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About Bijapur

Bijapur is a small town in the Bijapur district in Chhattisgarh. Area covered by Bijapur district is 6,562.48 km2 . Bijapur lies on National Highway 16 that connects cities Nizamabad in Telangana to Jagdalpur city in southeastern Chhattisgarh. Bijapur is also administrative headquarters of the Bijapur district which is one of the 27 districts in Chhattisgarh. Earlier it was an integral part of Dhantewada district. But today it is part of the Red Corridor.

About Bijapur

Geography of Bijapur in Chhattisgarh

Bijapur lies in the southwestern side of Chhattisgarh state. The district shares its borders with Narayanpur district on the North, Dantewada district on the east, state of Andhra Pradesh to the southwest and Maharashtra on the west side. The main geographical feature of the Bijapur district is the Indravati River. The River flows with a tortuous course across the southern limit of the district. The total area of the district is 6555 km² and it comprises of 741 villages. There are four blocks in the district namely, Bhopalpatnam, Bairamgarh, Bijapur and Usoor.

Climate of Bijapur in Chhattisgarh

The temperature of Bijapur district is hot and humid. In the months of summer the temperature raises to 45° C. the monsoon that enters the district in the month of June and lasts till the month of Octobers provides relief from the heat. Winter is a good time to visit this place as the winter moths are cold and pleasant. Winter lasts from November thru January and temperature stays cool at around 25° C.

Topography of Bijapur in Chhattisgarh

Most of the Bijapur is covered with hills and surrounded by lush green forest. The loftiest peak of Bijapur district is called Bailadila which means "Bullock's Hump". The peak lies to the south of Indravati River and one can see the peak tilts towards the north-south side. Bijapur is also rich in forest areas. The forests come under the dry region of the district so the forest range varies from place to place. The forest areas which are moist and are on intermediate belt comprises of trees like Bhirra (Chloroxylon swietenia), Dhawra (Anogeissus latifolia), Dhawra (Anogeissus latifolia), Aonia, Char, Haria, Aonla, Tendu, Harra among others. The forest that has rocky terrain, the trees are usually stunted and deformed. The trees that are part of this region are Harra, salai, Khair, Hangu, Sesam, Palas and others. In the northern part of the district trees like teak, sal, sirsa, bijasal, kusum, palas, mahua, tendu, harra, aonla, saja, kauha, salai, char and others. The region also has rich wildlife because of the thick forest cover. Most commonly found wild animals in this district are Tigers and Panthers.

Tourism in Bijapur in Chhattisgarh

While travelling to Bijapur one can visit the famous Indravati National Park which is a beautiful national park in the Bijapur district that got its name from the Indravati River. The national park is home to a rare variety of wild buffalo. Indravati National Park is one the national parks in the state that is famous for its lush green vegetation and wide variety of endangered wild life. It is also the only Tiger Reserve I the state. The Indravati River flows from east to west and forms the border on the north side of the reserve. The national park is spread over an area of 2799.08 km2 . This park attained the status of national park in the year 1981 and became a Tiger reserve in the year 1983. The park mainly constitutes of hilly terrain whose altitude range between 177 to 599 m above the sea level. One can see the endangered species like Wild Buffalos and Hill Mynas in this park. The flora of the national park comprises of dry deciduous and tropical moist type of trees like bamboo, sal and teak. The rich patches of green land in the park provide food to the wild animals like Gaurs, Nilgai, Barking Deer, Chital and Wild buffalos.

Economy of Bijapur in Chhattisgarh

Agriculture is the main occupation of the district. It forms the major economic activity of the district. Apart from agriculture, Horticulture and animal husbandry also form major part of economic activity of the district. Most of the farmers in the district still practice traditional ways of farming and cultivation. Government agencies are teaching farmers the benefits of using modern technology in farming and making then aware how to implement the technology in their holdings. Lack of irrigated area and old farming techniques result in very less produce for the farmers making it not profitable.The main agricultural crops of the district are rice, maize and kodo-kutki. Other crops grown in this region are pulses; small millets oil seeds like sunflower, groundnuts and soya bean.

Banks in Bijapur

Banks are very important for the proper functioning of economy. They provide financial assistance to the customers and also provide other tools that help them to carry out their financial transactions. The district of Bijapur has presence of nationalized banks that assist in the financial business of the district.

Union Bank Of India

Address: Opp Pambhoi Petrol Pump, Main Road, Bijapur, Distt Bijapur- 494444 Chhattisgarh
IFSC Code: UBIN0565521

Punjab National Bank (PNB)

Address: Main Road, Near Bus Stand Bijapur, Distt Bijapur-494444 Chhatisgarh
IFSC Code: PUNB0669400
MICR Code: 494024004

Transport in Bijapur in Chhattisgarh

Natinal Highway 16 passes through the Bijpur district and the headquarters Bijapur town. Bijapur and Jagdalpur towns in the district connect to Nizamabad in Telangana via Maharastra through roadways. For local modes of transportation you can take rickshaws to reach from one destination of the city to another.

Bijapur at a glance

Country : India
State : Chhattisgarh
Administrative division : Bastar
Headquarters : Bijapur
Major highways : NH-16

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