Tourist Places in Chhattisgarh
Chhattisgarh was created out of the largest Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. It lies to the southeast of Madhya Pradesh. Chhattisgarh is endowed with a rich cultural and historical legacy. The state of Chhattisgarh is well known for its profuse verdant surroundings. There were 18 forts on either side of the river Shivnath. The site was named Chhattisgarh following the 36 forts in the Southern Kosal. Southern Kosal is the ancient name of the state of Chhattisgarh. Raipur is the capital city of Chhattisgarh. There are sixteen districts in the state of Chhattisgarh. Chhattisgarh is no less famous from the archaeological point of view too. Malhar, Talagaon, Pali, Dhanpur, Sargaon, Devgarh, Belsar, Devkoot, Durg and Bastar are some of the important archaeological sites of the state. There are a good number of sanctuaries and national parks as well. Kanger Ghati National Park, Indrawati National Park and Sanjay National Park are the much visited national parks of Chhattisgarh. Among the famous sanctuaries are Achanakmar Sanctuaries, Badalkhol, Gomarda, Samersot, Sitanadi, Udayanti, Tamorpigala sanctuaries.
It is an
ancient temple built by the kings of Bastar for inhabiting there
family Goddess ,Devi Danteshwari. Devi Danteshwari is the
Goddess of entire Bastar division, equally worshipped by Hindus
as well as tribals.This temple is located beside Bastar palace
and near to Gole Bazar.It is worth seeing and pleasant to watch
the temple during the famous Bustar Dusshera festival season,
decorated in color lights and lambs, where the main traditional
functions of the festivals are being carried out.
Bilaspur is known for its kosa silk and the quality of its
rice. It is the second largest city in Chhattisgarh, and home to
the High Court. The city is approximately 400 years old. The
name is derived from Bilasa, the name for fisherwomen
Ratanpur was once the capital of Chhattisgarh. It is situated
about 25 km from Bilaspur on the Katghora Road. According to the
locals, the place had an importance in all the 4 yugs (ages) of
Hinduism - Sat yug, Treta yug, Dwaapar yug and Kal yug.
The ruins of an old fort can also be seen. The old fort has an
attractive stone sculpture over the frame of the Ganesh gate.
The entrance gate of the old fort has Shiva's Tandav dance and
statues of Lord Bramha and Lord Vishnu. Inside, there are the
Sitchourai and Jagarnath temples
Dudhadhari Math was built by king Jaitsingh in the 17th century.
In those days the main saint of the Math used to accept
offerings of milk only, hence the name Dudhadhari. The Math lies
in the " Purani Basti" area of Raipur
Sirpur is located at a distance of 77 km from
Raipur. Buddha Vihar, Swastik Vihar,Laxman Temple and the
Museum are the main attractions of Sirpur.
Situated at a distance of 56 km from Raipur,
Champaran has attractions like the Champkeshwar Mahadev Temple
and the birth place of Mahaprabhu Vallabhacharya.
Rajim is located at the confluence of
rivers Mahanadi, Pairi and Sondhul. Rajivlochan Temple,
Kuleshwar Mahadev Temple, Someshwar Mahadev Temple, Rajimatelin
Temple, Ramchandra Temple, Jagannath Temple and Brahmcharya
Ashram are the main attractions of the place.
Talagram is famous for "Deorani-Jethani"
temple and is situated appx. 25 Kms. from Bilaspur on
Bhojpur-Dagori road. The another name of Talagram is ameri-kapa
gram. There is a wondeful statue present in the temple which is
approximately 7 ft. height , 4 ft. width and weighed 8 tons.
People from all corners of the world come to see the statue.
There is no any name has been given to that statue even after
Situated on the eastern border of Chhattisgarh, Raigarh is
famous for its lush green forests, waterfall, parks and temples.
Raigarh is also well known for Dhokra Casting - an art of
producing metalware by the process of hot wax casting and its
silk products including the Tassar Silk and Mulberry Silk. Visit
and explore this enchanting district of Chhattisgarh on Tours to
The major tourist attractions of Raigarh
district of Chhattisgarh include the Ram Jharna - a
natural water source and a fascinating picnic spot and the
Gomarda Forest Reserve, which is home to many rare and
endangered wild animals including tigers. Raigarh also has some
beautiful parks such as Kamla Nehru Park and Indira Vihar Park.
Among temples the Gaurishankar Mandir, Banjari Mandir and Chandrahasini Temple are the most prominent
is located at a distance of 46 km southwest of the district of
Raigarh. The main tourist attractions of Sarangarh are Kinkari
Dam, Kedar Dam, Gomarda Sanctuaries and Giribilas Palace
the gorgeous waterfall is on the river Indravati, situated at a distance of 38
Km. in the west of Jagdalpur. Height of this waterfall is
approximately 100ft.The Chitrakot waterfalls can be called as
the smaller form of the world famous Nayagra waterfalls.The
rainbow colors of the falls attracts the tourists at the first
sight itself. This is the prime atttaction for all tourists and
worth seeing in rainly season, between July and October. These
waterfalls are in a horse-shoe shape and often compared to the
great Niagara. A government rest house is available. Chitrakot
These waterfalls are situated at a distance of 35 Km. from Jagdalpur in south west direction and can be approached these waterfalls through the state highway of Jagdalpur to Sukma. The waterfall is actually situated in Kanger Valley National Park and the height is approximately 300 ft. This place is a favorite picnic resort, especially for large groups looking for a day-long picnic in a forest. The good season for visiting these waterfalls is from October to February. A Government rest house is also available.
Kutumsar Caves and Kailash Gufa
This is a biggest tourist attraction, and are close to Tiratgarh waterfalls. Both Kutumsar Caves and Kailash Gufa are located in Kanger Valley National Park and situated at a distances of 38 Km. and 40 Km. from Jagdalpur respectively. The kutumsar caves are pitch-dark caves, which has Stalactites and Stalagmites in fantastic formations. A forest guard equipped with a torchlight will be provided for necessary guidance. Kailash gufa is also similar to the Kutumsar caves