Located on the banks of the river Indravati the panoramic city of Jagdalpur is situated in the Bastar district. It is also the administrative capital of District bastar. The area is known for the ancient wooden handicrafts popular amongst locals and foreign tourists. Jagdalpur has been mentioned in the Hindu epic Ramayana by Rishi Valmiki.
Chitrakot Waterfall is supposed to be the Niagara Falls of India.
Danteshwari Temple : It is located arourd 80 km (50 mi) from Jagdalpur city is the famous and sacred temple. Situated at the confluence of the holy rivers Shankini & Dhankini this six hundred year old temple is one of the ancient heritage sites of India and is a representation of the religio-socio-cultural history of the Bastar region.
Kailash and Kotumsar Caves are the caves which are about 2 km (1 mi) deep. They are situated at a distance of about 40 km (25 mi) from Jagdalpur. There is lack of oxygen when going deep into the cave. So they have been restricted to a fixed point.
Tiratgarh Waterfalls are situated at a distance of 35 km. from Jagdalpur in south west direction and can be approached through the state highway of Jagdalpur to Sukma. The waterfall is actually situated in Kanger Valley National Park and the height is approximately 300 ft in stages. This place is a favorite picnic spot.
The MANDAWA waterfalls is located 12 km away from Tokapal of Jagdalpur Tehsil. It is also a natural place of tourism. Another waterfall in Bastar district is CHITRADHARA which is just 19 km away from Jagdalpur and is in Potanar village of Lohandiguda block of Jagdalpur Tehsil. THAMADA GHUMAR water fall is another recently discovered waterfall which is also in Lohandiguda block. Its height is more than 100 feet and is generally formed from the water in rainy season. There are green fields on both sides of this waterfall . Indravati National Park situated in Narainpur Tehsil is famous for tigers and wild buffaloes. It is situated 200 km. west of Jagdalpur. Also about 40 km. north west of Narainpur is the virgin Kurschel Valley with its gigantic trees.
How To Get There
By road: Jagdalpur the district headquarters is 250 km from Bhadrachalam in the south; it is 300 km from Visakhapatnam in the east and 300 km from Raipur in the north. There are excellent roads to Bastar that pass through verdant forestland.
By rail: Jagdalpur is linked to Visakhapatnam by a broad-gauge electrified railway. A passenger train operates often with a chair car coach. The train passes through breathtaking ghats and tunnels.
By air: The nearest airports are Raipur and Visakhapatnam. Raipur has daily connectivity with the major cities.