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Top Choice Cultural in Jagdalpur

Bastar Dussehra

In Bastar the Dussehra date (usually in early October) is just the last of 75 days of rituals and preparations that give Bastar Dussehra claim to be one of the world's longest festivals. Things climax in the final 1…
Top Choice Waterfall in Jagdalpur

Chitrakote Falls

The 'Indian Niagara', 300m wide and 32m high, is India's widest waterfall and is at its roaring best after rains, but beautiful all year round, particularly at sunset. The falls are on the Indravati River, 40km nort…
National Park in Jagdalpur

Kanger Valley National Park

An enjoyable outing from Jagdalpur, this park covers 200 sq km in a thickly forested valley south of Jagdalpur, with a number of waterfalls and caves. Visitors head to two main sites. One is Tirathgarh Falls, tumbli…
Arts/Crafts Centre in Jagdalpur


The admirable NGO Saathi provides crafts training and marketing help (through fair-trade organisations), and assistance in fields like health, education and hygiene, to more than 300 villages. It has workshops and a…
Waterfall in Jagdalpur

Tirathgarh Falls

Within Kanger Valley National Park, Tirathgarh Falls, 33km southwest of Jagdalpur, tumbles 35m in several sections down a canyon formed by the Mugabahar River, a Kanger tributary. You can walk across the rocks to a …
Cave in Jagdalpur

Kutumsar Cave

Guides lead you through up to 300m of narrow passages, concrete steps and large chambers with many stalactites and stalagmites at this cave within Kanger Valley national Park, 37km southwest of Jagdalpur.
Hindu Temple in Raipur

Laxman Temple

Sirpur's 7th-century Laxman Temple is one of the oldest brick temples in India.
Indian in Jagdalpur


The best place in town for its clean, comfy ambience and professional service as well as tasty pure-veg North and South Indian and Chinese food, with a few Continental options too.
Nature Reserve in Raipur

Barnawapara Wildlife Sanctuary

East of Sirpur, the forests of the 245-sq-km Barnawapara Wildlife Sanctuary are home to a few dozen sometimes-seen leopards, many deer and antelopes, around 300 sloth bears and a few wild elephants.
Indian in Raipur

Girnar Restaurant

This well-groomed institution of a restaurant serves good-quality Indian food. It’s on the 1st floor, right opposite Hotel Radhika's reception. The thali section upstairs (closed 3.30 to 7.30pm) is excellent too.