the forest department of Chhattisgarh, it have semi developed camps and resorts. All you can do here is camp firing, fishing, horse riding, boating, trekking. You can walk late night on nourished grass and wake early morning to experience the sunrise between the hills.
Here camps are equipped with chairs and beds. Here you can stay safely with your family. All the ways, boat will take you few miles inside the water body, where you and sky will be left alone. Sitting on rocks, you can catch the various shapes of fishes and bring some dry woods from forest, all you ready to make some delicious zaika. At the end of the day you can trek the sloppy mountains in search of bears but that would be dangerous. The water turns blue and leaves of trees into yellow in strong sun light, making the most spectacular view.
Reach : Buka is 65 kms from Korba railway station, on the way to korba-ambikapur, via kathghora (NH 130). Then turn right from MADAI village ( 30 kms from katghora), and straight 14 km to buka.
Nearest airport – Raipur airport. Frequent trains from Raipur to korba.
Nearest Railway staion – Korba Railway station.
Accommodation in buka- as it is managed by Forest Department kathghora. Things are not in proper way, Before coming to BUKA, make reservation at kathghora forest office for camp and resort. They will provide you a ticket for accommodation in buka.
- 2000 Rs per camp, where 8 people can reside together, it have all facilities, bed, cooler.
- 4000 Rs for glass room on the front of the shore.
Boating – boats and horse can be booked instantly.
- 500 Rs per half an hour, and 6000 Rs to travel to satrenga, another end of river.
Place near buka : Bango dam is one of the fascinating spot, on the same roadways. 20 kms turn from pondi uproda. It allows you to reach the zenith of the hill, where you are exposed to one side large unending blue body and another side, deep trench covered with green trees. This scenic view comes very few times in life. These destinations are ringed with most conserved tribes, if you get some free time, knock any textured door of tribes. On the way to korba ambikapur, one another marvellous destination is kendai fall.