Set beyond the daily ruckus, the crude commercialism and greed - set out to explore the world of freedom, naturalness and innocence. At least the trips to the towns and cities of Chhattisgarh can promise to materialize this desire of yours. Still unaffected by the materialistic and synthetic world of modernization and false smiles, the places like Jashpur accommodate tribals of various kinds. Among the Holy Places in Jashpur, the Kunkuri Cathedral, Jashpur is one of the intriguing spots to be visited.
The Upper Ghat and the Lower Ghat are the two parts of the city of Jashpur which have plentiful natural beauties to enchant you through and through. The hills, the green trees and bush-laden hills, the sparkling waterfalls - all are there to spellbind you to the core. The Kunkuri Cathedral, Jashpur, however, has tremendous appeal of its own as a sheer tourist spot as well as a religious site.
Sited at a distance of approximately 40 km from Jashpur Nagar, the Kunkuri Cathedral, Jashpur was erected in 1962 during the era of Late Rev Bishop Stanislas Tigga. Its construction was started by Br. Joseph Toppo and completed by Fr. Manustain S.J during the time of Late Rev. Bishop Francis Ekka.
Once you are at the site of the cathedral, a beautiful shrine of Mother Mary welcomes you into the church. With the seven arcades and many arches, the Kunkuri Cathedral, Jashpur is one of the finest of its type. With a capacity of 5000 seats, the church draws worshippers of all religions, caste and creed and from all parts of the country.
A Tour to Jashpur would certainly therefore, include a trip to the Kunkuri Cathedral.