Jagdalpur Tourism

Jagdalpur Tourism

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  • State: Chhattisgarh
  • Famous for/as: Heritage
  • District: Bastar
Jagdalpur is a municipal corporation in the district of Bastar of the state of Chhattisgarh. It is the administrative headquarters of the district, which was once the capital city of the princely state of Bastar. The region surrounding Jagdalpur, along with the main city, forms a major part of the Bastar District.

There is a mention of Jagdalpur and Bastar District in Valmiki's Ramayana, stating that Lord Rama passed through Dandakaranya. There is also an ancient ashram of sage Valmiki at this place. The Bastar District has been ruled by the kings of numerous dynasties, including the Nals, Kakatiyas and Chalukyas.

Annam Deo was a famous Kakatiya king who left the city of Warangal and established his rule at Bastar in 1424. He was succeeded by King Hamir Deo, Pratap Raj Deo, Rajpal Deo and Dalpat Deo. Jagdalpur became the capital of the kingdom during the rule of Dalpat Deo, who was succeeded by his sons Ajmer Singh and Daryao Deo. Bhairam Deo was the great grandson of Daryao Deo, who died in 1891, leaving behind his son Rudrapratap Deo as the legal heir of Bastar.

Jagdalpur witnessed a tribal revolt in 1910, when the country was under the control of the British. After the death of Rudrapratap Deo in 1921, the throne of Bastar was succeeded by his daughter Praphul Kumari Devi in 1922. She died in 1936 and the kingdom was handed over to her eldest son Maharaja Pravir Chandra Bhanj Deo. In the honour of Maharani Praphul Kumari Devi, the Maharani Hospital at Jagdalpur was built in 1937.

Maharaja Pravir Chandra Bhanj Deo died in 1966 during the police action against his revolt for the rights of tribal people in Bastar District. His grandson, Maharaja Kamal Chandra Bhanj Deo, is the current king of Jagdalpur. The Rath Yatra of the king during Dussehra is the prime tourist attraction of the region. This festival has been an integral part of the destination and has been celebrated for over 75 days in Jagdalpur.

The Jagdalpur city is famous for its traditional wooden handicrafts. The major attractions in Jagdalpur are Danteshwari Temple, Chitrakot Waterfalls, Kailash and Kotumsar Caves and Tirathgarh Waterfalls. Visitors can also visit other places like Sri Venkateshwara Swami Temple, Bastar Palace, Anthropological Museum, Kanger Valley National Park and Ganga Munda & Dalpat Sagar Lakes.

The closest airport to Jagdalpur is situated in the capital city Raipur, which is around 300 km away. Vishakapatnam is also located at almost the same distance and tourists can avail buses and taxis from both the cities to Jagdalpur. Besides, the Jagdalpur Railway Station is also well-connected with the capital city Raipur and other important cities in India. The perfect time to travel to Jagdalpur is during the winter season, which lasts from October through February. 

Jagdalpur is one of the weekend getaway options for travelers living in Bhadrachalam and Srikakulam.

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  • Arvind
  • 2 Reviews
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"Awesome trip"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Aug 5, 2016
It is famous for two great water falls along with caves and deep forest. Over all the food was excellent either in hotel or on road side. Amidst various tourists places in India, trip to Jagdalpur was completely different and I think it was my most memorable tour within India. Here nature has poured its beauty to maximum possible.
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Sanket Sarkar

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  • Sanket Sarkar
  • Lives in Jagdalpur
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"Jagdalpur awesome trip"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Nov 10, 2015
Jagdalpur is a place where you can see the whole Chattisgarh. In Jagdalpur there are three most beautiful place name as tirathgarh chitrakot and the excellent place which I like the most is kutumsar ghufa. I suggest go there and enjoy the most beautiful place of Chhattisgarh me and my friend are enjoying so much in the Kutumsar ghufa.
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Atin Mukherjee

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"A must visit place in India-Jagdalpur"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Oct 29, 2015
Amidst various tourists places in India, trip to Jagdalpur was completely different and I think it was my most memorable tour within India. Here nature has poured its beauty to maximum possible ways. It consists of greenery, hills, rivers, numerous water falls, caves, forest and all possible taste of nature. Citrakut waterfalls would give you the taste of Niagra. Small hills, caves and dense forests would make you adventurous. There are many temples also. Local people are very helpful.
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  • Sushil Damle
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"Must visit place of Jagdalpur"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Oct 11, 2015
It is famous for two great water falls along with caves and deep forest. Over all the food was excellent (taste wise) either in hotel or on road side. Sandwiches were found to be cheaper but 'Chat' items were found to be quite costly.

It is our personal opinion that one should visit 'Araku' on day 1 with over night stay and proceed the journey next day for Jagdalpur by train for over night stay. On day 3 one can visit Chitrakoot and Thirathgarh falls along with Kutumbsar caves (provided they are open - this year they are going to open on 1st November 2015), along with trail in jungle. Its a one day tour. Day 4 start by Passenger train leaving Jagdalpur at around 1000 hrs and reach Vizag by night. Basmati and many other varieties of rice is available here and is quite cheap and do not forget to buy, only problem is that they will not give below 10 kg each.
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Malay Ghosh

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  • Malay Ghosh
  • Lives in Kolkata
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"Jagdalpur- Falls and Caves to visit"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Sep 25, 2015
The "Indian Niagara" Chitrakote Falls is a must watch for all Indian nature lovers at least. It's the widest of the Indian Falls and is 95 ft high. Once you are in Jagdalpur, also do not miss the Tirathgarh Falls amidst the Kanger Valley. Kutumsar Cave also is an attraction but do check the dates when its open. The best time to visit there is during Ramnavami, when the Tribes gather for a 3 day fair.
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Natik Choudhary

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  • Natik Choudhary
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"Beautiful, adventures destination!"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Sep 1, 2015
Its has very beautiful waterfall which name is Chitrakot. There are many waterfall like Tirathgarh and any other place which are amazing cave of Kutumsar and it is very beautiful in rainy season. You can see nature of beauty and many valley like Keskal which is dangerous and adventures.
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"Best place for trekking & adventurous visit"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Aug 31, 2015
To watch the nature at its best. Waterfalls of both Thirathgarh and Chitrakot was too good to watch and family enjoyed. Makri Dhaba was another place to enjoy the food. A little bit of trekking done to see the nature more closely. Best time to visit the waterfall is the rainy season.
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Amar nidhi Aggarwal

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"Visit Jagdalpur to be close with nature"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Jul 25, 2015
Jagdalpur was once in a lifetime experience and so close to nature that we couldn't stop admiring every bit of our stay there. One must carry umbrellas, sports shoes, torch to walk through forests. Water falls and caves are must visit places. We spent about 6 days in the outskirts of the city and held a training program for local health sector people. Life appears to be so simple, away from maddening crowds, polluted air and traffic snarls of Delhi. It turned out to be perfect holiday on the go.
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"One stop city for all packages in Chhattisgarh"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jul 13, 2015
My experience with this city is very good. I enjoyed to see the water falls, caves, temples and National parks with tribes is the main popularity for this place as well as enjoyed with the local tribes and their local foods.

Jagdalpur is the one stop city for all packages in one which includes adventure in caves jungle safari in National Parks, bathing experience in water falls with temples to explore for peace and Spirituality.

It is a city in Bastar district in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh which is governed by the Jagdalpur Municipal Corporation. Bastar, the very name spells magic, conjures up images of the royal past and the tribes. It is known for their its flora and fauna as well as it is filled with lush green mountains, deep valleys, dense forests, streams, waterfalls, caves, natural parks, magnificent monuments, rich natural resources, magic herbs, exuberant festivity and blissful solitude.
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  • Sourjya kumar Das
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"Chhattisgarh at its best"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Jul 1, 2015
Its amazing to come close to nature at post monsoon time. Chitrakot is the best thing to watch here, full of water and sound, can really feel the excitement, must place to visit if you are in C. G. Recommendable for both family and friends. Best experience is travelling by road. So many hotels are surrounded near bus stand, easily can be picked.
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