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1Chhattisgarh, Jagdalpur
Chhattisgarh, Jagdalpur

HolidayIQ reviewer Arvind says, "Jagdalpur is famous for two great waterfalls along with caves and deep forest."

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2Chitradhara Falls - Nature's Beauty
Chitradhara Falls - Nature's Beauty

Situated near Jagdalpur, these falls are one of the must visit places when you visit this beautiful state. Again, a bit off the radar and a fun place to be at- goes without saying.

"There are many more places in Chattisgarh hidden and tucked away," says HolidayIQ Traveller Khokhan Ghoshal. He adds, "Korba a small town in chattisgarh. From korba about 17 km away balco is situated, another small town. From balco forest area started. Kesla, dondro, futka pahar, belajalasay are very beautiful spot. May be they are unknown places but natures beauty are hiding here. Futka pahar is a hill area and full of forest with lush green trees like sal, seasam, mahua etc. Kesla is a dense forest with wild life like bison, leopard, elephant, monkey with many kind of snakes. It is a very good place for adventures people. Dondro and belajalasay are remote village. Nice to see their daily live hood."

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3Kailash & Kutumsar Caves
Kailash & Kutumsar Caves

HolidayIQ Traveller Himanshu says, "One of the most beautiful cave I have ever seen. Lime stone is the beauty of this caves. Kutumsar cave is 330m long. There is a species of fish which is blind only found in this cave. Heart patient and those people who fears dark please be careful because of less oxygen. Avoid visiting this place during rainy season. The charge to visit per person is Rs 50. If you are carrying camera you have to pay camera charge also. The place is 20-30 km from Jagdalpur. People must visit this place in morning time. Before 3pm."

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4Proud and self reliant, the Gonds of Bastar
Proud and self reliant, the Gonds of Bastar

Bastar is a land of contradictions. Forests, valleys, rivers, indigenous communities bring your soul closer to nature while mining operations and conflict keeps things real as it is in this region. The Gond have historically been guardians of the forests, home to "Mahadev" – their forest god. Worship and festivities ensue twice a year by brewing Mahua and Hadiyan (rice beer) twice a year. The gonds are a happy people, it does not take much to get them singing and talking about local folklore.

Atin: 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.

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5Arriving In A New Location After Dark
Arriving In A New Location After Dark

Taking a late night flight, train or bus may sound cheaper, but do you really want to arrive in an unfamiliar place at odd hours? Also, arriving during daytime makes it much easier to find accommodation. HolidayIQ Traveller Nitin Pethkar from Nagpur shares, “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 waterfalls 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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Reviews (28)

Shrawan Kumar

Shrawan Kumar5.0/5

3 reviews

In Jagdalpur feeling as well only know who camejdp

Hi ,. I want to write a review regarding our one day trip to Chattisgarh on the eve of our anniversary . We started to Jagdalpur from on 24th dec 2018, kirandul express . We reached Jagdalpur on 25th morning 6. 00 am . Railway station is so peaceful, neat and clean he is Telugu person who knows Hindi as well . In our over all trip best thing was our driver . He was so friendly and suggested good places for food as well as site seeing . So I suggest anyone visiting there can contact him directly and hire the cab and enjoy the trip . He provided a room for fresh up . Firstly we visited Balaji temple . Then Chitrakoot waterfalls . It is such a amazing experience visiting there . Spent lots of time watching falls . Took photos and enjoyed well . Flow is very high as we visited in monsoons . Best time to visit is monsoons . Next we headed to chitradhara falls . Only we were there at that falls . Had some private space there and headed to thirathgarh falls which are amazing in its own way . It's a type of trekking place and had our lunch there which is delicious cooked by local women suggested by our driver . And then we came to town of Jagdalpur and visited Bastar palace which is not worth to visit as they don't allow inside palace . And we shopped in the centre . And back to Vizag at 7. 30 pm in kirandul express . This is our memorable trip experience . Hope this may help someone who is looking for a weekend gateway from . Thank you.

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Soumen das

Soumen das5.0/5

1 review

Jagdalpur

Very good . Weather is too good for travelling. Food and Shopping: Very good. Utensils made if steel, brass and wood are very cheap . Bought few show piece made of wood. Food is tasty at the hotel Atithi where we had reside. Highlight of the trip: To visit the Chitrakot Falls famously known as Indian Niagara, Tirathgarh Falls, Kutumsayor Cave for limestone, Kanger National Park, Balaji Temple, Danteswari Temple

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Recommended Duration in Jagdalpur

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Jagdalpur Overview

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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Indravati National Park, Jagdalpur

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Swarup Mondal

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Tirathgarh Waterfalls, Jagdalpur

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Somenath

Tirathgarh Waterfalls
Chitrakot Falls, Jagdalpur

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Amalendu Maiti

Chitakoot Falls

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