city of streets
|• Body||Jagdalpur Municipal Corporation|
|• Mayor||Mr. Jatin Jaiswal|
|• Collector||Dr. Ayyaj Fakir bhai Tamboli (IAS)|
|• Total||29 km2 (11 sq mi)|
|Elevation||552 m (1,811 ft)|
|• Total||3,10,479 (Urban)|
|• Rank||4th in state|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
494001, 494002(Dharampura )
Jagdalpur is a city in Bastar district in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh. Jagdalpur is the administrative headquarters of Bastar District and Bastar Division. It was earlier the capital of the former princely state of Bastar.
As of the[update] year 2016, Jagdalpur Municipal Corporation had a population of 3,10,478. The Municipal Corporation have a sex ratio of 985 females per 1,000 males and 19.0% of the population were under six years old. Effective literacy was 90.44%; male literacy was 92.51% and female literacy was 88.37%.
Industry and Economy
Jagdalpur has a primarily agrarian economy, although it also has many small scale and a few large scale industries as well. Furniture Industries and rice mills are the most common industries in this region. Nagarnar Steel Plant, being set up at its outskirts, is at an advanced construction and is slated for commissioning in October 2018., 
NMDC, as part of its diversification, value addition and forward integration programme is setting up a 3 MTPA capacity greenfield Integrated Steel Plant based on HiSmelt technology in Nagarnar, located 16 km from Jagdalpur in Chhattisgarh state with an estimated outlay of Rs 20000 crore.
Construction work for the project is in progress and around 90.59% of civil work, 79.01% structural erection, 60.36% equipment erection have been completed as on 31 December 17.
Places of Interest
The contribution of Tourism in the Economy of Jagdalpur Tourism is one of the main sources of income for the city. The city is rightly said to be the paradise of tourists looking for fun and frolic in Jagdalpur. The city is an abode of many wildlife, temples, waterfalls, caves, lakes, museums, historic monuments and what not. Some of the must-visit places in Jagdalpur are Chitrakote Falls, Teerathgarh Falls, Kotumsar Cave, Tamda Ghumar waterfalls, Mendri Ghumar waterfalls, Kanger Ghati National Park, Indravati National Park, Danteshwari Temple, the historic Temples in Barsoor, Jagannath temple, Mavli temple, Laxmi-Narayan temple, The Sri Venkateshwara Swamy Temple and more.
The Ministry of Tourism, Government of India has identified Jagdalpur-Teerathgarh-Chitrakoot-Barsur-Dantewada-Teerathgarh Circuit as one of the 45 Mega Tourist Destinations/Circuits in India on the basis of footfalls and their future tourism potential.
Road network in and around Jagdalpur can be seen from the road network map of the area.
Jagdalpur is connected by road with the Chhattisgarh state Raipur, Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram and nearby National Highways providing onward connectivity to major towns and cities of India.
The National Highways passing through Jagdalpur are NH 30 (connecting Raipur to Vijaywada in Andhra Pradesh via NH 65), and NH 63 (connecting Jagdalpur to Nizamabad in Telangana) while passing through Maharashtra.
Even though the NH 63 purports to connect Jagdalpur to Nizamabad in Telangana while passing through Maharashtra, the connectivity has not been established till date due to one missing bridge en route, as of April 2018. This can be seen from the road network map of the area.
Jagdalpur is reasonably well connected by rail line with eastern part of India. There are regular trains connecting Jagdalpur to Howrah, Bhubaneshwar and Visakhapatnam. The rail connectivity of Jagdalpur to Durg via Rayagada and Raipur is about 658 km long and takes 14.5 hours of travel time as compared to that by road which takes about 6–7 hours (distance 300 km).  In order to address this issue and provide connectivity of Jagdalpur with Raipur, Dalli–Rajhara–Jagdalpur line is under construction from Dalli Rajhara side till Rowghat. In parallel, construction between Jagdalpur and Rowghat is also slated to commence shortly as preparatory works are currently underway.
Jagdalpur-Rowghat Rail Line Status
NMDC, IRCON, SAIL and CMDC have signed an agreement on 20 January 2016 and pursuant to the same, a company named Bastar Railway Private Limited (BRPL) has already been formed on 5 May 2016  for undertaking implementation of the railway line from Jagdalpur to Rowghat.
NDMC has the biggest shareholding in BRPL at 43 percent while SAIL, IRCON & Govt. of Chhattisgarh have shareholding of 21 percent, 26 percent and 10 percent respectively. 
BRPL and IRCON have signed a project execution agreement in July 2017, under which IRCON will construct the railway line between Jagdalpur and Rawghat in Chhattisgarh. The railway line will have 13 new Railway stations and the estimated project cost of this Rail corridor is Rs 2,538 crore approximately.
Presently, the Detailed Project Report (DPR) for this section of the rail line has already been sanctioned by the Railways Board.
Survey work is currently underway and the target was earlier set to complete survey work of Jagdalpur-Kondagaon-Narayanpur by the month of March 2016 and of Narayanpur-Rowghat section by the month of May 2016, but there have been delays reported. In a government review carried out in February 2018,  it was reported that the survey work for Jagdalpur to Kondagaon railway track laying comprising length of 91.76 km had been completed for Jagdalpur-Rowghat Railway project. It was also reported that the survey work for Kondagaon to Rowghat for the 91.6 km to 140 km distance in under progress. The project team was directed by government to complete all the survey work for the project by 15 March 2018.
Prime Minister of India during his visit in April 2018 has confirmed that the new airport being constructed at Jagdalpur would become fully operational in the next couple of months, i.e. by end May 2018.
The construction of the airport in Jagdalpur is at an advanced stage of completion and scheduled services between Jagdalpur, Raipur and Visakhapatnam are slated to commence by 15 May 2018 under the Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) – UDAN (Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik) of Government of India. Jagdalpur airport is spread over an area of 132 acres.
Jagdalpur has a tropical savanna climate (Köppen climate classification Aw) with three main seasons: summer, monsoon, and winter. Summers last from March to May and are hot, with the average maximum for May reaching 38.1 °C (100.6 °F). The weather cools off somewhat for the monsoon season from June to September, which features very heavy rainfall. Winters are warm and dry.
|Climate data for Jagdalpur|
|Record high °C (°F)||32.9
|Average high °C (°F)||28.3
|Daily mean °C (°F)||19.9
|Average low °C (°F)||11.5
|Record low °C (°F)||2.8
|Average rainfall mm (inches)||7
|Average rainy days||0.8||1.5||1.6||4.5||6.8||13.8||20.5||21.1||15.4||6.8||2.2||0.6||95.6|
|Average relative humidity (%)||59||51||42||43||47||69||84||86||82||74||68||65||64|
|Source: NOAA (1971–1990)|
- Chitrakote Falls
- Danteshwari Temple
- Indravati National Park
- Kanger Ghati National Park
- Kotumsar Cave
- Mendri Ghumar
- Tamda Ghumar
- Teerathgarh Falls
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|Wikivoyage has a travel guide for Jagdalpur.|