Sit, Relax and Enjoy its for sure the motto of Dalpat Sagar. Dalpat Sagar one of the prime location for the people to spend time, people gather in large groups can be said as meeting point of Jagdalpur. The following photo shows a soothing view of sunset from Dalpat Sagar.
Temple:- There is a old temple located at the center island of the Dalpat Sagar. The temple is of local deity. As it is located on an island, one will have to take paddle boat or fishing boat to reach there. One should come here as it is a wonderful experience to stand on an island and enjoy the beauty of surroundings.
Fishing:- Dalpat Sagar is one of the major source of fishing and provide means of livelihood to many local people. Group Fishing activity is a treat to watch, one can come up early in morning or in evening to enjoy. One group of people spreads the net in the water while the other group drives the fishes into the net by beating water. Because of fishing one might not be able to explore every part of Dalpat sagar as paddle boats are prohibited in the region where nets are spread.
Boating:- To enjoy Dalpat Sagar, Government of Chhattisgarh has arranged the facilities of paddle boats and motor boat. The paddle boat has two variation 2 seater and 4 seater so that one can enjoy with his family and friends. The shed has also been provided in each boat to protect you from sun. I am sure that you are surely going to enjoy this, really one can spend hours in the water in paddle boat.
Island:-Government has built an island on Dalpat Sagar so that people can sit, relax and enjoy the beauty of the lake. The island is enriched with coconut trees, show plants, a light tower and musical fountain. The light tower can be seen from anywhere in jagdalpur like Dalpat Sagar is calling. One can sit in the island and spend many hours while enjoying the view and the sunset. Musical fountain adds to the beauty of island, show is mostly at 7 o’clock night.
History:- The lake was constructed to harvest rain water by Raja Dalpat Deo Kakatiya about 400 years ago. Dalpat Sagar is the largest artificial lake in Chhattisgarh. Dalpat Sagar is one of the centers of fishing in Jagdalpur thus providing means of livelihood to local people.
I would suggest to take a long drive around the lake after visiting any of the tourist places and returning to jagdalpur as Dalpat Sagar will surely relax you and make you feel contended, one will surely have a good sleep at night. So do meet at Dapat Sagar!!!
Hope you enjoy reading blog.... you can have a look at these places too Jagdalpur and Chitrakot Waterfall..
Do like and +1 post along with your valuable comments this will keep me motivated....