How To Reach Jagdalpur
Located in the Bastar District of Chhattisgarh is a city called Jagdalpur, which is the administrative headquarters of the district. Jagdalpur is situated in the arms of nature and its landscape consists of beautiful lush greenery, deep clear valleys, dense forests, magnificent waterfalls as well as a wildlife sanctuary that has a diverse variety of wildlife and flora. People visit Jagdalpur to attain peace and live amidst nature and one can easily reach the place. One of the best ways to reach Jagdalpur is by air and other than that you can get to this city by road and rail as well. Below are the primary ways to reach the city of Jagdalpur.
Jagdalpur has an airport, but this airport is primarily used by important personnel for emergency flight and landing and there are no commercial flights flying out from there. The closest commercial airport to reach Jagdalpur is Swami Vivekananda International Airport located at a distance of 291.5 km from the center of Jagdalpur city. Although the distance is quite a bit, it is easy to get a cab or a bus that will take you to your destination in Jagdalpur city. There are frequent flights that ply to and fro from this airport to other airports in different cities; flights from this airport also ply to international cities.
Since Jagdalpur is the head quarters of Bastar District, a lot of people have to travel to and fro to this city; for this very purpose this city is well connected by roadways to other important cities in the state as well as cities in neighbouring states. You can drive on these well maintained roads to get to your destination and you can also opt to take the bus. CSRTC, the state run buses can be used to reach Jagdalpur; one can also take luxury buses from Vishakhapatnam or other neighbouring cities to reach the hotel in Jagdalpur. This is a good way to travel to this city without spending a lot and you get to travel in a comfortable way as well.
The nearest train station to Jagdalpur is the Jagdalpur Railway station located at a distance of 2.3 km from the main city premises. This is the fastest way to get to this city due to the proximity of the railway station to Jagdalpur. Not a lot of trains go directly to Jagdalpur as there are not many train lines; there are a few trains that go to Vishakhapatnam, Raipur and Bhubaneshwar that stop at Jagdalpur. At this moment there are more train lines and schedules that are being made for increasing the frequency of trains going to Jagdalpur.
Jagdalpur is a small city and there are not many options to travel around locally except for auto rickshaws and taxis; local bus services are available but they aren’t very frequent. You can find auto rickshaws at a stand and go to and fro to any destination at a fixed price. You can also hire taxis for the entire day to go sightseeing and then get back to your hotel for decent prices.