Jagdalpur is a city in the Bastar district in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh. Jagdalpur village was earlier the capital of the former kingdom. Jagdalpur has a rich history of political activism and over time it develops a very rich culture. The city is considered to be one of the most popular tourist destinations in the state after Raipur and Bhilai. Jagdalpur is known as 45 Mega Tourist Destinations / Circuits by the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India. The city is most famous for its monuments and palaces as well as for its natural wonders like lakes, waterfalls, and forests.
Visiting place in Jagdalpur
Chitrakote Falls is a natural waterfall on the Indravati River to the west. This waterfall is shaped like a horse so it is often called Niagara Falls. At the bottom of the falls is a bridge where boats ride. The falls showcase the immense natural beauty amidst the dense surroundings of the wild. The falls fill up during the monsoon and increase in width so it attracts tourists. Many other waterfalls such as Tamra Ghoomar Waterfalls, Mendri Ghoomar Waterfalls, and Chitradhara Waterfalls are found during the monsoon around this waterfall.
The falls are located in the Kanjar Valley National Park. The special feature of this waterfall is that it is divided into multiple waterfalls in the descending market, which attracts the tourists coming there. Due to its location in Kanjar National Park, Tirathgarh becomes an environmental destination on Garh Falls. This waterfall is the most favorite place for nature lovers. The falls are also referred to by the locals as a milky fall, as they appear white when the water of the falls.
The name of Kotumsar cave was earlier Gopansar cave then this cave was renamed Kutumsar. This cave is located near Kotumsar village. Kotumsar cave is a major attraction for people interested in ecotourism. The cave is located near the Kanjar, a tributary of the Kolab River. The main tunnel of the cave is nearly 200 m long with several lateral and downward passages. Kutumsar Cave is an underground cave located 35 meters below the ground level. This cave is considered to be the second-longest natural cave in the world.
Kanger Ghati National Park
The park is known as one of the national parks in India. The park consists mainly of barren terrain and has a large tribal population. The park was declared a National Park by the Government of India in 1982. Kanjar Valley National Park is considered to be one of the most scenic national parks in India.
Danteshwari temple is dedicated to Goddess Danteshwari. This temple is considered to be one of the 52 Shakti Peethas. This temple is named after the Dantewada deity Danteshwari was formerly the deity of the Kakatiya rulers, also known as the incarnation of Shakti. The temple was built in the 14th century.