Chhattisgarh | India
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Jagdalpur is categorised as Heritage / Getaways

Chitrakote Falls (Nivalink Trip Dated - 25 November 2019)
Tirthgarh Falls (Nivalink Trip Dated - 25 November 2019)
Kotumsar Caves (Nivalink Trip Dated - 25 November 2019)
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Reasons to Visit
  • Jagdalpur was the capital of the erstwhile princely state of Bastar.
  • Bastar is where guests visit for tribal craft and heritage and surrounding forest areas and its waterfalls.
  • Jagdalpur connects Raipur in the North to Vishakhapatnam in Andra Pradesh.
  • The dense forests and plantations surrounding the town keeps it cool even in the month of summer.
  • The National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries are in and around Jagdalpur, which have a rich and exotic variety of wildlife (Kangerghati National Park (27 kms), Indravati National Park and Bairamgarh Wildlife Sanctuary).
  • 40 km from Jagdalpur is Chitrakote waterfalls, which are considered Indian equivalent of Niagra falls.
  • Jagdalpur has two large lakes, Dalpat Sagar and Ganga Munda, the former popularly called Samudra or sea,
  • Dalpat Sagar is the largest artificial lake in Chhattisgarh. It was created over 400 years ago to harvest rainwater and today, a major source of fishing.
  • Jagdalpur is also home to a number of Caves such as Kutumsar Cave (India's First Underground Cave), Kailash Cave and Dandak caves.
  • Off-beat destination, specific to archeology and lovers of nature, art, craft and heritage
Know It
  • Bastar has also been in the heart of the naxal movement and remains a very specific and limited tourism area with very few hotels and resorts and only well researched tourists and explorers make plans to visit the area.
Access Information
  • Nearest Airport -Raipur (285 kms), Visakhapatnam (308 kms), Rajahmundry (414 kms)
  • Nearest Railway Station - Jagdalpur
  • Jagdalpur is an Ex-Raipur / Ex-Nagpur Getaway
  • Jagdalpur is connected by Overnight train with Kolkata

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Short Break

  • Bastar - Bhoramdeo with Kanha (5 Nights)

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Destination Ideas

  • Bastar Tribal Heritage and Nature Getaway
  • Chhattisgarh Experience

Festivals linked to Jagdalpur (Chhattisgarh)

  • Bastar Dussehra
  • Madai Festival

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  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Bastar Palace is the residence of the royal family and one of the attractions in Jagdalpur. The government has built a monument inside the vicinity where various artifacts and portraits of the royal family are on display.
    Heritage Site
    Royal Heritage
    Dalpat Sagar Lake is a reservoir buit by the royal family 400+ years ago to harvest rain water. There is an old temple located at the center island that is approachable by boat. Island is also a recreation area in evening where one can enjoy sunset and musical fountains.
    Lake or Riverside, Rides
    Reservoir, Boating
    Anthropological museum provides insight into the culture and lifestyles of Bastar tribes. Some of the collections found at the museum include headgears, footwear, ornaments, musical instruments, dresses, paintings, wood carvings, weapons, masks, art work, sculptures etc.
    Heritage Museum
    Chitradhara Waterfalls is located just 19 km form Jagdalpur enroute to Chitrakoot Falls.
    Natural Wonders
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Mandawa waterfall is located at Mandawa off the NH-16 (Jagdalpur-Geedam road) at 31 km from Jagdalpur.At Mandawa, the stream of water flows step-wise and falls from a height of 70 ft to make a beautiful cascade called Mandawa Waterfall.
    Natural Wonders
    Kanger Valley National Park is set at about 33 kms from Jagdalpur and is home to caves, a variety of wildlife and some waterfalls are set around it. Entry into the National Park is permitted form Netanar and Kotamsar barriers. Kanger Valley National Park is less recommended for wildlife enthusiasts and more as a nature centric excursion.
    Bird Watching, Jeep Safaris
    Tirathgarh falls are located at 38 km from Jagdalpur at the entrance of Kanger Valley National Park. The falls have a height of 100 feet. There is even a popular Shiva temple here having a backdrop of the waterfalls which is well visited by locals.
    Temple or Holy Place, Natural Wonders
    Lord Shiva, Waterfall
    Chitrakoot falls is also referred as the Niagara Falls of India and has got the distinction of being the broadest waterfall in India. It is about 29 meters tall and located 38 km from Jagdalpur. Tamra Ghoomar Falls (100 ft) is located near Chitrakoot waterfall is a relatively lesser known waterfall and is active primararily during monsoon.
    Natural Wonders
    Kotumsar Caves and Kailash Caves are set inside Kanger Valley National park. Kotumsar Caves are one of the longest natural caves in the world (more than 1 km). Kailash Caves are relatively smaller and more recently discovered.
    Heritage Site

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  • Durg ( 285 Km )

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Nearest Airport in Jagdalpur
  • Raipur Airport ( RPR ) , Raipur-285 Kms
Railway Stations in Jagdalpur
  • Jagdalpur ( JDB ), Jagdalpur
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