Located amidst the thick forested areas, Jagdalpur in Chattisgarh is an important tourist spot for those seeking some eye warming and delightful scenic appeals. Famous for unique traditional wooden handicrafts, the town boasts of multitudinous waterfalls and wildlife parks.
With a history that goes back to the times of Ramayana, the city houses the Ashram where the saint Valmiki lived. The city also traces its history to the lineage of Prithvi raj Chauhan, the last Hindu king to have ruled on Delhi in 12th century. .
The tourism of Jagdalpur highlights holy temples like Danteshwari temple and Sri Venkateshwary Swamy Temple, wherein thousands of devotees come to pay their homage. The various popular waterfalls, viz Tiratgarh and Chitradhara waterfalls offer panoramic picnic spots. The Niagara Falls of India, Chitrakot Falls, is a must visit tourist spot around the city.
While at Jagdalpur, one should not miss visiting the Zonal anthropological museum that throws light on the popular tribes that are present in Jagdalpur. The Kailash and Kotumsar caves are famous for their formation of stalactites and stalagmites. The city also prides itself of possessing two natural havens, namely Kanger Ghati National Park and Indravati national park..
At just 300 kilometers from Raipur as well as Vishakhapatnam, reaching Jagdalpur is not a difficult task. While the nearest airport is at Raipur, Jagdalpur has its own railway station. Many daily buses also ply between Raipur and Jagdalpur.
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by Shwetha on Jul 27, 2010
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