About Jagdalpur

About Jagdalpur:-

Jagdalpur is a city in Bastar district in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh. Jadgalpur is the administrative headquarters of Bastar District and Bastar Division, and was the capital of the erstwhile princely state of Bastar. Jagdalpur is well known for its greenery, lush green mountains, deep valleys, dense forests, streams, waterfalls, caves, natural parks, monuments, natural resources, herbs, exuberant festivity and peaceful solitude. Bastar conjures up images of the royal past and the tribes. The city's demographic is changing rapidly and it is also fastest in Chhattisgarh state.


How to Reach Jagdalpur?

Road transport

Road network in and around Jagdalpur can be seen from the road network map of the area. Bus Services(Both Luxury and Ordinary) are available from Jagdalpur Bus Terminal provided by local Service Providers to major cities like Raipur, Bilaspur, Nagpur, Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam, Amravati, Vizianagaram, Vijayawada etc. Buses for Raipur and Bilaspur are available in every 15 minutes of interval. Jagdalpur is well connected by road with the Chhattisgarh state capital Raipur, Hyderabad Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram and other nearby National Highways providing onward connectivity to other major towns and cities of India.


The National Highways passing through Jagdalpur are NH 30 (connecting Raipur to Vizianagaram in Andhra Pradesh), NH 221 (connecting Jagdalpur to Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh) and NH 16 (connecting Jagdalpur to Nizamabad in Andhra Pradesh) while passing through Maharashtra.

NH 30 at Raipur connects Jagdalpur to NH 6 leading to Nagpur and Kolkata.

NH 43 connects Natavalasa in Andhra Pradesh and Raipur in Chhattisgarh and passes through Jagdalpur. NH 221 near Vijayawada connects Jagdalpur to NH 9 leading to Hyderabad and Pune. NH 16 at Bhopalpatnam connects with NH 202, which once completed, would connect Jagdalpur to Warangal and Hyderabad.


Rail Connectivity

There are daily trains connecting Visakhapatnam to Jagdalpur  (passenger train 58501/58502) & Bhubaneswar to Jagdalpur (Hirakhand Express 18447/18448) . Jagdalpur has got one new train i.e. (Durg–Jagdalpur Tri-weekly express 18211/18212 which runs between Durg-Jagdalpur via Raipur Mahasamund, Titilagarh and also (18005/18006) Howrah - Koraput express has been extended to Jagdalpur.

 The above however is a roundabout way to reach Raipur from Jagdalpur as it is a much longer route (622 km compared to 300 km by road) and takes much longer time (about 16 Hrs as compared to 5-6 Hrs by road).

Air Transport

Prime Minister of India during his visit in April 2018 has confirmed that the new airport being constructed at Jagdalpur would become fully operational in the next couple of months, i.e. by end of 2018.

The construction of the airport in Jagdalpur is at an advanced stage of completion and services between Jagdalpur, Raipur and Visakhapatnam are slated to commence by end of  2018.


Places of interest:-

The contribution of Tourism in the Economy of Jagdalpur Tourism is one of the main sources of income for the city.  Some of the must-visit places in Jagdalpur are Chitrakote FallsTeerathgarh FallsKotumsar CaveTamda Ghumar waterfalls, Mendri Ghumar waterfalls, Kanger Ghati National ParkIndravati National ParkDanteshwari Temple, the historic Temples in Barsoor, Jagannath temple, Mavli temple, Laxmi-Narayan temple, The Sri Venkateshwara Swamy Temple.