Top ChoiceCultural 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...

Top ChoiceWaterfall in Jagdalpur

Chitrakote Falls

Calling the 300m wide and 32m high Chitrakote Falls the 'Indian Niagara' is actually not too far off the mark. Spectacular at any time, India's widest waterfall is at its roaring best after rains. The falls are...

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,...

Nature Reserve in Raipur

Barnawapara Wildlife Sanctuary

East of Sirpur, the forests of the 245-sq-km Barnawapara Wildlife Sanctuary are home to rarely seen leopards, many deer and antelope, a large population of sloth bears (this is said to be one of the best parks in...

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...

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. During...

Hindu Temple in Raipur

Laxman Temple

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

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...

Museum in Jagdalpur

Anthropological Museum

Jagdalpur's old-fashioned-looking museum, 3km west of the centre, has illuminating exhibits on tribal customs and culture, as well as many artefacts collected from tribal villages in the 1970s and 1980s. The...

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.

Indian in Jagdalpur


One of the better options in town, this hotel restaurant has a clean, comfy ambience and decent service, as well as tasty pure-veg North and South Indian and Chinese food, with a few Continental options too.