Jagdalpur Tourism

Jagdalpur Tourism

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  • State: Chattisgarh
  • Famous for/as: Heritage
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. 
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Jagdalpur Traveller Reviews

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Harikesh Verma
  • Harikesh Verma
  • Lives in Lucknow
  • 1 Review

"Monsoon at its best in chhattisgarh"

  • 6/7
  • Posted Sep 2, 2014
The place is best to spend a weekend during monsoon. Places worth watching Chitrakote and Teerathgarh. The bigger the group the more you enjoy. Don't plan a long visit just a day or two. Go with plan to take a shower in fresh river water and make sure have at least a pair of extra dress. Don't forget the camera to capture the un-forgetfulness moments. Short forest trip is best enjoyed if it is raining, while trip to Teerathgarh. Come on have joy of living monsoons.
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Sourabh Minj
  • Sourabh Minj
  • 1 Review

"historical and tribal place"

  • 5/7
  • Posted Aug 12, 2014
I recently visited jagdalpur. Superb place chitrakot (nigeria fall of Asia) and caves, here people are very friendly. You can have a look to native tribes also. Here local beer (taadi) is famous. chatney of ants you can also purchase the sculpture known as bastar arts. The convenient way to get here is by bus. Up to Raipur u can get flights and train From Raipur u will get buses to get here.
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Shailesh  Dongre
  • Shailesh Dongre
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 1 Review


  • Posted Mar 25, 2013
If you are a nature loving people you must visit Baster once.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: You can go for sight-seen all the direction from Jagdalpur. Good place for shopping crafts.

Activities & things to do: Visit water fall, cave, ancient temple, Jungal saffari and many more.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Collect information from chhattisgarh tourism.
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Ss Mani
  • Ss Mani
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 3 Reviews

"My experiance"

  • Posted Feb 28, 2013
Good Jagdalpur is a city and a municipality in Bastar district in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh. It is the administrative headquarters of Bastar District

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Bad

Activities & things to do: Just enjoy

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Keep food ready with you
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Venkata subbarao Yerramilli
  • Venkata subbarao Yerramilli
  • Flashpacker
  • Lives in Visakhapatnam
  • 3 Reviews

"Vizag - Jagdalpur Trip by road"

  • Posted Jan 27, 2013
Good place to visit week ends and 2/3 days holidays. Visited on 5/6th January 2013 from visakhapatnam by car. Road is except few patches particularly in ghat roads near Korapur (both sides). Up journey via Aruku Jaypur (without touching Sunabeda/Korapur) DN Via Jaypur Korput, Sunabeda Salur, Ramabadrapura, Vizianagaram.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Food is good. Sight seeing own transport or rented transport is recommended.

Activities & things to do: Visit water falls, caves.Jagdalpur Town

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Visited on 5/6th January 2013 from visakhapatnam by car. Road good except few patches particularly in ghat roads near Koraput (both sides). Up journey via Aruku, Jaypur (without touching Sunabeda/Koraput recommended for day journey) DN Via Jaypur, Korput, Sunabeda Salur, Ramabadrapura, Vizianagaram. (day & night ok)
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Sanjay Puppala
  • Sanjay Puppala
  • Lives in Visakhapatnam
  • 2 Reviews

"Indian Niagara waterfalls"

  • Posted Jan 5, 2013
Location is very good. waterfalls were awesome. orissa roads were bad. trip via train is preferred.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Waterfalls at chitrakoot was like indian Niagara and best time to visit is before november.

Activities & things to do: nil

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Do not travel by road or own travel as the road between AP to Jagdalpur is worst.
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Janavi Srikanth
  • Janavi Srikanth
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 1 Review


  • Posted Dec 12, 2012
Jagdalpur is native town of my hubby have been there last may .my hubby is visiting that place after 25 years. And fully in excited mood to share all his childhood days he spend there.the town was full of forests ,valleys and caves close to nature. Very excited to see bastar arts and crafts.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: We stayed there in our friends house. No idea about hotels, restaurants there. Gudumsa caves , indravathi river and falls are of scenic beauty. Shopped at the main roads shopping was mainly bastar sarees and arts and crafts of bastar.

Activities & things to do: Can go trekking in the forest area with protection. Gudumsa caves are worth to see.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Can go only by train. Dont miss the tunnels engraved in between the easter n coastal railway.but be careful with the copassengers in the train and vendors.
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Raj Sinha
  • Raj Sinha
  • 1 Review

"jagdalpur site seen"

  • Posted Dec 5, 2012
Overall it is a good destination to visit the site seen of jagdalpur train communication like vizag kolkata bhunensawar beautiful site seen so no doubt about that you choose it tourist place immediately other wise you will miss great opportunities

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: It is good overall

Activities & things to do: ok

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Take winter precaution but not much compare to other place
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Om Tiwari
  • Om Tiwari
  • Lives in Raipur
  • 1 Review

"Amazing place"

  • Posted Dec 4, 2012
The jagdalpur is heart of Chhattisgarh tourism and so many places to see and enjoy amazing experience of my life.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Madrasi hotel

Activities & things to do: Tirathgarh jal prapat was great place so i suggest every have to be seen.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Raipur to jagdalpur via bus
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Ganesh babu Nakka
  • Ganesh babu Nakka
  • Lives in Visakhapatnam
  • 2 Reviews

"Indian Niagara"

  • Posted Nov 14, 2012
Chitrakoot water falls are the most attractive tourist spot here. Teerathgarh is another destination where one can enjoy by bath at water falls.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Shopping is not a good idea at this destination.

Activities & things to do: One should go for a boat ride at chitrakoot but there is a caution the boats are not mechanized. and life saving devices standard is a question.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Connectivity by road is very poor even though connected by national highways. Best way to reach here is by rail especially from Visakhapatnam
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