The town of Jashpur Nagar is the administrative headquarters of Jashpur District of Chhattisgarh. The district of Jashpur is divided into two parts called Upper Ghat, a hilly region and Nich Ghat, a flat region, having a few high mountains. The town lies at an average elevation of 753 m above sea level.
The majority of people in this place are from Pahari Korva Janjati and some others are from indigenous communities such as Urao, Kavar and Gond Janjati. The Karma Dance is one of the most prominent dances of the tribals of this region, which is performed from the month of July upto the midnight of Diwali, at the end of October. Other than this, the Jalsa Dance is performed for the rest of the year. Notable towns near this place are Simdega, Gumla and Netarhat.
Being in a hilly district, the place is dotted with several tourist sites such as Kotebira Eb River, Rajpuri Waterfall, Kailash Gupha, Danpuri Waterfall, Rani Dah Waterfall, Bhringraj Waterfall, Kunkuri Cathedral (Mahagirja Ghar), Damera, Khuriarani Cave, the Snake Park at Tapkara, Sograh Aghor Asram, Badalkhol Abhyaran, Gullu Waterfall, Churi Waterfall, Rani Jhoola, Bane Waterfall, Hara Deepa, Loro Ghatee and Bel Mahadev.
The town does not have its own railway station and the closest major railway station to Jashpur Nagar is Raigad (RIG), which is located at a distance of 1.1 km. Having no airport either, the closest airport to this place is at Raipur, which is at a distance of 314 km. The airport of Raipur is connected to various cities such as Bhubaneswar, Delhi, Mumbai, Nagpur, Bangalore and Hyderabad. Cabs and buses are available at the railway station and airport to travel to Jashpur Nagar.
Being situated on the Chota Nagpur Plateau, the climate of this place stays soothing and hospitable throughout the year except in the winters, when at times, the temperature goes down to 0o Celsius. The weather is conducive to sightseeing and outdoor activities all through the year, though one should be wary, as this region falls in the Red Corridor known for its comparatively large presence of naxalites.