Jagdalpur is the administrative headquarters of Bastar District in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh. Jagdalpur is well known for its greenery, filled with lush green mountains, deep valleys, dense forests, streams, waterfalls, caves, natural parks, magnificent monuments, rich natural resources, exuberant festivity and blissful solitude.
Kanger Valley National Park: Near to Jagdalpur, the kanger Valley National Park is located. It is also named as Kanger Ghati National Park. The name of the place has been derived from the name of the river named Kanger River. In the year 1982’s 22nd July, the construction of the park took place. In order to protect the region’s bio-diversity and the rich assortment of animals and plants of the area, this park was created.
The length of the park is 33.5 kilometers and 6 Kms is the general breadth of the place. The beginning point of the park is the Tirathgarh Waterfalls and ends at the river named Kolab. Kotumsar and Koleng are the name of the two parts, into which the park has been separated. One can observe some luxurious and intriguing species of animals such as the red jungle fowl, the rocket tailed drongo, striped hyena, barking deer, cheetal, samhar, wild boar, sloth bear, porcupine, mouse deer, civet, rabbits, tiger, leopard, crocodiles, wild dog, hyena, mongoose, wolf, leopard cat, Indian false vampire bat and several types of fishes in the Kanger Valley National Park.