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Narayanpal Temple

Narayanpal Temple
by Jitendra Nakka
 
Chhattisgarh is full of surprises. As we know occupied by majority of the tribes, this land always tells about some of the interesting stories of the folks, but along with the tribes, there were some great dynasties also who contributed a lot to the history of Chhattisgarh like the dynasties of Cholas, Chalukyas, Nagwanshis , kaktiyas etc.
In the area of Bastar division, still the remains of devastated monoliths ( Bhairamgarh), Wrecked and devastated temple series of Bhairamgrah, Barsur, Chitrakote, Dantewara, Kuruspal tells that once there was a well civilized golden age in Bastar. Likewise one such important temple is the temple of NARAYANPAL.

Vishnu Temple
Fig: Narayanpal Vishnu Temple Photograph by: Jitendra Nakka
When and how to reach?
The temple of Narayanpal is on the North-west of the Divisional and District head Quarter of Bastar i.e Jagdalpur and lies on the famous Chitrakote Road, near the confluence of River Indravati and River Narangi.It is nearly 37 km away from jagdalpur.
For reaching upto here, we have travel on Chitrakote road upto Lohandiguda, from where we can see a pool or bridge constructed on river Indravati. Crossing the bridge and travelling again just upto 2 km more, we can reach this village. As the bridge is quite high ( no need to worry for rains), and the village being directly connected from Chitrakote road, it is easily reachable all over the year.

Chhattisgarh Map
Fig: Geographic location of Narayanpal Village (by the courtesy of www.mapsofindia.com)
Many hotels are available at Jagdalpur with a good lodging and boarding facilities, and some of them even provide tour packages also. So in that sense it may be a great deal for you. Some of the good hotels are Hotel Akash, Hotel Akanksha, Hotel Rainbow , Hotel Ganapati resort, Hotel Naman Bastar etc.
For the comfort of tourists, Chhattisgarh touris Board has made some beautiful motels and hotels on Chitrakote waterfall, which is just 5 km away from this temple.
Narayanpal Vishnu Temple
Fig: Narayanpal Vishnu Temple Photograph by: Jitendra Nakka

Historical Importance:
It is believed that this divine temple has been established by the Queen Gund-Mahadevi, wife of Dharavarhsa Jagdek Bhushan, Chhindak Nagwanshi Dynasty ruler of around 11th century A.D.
But here there is one contradiction also, according to other belief this magnificent temple has been established by the mother of Nagwanshi ruler Someshwar, around 12th century A.D.
Vishnu Temple
Fig: Narayanpal Vishnu Temple Photograph by: Jitendra Nakka

Archeological Importance:
There is still the need of more research work on this area of Chhattisgarh, as it lacks enough amount of historical information to bring a clear picture. The Archeological Survey of India has taken an initiative to excavate the nearby area of the bank of river Indravati in order to acquire more information about the area. This temple is now under the care of Archeological Survey of India and is a centrally protected monument by ASI, Raipur circle.

Chhattisgarh Tourism
Fig:Notice Board Photograph by: Jitendra Nakka

Religious Importance:
It is one of the most important temple of Bastar region, as it is the one of the rarest example of Lord Vishnu temple in Bastar. Local people celebrate a kind of festival (called ‘jatra’ ) and local fair is also held on, at the time of beginning of the year.

Narayanpal Vishnu Templ
Fig: Narayanpal Vishnu Temple Photograph by: Jitendra Nakka

Art and Sculpture:
Situated on the bank of confluence of river Indravati and river Narangi(which is a tributary of Indravati), this temple is an exotic example of the Nagawanshi Art and Sculpture. The temple consists of two chambers, in which the first chamber is meant for offering prayers and the second chamber is Garbha-Griha, where the divine ancient idol of Lord Vishnu is centrally placed.
The temple from outside gives an artistic example of symmetry of the designs on the either walls of the temple. The roof of the Garbh-Griha shows an example of dome-shaped high roofs, which probably resembles like the temple construction style of Orissa.
Vishnu Temple
Fig: Narayanpal Vishnu Temple Photograph by: Jitendra Nakka

This beautiful temple is an artistic example of construction of temple over a stage formation, where the stage is about 1 meter of height.

Vishnu Idol
Fig: Narayanpal Vishnu Temple Photograph by: Jitendra Nakka

Conclusion:
Being in the laps of Holy River Indravati and famous Chitrakote Waterfalls, this village has got a god gifted unique natural beauty which is doubled by the presence of this ancient monument. So if you wanna see an exotic example of one of the rarest example of Lord Vishnu temple, do visit NARAYANPAL.

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Barsur



Barsur:
by Jitendra Nakka

Hi Guys!! How r u? Another story from Bastar, perhaps you guys must be thinking about my interest and focus on it. Yes, I admit it ‘coz it I belong to this area, and know it better than others, but its all about Chhattisgarh, not about just a division, nevertheless, let’s start. Well, as you know Bastar being the most untouched area of Chhattisgarh, still manages to bring out some of the mysterious facts about this state, rather it may be about culture, customs and traditions of the state, rather may be about the ancient cities, their art and sculpture, rather may be about natural tourists places etc. This time I have tried to enlighten and focus some of the facts about an ancient city of Bastar called BARSUR.

Geographical Location:
Situated on the bank of holy Indravati river, this village lies to the north of transport junction Geedam and District head-quarter Dantewada. Its location is 19.1349514N, 81.3862038E.

When and How to reach?
Situated on the bank of river Indravati, Barsur is 21 km away from the transport junction Geedam and nealy 33km away from the district head quarter, Dantewara. It is also connected from Divisional Head Quarter Jagdalpur, nearly 98 km from it. By all means, it is connected from major towns by Bus route only. It is reachable on all seasons of the year.
Barsur Map
As we have many hotels in Jagdalpur who are providing tour packages, you can enjoy a wonderful trip to Barsur. There are some tourist hotels, guest houses and rest houses made by forest department of both the district headquarters of Bastar and Dantewara. On the way from Geedam to Dantewara, tourism board of Chhattisgarh has made a beautiful guest house, allotted for tourists.

Historical Importance:

As told by the name ‘Barsur’ itself, it denotes a bright history of the area right from the mythology of Banasur to Rise and fall of Nagawanshi rulers to reign of kaktiya rulers, with the presence of hundreds of ancient idols and statues and monuments, to support every fact of its golden history.

Religious Importance:

Here we can still see many temples, like the Huge Ganesha twin temple, the Mama-Bhanja temple, the Battisa temple, the Chandratiya temple, the Goddess Mavli temple, etc. All these temple are most important centres of worship for the whole state, and a big convention( religious fair called jatra) is organized here annually.

Mythological Importance:

This place was anciently called as BALSURYAGARH or CHAKRAKOTE. There is a myth here, that once these area was ruled by Demon Ruler Banasur. Later this area came in to the hands of the Nagwanshi rulers, who made it their capital and developed it as one of the most important center of art and culture. There are still many ancient proofs like remains of 100 ponds and 100 temples, which can tell that this area once enjoyed a golden age.
Later on this area came under the control of the kaktiya rulers, who chose Dantewara as their capital, thereby lost its importance and with the lack of proper maintenance, the temple and other monuments got ruined, wrecked and devastated.

Archeological Importance:

This village is of great archeological importance because still there are many ancients temples and statues/idols which can tell about the history clearly. Even on the bank, archeologists have found some of the ancient antique coins which tell that Nagawanshi rulers ruled this area near around 14th century A.D.

Temples:

As told earlier, this place once had around 100 temples, which are still able to tell about historical art and sculture of the area, in the form of remnants of those temples. Much of the temples have got wrecked and devasted but the few which are recently renovated and maintained by the local body are the Huge Ganesha twin temple, the Mama-Bhanja temple, the Battisa temple, the Chandratiya temple, the Goddess Mavli temple, etc

Ganesha twin Temple:

As represented by the name, this temple is devoted to Lord Ganesha. Here we can see the artistic twin statues of Lord Ganesha, where the left is smaller than the right one. Both the statues are very big, the smaller one being the size of 5 feet and the later one is of around 6 feet. Nearby the temple, we can still see devastated example of the respective temple whose remnants are still present there.

Ganesha Idol
Fig: Ganesha twins(renovated) Photograph by: Jitendra Nakka


ganesh ancient temple
Fig: Ganesha twins(devastated ancient temple) Photograph by: Jitendra Nakka

Battisa Temple:

As meant by the name, this temple have 32 pillars (stambh) , having 4 rows and eight columns, which is spectacular to see because of its symmetry all around in every pillar. Here in one temple there are two garbh-griha for lord Shiva with the presence of two individual big Shiv-lings, one on each garbh-griha. This temple shows a artistic example of temple construction over a stage formation.
Battisa Temple
Fig: Battisa Temple(right lateral view) Photograph by: Jitendra Nakka


Battisa Temple
Fig: Battisa Temple(inner view) Photograph by: Jitendra Nakka


Temple India
Fig: Battisa Temple(back view) Photograph by: Jitendra Nakka


Battisa Temple
Fig: Battisa Temple(Garbha-griha view) Photograph by: Jitendra Nakka

Mama-Bhanja Temple:
Actually this temple is devoted to Lord Ganesha, But its popularly called as Mama-Bhanja Temple because according to ancient mythology, the sculptist Mama and bhanja are punished to complete its construction in 1 day, otherwise the consequence was, one should kill other, But they successfully managed to build it, hence named after them.

Mama Bhanja Temple
Fig: Mama Bhanja Temple (left view) Photograph by: Jitendra Nakka
Mama BhanjaFig: Mama Bhanja Temple (front view) Photograph by: Ambala Sammaiya

Stone Carved Manuscript
Fig: Stone carved Manuscript found infront (front view) Photograph by: Ambala Sammaiya

Chandraditya Temple:

This temple is devoted to Lord Shiva. Situated near a beautiful pond, this temple shows an artistic example of carvings of idols and statues all around the outer walls of the temple, where the ridges of the outer walls are decorated by the carvings of Hindu Gods and Goddesses, and that of the grooves are decorated by erotic carvings. The inner view shows the Nandi-Maharaj(Bull) facing towards the Garbh-Griha of the temple. The Garbh-Griha of the temple is beautifully carved by Nagwanshi art and sculpture with the centrally placed Shiv-Ling.
Chandraditya Temple
Fig: Chandraditya Temple (back lateral view) Photograph by: Jitendra Nakka
Ancient God Idol
Fig: Alternate Ridges and Grooves showing carvings of Hindu Gods/Goddesses and erotic paintings (photograph by: Jitendra Nakka)

Chandraditya Temple
Fig: Chandraditya Temple (inner view) Photograph by: Jitendra Nakka

Chandraditya Temple
Fig: Chandraditya Temple (Garbha-Griha view) Photograph by: Jitendra Nakka

Goddess Mavli Temple:
As represented by the name, this temple is devoted to one of the sister of Goddess Danteshwari called Goddess Mavli, who is considered to be a form of Mahisasurmardini Goddess Durga. Earlier it was just an idol placed over an exposed area, but the local body and youth committee took an initiative and temple around it. Now it is properly under care.

Goddess Mavli Temple
Fig: Goddess Mavli Temple (front lateral view) Photograph by: Jitendra Nakka

Mavli Temple
Fig: Goddess Mavli Temple (centrally placed main idol) Photograph by: Jitendra Nakka

Other tourist places:
Barsur is also called as the South Gate of Abujhmad. Going to the north towards the way of the Jwahar Navodya Vidyalaya, we can also see the awaited Bodhghat Reservoir Scheme.
Similarly going to the north of the Bodhghat reservoir, their lies a bridge called Saath Dhar pool, from where two km afterwards we can enjoy a very beautiful waterfall of Indravati river called Saath Dhar waterfalls. As the name denotes, the Indravati river suffers braiding and divides itself into seven different streams of water called as Saath-Dhar.


Conclusion :
In the last, I must say , if you wanna visit a worthseeing tourist place, if you wanna admire some of the most spectacular ancient temple, their art and sculpture, if you wanna see really a natural place ever, do visit BARSUR.

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Dantewada

DANTEWADA - The holy pilgrim of Goddess Danteshwari
by Jitendra Nakka

It was a low weather condition today. The wind was blowing soft. The breezes were cool. The month of ‘Sawan’ just started. It is the peak time of winding up initial cultivation processes. Today I got a chance to visit the exotic, aesthetic land of Dantewada. Dantewada comes under the Division of Bastar. The land of Bastar is basically known for the holy pilgrim of Goddess Danteshwari, situated at Dantedara.Dantewada TempleThe divine ancient temple of Goddess Danteshwari (Photograph by: Jitendra Nakka)

From where and how to reach?
The holy temple of Goddess Danteshwari comes under the southernmost district of Chhattisgarh i.e. Dantewada, which is nearly 11km away from NH-221 at Geedam, a small town of District Dantewada and comes in the mid-way of National Mineral Development Corporation, Bailadela and around 87 kilometers away from the Divisional Head Quarter, Jagdalpur. This city is connected from capital city, Raipur nearly 383 kms away from it. It is also connected from Vishakhapatnam by Railways. Being a temple its always open but the best time of visiting it, is in the month of Chaitra Nav-Ratri(Ram-Navmi), Sharadey Nav-Ratri(Dussehra), and Fagoon Mela.Dantewada MapFig: Dantewara Distt (courtesy: www.mapsofindia.com)
Regarding Lodging and boarding, Board of Chhattisgarh Tourism has made a beautiful rest house at the mid-way from Geedam to Dantewara.As it is near from Jagdalpur, any tourist can take lodgng at Jagdalpur also. Regarding tourism, many hotels are available with transport facilities like Aakanksha Hotel, Hotel Akash, Hotel Rainbow, Hotel Devansh, Hotel Reekha, Hotel Atithi e.t.c.

Historical Importance:
In the 14th century, Annam Dev, brother of Pratap Rudra Dev,Warangal, succeed in establishing the Kaktiya Dynasty, over the Nagwanshi rule, before renovating the Danteshwari temple. He renamed the Village ‘Madhota Tarla’ as Dantewada and made it his capital.

Religious Importance:

This region is also called Dandkaranya. Situated at the bank of confluence of River Dankini and Shankini, this temple is dedicated to a form of Mahishasur-mardini ‘Maa Durga’. Worship of ‘Maa Shakti’ was prevalent among the local tribes of Bastar, much before the kaktiyas came to plunder this land. She is considered as one of the Form of Nav-Durga. Initially Earlier the temple was a Gudi(means the place where only the priest and royal family can enter), but later on it was made a huge temple and open for the common people. It is also considered as one of the Shakti Peeth of India.

Mythological Importance:
In the ancient mythology, it is believed that getting offended by her father Prajapati Daksha, Goddess ‘Sati’ committed suicide on the Yagya fire. Lord Shiva took the body of Goddess Sati and started roaming all over restlessly . In order to make him silent, Lord Vishnu slowly cut all the body parts of Goddess Sati.

It is believed that the tooth part of her body fall on the bank of this land, later named as Dantewada (taken from two words dante means tooth, wada means boundary, completely known as the boundary of the holy tooth).
One more mythological reason adding to its importance is… in the 14th century, after conquering the region of Nagawanshi rulers by the grace of Goddess Danteshwari, Annam Dev reached upto Madhota Tarla(later called as Dantewara), Goddess took a promise from him, that he will never see back until his conquest was over. He too promised her, until he will continue to hear her ornaments sound. On the bank of confluence of River Shankini and Dankini, due to dense sand, her legs got into it, and the continuous sound of her ornaments stopped. Suddenly the king, Annam Dev moved behind in order to see her, But the moment, she disappeared and with all he was left, was the footprints of the Goddess, after which he led the foundation of the temple.

Archaeological Importance:
From an archeological point of view, this temple hold importance as it’s a holy museum of idols of around 14th century and above. Including the main idol (statue) of the goddess, this temple has an artistic view of sculpture showing perfect symmetry of the designs in all parts of the temple. This temple is a centrally protected monument by Archaeological Survey of India, Raipur Circle.

Art and Sculpture :
The art and sculpture of this temple is as spectacular as its simplicity. To the very front, lies the Main Gate called the Mukhya Dwar, following the hundred meter path, which goes to the front of the temple. In the front of the temple, lies the Garud Stambh. It is believed that if a person can able to join his hands across the pillar, he will be considered as a noble soul and find place in paradise.

Main Gate Dantewada Temple
Fig: Mukhya Dwar (Main Gate) Photograph by: Jitendra Nakka

Garud Stambh
Fig: Garud Stambh Photograph by: Jitendra Nakka
The temple in its simplest form consists of 6 chambers. The first four chambers are considerably big in comparison to the last 2 chambers. In the first three component chambers, we can see some of the most ancient statues( idols) of the Hindu Gods and Goddesses. In the second chamber, lies the small temple of Shree Bhairav Baba, followed by numerous ancient statues and idols, some of which are placed as the Dwar-pal (gate-keepers). The chamber is meant for offering bestowing prayers, poojas, and wearing "Raksha Dhaga". Here its a mandatory for males to enter only in Dhotis. The fourth chamber is used for worshippers, visitors, and followers to offer their prayers.Baba Bhairam DevFig: Idol of Baba Bhairam Dev(Second Chamber) Photograph by: Jitendra Nakka
The second last chambers is for the priest to offer prayers and other hyms and rituals and accept the other prayer materials from the worshippers like coconuts, kumkum, incence sticks, sweets, mata ki chunri etc. The last or the final chamber is the chamber where the holy statue/idol of Goddess Danteshwari is placed.Garbh GrihaFig: way to Garbh-Griha Photograph by: Jitendra Nakka


Danteshwari

Fig: Inside view of Idol of Goddess Danteshwari (by the courtesy of Chhattisgarh Tourism Board)
The whole temple is made such that it represents a spectacular example of symmetry of formation of designs, statues and idols of gods and goddesses like Jai-Vijay, Vishnu , Ganesha, Shiva, Narshimha e.t.c all over along the walls and pillars.Danteshwari MataFig: way to Garbh-Griha Photograph by: Jitendra Nakka

Other Important Monuments:
On the adjacent right side of Goddess Danteshwari temple lies the holy temple of Maa Kachhin Devi, who is also considered as one of the sisters of Goddess Danteshwari.

Just to the back of the temple, there lies a beautiful garden called as Mataji ki Bagiya(Goddess’ garden).Dantewada ParkFig: mataji ki bagiya Photograph by: Jitendra Nakka

Dantewada Tourism
Fig: mataji ki bagiya Photograph by: Jitendra Nakka
On the back of the temple, to the mid-way of the Baba Bhairam Dev temple, you can see the holy imprints of the foots of the Goddess.footprints godFig: footprints of Goddess Photograph by: Jitendra Nakka
Gods footprintFig: place of footprints of Goddess Photograph by: Jitendra Nakka

2km back to the Goddess Danteshwari temple, there is a way which lies to the temple of Bhairav baba temple, which is also spectacular to see for its ancient idols and statues of the 14th century and above.Bhairav baba templeFig: Ancient temple of Baba Bhairam Deo Photograph by: Jitendra Nakka

Near to this temple, there is one mountain of religious importance called Chudi Dongri.

Conclusion:
On the conclusion, I should say, if you wanna fill up your soul with the spirituality, divine mantras, hyms, rituals, wanna take a divine bath, wanna make any annual funeral of your ancestors, wanna name your child, You should come this SHAKTI-PEETH, You should come to bow your heads under MAA DANTESHWARI, You should visit DANTEWADA.

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Kanger Valley National Park

Ancient Forest of Sal Trees, beautiful waterfalls, mystical mountains, hidden caves, rich Flora and fauna, endangered species collectively have contributed in formation of this beautiful National Park. Kanger Valley National Park or Kanger Ghati National Park derives it name from Kanger River which flows through it. Kanger Valley National Park was formed in the year 1992 It has so many places to see that it can be said as the heart of Bastar Tourism. Kanger Valley National Park will surely play a vital role in Chhattisgarh Tourism in coming years.

How To Reach:

To visit Kanger Valley National Park, one will have to reach to jagdalpur. in Bastar district Jagdalpur is connected by bus to Raipur and Hyderabad, and by train to Vishakhapatnam. Kanger Valley National Park is 35 Km away from Jagdalpur. It takes a drive of about an Hour.

Best Time to Visit

The Park opens at 8o'clock and entry is stopped at 4 o'clock in evening. It is open throughout the week. Its better to go early in morning and visiting the places like Kutumsar Cave, Kailash Cave and Bhainsa Darha while the evening can be used to visit Tirathgarh Falls. The entry fee for bike is Rs. 50 and for Four-Wheeler is Rs 150. The best time to visit is September onwards. During rainy season many caves and Bhainsa Darha lake is closed.

Flora and Fauna - Kanger Valley National Park
Flora in the park chiefly comprises of mixed moist deciduous type of forests with predominance of Sal, Teak and Bamboo trees. In fact, the Kanger Valley is the only region in the Peninsular India where one of the last pockets of virgin and untouched forests still left.

Major Wildlife of the Kanger Valley National Park are the Tigers, Leopards, Mouse Deer, Wild Cat, Chital, Sambar, Barking Deer, Jackals, Langurs, Rhesus Macaque, Sloth Bear, Flying Squirrel, Wild Boar, Striped Hyena, Rabbits, Pythons, Cobra, Crocodiles, Monitor Lizards and Snakes to name a few. The avian fauna at the Park includes Hill Myna, Spotted Owlet, Red Jungle Fowls, Racket-tailed Drongos, Peacocks, Parrots, Steppe Eagles, Red Spur Fall, Phakta, Bhura Teeter, Tree Pie and Heron among many others.

Tourist Attractions of Kanger Valley National Park

Tirathgarh Fall:
Chhattisgarh Tourism


Tirathgarh Fall as said in title can be claimed as "Milky Fall" because of its white colour it looks like milk is falling. The Tirathgarh fall is very beautiful as one can see in the following picture. Tirathgarh is surrounded by greenery as it is located in the forest which enhances the beauty of the fall.



Chhattisgarh Tourismknown for stalactite and stalagmite formations. Some tell that Kutumsar cave is largest natural cave in the world, some say it is largest cave in Asia and is seventh largest cave in the world. There are various rumors about the length of the cave. But let me tell you, whatever will be the true fact one thing is for sure u will enjoy the visit to Kutumsar!!

Kailash Gufa: Similar to Kutumsar but located at top of mountain, it has got big chambers and stones which gives musical sound. It is small as compared to Kutumsar but beautiful in its own way.

Bhainsa Darha: Lake on kanger river lying still with no ripples as if it is saying you have all the time in the world. Telling you to be calm and keep enjoying the moment. Its surrounded by mountains with thick greenery from all sides. The watch tower is situated at Bhainsa Darha gives an awesome view of lake. The thick bamboo forest The place has crocodiles and tortoise so enter at your own risk. Better not to visit with kids or elder people.

Kanger Dhara: A cool picnic spot, people can spend time and can have lot of fun. Nice small cascading falls, give you enough space to take a bath and enjoy. The location also present beautiful scene of Kanger River going through the forest.

Dandak Gufa: Similar to Kutumsar Cave, one can see the stalactites and stalagmites in fantastic formations.A very beautiful cave.

All the above tourist destinations are surrounded by thick greenery and mystical mountains, adding to the beauty to each one of them. Kanger Valley National Park is on the most beautiful and best Tourist Hub for Chhattisgarh Tourism.

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Jagdalpur

Jagdalpur is a beautiful city located on the Banks of Indravati River in Bastar District of Chhattisgarh State in India. Jagdalpur is the headquarter of Bastar District. Jagdalpur is known for tourism places, wooden crafts, bell metal, silk cloths, festivals, tribes etc. The following map shows the location of Jagdalpur in India.


Jagdalpur 

JAGDALPUR

HOW TO REACH: It takes one night to reach Jagdalpur from Raipur. Only means of transport are Buses (no Railways) so i would suggest you travel at night. Buses are comfortable and you will not feel much tired. Also one can reach by train from Vishakhaptanam.


CITY OF SQUARES: As told Jagdalpur is said to be having about 204 squares across the city within span of about 8.75 sq km which is the area of city and thus is known as City of Squares (Chourahaon ka Nagar) . Jagdalpur population is about 2,50,000 where people from across the country have settled here and has a mixed population.

NICE WEATHER: If you ever met person lived in Jagdalpur he will surely tell you that Jagdalpur has very nice weather not much heat and not much cold but surely is having lot of rains. It Rains in Summers, Winters nullifying the effect of heat and cold. People here thus find it difficult to stay at other parts of country as other places have extreme temperatures. Jagdalpur has very nice climate.

CULTURAL FACTS: Jagdalpur has been mentioned in Ramayana and Dandkarnya through which Lord Ram is said to have passed. Rishi Valmiki's Ashram is also said to be here. Bastar Dusherra is famous not only in India but in the world. Jagdalpur witnesses all the rituals of this festival.

JAGDALPUR FAMOUS STUFF: Jagdalpur is famous for the following things:-
3. Bell-Metal Stuff.
4. Kaju.
So get ready to buy these things, they would be expensive in Market but to have cheap wooden handicraft i would suggest you to go Nagarnar Village as this is the place where handicrafts are made and are really cheap. so Enjoy Shopping!!!

JAGDALPUR ATTRACTIONS: In the city there are few places one can go for a visit:

1. Saheed Park: Nice Park to go in evening and have some chaat. Well Maintained but only good for sitting enjoying beauty of flowers.

2. Dalpat Sagar Island: Nice place to spend evening, its an island developed by tourism. board on Dalpat Sagar lake. People come enjoy and spend time overhere. Do read my post on Dalpat Sagar for further information.

3. Temples: There are many famous temples one can visit:
a. Danteshwari Mandir: well known temple.
b. Balaji Temple: must visit.
c. Jain Mandir near Akansha Hotel.

4. Anthropological Museum: located in Dharampura, Jagdalpur. Proving information about Tribal Cultures and Traditions.

JAGDALPUR TOURISM HUB: This title i have given as Jagdalpur acts as a central point for many attractive tourist destinations as:

9.  Kailash Gufa.

I have posted information on these places on my previous post. These are some well known and less known places. But i am sure these are the places worth to see and must see before u die and Chhattisgarh Tourism is putting effort to develop these places. August will be the best time to visit these places.

Jagdalpur is surely a must visit city and provides all the necessary facilities along with fabulous tourist locations. As i said Jagdalpur is a complete mix of all the stuffs in a perfectly balanced way as one will get what one wants. This was the post on Jagdalpur a effort to provide relevant information on the city. Surely i would be glad to have a feedback from you and do mention the points i have missed about Jagdalpur. Keep reading my blog!!!!

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Spring Water

Bentjharan is a spring of water which has resulted in creation of a patch of dense greenery in a small patch. Bentjharan name is made of two letters "Bent" and "Jharan where "Bent" is a name of plant or tree found mostly in this patch and "Jharan" means source of water. The place is awesome in terms of calmness and beauty that it portrays. So, this means Chhattisgarh Tourism has also got a Spring in its belt.

spring water lake
Bentjharan is located about 36 km away from Jagdalpur near a village known as Jaitgiri in Bakawand Block. The best part about this place is one can visit this any time of the year. There is also a very famous and old Temple 12km away from Bentjharan known as Jaitgiri Temple. People from distant places come to visit the Temple.When i was first time going to visit Bentjharan i had no idea about it. One moment i was in a pace surrounded by dry land with a little sign of greenery but after hardly 7-8 min i was surrounded by dense bunch of trees. Then there was a temple which is usual for most of the tourist places in Chhattisgarh. The whole area is surrounded by greenery making me feel that we are totally in a new world.small lakeThere were a lot of trees arising from the spring of water creating a swamp. These types of trees are never seen by me i don't have the picture to show you. But they are beautiful and amazing to see, the place has also many different type of plants. The trees here are very large and you can find a large number of bats are inhabiting in these trees. There are few beautiful termite mounds (Deemak ki Bambi) about 6ft tall and are nice to see.

Bentjharan can be nice pick for having picnic. Children can have lot of fun, but one has to be careful as one can easily find snakes and poisonous insects in the area. I think Chhattisgarh Tourism should put more effort to develop this place. Villagers nearby are cutting trees regularly which is a danger for beauty of this area. which should be prevented.

One can easily spend hours sitting in Bentjharan and analyzing its beauty. Bentjharan is calm, quite, amazing and one of its own kind. Hope you enjoy reading blog i will try to provide more information on Chhattisgarh ie. Chhattisgarh Facts, Chhattisgarh Cultures, Chhattisgarh Tourism, Chhattisgarh Nature so do keep visiting and provide your valuable comments this will keep me motivated.


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