Jagdalpur is a city in Bastar district in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh. Jagdalpur City is governed by the Jagdalpur Municipal Corporation. Jadgalpur is the administrative headquarters of Bastar District and Bastar Division, and was the capital of the erstwhile princely state of Bastar. Jagdalpur is well known for its greenery, lush green mountains, deep valleys, dense forests, streams, waterfalls, caves, natural parks, monuments, natural resources, herbs, exuberant festivity and peaceful solitude. Bastar conjures up images of the royal past and the tribes. Currently two steel plants are being built near Jagdalpur by NMDC and Tata Steel Plant. After completion of these projects Jagdalpur city will also be industrial hubs. The city’s demographic is changing rapidly and it is fastest in Chhattisgarh state.


By Air:-
The nearest Domestic Airport from Jagdalpur is Swami Vivekananda Airport, located in Raipur, roughly four hour drive from the city. It is very well connected to major cities of country like Delhi, Mumbai, Mangalore, Hyderabad, Vishakapatnam, Chandigarh, Bhopal, Bangalore and Ahmedabad via Indigo, JetLite, Air India and Jet Airways. You can take flights from Raipur to Delhi , Mangalore, Hyderbad, Mumbai and other metro cities.

By Road:-
There are many ways to reach Jagdalpur. It is 15 Kms from Madpal, 21 Kms from Dhanpunji, 36 Kms from Kotapad, 62 Kms from Boriguma, 114 Kms from Dabugaon, 129 Kms from Ambapani, 133 Kms from Raighar and 290 Kms from Raipur .Some private bus operators like Mahendra Travels , Kanker Roadways etc as well as Chhattisgarh State Road Transport Corporation (CSRTC) provides good bus service.

By Train:-
It has its own Railway Station named as Jagdalpur Railway Station. It is well connected with the cities like Raipur, Bilaspur, Delhi, Puri and Visakhapatnam





Kanger Valley National Park:-

indravati-national-parkThe Kanger Valley National Park is situated near River Kolab, at a distance of about 27 km from Jagdalpur. This national park was established in 1982 and is bounded by various villages in the north such as Netanar, Nangalsar and Milkulwada. In the south, it is bounded by Kandanar and Kakalgur and in the west; it is bounded by Chindawada, Bispur, Tirathgarh, Pakhnar and Munaga. The 34 km long Kanger Valley derived its name from the Kanger River and is a declared Asian Biosphere Reserve. The national park has rich biodiversity and includes fauna like chital, chinkara, barking deer, bear, langoor, jackal, hyena, krait, panther, sambar, tiger, wild boar, black buck, wolf, fox, peacock, kala teetar, drongo and the rare mouse deer. It also ahs scavenger birds, birds of prey, pheasants, water birds, butterflies, moths and reptiles like snakes and lizards. The flora of this park consists of various lower forms of plants like algae, pteridophytes, fungi and bryophytes.



Indravati National Park:-

Indravati National ParkEstablished in 1975, the Indravati National Park occupies an area of 2273 sq km, on the south-east of River Indravati. The national park consists of tropical mixed deciduous forests and a series of hill ranges. This park is a major attraction for nature lovers, adventure seekers, photographers and holiday makers. It is mainly the home of hill mynah and wild buffaloes. The park also houses species like tiger, panther, nilgai, sambar, barking deer, chinkara, jungle cat, black buck, hyena, python, steppe eagle, bhura teetar, etc.



Danteshwari Temple:-

Danteshwari TempleThe Danteshwari Temple is situated at a distance of about 84 km from the city of Jagdalpur. It is located in Dantewada, to the south-west of Jagdalpur, near Bastar Palace and Gole Bazaar and at the confluence of the holy Dhankini and Shankini rivers. This popular and sacred 600-year-old temple is dedicated to Ma Danteshwari, a local goddess and an incarnation of Shakti. The temple was built in the South Indian style of temple architecture by the Chalukya kings, in the 14th century. The idol of the Goddess is chiselled out of black stone. It is believed that this temple possesses many divine powers.



Anthropological Museum:-

anthropologicalThe Anthropological Museum is situated in the office of the Anthropological Survey of India at Dharampura. The museum provides a window-view of the lifestyles of several ‘adivasi’ tribes in Bastar.






Chitrakot Falls:-

Chitrakot FallsThe Chitrakot Falls is the broadest waterfall in India and is considered to be the Niagara Falls of India, owing to its horse-shoe shape. It is situated at a distance of 38 km from Jagdalpur and is accessible only by road. The source of this waterfall is the Indravati River and it has a height of around 96 ft. The attractive feature of the falls is the play of rainbow hues on it. Around the falls, the area is largely forested and there is also a helipad nearby.




Tirathgarh Waterfalls:-

Tirathgarh WaterfallsThe Tirathgarh Waterfalls is situated at a distance of 35 km from Jagdalpur, in the south-west direction. The waterfall has an approximate height of 300 ft and is situated in the Kanger Valley National Park. Tourists can reach this waterfall by availing the State Highway between Jagdalpur and Sukma. This place is an ideal picnic spot.

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