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Introducing Jagdalpur

Best time to visit : October to March
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The emerald green mountains, spectacular waterfalls, rich natural resources, deep valley, splendid monuments and beautiful streams, Jagdalpur is synonym to nature. Sitting on the lap of Mother Nature, every corner of the city spells magic. The blissful environment and royal past of this East India destination conjure Jagdalpur on the world tourism map. Famous national parks, magnificent caves, majestic temples and natural surroundings attract tourists from across the globe. The scenic fusion of natural and man-made attractions appeals international visitors and urges them to revisit Jagdalpur.


Representing the timeless beauty of India, Jagdalpur is a city in Bastar district in the Indian State of Chhattisgarh. Having its mention in Valmiki’s Ramayana, Lord Rama is believed to have passed through the famous spiritual part, Dandakaranya. The Chitrakoot Falls of Jagdalpur is referred as the ‘Niagara Falls of India,’ due to its breathtaking view and height of the falls (about 95 ft.). Hindi and Chhattisgarhi is the official language of the city. The name Jagdal is originated from the word Jadgal (Jatt), a tribe of Sindhi origin. Dive into the below sections for more interesting tourist information.

Rice is the staple food here. Since the people of Chhattisgarh are sweet-lovers, the city specializes in serving sweets like jalebies, lavang lata, khurma, petha and rakhia badi. Biryani Lounge Restaurant serves both vegetarian and non-vegetarian food (well-known for the delicious Biryani of Chhattisgarh). The restaurant is situated in Pratapganj Para, near Chandani Chowk.

Jagdalpur is heaven for shoppers. Handicrafts like wooden crafts, terracotta, bell metal items and bamboo crafts are best sold in Jagdalpur. These items are created by local Bastar tribal. Visit the Binaka Mall- the first mall in Jagdalpur for trendy items. You can also buy silk cloth from the city. To buy quality bell metal statues, visit the Shabari shop in Chandani Chowk. Hire a tourist guide to locate these shopping venues in Jagdalpur.

Nearby Places:
  • Mandawa Waterfalls (about 12km.) – It is one of the nearest waterfalls to Jagdalpur. Popular for its scenic view, beautiful environment and fresh crystal clear water. 
  • Chitrakot Waterfalls (about 38 km.) – One of main tourist attractions near Jagdalpur. Popular for its scenic natural beauty, lush greenery and thick emerald forest. It is a perfect picnic spot.
  • Thamada Ghumar Waterfall (about 45 km.) – Located close to Chitrakoot waterfall. It is one of the best Eco Tourism destinations in Chhattisgarh. It is one of the must visit tourist places near Jagdalpur
  • Kurschel Valley (about 40 km.) – A prominent tourist destination. Famous as the habitat for the rare species of bird and animal. Buy a city guide map to locate this valley. 
  • Danthewada (about 85 km.) – Houses some of the famous tourist attractions like Danteshwari Temple, Bairam Baba Temple and others. It is one of the must visit places at Jagdalpur. 
  • Barsur (about 75 km.) – Popularly known as the city of temples and ponds. Mama-Bhanjaa temple, Battisa temple and Chandraditya temple are the famous religious places here.


Other Falls - Tamra Ghoomar and Kanger Dhara.

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