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Bastar , Chhattisgarh

Once the capital city of the princely state of Bastar, today it is a town in the Bastar district of Chhattisgarh. Just like all the princely states all over India, Jagdalpur bears the arks of being a place inhabited by the kings of the land. Also a place which has been mentioned in many old texts, this is definitely one of the cities which has see the ancient times in all its past glory. Today Jagdalpur is mainly an agricultural land and is definitely on its way to a promising future. From the very Mahabharatas to the ashram of the sage Valmiki, this is a place which is rich in the past. It has also seen many dynasties such as the Nals, kaktiyas and the Chalukyas pass by. This is a land that has endured different rules and different kings and yet been faithful to its roots. Today Jagdalpur is a very important part of the state. The Jagdalpur city is famous for its traditional wooden handicrafts. This is one memorabilia that you should definitely pick up if you are here. The wood work is exquisite and will be a pride in your hoem. 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 Lake A town which is well connected to all the cities around, Jagdalpur is easy to reach. It also is one of the places which has so much history to boast about that you may lose yourself in the past. And its not a bad experience at all.

Distance / Time Current Temperature Mean Rainfall Altitude Population Best Times Min Hotel tariff
km / Hrs 18.0°C /64.0°F 114 mm 1811feet /km2 Jan-Feb,Oct-Dec Coming Soon


Places of Interest

  • Anthropological Museum

    "Museum anthropology is a domain of scholarship and professional practice in the discipline of anthropology.A distinctive characteristic of museum anthropology is that it cross-cuts anthropology's sub-fields (archaeology, cultural anthropology, linguistic anthropology, biological anthropology) as these are understood in North American anthropology. All of these areas are sometimes pursued in museum contexts (usually on the basis of research work with systematic collections) and all can be (and are) explicated in museum-based exhibitions and public programs. Some museum anthropologists work full or part time in museum contexts while others are anthropologists (employed in diverse settings) interested in studying museums as social institutions in cultural and historical context. These two sets of concerns--collections-based scholarship and the study of museums--provide the core around which the domain of museum anthropology has self-organized.\nOne theme prominent in recent museum anthropology research concerns reconnecting older collections of ethnographic objects curated in museum contexts with the present-day source communities from which these objects were gathered.[1][2] Another concern is the development of museums and cultural centers by indigenous peoples in their own home communities.[3][4][5]"

    Anthropological Museum

  • Bastar Palace

    "Bastar state was a princely state in India founded in early 14th century, by Annama Deva, the brother of Kakatiya king Pratapa Rudra Deva of Warangal (Andhra).\nIn the early 19th century the state became part of the Central Provinces and Berar under the British Raj, and acceded to the Union of India on Jan 1, 1948, to become part of the Madhya Pradesh in 1956, and part of the Bastar district of Chhattisgarh state, 2000 onwards.Baster state was situated in the south-eastern corner of the Central Provinces and Berar, bounded north by the Kanker State, south by the Godavari district of Madras States Agency, west by Chanda District, Hyderabad State, and the Godavari river, and east by the Jeypore estate in Orissa.\nIt had an area of 13,062 square miles (33,830 km2) [1] and a population of 306,501 in 1901 and 633,888 in 1941. In 1901 its capital Jagdalpur, situated on the banks of Indravati river, had a population of 4,762 [1]"

    Bastar Palace

  • Chitradhara Falls

    "A mere 19 kms excursion from Jagdalpur wills reveal to you one of nature's most exquisite creation, Chitradhara Waterfall. Located in the Potanar Village, the waterfall is a treat to the eyes of any tourist. River Indravati is the source of this waterfall which has a height of 100 mts. \nShaped like a horse shoe, Chitradhara Waterfall is a perfect family picnic spot. The undulated paths and the uneven rocky terrains encountered while reaching here is sure to delight an adventurer as well. \nSimply viewing the flow of the waterfall is a major attraction, especially when the crystal clear water flows with the backdrop filed with the natural greens. \nThis waterfall is ideally located and people can enjoy bathing under and children too enjoy playing here. The best time to visit the waterfall is during the monsoons when the flow of the water is at its maximum.\nEnjoy cool breeze of pure air and the best of nature with your family at the Chitradhara waterfalls near Jagdalpur."

    Chitradhara Falls

  • Chitrakot Falls

    "The Chitrakoot Falls (alternative spelling Chitrakut) (Hindi: ???????? ????????) is a waterfall located near Jagdalpur, in Bastar district in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh on the Indravati River. The height of the falls is about 29 metres (95 ft).[1][2] The breadth of the waterfall varies, as the water level in the river goes down drastically during summer. However during a monsoon the river touches both the banks and is filled with silt. In contrast, during summer the water carries no silt and looks different. This is a contrast to Jog falls which has water that looks white even during monsoon.\nThe area around the falls is largely forested."

    Chitrakot Falls

  • Dalpat Sagar Lake

    "Dalpat Sagar Lake, spread over 350 hectares is listed amongst the most popular lakes in Chhattisgarh. It has got the distinction of being the largest artificial lake in Chhattisgarh. Dalpat Sagar is an ancient lake that was built some 400 years ago by the famous king of Bastar Raja Dalpat Deo Kakatiya. The main purpose of building this lake was to store the rain water so that it could be used later for various purposes like irrigation, drinking and day-to-day usage. As-of-now, the lake has become one of the prime attractions in Bastar and is being used as a major source of fishes. Both the lakes in Bastar have been developed into popular picnic spots and locals as well as tourists make it a point to come here during holidays and weekends. It offers its visitors with wide ranging outdoor recreational activities such as boating, fishing, picnicking and sightseeing."

    Dalpat Sagar Lake

  • Ganga Munda Lake

    "Bastar is a tourist's paradise and boasts of a large tribal populace. In Bastar, you can see several mountains, hills, parks, caves as well as waterfalls. In fact, the Lakes and Waterfalls in Bastar are considered one of the major tourist attractions of this place. Amongst the numerous lakes of this area, a place that should not be given a miss is Ganga Munda Lake, Bastar.\nDescription of Ganga Munda Lake, Bastar:\nGanga Munda Lake of Bastar is on Indravati River which passes through Jagdalpur. Ganga Munda Lake, rich in aquatic faunas, is famous for its scenic beauty and is a notable picnic spot. Even if you wish to have some peaceful moments away from the hullabaloo of city life, this lake would offer the perfect ambiance. Many people prefer to enjoy the morning mist and the quiet tranquil of Ganga Munda Lake during their tour to Bastar. The best time to pay a visit to Ganga Munda Lake in Bastar, Chhattisgarh, India is between October and June.\nGanga Munda Lake also offers the visitors an exciting experience of enjoying some water sports. So, it is quite obvious that this lake attracts people from far and wide.\nIf you want to watch all these and more, come to Ganga Munda Lake, Bastar during your Bastar tour. It would be an experience worth remembrance for sure!"

    Ganga Munda Lake

  • Mandawa Falls

    "Mandawa waterfall is located in the district Bastar in the state of Chattisgarh of central India. Mandawa waterfall is situated in the Village called Mandawa, it is one of the nearest picnic destination to the tourist located 31km from Jagdalpur which is also a districts head quarter. Mandawa waterfall is very lovely, water here is very fresh. It is not much known destination to tourist.\nThe water of the Mandawa flows from the height of 70 feet. Mandawa waterfall is one of the mystic beauties. The water then collects in a small reservoir which flows down to meet in the Kanger River. It's on a small valley covered with the greenery on both the side of the valley which gives a lovely view.Visitors take a day trip Mandawa waterfalls from Jagdalpur."

    Mandawa Falls

  • Thamada Ghumar Falls

    "Thamada Ghumar Waterfall is an ideal picnic spot in Lohandiguda Block of Bastar District. It cascades from a height of 100 ft and is generally formed from the water during the rainy season. This waterfall with lush green fields forming the surrounding landscape, is a lovely sight to watch. Lohandiguda is around 19 km from Jagdalpur. From Raipur it is an eight hour journey to Jagdalpur."

    Thamada Ghumar Falls

  • Bhairamgarh Sanctuary

    "Chattisgarh is an important place for the tourists because of the varied flora and fauna and the rich wildlife. It is a newly formed state in India. It covers a total area of 1,35,133 sq.km. The bio diversity of the state is something which sets it apart.\nA wildlife tour to the place is very rewarding because of the unique qualities which are indeginious to Chattisgarh. Nearly 44% of the total land area of the country is under forests. A significant part of the total wildlife of the country is inChattisgarh. Bhairamgarh Wildlife Sanctuary, Chattisgarh is an enchanting place for the tourists to visit.\nBhairamgarh Wildlife Sanctuary in Chattisgarh in India is like the other wildlife sanctuaries in the state as far as the beauty and the bio diversity is concerned. There are rare species of animals in this sanctuary and at times you come across rare plants.\nOne of the prime attraction at Bhairamgarh Wildlife Sanctuary, Chattisgarh is the wild buffalo . You can also find Hill Hynas. The tigers and leopards are also available in this santuary ,however, they are less in number. Chinkaras can be easily sighted so are the Indian Gazelle and Chital.\nSome of the other species that are to be found at Bhairamgarh Wildlife Sanctuary are Nilgai, Sambar, Gaur, Barking Deer, Sloth Bear, Wild Boar , Jackel and striped hyna. They can be sighted from different parts of the santuary and for those who love adventure it is the place to be in.\nBhairamgarh Wildlife Sanctuary Madhya Pradesh has some thing to offer to the bird watchers as well. Some of the important species that are to be found are Darters, Wood Peckers, Peacocks, JungleFowls, Green Pigeons, Quails, Parrots and Stocks. Artificial arrrangements are also made so that the migratory birds can visit the place.\nEasily acessible from different parts of Chattisgarh Bhairamgarh Wildlife Sanctuary, Chattisgarh is a favorable destination for the tourists who visit the state. There are arrangements for comfortable accomodation in the luxury hotels and the budget hotels which help you to enjoy the exotic beauty of the place even more."

    Bhairamgarh Sanctuary

  • Indravati National Park

    "Indravati National Park is a national park located in the Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh state of India.[1] It derives its name from the nearby Indravati River. It is home to one of the last populations of rare wild buffalo.\nIndravati National Park is the finest and most famous wildlife parks of Chhattisgarh. Also the only Tiger Reserve in the state, Indravati National Park is located in Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh. The Park derives its name from the Indravati River, which flows from east to west and forms the northern boundary of the reserve with the Indian state of Maharashtra. With a total area of approximately 2799.08 km2, Indravati attained the status of a National Park in 1981 and a Tiger Reserve in 1983 under the famous Project Tiger of India, to become one of the most famous tiger reserves of India."

    Indravati National Park

  • Danteshwari Temple

    "Danteshwari Temple is temple dedicated to Goddess Danteshwari, and is one of the 52 Shakti Peethas, shrines of Shakti, the divine feminine, spread across India. The temple built in 14th century by the Chalukyas of the South, is situated in Dantewada, a town situated 80 km from Jagdalpur Tehsil, Chhattisgarh. Dantewada is named after the Goddess Danteshwari, the presiding deity of the earlier Kakatiya rulers. Traditionally she is the Kuldevi (family goddess) of Bastar state,[1][2][3]\nThe temple is as according legends, the spot where the Daanth or Tooth of Sati fell, during the episode when all the Shakti shrines were created in the Satya Yuga.\nEvery year during Dusshera thousands of tribals from surrounding villages and jungles gather here to pay homage to the goddess, when her idol was taken out of that ancient Danteshwari temple and then taken around the city in an elaborate procession, now a popular tourist attraction part of the 'Bastar Dussehra' festival.[4][5]There also a is tradition of lighting Jyoti Kalashas during Navaratris here."

    Danteshwari Temple

  • Sri Venkateshwara Swamy Temple

    "Sri Venkateswara Swamy Temple also known as Lord Balaji Temple is one of the most prominent temples and an important pilgrimage destination in Jagdalpur. The temple was built with the determined efforts and dedication shown by the members of Andhra Association of Jagdalpur. The temple is dedicated to Lord Venkateswara who is considered as one of the most important Hindu Gods. It is one of the best temples in Jagdalpur which attracts thousands of devotees from within the state and around the country. Just like the Balaji Temple in Tirupati, Sri Venkateswara Swamy Temple in Jagdalpur also holds an important place amongst the top Hindu Temples in India and is considered as an important pilgrimage destination in Chhattisgarh."

    Sri Venkateshwara Swamy Temple


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