Jagdalpur is a city in Bastar district of Chhattisgarh
, an Indian state. Jagdalpur is geographically lies between 19.07° North latitude and 82.03° East longitude. The average elevation of Jagdalpur is 552 meters or 1811 feet. The city lies on the southern bank of river Indravati. The approximate population of the state is 250,000.
During the ancient period Jagdalpur was the capital of the princely state of Bastar. As Jagdalpur is the administrative headquarters of Bastar Division and Bastar District, the management of the district is controlled from here. A major area of the Bastar district is made up of Jagdalpur and its adjoining areas. The city of Jagdalpur is known for wooden handicrafts, which have a demand in the local as well in the international market. An airport has been constructed in the city and named Jagdalpur Airport, but the airport ahs not been operational till now.
There are various places in and around Jagdalpur city that have both historiocal and religious importance. Ther are few places known for their unparalleled scenic beauty. Some of the places you can visit if you come at Jagdalpur are:
- Sri Venkateshwara Swamy Temple
- Danteshwari Temple
- Kailash and Kotumsar Caves
- Tiratgarh Waterfalls
- Chitrakot Waterfall
- Dalpat Sagar Lake
- Bastar Palace
- Anthropological Museum
- Ganga Munda Lake
According to the 2001 census of India, the total population of Jagdalpur is 73,687. In the total population 51% are males and 49%females. The average literacy rate of Jagdalpur is 74%, which is more than the national average of 59.5%. Out of the total literacy rate, female literacy is 68% and male literacy is 79%.
Last Updated on : 29th March 2013