Dalpat Sagar Lake

Dalpat Sagar Lake located in Jagdalpur in Baster District Chhattisgarh

Dalpat Sagar Lake is situated at 4 kms from Jagdalpur in Bastar district in Chhattisgarh. The coordinates are 19°5’41″N 82°0’43″E. It is the biggest artificial lake in the state. An island is also there where one can enjoy the sunset and musical fountains.

A large region of Bastar is shrouded by forests full of trees such as Sal, Bamboo, Seesam and Teak. The mountains, caves, hills, parks and waterfalls are the attractions of the Bastar. The Lakes and Waterfalls in Bastar draws a lot of tourists. Dalpat Sagar Lake of Bastar is worth a visit. It was constructed by Raja Dalpat Deo Kakatiya over 400 years ago with an objective of harvesting rain water. Dalpat Sagar Lake is the biggest artificial lake in Chhattisgarh. Dalpat Sagar Lake is constructed on Indravati River which passes through Jagdalpur. It covers over 350 hectares. This lake was primarily built with the purpose of rain harvesting. It is a major source of fishes. The people visiting the lake can join the ritual worship of the deity at the place. The best enjoyment part of the place is fishing. The tourists can enjoy boating also. One cannot the miss the opportunity to enjoy the mesmerizing scenario of this lake especially at sunset.


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Chhattisgarh came into existence as a state on 1 November 2000 by partitioning 16 south-eastern districts of undivided Madhya Pradesh. It shares its border with six states, namely Odisha in the east, Jharkhand in the north-east, Madhya Pradesh in the north-west, Uttar Pradesh in the north, Maharashtra in the west and Andhra Pradesh in the south. The state is endowed with a rich cultural heritage that includes its varied crafts, folk dance, food and theatre, and attractive natural diversity. It is also home to some of India’s ancient caves, finest waterfalls, picturesque palaces, temples, Buddhist sites, rock paintings, hill plateaus and rare wildlife. While the northern and southern parts of the state are hilly, the central part is fertile plain. Mountains, plateaus and plains constitute roughly a third each of the state’s physiography. Major rivers of the state include Mahanadi, Indravati, Godavari, Narmada, Hasdo, Shivnath and Arpa. Identified as one of the richest biodiversity habitats in the country, Chhattisgarh has one of the densest forests in India, rich wildlife, several species of exotic flora and fauna and abundant non-timber forest products, with tremendous potential for value addition. Following its formation as a state, the nine original districts were further bifurcated, and as a result, the state now has 27 district administrative units. In the last phase of reorganization of districts, nine new districts were created and notified on 26 January 2012 to bring administration and governance closer to people, and also to address the spatial and other challenges that the state faces. There are a variety of tourist places in Chhattisgarh most of which lie virtually unexplored. The unspoilt green forests, dotted with picturesque waterfalls, scenic plateaus and winding rivers offer a feast to eyes. The caves and forts of a forgotten era add to the variety of tourist attractions in Chhattisgarh. Myriads of wild lives hide in the forests of Chhattisgarh, which occupy a huge 42% of the state’s land surface. Last but not the least important to mention is the lure of exotic tribal life of Chhattisgarh that acts as a magnet to attract tourist to the city of Chhattisgarh. *Copyright of Pictures and Information in this page might belong to someone else as all the data in this page are taken from different sources.

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