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Experience Wildlife and Waterfalls at Jagdalpur

The small town of Jagdalpur is well known for its greenery which constitutes of dense forests, deep valleys, streams, caves, and beautiful waterfalls. It is a haven for nature lovers and photographers who come here to capture the picturesque view of this place.

Some of the places to visit in Jagdalpur include; the Kanger Dhara, Mandwa Waterfalls, Bastar Palace, Dalpat Sagar Lake, Chitrakoot Falls, Kailash Cave, Kanger Ghati National Park and more.

Bastar Palace

Bastar Palace

One of the popular tourist places and attractions in Jagdalpur is the Bastar Palace. It was the headquarters of the Bastar dynasty, and till date the heirs of the Royal family live here. Tourists can explore this palace and marvel at its architectural beauty. Also, there are many items used by the kings that are kept on display here.

Photo Courtesy: Kumar Chitrang

Chitradhara Falls

Chitradhara Falls

Among the many tourist places in Jagdalpur is the Chitradhara Falls. It's a major weekend destination for many travellers as it provides a scenic view of the region and is also an ideal picnic spot. The best time to visit this fall is during the monsoons. Nature lovers and photographers come here to enjoy the view of the falls.

Photo Courtesy: Kumar Chitrang

Dalpat Sagar Lake

Dalpat Sagar Lake

The Dalpat Sagar Lake located in Jagdalpur is an artificial lake which was built by Raja Dalpat Deo Kakatiya. There is a temple located at the centre of this lake that dedicated to a local clan god. Visitors come here to pay their respects at the temple and to enjoy the wonderful view from the island.

Photo Courtesy: Kumar Chitrang

Chitrakoot Falls

Chitrakoot Falls

Another tourist place in Jagdalpur is the Chitrakoot Falls which is often referred to as the 'Niagra Falls of India'. The water cascades down from a height of 95 ft and is a truly a beautiful sight to behold. The dense forest and the watery mist created by the waterfall makes this place truly magical. Tourists come here to enjoy the beautiful view of the waterfall and take in the marvellous environment.

Photo Courtesy: ASIM CHAUDHURI

Kailash Caves

Kailash Caves

Located within the Kanger Valley National Park is the Kailash Caves. The caves are 250 mt in length and feature rows of stunning stalagmites and stalactites. The entry to the cave is through a narrow opening and at the end of this cave there is a huge stalagmite formation in the shape of a Shivlinga. The best feature about these caves are that the hollow walls make beautiful musical sounds when struck by hand.

Photo Courtesy: Kumar Chitrang

Indravati National Park

Indravati National Park

A must visit place in Jagdalpur is the Indravati National Park named after Indravati River that flows here. The park has varied species of animals, birds and reptiles. The main attractions in the park are the wild buffalo and the swamp deer which roam here. It is a hub for wildlife enthusiasts who come here to capture a glimpse of these animals.

Photo Courtesy: Sequoia Hughes

Kanger Ghati National Park

Kanger Ghati National Park

Another tourist attraction in Jagdalpur is the Kanger Ghati National Park. The park is teeming with wildlife namely; tigers, leopards, Mouse Deer, Chital, Sambar, Barking Deer, jackals, langurs, Rhesus Macaque, sloth bear, flying squirrel, wild boar, striped hyena, rabbits, pythons, cobra, crocodiles, monitor lizards and snakes. It houses many birds namely Hill Myna, Spotted Owlet, Red Jungle Fowls, Racket-tailed Drongos, Peacocks, Parrots, Steppe Eagles, Red Spur Fall, Heron, etc. Wildlife enthusiasts and bird lovers throng the place to capture a glimpse of these animals.

Photo Courtesy: Benh LIEU SONG

Kotumsar Caves

Kotumsar Caves

A major tourist place in Jagdalpur is the Kotumsar Caves, which is India's first and World's second longest natural caves. The cave is filled with stalactites and stalagmites. Tourists are left speechless by the beauty of the caves and keep coming back for more.

Photo Courtesy: Kumar Chitrang

Tamra Ghoomar Falls

Tamra Ghoomar Falls

The Tamra Ghoomar Falls in Jagdalpur falls from a height of 100 ft and is a picturesque place. The lush green forests, deep valleys and beautiful hills will leave you mesmerised. Tourists come here to capture the scenic view of the falls and its environment and also enjoy picnics with their families.

Photo Courtesy: Chilpi

Tirathgarh Falls

Tirathgarh Falls

Another beautiful waterfall located in Jagdalpur is the Tirathgarh Falls, which is located in the Kanger Valley National Park. The water cascades down from a height of over 100 ft and creates a scenic view of the region. It is also a religious place as there is a Shiva Parvati Temple located on top of the falls.

Photo Courtesy: Aashishsainik

Kanger Dhara

Kanger Dhara

Another place to visit in Jagdalpur is the Kanger Dhara. Although the waterfall falls through various steps, it creates a picturesque view of the environment and is a perfect picnic spot. Tourists coming here can enjoy the view of the region and relax in the arms of nature.

Photo Courtesy: Kumar Chitrang

Mandawa Waterfalls

Mandawa Waterfalls

The Mandwa Waterfalls falls from a height of 70 ft, and offers a scenic view of the region. Although a lesser known waterfall it is visited by many tourists who come here to enjoy the beautiful view. It is also an ideal place to head to for a picnic with your family.

Photo Courtesy: Kumar Chitrang

How to Reach Jagdalpur

How to Reach Jagdalpur

By Air: The nearest airport is in Raipur located at a distance of 288 km. It is connected to the major cities in the country.

By Train: The nearest Railway Station in Jagdalpur is located in Raipur at a distance of 288 km. Trains from all the cities come here.

By Road: Jagdalpur is well-connected by road to the state capital Raipur, Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram and other nearby national highways providing onward connectivity to major towns and cities of India.

Photo Courtesy: Smeet Chowdhury

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