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Dalpat Sagar, Jagdalpur Overview

The biggest artificial lake of Chhattisgarh, Dalpat Sagar is a 400-year-old lake built primarily to harvest rainwater, now also being used mainly for fishing and tourism. There is an artificial island built in the middle of the lake for tourists to enjoy picnics; it has a light tower, a musical fountain and even a temple surrounded by the pristine nature. The government has also started boating facilities for tourists so that one can soak in the gorgeous sunsets. Spread over an area of 350 hectares, this lake was built by Raja Dalpat Deo Kakatiya so that the collected rainwater could be used for different purposes like irrigation, washing and drinking. The surroundings of the lake have some rare and beautiful flora and fauna too. Dalpat Sagar can be visited at any time of the year. It's a perfect picnic spot if you're in Jagdalpur.

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About Dalpat Sagar

Dalpat lake is situated in Jagdalpur, Chhattisgarh is an artificial lake built by Raja Dalpat Deo Kakatiya, 400 years ago. It spreads over 350 hectares of land and hence is the largest artificial lake in the state of Chhattisgarh. It is a significant source of fishes to the locals as well as provides water to the nearby cities for day to day use. It is also used for rainwater harvesting. Activities such as boating and fishing are available by the Government to the tourists. There is also an old temple located on an island in the centre of the lake. This temple is accessible by the visitors via fishing boats and motor boats. There is also a musical fountain and a light tower situated on this island. The lake is well known for its beautiful sunset which can be witnessed by the visitors. Hence the lake sums up to be a perfect tourist destination for the people to visit.

Construction of the Lake

Dalpat Sagar is constructed across 350 hectares of land in the river Indravati. It is situated in the Bastar region and was built 400 years ago by Raja Dalpat Deo Kakatiya for harvesting rainwater. The lake undergoes maintenance by the Government of Chhattisgarh. There is an island constructed in the centre of the lake which is accessible through boats. There are also platforms built across the lake at different points for the boats. All this makes it very convenient for the visitors to enjoy their visit to the lake.

Places to Visit Nearby

Dalpat lake is located very close to a few well-known tourist destinations in Chhattisgarh. These include the Kanger Valley National Park, The Kailash and Kutumsar and The Teerathgarh Falls. These locations are considered to have great natural beauty and importance. They can be located very close to the lake and are connected through road.

Best Time to Visit Dalpat Sagar

The best time to visit the lake is during the pre-winter season that is during the months of August to November. The water level is appropriate for significant tourist activities. The climate is warm and pleasant; temperature ranges from 22 to 30 degrees Celsius. Majority of people visit the lake during this time of the year. During the Post-winter and summer period, a small part of the lake gets dry whereas in monsoon heavy rains make visiting the lake or boating impossible.

How to Reach Dalpat Sagar

The lake is located within Jagdalpur City. It is very easily accessible through roads and has excellent road connectivity. The lake is located just 15 minutes away from the Jagdalpur Railway Station and is easily accessible from there. One can visit the lake through public transports like buses or cabs as well as private vehicles. The easiest way to reach the lake is from Jagdalpur Railway Station.

The lake is a prime source of water to the local and acts as a source of living to the local fishermen. The lake has also contributed to the promotion of tourism in Chhattisgarh. One can surely visit the lake to witness the magnificent beauty of the lake. Such an experience can refresh and enrich one’s mind.

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