About JagdalpurJagdalpur in Chhattisgarh is a beautiful city amidst green mountains, thick forests, waterfalls, caves, valleys, streams, natural resources and abundance of green beauty. The city have everything which makes it a perfect tourist destination. Jagdalpur located in Bastar district of Chattisgarh is governed by Jagdalpur Municipal Corporation and is the administrative headquarters of both Bastar district and Bastar division. It was once part of princely state of Bastar. Two steel plants are being built by NMDC and Tata Steel Plant near Jagdalpur. Hence there is lot of scope for the development in the city.
Brief History of Jagdalpur
Jagdalpur has a long and interesting history. It is believed to be the home of Valmiki ashrams. Jagdalpur has seen the rule of various kings. It also witnessed glorious past of many Indian kingdoms like Chalukyas, Kakatiyas and the Nals. In around 1424 AD the city was ruled by the great Kakatiya king Pratap Rudra's brother, Annama Deva, who left Warangal, Andhra Pradesh and set up his kingdom here. Jagdalpur also witnessed hundreds of year of royal rule, battles, wars and then conquering of kingdoms, conspiracies etc. Several rulers that ruled this state were Pratap Raj Deo, Hamir Deo, Dalpat Deo and many others. During Bristish rule there were several clashes to take over the throne of Jagdalpur. There was an attack by tribals in 1910. Later after independence of India in 1948 it was merged into Indian Union. For More Click Here
Geography and Climate of JagdalpurLocated at 19.07°N 82.03°E, Jagdalpur is located at a height of 552 metres (1811 feet). It lies on the south banks of Indravati River. Jagdalpur is a mix of various geographic features. It constitutes of hills, rivers, valleys, waterfalls, green thick forests and streams. This perfect combination of various geographies makes it’s a beautiful place. The climate of Jagdalpur is tropical savanna climate. It experiences 3 major seasons’ summer, monsoon, and winter. Summers lasting from March to May. The summers here are very hot, with average maximum temperature reaching to 38 – 39°C. The temperature remains comparatively cool during monsoons which stays in Jagdalpur from June to September. During this period it experiences heavy rainfall. Winters are comparatively cool and dry. For More Click Here
Places of Interest in JagdalpurJagdalpur is home to number of beautiful places comprising hills, forests, streams, valleys, waterfalls, temples, wildlife etc. Nature lovers can plan their trip to Kanger Valley National Park or Indravati National Park. Further religious minded people can visit Danteshwari temple or Jagannath temple which are located not very far from the main city. Below given is a a list of famous tourist destination located in and around Jagdalpur. For More Click Here
- Kanger Valley National Park
- Indravati National Park
- Danteshwari Temple
- Temples in Barsoor
- Mavli temple
- Jagannath temple
- Chitrakote Falls
- Tirathgarh Waterfalls and many more .
Events and Festivals in JagdalpurPeople of Jagdalpur celebrates every festival and event with great enthusiasm and zeal. Bastar Dussehra is one of the most popular festival of this region.The Goncha festival is a Chariot festival for Lord Jagannath. It is celebrated on second day in bright fortnight of Ashad month. The different Chariot are made for Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Subhadra.Haryali amavasya is celebrated in dark night of July. The festival marks the starting of sowing of seed.
Farmers worships their family god and goddess and ask them for a good agricultural production. Aama tihar – it is celebrated in the month of April–May, though the date is not fixed. On this day people offer mangoes to their deity, before which no one is allowed to eat mangoes in Bastar. Madai Festival is the local festival celebrated by the tribes of Kanker and Bastar regions to honour their local goddess goddess Kesharpal Kesharpalin Devi. It is celebrated from December to March every year. The uniqueness of the festival is that it travels in different parts of Chattisgarh. Procession of local goddess KesharpalKesharpalin Devi marks the beginning of the festival with thousands of people attending the festival. Because of the large crowd, the Madai festival is held in a large ground. The festival is celebrated by worshiping the goddess, cultural programs, music and dance and mouthwatering delicious food. For More Click Here
Economy and Industrialism in JagdalpurJagdalpur is not an economic and industrialized developed city of Chattisgarh. But National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC) and Tata Steel Plant are planning to set up steel plants in jagdalpur, which will make it a place of economic importance. For More Click Here
Transportation in Jagdalpur
Jagdalpur is connected with both the roadways and Railways. It is connected by bus to all the major neghbouring cities like Raipur,Vishakapatnam, Nagpur, Hyderabad etc. via number of National and State Highways. National Highways 30, NH 221and NH 16 passes through Jagdalpur. The rail transport is not very well developed but steps are beings taken to ensure wholesome rail connectivity to this region of Chhattisgarh. Though there is an airport but that is exclusively meant to serve the purposes of political leaders, police and army. The nearest airport used by general public is Raipur Airport. For More Click Here
Shopping in JagdalpurThe best place to shop in Jagdalpur also in a list of top shopping places in India is Shabri Chandni Chowk, Jagdalpur. It is run by Department of Rural Industries, Chhattisgarh. It was started to promote the skills of the tribal artisans. It has helped in bringing state's handicraft in front of the World. This is one of the most visited place of all the tourist of Chhattisgarh for the variety of artifacts it offers. Some of the most popular sellers are Wrought Iron, Bell Metal, Wood Craft, Terracotta etc.
Jagdalpur at a glanceCountry : India
State : Chhattishgarh
District : Bastar
Languages : Hindi, English, Marati, Oriya and Chhattisgarhi
PIN : 494001
Telephone code : 07782
Location: South west part of Chhattisgarh
Climate : Tropical savanna climate
Religion: Hinduism, Christianity, Islam
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