Jagdalpur is a city and a municipality in Bastar district in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh. It is the administrative headquarters of Bastar District and Bastar Division, and was the capital of the erstwhile princely state of Bastar. Jagdalpur and its surrounding area comprise a major part of the Bastar District. The area is famous for age old wooden handicrafts. These are in high demand among both local as well as foreign tourists. Jagdalpur is located at 19°04′N 82°02′E / 19.07°N 82.03°E / 19.07; 82.03. It has an average elevation of 552 metres (1811 feet). The city is located on the south bank of the Indravati River. As of 2001 India census, Jagdalpur had a population of 73,687. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Jagdalpur has an average literacy rate of 74%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 79%, and female literacy is 68%. In Jagdalpur, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age. The history of Jagdalpur (Bastar) takes us as...
Filled with lush green mountains, deep valleys,dense forests, streams,waterfalls, caves,natural parks,magnificent monuments, rich natural resources,magic herbs,exuberant festivity and blissful solitude, Bastar, the very name spells magic, conjouring up images of the royal past and the tribes.
How To Get There
Jagdalpur is well connected with road from the State capital Raipur and other parts of neighbouring state Orissa.In addition to this a railway station is also there and a passenger train with sleeper coach is running daily to Vishakhapatnam and vice-versa. The railway station is located in a naturally beautiful area ,where sometimes film shootings are carried out.More over an Air Strip is also situated in Jagdalpur; but presently no passenger services are rendering from here .
The key attractions in Jagdalpur town are Danteshwari Temple, Bastar Palace, Handicraft shopping complexes, ,Anthropological Museum and a couple of beautiful lakes.