Discover Chhattisgarh

Travel to Balod, Baloda Bazar, Balrampur, Bastar, Bemetara, Bijapur, Bilaspur, Dantewada (South Bastar), Dhamtari, Durg, Gariyaband, Janjgir-Champa, Jashpur, Kabirdham (Kawardha), Kanker (North Bastar), Kondagaon, Korba, Korea (Koriya), Mahasamund, Mungeli, Narayanpur, Raigarh, Raipur, Rajnandgaon, Sukma, Surajpur, Surguja.

Chattisgarh, renowned for its scenic diversity and its cultural and traditional history, is slowly growing into one of Indias most popular holiday destinations. The oldest tribes of India dwell here, some of them for almost 10,000 years. A blend of culture, arts and religion of the local and tribal people, Chattisgarh exhibits the instance of ancient India. Still in its nascent stage though, Chhattisgarh is one of those off-the-beaten-track tourist spots in India that are slowly gaining more popularity through word-of-mouth. Home to plenty of gushing waterfalls, ancient temples and monuments, dense forests, a veritable sprinkling of flora and fauna, and a culture that is still reminiscent of the age-old history and traditions of the state, Chhattisgarh has everything you could be looking for in an ideal tourist spot where you can make memories that will last you a lifetime.

Many of the caves and monuments present in Chhattisgarh depict the sheer talent once possessed by the local architects and artisans. The lush green forests are idle sites for tourists to indulge in trekking and safaris and to absorb the ambience of various plant and animal species. The greenery and the waterfalls among the hilly regions of the state is a scene all admire. The Kailash cave located into the thick woods around Tiratgarh waterfalls is evidence of Chattisgarh’s history.

Balod: Balod is a town at the bank of river Tandula, is formally known as District headquarter in the state of Chhattisgarh, India since 01/01/2012. Balod is 44 Km from Dhamtari and 58 Km from Durg. Adjoining to the district headquarter there is Tandula (Adamabad) dam built on river Sukha and Tandula in 1912. Balod is located at 20.73 degree North and 81.2 degree East. It has an average elevation of 324 metres (1063 feet above Mean Sea Level). Balod is situated in the centre of Chhattisgarh. Total Area of Balod district is 352700 Hectares. Balod has rich forest, water and mineral resources with its own distinctions. Minerals wealth contributes to about 78% of its revenue. Known for its production of paddy, grams, sugarcanes and wheat Balod produces huge amount of possibilites in agro-industries. The Tandula dam along with the Kharkhara and Gondli dams are the main source of irrigation in this district.

Famous Places in Balod: Ganga Maiya Temple, Siya Devi Temple and Waterfall, Tandula Dam.

Ganga Maiya Temple: Ganga Maiya Temple is located at Jhalmala, near Balod-Durg road, in Balod Tehsil of Chattisgarh. It is a religious place with historic importance. This temple has a glorifying bliss and a very enchanting history. Originally, Ganga Maiya temple was constructed by a local fisherman in the form of a small hut. A local religious belief of Balod is related to the origin of Ganga Maiya Temple. Initially, the temple was built in form of a small hut. Several devotees donated a good amount of money which helped to construct it into a proper temple complex. Since it is located on the Balod – Durg road, it’s absolutely convenient to reach the shrine from any district of Chhattisgarh.

Siya Devi Temple and Waterfall: SiyaDevi Temple is in Balod district of Chhattisgarh. This place is famous for Sita Maiya’s temple, situated in the heart of greenery of natural jungle. The temple is very old and there is a Natural waterfall. It has been told that, Lord Rama has visited this place during his exile along with Laxman & Sita. The waterfall nearby it attracts many tourists which enhances its importance among the pilgrims of India. It’s one of the best tourist destinations in Chattisgarh.

Tandula Dam: Tandula dam is located 5 km from Balod in Durg district the dam site is beautiful with great view of large water body. The water to Bhilai Steel Plant is supplied from here.There is Sua resort near the dam which is managed by Chhattisgarh tourism and this is the only place near the dam for dining. The dam is good or picnic and is quite beautiful specially at sunrise and sunset.

Baloda Bazar: Balodabazar-Bhatapara district was established on 01.01.2012. This district is divided from Raipur district. The geographical location of Balodabazar Nagar is 270m height from sea level between 21.300 54 ‘to 31.450 14’ North Latitude and 42.020 17 ‘to 82.290 07’ East longitude. District Balodabazar-Bhatapara belongs to Raipur division. The border of Balodabazar-Bhatapara district touches Bemetara, Mungeli, Bilaspur, Janjgir, Raigarh, Mahasamund and Raipur districts. According to the prevalent tradition in relation to the naming of the Balodabazar in the past, the traders of Gujarat, Haryana, Maharashtra, Orissa, Barar etc. used to gather in the market buffaloes of the city to sell the buffalo, buffalo (Boda). As a result, its name became popular in the name of the bullboda market and in the form of the Baloda Bazar.

Famous Places in Baloda Bazar: Damakheda – Kabeer Panth Aashram, Turturiya – Balmiki Ashram and Birthplace of Lav-Kush, Mawali Mata Mandir Singarpur, Siddheshwar Mandir, Palari, Son Barsa Nature Safari, Giraudpuri Dham, Bar Navapara Wildlife Sanctuary.

Damakheda – Kabeer Panth Aashram: Damakheda is a pilgrimage center of Kabirpantis near Raipur, the capital of Chhattisgarh and in district Balodabazar – Bhatapara. It is a small village situated 10 km from Simga on Raipur-Bilaspur road. It is considered to be the biggest center of faith of Kabirpantis. Devotees from all over the world come here to visit.

It is believed those 100 years ago, Kabir Math was established here by Guru Agardas Swami, 12th Guru of Kabirpanth. Kabir hut and building have been constructed near the tomb. In these poems, couplets and chaupai etc. are written very artistically.

Turturiya – Balmiki Ashram and Birthplace of Lav-Kush: Turturiya is natural and ceremonial place is located 84 km from Raipur district and 29 km from Balodabazar district, 12 km away from Kasdol Tehsil, 5 km from Boroi, and 23 km from Sirpur, which is known as Turturiya. The above site is also known as Surasuri Ganga. This place is a picturesque place filled with natural scenery which is surrounded by hillside. Around this, Baranvapara Wild Life Santuary is also located. Turturiya is situated on the Balbhadri Nalla near the village called Bahriya. It is said that Maharshi Valmiki’s ashram was at this place in Tretayuga and that was the birthplace of Lav-kush.

Mawali Mata Mandir Singarpur: Singarpur is a village in the tehsil of Bhatapara in Balodabazar district of Chhattisgarh. Singarpur is 11.8 km from its Tehsil main city Bhatapara, district headquarter is 34.8 km from Balodabazar and its capital is 75 km away from Raipur. In Singarpur, the goddess Mauli is a famous temple of Mata. It is believed that Mauli Mata appeared here with the wish of Shiva, Brahma and Vishnu. The statue of Mata Mauli was established in ancient times.

Siddheshwar Mandir: Siddheshwar Temple, this Shiva temple is located on the embankment of Balasamund pond in Palari village, 25 km away from Balodabazar to Raipur Road in Balodabazar district of Chhattisgarh State. This temple was built in about 7-8th century AD. Made of brick, this temple is west-facing.On the entrance of the temple, river Goddess Ganga and Yamuna have been displayed in Tribhangaamudra. The Trinity is marking on the head of the door. The view of Shiva wedding is beautifully engraved on the Sidhn situated at the entrance and marking of the Asht Dikpal on the gate branch. Shivalinga named Siddheshwar is installed in the sanctum sanctorum. The shikhar part of this temple is embellished with the picturesque, gajmukh and vaalyan shapes which are built within the Chaitya Gaavaksh. This is a great specimen of existing Chhattisgarh brick-built temples. This monument is protected by the State of Chhattisgarh.

Son Barsa Nature Safari: The Sonbarasa Reserve Forest located in Gram Panchayat Latua, just 3 km away from the district headquarters, has been developed as Nature Safari. The Deer Park is also located in it. In this jungle safari, people have the opportunity to travel by gypsy. This can be enjoyed in bicycling. Along with the entertainment of children, a nice place to celebrate a picnic has been made by forest department.

Giraudpuri Dham: Situated by the confluence of the Mahanadi and Jonk rivers, 40 KM from Balodabazar and 80 km from Bilaspur, the Giroudpuri Dham is one of Chhattisgarh’s most revered pilgrimage points. This tiny village, which has deep associations of spirituality and historical interest, is the birthplace of the founder of Chhattisgarh’s Satnami Panth, Guru Ghasidas. Born into a farmer family of the region, one day he rose up to become Guru Ghasidas, a much revered figure in Chhattisgarh. Pilgrims arrive here to venerate him at his ‘seat’, which is located next to the Jait Khamba. He is said to have done tapasya for a long time under the Auradhara tree which is still there. This sacred place is also known as tapobhumi. The Charan Kund is a sacred pond and the site of the annual Giroudpuri Mela. Another kilometre from here is located the ancient Amrit Kund, whose waters are believed to be sweet.

Bar Navapara Wildlife Sanctuary: This sanctuary is located in Balodabazar district, which is 245 square kilometers. Is spread over the area of. It was declared as Wildlife Sanctuary under the Wildlife Act in 1972.
It is a mixture of sanctuary, flat and mountainous area which extends from 265 meters to 400 meters. In this sanctuary, four horned deer, tigers, leopards, wild buffaloes, dragon, barking deer, hyena, porcupine, chinkara and black box etc. are found. Here is a lot to see for bird lovers.

Balrampur: The District Balrampur – Ramanujganj is located in the northern part of Chhattisgarh state in central India. It was carved out of the erstwhile Surguja district and came into existence on 17th January, 2012. The district shares its boundaries with the states of Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, and Madhya Pradesh and is spread out over a total land area of about 60.16 lakh hectares. The hilly and thickly forested terrains of the Satpuda hill ranges cover a large part of the district. Paddy and maize are the primary crops grown by farmers, while groundnut, wheat and gram are also grown in some irrigated parts of the district.

Famous Places in Balrampur: Tatapani, Dipadih, Semrsot Sanctuary, Arjungarh.

 Tatapani: Located about 12 kilometers from the district headquarters of Balrampur, Tatapani, which is famous all over the country for natural exhausting hot water. Heavy water flowed from the ground in the reservoirs and springs of water for twelve months. In the local language, heat is meant to heat. That is why this place has been named Tatapani. It is believed that Lord Rama hit the Paththar of Sitaji in the game play and hit the hot oil bowl in the hands of Sita mother. Hot oil spills on the ground, and where the oil droplets fall, hot water starts to break out of the ground. Local people regard the land here as sacred and it is said that bathing with hot water here ends all the extreme diseases. People come here from the state to see this wonderful scene and enjoy hot water.

 Dipadih: Dipadih – 75 km on Kusima Marg from Ambikapur There is a place called Dipadih at a distance. The archaeological remains of the Shaiv ​​and Shakya sect of the 8th to 14th centuries are scattered in the areas around Dipadih. There will be many Shiva temples around Dipadih. There is an artistic statue of many Shivling, River and Goddess Durga.The artistic sculptures of Lord Vishnu, Kuber, Kartikeya and many gods and goddesses are visible on the pillars of this temple. There is a typical idol of Mahishasur Mardini in the Goddess statues. Devi-Chamunda has many statues. The Shiva Temple located at Uraon Tola is very artistic. Serpent, peacock, monkey, goose, and sculpture are engraved in the exterior reefs of the Shiva temple. The Sivan Sarna complex has a Shiva temple built in Panchayana style. The temples of this temple have attractive geometrical decorations.The entrance of the temple is decorated with the statue of Ganabhishekya Lakshmi. Uma-Maheshwar’s ghastly statue is visible. The artistic ruins of Rani Pokhara, Borja Tila, Semal Tila, Ama Tila etc. are visible at this place.

Semrsot Sanctuary: Semersot sanctuary – 58 km on Ambikapur-Ramanujganj road its range starts from the distance. Water in Sandur, SemarSot, Chetan and Sasu rivers flows in this sanctuary. The river Semersot flows in most of the reservoir. Hence its name was Semersot. Semersot reservoir is often covered with bamboo forests.Its area is 430.36 sq km. is. To make this sanctuary beautiful, the trees, trees, trees, years, sarai, mango, and tindu are helpful. In the wildlife, in the wild animals, leopards, gaur, Nilgai, chital, sambhar, kotra, son dog, jackal and bear can be seen in a whimsical way.This sanctuary is open for tourists from November to June. Inspection house has been constructed for night-time. In the sanctuary, the Wing Tower has been constructed by the Forest Department, so that tourists can enjoy the beauty of nature.

Arjungarh: Arjungarh is located in the rugged forest of Jokpat of Shankargarh Vikaskhand. Here the ruins of the ancient fort can be seen. At one place there is an ancient long intersection. There is a deep ditch beneath this place, from which a waterfall flows. It is the legend that here was the residence of a perfect man. There is a cave in this mountainous region known as Dhiriya Lata Cave.

Bastar: Bastar is a tribal region in Chhattisgarh, blessed with an exceptional scenic beauty that beckons the lovers of nature to explore the forests, waterfalls, wildlife, ancient temples, tribal dances and music. Located at a distance of 264 km from Raipur, Bastar is one of the most significant eco-friendly destinations of the country. It has plenty to offer to its visitors with its valuable tribal art and culture that lie in and around the lush green city of Jagdalpur. One can choose from National Parks, waterfalls, natural caves, palaces, museums and places of religious significance. The Bastar Palace located in Jagdalpur is a historical monument which has an impressive art and architectural work with exquisite carvings and engravings on walls and ceilings. Bastar Palace was built by the rulers of Bastar and speaks of many legends of gallantry and heroism of these kings. The Bhoromdeo Temple is adorned with magnificently carved erotic sculptures. It also has a Shiva Lingam which is a striking piece of architecture. The Danteshwari Temple is an ancient temple of Devi Danteshwari and is said to be one of the 52 sacred Shakti peethas of the Hindu Mythology. The temple attracts tourists throughout the year, especially during the festival of Dusshera.

Famous Places in Bastar: Kailash Cave, Chitrakote Waterfall, Narayanpal Temple, Tamda Ghumar,  Mendri Gumar Waterfall, Chitradhara Waterfall, Teerathgarh Waterfall, Kotumsar Cave, Kanger Valley National Park.

Kailash Cave: Bastar is a mysterious land with dense forests, sarpin valleys and rivers. Kanger Valley National Park has three exceptional caves, the Kailash cave is the oldest cave in this area. The cave was discovered on March 22, 1993. In the underground caves of Bastar, the Kailash Cave has the earliest limestone formations which are very attractive. The known length of this cave is 1000 feet with a depth of 120 feet. Due to breathtaking limestone structures, it forms a shapes like Shivlinga.  Stalacates and stalagmites within the cave give it a replica of Kailash. These dripstone structures are also worshiped by locals.

Chitrakote Waterfall: Chitrakot Waterfall is a beautiful waterfall situated on the river Indravati in Bastar district of Chhattisgarh state of India. The height of this waterfall is 90 feet. The specialty of this waterfall is that during the rainy days, this water is reddish, it looks absolutely white during the summer moonlight night.

The waterfall is located at a distance of 40 km from Jagdalpur and 273 km from Raipur. Chitrakote waterfall is Chhattisgarh’s largest and most water-logged waterfall. It is considered as the main waterfall of Bastar division. Due to being adjacent to Jagdalpur, it has also gained fame as a major picnic spot. Due to the similar shape of horse feet, this fall is also called Niagara of India. Chitrakoot waterfall is very beautiful and the tourists like it very much. A large water body falling in the middle of the strong trees and Vindhya ranges, which falls from this water fall, attracts tourists’ attention.

Narayanpal Temple: Narayanpal temple is well-known for its cultural, historical and spiritual value in the heritage of Bastar. North-western side to Jagdalpur, connected to Chitrakote waterfalls, a village named Narayanpal, is situated on the other bank of river Indravati. This village has an ancient magnificent Vishnu temple that was constructed 1000 years ago and is a beautiful archetype of architecture. The Vishnu Temple is established near the confluence of rivers Indravati and Narangi and it dates back to 11th century. Nearby Vishnu temple, a small village got named as Narayanpur after the establishment of temple meanwhile, it came to be known as Narayanpal.

Tamda Ghumar: Bastar is known for its vast beauty of nature. On the path of Chitrakote near Mardum, there is a perennial cascade, a tornado. This waterfall flows directly from the river Indravati, falling from 100 feet. With all the huge and wonderful waterfalls, the tampered windmill quietly marks its presence between the valleys. During the rainy season, the greenery and summer clouds increase the beauty. Due to the presence of peacock around this area, this waterfall is locally known as Moore Ghumar.

Mendri Gumar Waterfall: Mendri Gumar is a beautiful seasonal waterfall on the way to the vast Chitrakot Falls. Known as the ‘mist of the valley’ famously, there is a beautiful valley near Mahendari Ghumar. It marks its appearance quietly between the green valley’s falling from 125-150 feet height. Looking at the dense forest area from the top can feel peace. Beautiful beauty and drizzle in the Mendri Gumar makes an attractive experience to see it.

Chitradhara Waterfall: Bastar has a series of waterfalls, many of them are perennials, while some are deprived of water during the summer, but during the rainy and winter season their beauty is unique. Chitradhara comes in the latter category.

Chitradhara waterfall is an amazing example of Bastar’s beauty. On the way to Chitrakote Falls, a small river flows through the valley of a small hill and it is the beginning of the river bed of the farmers. For this reason, there is water during the rain, but in the summer, its excellence becomes faded.

Teerathgarh Waterfall: Situated 35 kilometers from Jagdalpur, this stunning waterfall attracts tourists’ attention. The tourists are so lost in the fascinating shade that they do not feel like going back from here. Located on the river Munga bahar, this waterfall falls on the 300 feet below the stilted hillside of natural structures, the natural fountain of milk foam and water droplets made from the fall of the water soothe the tourists. Thousands of years ago, the cliffs of downstream down the river were struck down by a lunar crater with an earthquake, and the staircase made by it; Numa Valley created this panoramic waterfall

Kotumsar Cave: Kotumsar cave was initially named Gopansar cave (Gopan = hidden) but the present name Kotumsar became more popular as the cave is located near a village named ‘Kotumsar’. Kotumsar cave is located near Jagdalpur in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh. Kotumsar cave is a major attraction for people interested in ecotourism.

Kanger Valley National Park: The name of Kanger Ghati National Park is derived from the Kangar river, which flows in its length. Kanger Valley is spread over 200 square kilometers.
Kanger Valley got the status of a national park in the year 1982. It is a friendly place for high mountains, deep valleys, giant trees and various species of wildlife. Kanger Valley National Park is a typical  mixed humid deciduous type of forest, in which the Sal, Saugaun, teak and bamboo trees are available in abundance. The most popular species in this area is Bastar Maina which enchants everyone with their human voice. The state bird, Bastar Maina, is a type of Hill maina (gruncula Dhariosoa), which is capable of emulating the human voices. The forest is home to migrant and resident birds.

Bemetara: Bemetara district is a newly constituted district of the state of Chhattisgarh, which was formed on January 1, 2012 after partition of the Durg district. It is located on the northern side of the durg district. Total area of the district is 2854.81 sq. km. and the total population of the district is approximately 795759.The boundary of the district is surrounded by 7 districts of Chhattisgarh state is Durg, Raipur, Baloda Bazar, Bilaspur, Kawardha and Rajnandgaon.

Famous Places in Bemetara: Bhadrakali Temple.

Bhadrakali Temple: Jai Maa Bhadrakali temple is located in Bemetra, This Temple is of great religious importance for the people of Chhattisgarh, and it is one of the famous places of worship which is located in Bemetra, Chhattisgarh.

Bijapur: The district is famous for its rich wildlife as it has very thick cover of forest. Tigers and Panthers are found throughout the district in the forest. Tigers and Panthers have notoriety for turning man-eaters, evidently because of the scarcity of the trees, natural food in the forest and absence of cattle. Nearest airport is at Raipur and railway station is at Dantewada. By road, Bijapur is linked with Dantewada, Raipur and Vishakhapatnam. It’s headquarter is situated at Bijapur which is approximately 90 KMs south from the District Dantewada. River Indrāvati the main geographical feature of the district flows across the southern limit of it with a tortuous course.

Famous Places in Bijapur: Peerless beauty of Teemed, Lankapalli, Dobe, Nambi, Neelam Sarai, Mattimarka, Inchampally Dam, Chiktraj, Mahadev-Ghat, Indravati National Park.

Peerless beauty of Teemed: The Indravati river forms the border between Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra, near the village of Teemed adjacent to Bhopalpatnam. A high level bridge has been constructed over the river. The river’s most spectacular form is seen here. Nature lovers reach in large numbers to capture scenery.

Lankapalli: 33 km south of Bijapur district headquarters is Awapalli village which is the headquarters of Usur block. About 15 km to the west from here, a village named Lankapalli is situated, which is famous for its 12-month continuous waterfall here. This waterfall, flows calmly, cleanly and freely in the lap of nature, is locally called Bokta in Gondi language, as this waterfall is located near the village of Lankapalli, hence it is known as the Lankapalli waterfall.

Dobe: The journey from Usur to Neelam Sarai is full of adventure. After reaching here, the mind gets lost in some world. Just three km away from Neelam Sarai is a very amazing tourist destination called Dobe. Dobe can be called a village of stones. Because here, amazing artifacts made of stones can be seen all around. Unimaginable artifacts made of large stones sometimes look like a Titanic ship. At this place, you can feel the nature from close by taking a night’s rest.

Nambi: Nambi village comes after crossing Nadpalli village, eight km east of Usur village. Three km from this village, towards the forest there is a very high waterfall on the mountain in the south direction, which when viewed from below, looks like a thin water stream. Hence it is called Nambi Stream. Looking at this stream falling from a height of about 300 feet above the surface of the earth, it can be said that it is the highest stream of Bastar.

Neelam Sarai: Neelam Sarai water stream located in Usur block has become the head of sightseeing in Bijapur after making headlines in recent years. Approximately 7 km from Sodhi Para in Usur, it is possible to reach the Neelum Sarai Falls by climbing three hills.

Mattimarka: Mattimarka village, which is about 20 km from Bhopalpatnam block headquarters, has now become popular. Here, seeing the beauty of Indravati flowing between the golden sand and stones lying on the banks of river Indravati is worth watching. Here the river flows forming the border of Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra.

Inchampally Dam: The Inchampally dam project on the Godavari river bordering Chandur-Dudhera village in the Tadlaguda region is history in itself. Whose survey and construction work is said to have started in 1983. This dam, which was started from the border of Chhattisgarh in the Godavari river, has three walls built about 45 to 50 feet high and 100 to 200 feet long and 10 to 12 feet wide. There is also another wall about 12 to 15 feet high connecting the three walls.

Chiktraj: Chiktraj is the deity of the residents of Bijapur city, who has historical and religious significance for the residents of the entire Bijapur district. There is a temple of Chiktraj Dev at a distance of about one km on the route from Bijapur to Gangalur. Chiktraj Dev sits in a wooden, 6-7 foot long bamboo shaped. Yatra-Tatra Ganesha, Vishnu, Shiva, Lakshmi, etc., ancient sculptures of gods and goddesses are situated in front of the temple. The fair is organized here on the first Tuesday that comes after Ram Navami of Chaitra Navratri every year.

Mahadev-Ghat: The valley runs from Bijapur towards Bhopalpatnam which is called Mahadev-Ghat. There is a temple of Shiva in the valley. The valley reminds of the Keshkal-Ghat passing through a curved bend. The forested high hills attracts passersby.

Indravati National Park: Indravati National Park is a national park located in Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh state of India. It derives its name from the nearby Indravati River. It is home to one of the last populations of rare wild buffalo. Indravati National Park is the finest and most famous wildlife parks of Chhattisgarh. It is one among the two project tiger sites in Chhattisgarh along with Udanti-sitanadi, Indravati National Park is located in Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh. The park derives its name from the Indravati River, which flows from east to west and forms the northern boundary of the reserve with the Indian state of Maharashtra. With a total area of approximately 2799.08 km2, Indravati attained the status of a national park in 1981 and a tiger reserve in 1983 under the famous Project Tiger of India, to become one of the most famous tiger reserves of India.

Bilaspur: Bilaspur city is about 400 years old and the name of “Bilaspur” is named after the Fisher-woman named “Bilasa”. Despite many natural calamities, Bilaspur has developed a lot. Bilaspur district is situated between 21.47° to 23.8° north latitudes and 81.14° to 83.15° east longitude. Bilaspur district is surrounded by Gaurela-Pendra-Marwahi district of Chhattisgarh state in the north,  Mungeli, and Kabirdham district of Chhattisgarh in the west, Balauda Bazar-Bhatapara district of Chhattisgarh in the south and Korba and Janjgir-Champa districts of Chhattisgarh in the east.

Famous Places in Bilaspur: Tala, Lutra Sharif, Malhar, Ratanpur, Kanan Pendari.

Tala: It is about to venture back in to the past, and get mesmerized by timeless sculptures. Certainly the land of eternity and artistic stone sculptures, Tala is located on the bank of the Maniari River near the village of Ameri Kampa. Often identified as the Sangamagrama mentioned in the records of the Panduvamshis of Mekala, Tala is situated at the confluence of Shivnath and Maniari River. Most famous for its Devrani-Jethani Temples, Tala was discovered by J.D.Welger, an assistant to the well-known archaeologist Alexander Cunningham in1873-74. Historians have claimed that the Tala village dates back to the 7-8th century AD.

Lutra Sharif: Baba Sayed Insan Ali Shah’s Dargah in Chhatisgarh, is one of the biggest pilgrim attractions. Devotes throng from far-off lands to seek the blessings of baba Sayed Insan Ali Shah every year. One of the most sacred shrines in India, the Luthra Sharif is another famous attraction in Bilaspur.

Malhar: Malhar city is located on the road leading from Bilaspur to Shivri Narayan in South-West from Bilaspur, located 14 km from Musvur. Is located at a distance. Bilaspur district has 21.55 ° latitude North and longitude located in 82.20 ° East, in Malhar, from the stone stone period to medieval life becomes alive. The ancient route leading from Kaushambi to the southeastern seaside went towards Jagannathpuri via Bharhut, Bandhavgarh, Amarkantak, Khurud, Malhsur and Sirpur. In the excavation of Malhar, the ekmranamudra written in the Brahmav script of the second century of the year has been received, which is written by Gamas Kosaliya (Kosli Gram). Kosli or Kosal Village is situated at a distance of 16 km from Malda Road. Can be done from kosla village located in northeast. The ancient fortress of the Kosala village and the ferry still exists today, which takes its antiquity to Samyugin of Maurya. He also got a coin of Kumbha ruler Vimcadfisys.

Ratanpur: Bilaspur – 25 km on Korba main road the ancient and glorious history of the holy mythological city of Ratanpur is the Adishakti Mahamaya Devi situated on the banks of the river. Kalchurio of Tripuri made Ratanpur its capital and extended it for a long time. I ruled. It is also called Chaturugi Nagri. Which means that its existence has existed in four eras. Raja Ratnadeva I settled in the name of Ratanpur.

Kanan Pendari: Bilaspur city is famous for Kanan Pendari Zoo. It is a small zoo located near Sakri, about 10 km from Bilaspur on Mungali Road.

Dantewada: Dantewada recently came into being, in 1998, after the formation of Chattisgarh from Madhya Pradesh. Situated in the Bastar district, the quaint little town of Dantewada offers a panoramic landscape view of gushing rivers, sparkling waterfalls, mighty hill peaks and lush green meadows. Historically, the town was named after the deity Danteshwari, an incarnate of Shakti, who later came to preside the Danteshwar temple. Dantewada was known as Tarlapal and Dantawali in pre-historical days. The town also houses recently developed stretch of Rowghat mines. However, currently, the area is affected by Naxalism and a well-versed research is advisable before heading out in the area.

Famous Places in Dantewada: Danteshwari Temple, Mama-Bhanjaa Temple, Indravati National Park, Bodhghat Sath Dhar, Barsur, Bailadila Mountain, Memory Pillars of Gamawada.

Danteshwari Temple: One of the 52 Shakti Peeths of the country, this 600 year old temple has been constructed in South Indian style of temple architecture in the 14th century by the rulers of the Chalukya Dynasty.

The temple is known for its black stone idol and a Garuda pillar and is segregated into four zones, namely the Garbha Griha, Mukhya Mandap, Maha Mandap and the Sabha Mandap. It is located at the confluence of the holy rivers Shankini & Dhankini. The mythical narration tells that Goddess Parvati had burnt herself on Lord Shiva’s insult by her father. As a result, Lord Shiva performed the Taandav with Goddess Parvati’s cadaver in his arms and destroyed the Yaga of Daksha. To pacify him, Lord Vishnu tried to cut the body of the Goddess that scattered around 52 places termed as the Shakti Peeths.

Mama-Bhanjaa Temple: Housing the idols of Lord Ganesha and Lord Narasimha, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu, this Dravidian style temple is well known for its sculpted murals and the dome that touches 50 ft. height. There is also Shiva Temple and a Ganesha Temple situated close to the Mama-Bhanjaa Temple.

Indravati National Park: The only tiger reserve in the green state of Chhattisgarh, Indravati National Park boasts of a wildlife population larger than many others in the country. It is among the three royal tiger reserves this state, the other being Achanakmar and Undanti-Sitandadi tiger reserves. Deriving its name from the Indravati River in much proximity, the national park is said the be one of the best in the state.

It is frequented quite often by travellers and wildlife enthusiasts who make it a point to visit this beautiful strip of dense flora and fauna. One can find the rare and endangered Wild Asian Buffalo at the park, along with Nilgai, Black Buck, Sambar, Gaur, Tiger, Leopard, Chital, Sloth bears and countless other species of fauna.

Bodhghat Sath Dhar: Lying 6 km off Barsur, river Indravati’s seven parts come together here to form this scenic waterfall amidst lush green forests making it an idyllic picnic spot.

Barsur: Barsur Village, the throne of power for Gangawanshi rulers in 840 AD, is located on the banks of river Indravati. The village famously known as the city of temples and ponds is adorned with a total of 147 temples and 147 ponds.

Along with the ruins of various temples, the Battisa Temple, Mama-Bhanjaa Temple and the Chandraditya Temple can also be visited. Chandraditya Temple crafted out of sandstone is a major attraction here. Besides a huge statue of Lord Ganesha, an ancient pond can also be visited.

Bailadila Mountain: Rich with deposits of iron ore, Bailadila Mountain range consists of 14 reserves with 3 under mining. Bacheli and Kirandul are the two industrial zones in this area.

Resembling oxen humps, this range has thus been named Baila Dila housing the top most peak at Akash Nagar. However, permissions must be obtained from NMDC (National Mineral Development Corporation) to visit this mining site. Similarly, 12 kms from Kirandul takes the visitors to Kailash Nagar, yet another peak of Bailadila range famous for deposits of ‘Blue Dust’, the sand like blue colored Iron Ore.

Memory Pillars of Gamawada: Situated 14 km off Dantewada, the memory pillars of Gamawada commemorate the relatives of the local inhabitants and are centuries old. It can be spotted on the way to Bacheli. The memorial made of large sized stone pillars marks the age old tradition of the local tribes to honour the deceased.

Dhamtari: Home to the Chalukya Empire of the 14th Century, Dhamtari is an important tourist town of Chattisgarh, also known for its temples. The town has a population of around 82000. It attracts a lot of tourists every year, particularly during the monsoon seasons to the Ravishankar Water Dam. It is also famous for its folk culture and wildlife sanctuary. Dhamtari is located along the banks of Mahanadi and its tributaries Pairy, Sendur, Sondur, Joan, Kharun and Shivnath. Paddy cultivation is common in these lands. The district still preserves its tribal history and culture in tribal hamlets and different traditional art forms like music, local cuisines and dance.

Famous Places in Dhamtari: Sihava, Bilai Mata Temple, Gangrel dam, Rudri.

Sihava: This is one of the most important pilgrimage centers of Chhattisgarh. Surrounded by forests and mountains, the place is situated on the banks of River Mahanadi offering captivating views.

Amrit Kund, Danteshwari Cave, Ganesh Ghat, Karbeshwar Temple and Ashram of Hringi Hathi Khot are other major attraction situated in this area.

Bilai Mata Temple: Dedicated to Goddess Durga, the Bilai Mata Temple is a beautiful temple known for its exquisite architectural carvings.

Gangrel dam: The Gangrel Dam is the longest dam in Chhatisgarh and has been built across Mahanadi River. A stunning feat of architecture, the dam length is a whopping 1,830 metres! It stands in the Dhamtari district, approximately 15 kilometers away from the main town of Dhamtari and 90 kilometers away from Raipur. Gangrel Dam is also perfect for enjoying recreational activities with family or friends as well as state of the art watersports such as Jet skiing, Water surfing, Water skiing, Scuba Diving, Sailing, Parasailing, and Kite surfing. The dam overlooks the swift torrents of the Mahanadi River making it an enjoyable sight to behold. On the banks of the waters, there are a number of resorts and sandbanks, giving it the appearance of a Mini Goa.

Rudri: One of the most popular destinations, Rudri was believed to be the capital of Kanker Kingdom during the reign of Rudra Dev. Located on the banks of River Mahanadi is its prime tourist attraction, Rudreshwar Temple. There is also a large reservoir built nearby.

Durg: Durg district is situated in the plain area of ​​Chhattisgarh. Therefore, there is lack of world or national level tourist destinations. Citizens of local and surrounding areas only visit here for tourism. Ganesh Puja and Navaratri Puja are celebrated with great fanfare in Durg districts. Puja pandals are made in hundreds of number and they are decorated with fine dough. To see this, a large number of citizens of surrounding areas alongwith locals visit during these festivals.

Famous Places in Durg: Maitri Bagh, Shri Uwassaggaharam Parshwa Tirth, Nagpura.

Maitri Bagh: A zoo cum children’s park, maintained by the Bhilai Steel Plant. The highlights of the Zoo are exotic animal and avian species, lake, toy trains and others. The musical fountain, situated on the island in the artificial lake in Maitri Garden is a dynamic spectacle which responds to the music in a way that interprets the style and rhythm of the musical performance. As the music plays, jets of water shoot in the air, twist, sway, pirouette, pulse, drum and skip with the beat – each movement lit by brilliant colors. 2 shows are organized here in the evenings, on alternate days. White tigers are the main attraction of the zoo. Every year a flower show is organized here.

Shri Uwassaggaharam Parshwa Tirth, Nagpura: Situated on the bank of river Sheonath, amidst entrancing natural scenery, this shrine of the 23rd Teerthankar Lord Shri Parshwanath commemorates his holy visit to this region about 3000 years ago as a Shraman (A wandering mendicant dedicated to self-realization through self sacrifice). Scattered Jain Sculpture, large number of devotees and dilapidated ancient shrine along with Lord’s Foot – prints historically, proves the Lord’s journey to this area. The mysterious manner of locating, finding, procuring and then installing this ancient idol also proves categorically, his divine grace. This shrine is virtually an epic of Jain-devotional philosophy engraved on stones. A pilgrimage to this shrine inspires noble conduct, self -discipline, penance and equanimity.
This is a Jain shrine in Nagpura established in 1995. The campus houses temples, guest houses, a garden and Naturopathy and Yoga Centre. The entrance to the resplendent marble temple of Shri Parshwanath is through a 30 feet gate that has the idol of Parshwanath, supported by four pillars (representing the four essentials of spiritual atonement, i.e., wisdom, introspection, good conduct, penance), being worshipped by two elephants. Sacred water, amiya, oozes from the idol here. Hundreds of pilgrims visit this shrine on full-moon.

Gariyaband: Gariaband is a major district of Chhattisgarh. Gariaband district is about 100 km away from Raipur, the capital of Chhattisgarh. Gariaband district is situated near the Odisha state border. The major rivers of this district are Mahanadi, Parri River and Sondhur River. The district is surrounded by beautiful hills and forests on all sides. There are many places to visit in Gariaband district. Let us know which places are present in Gariaband.

Famous Places in Gariyaband: Udanti Sitanadi Tiger Reserve, Sikaser Dam, Bhooteshwarnath Temple, Ghatarani Temple, Jatmayi Temple, Rajiv Lochan Temple.

Udanti Sitanadi Tiger Reserve: The notification of Udanti Sitanadi Tiger Reserve The notification of Udanti Sitanadi Tiger Reserve of Chhattisgarh Government Raipur came into existance letter No./F-8-43/2007/10-2 dated 20/02/2009. Udanti Sitanadi Tiger Reserve efforts for pure breed buffaloes. Presently there is a female buffalo, a female child and 9 male buffaloes. To increase their number the rescue center has been created in approximately 25.00 hectares. Where breeding females buffalo to increase its numbers but now there are more male buffaloes and there is urgent need of female buffalo to save their dynasty.

Sikaser Dam: Sikaser Dam is located at the distance of 50km from the district headquarter. It is accessible in all seasons. Sikaser Dam was built in year 1977. The length of Sikaser Dam is 1540 meter and maximum height is 9.32 meter. In the Sikaser dam capacity of the 2X35 MW Water Hydropower Plant is installed which is producing electricity as well as irrigation.

Bhooteshwarnath Temple: Marauda village situated at nestled among thick forests 3km away from Gariaband. The world’s largest Shivalinga given by the nature sparkling in the region surrounded by picturesque forests and hills. The news comes where the size of Mahakal and other Shivlings decreses while there’s a Shivling whose size does not shrink but increases every year. This Shivling is produced naturally.Every year on Mahashivratri and Monday of Sawan people (Kawariya) arrives here. This Shivling located in Gariaband district of Chhattisgarh is called here “Bhooteshwarnath”, which also called “Bhakurra”. In Chhattisgarh like “Dwadas Jyotirling” it is recognised as “Ardhnarishwar Shivling”.

Ghatarani Temple: It is a big waterfall located 25km from Jatmai Temple. In Gatarani Temple Navratri festival is celebrated with much enthusiasm and devotion. Here we see a decoration especially on festive occasions like Navratri. After the monsoon it is the best time for visit. Beautiful waterfall flows near the temple, which makes this place more attractive the waterfall in full flow to make the destination as a favorite picnic spot for the whole family.Waterfall is the best place to take a dip before entering the temple. The more adventurous can take a hike in the woods. Easily vehicles are available from Raipur to Ghatarani Temple.

Janjgir-Champa: The District Janjgir-Champa was established on 25 May 1998. The district Janjgir-Champa is situated in the center of Chhattisgarh and so it is considered as Heart of Chhattisgarh. The District Head Quarter Janjgir of the district Janjgir-Champa is the city of Maharaja Jajawalya Dev of Kulchury dynasty. The Janjgir-Champa district is a major producer of Food Grains in the state Chhattisgarh. The Vishnu Mandir of Janjgir district reflects the golden past of this district. The Vishnu Mandir is an ancient artistic sample of Vaishnav community. The Hasdeobango project has been considered as life supporting canal for the district Janjgir-Champa.

Famous Places in Janjgir-Champa: Nahariya Baba, Ghatadai, Pithampur Shiv Mandir, Madanpurgarh, Adbhar, Crocodile Park, Chandrahasini Temple, Damudhara, Dewar Ghata, Laxmaneshwar Temple.

Jashpur: Jashpur District lies in the north-eastern corner of the state of Chhattisgarh in India adjoining the border of Jharkhand and Odisha. Jashpur Nagar is the administrative headquarters of the district. It is currently a part of the Red Corridor. During the British Raj Jashpur town was the capital of Jashpur State, one of the princely states of the Eastern States Agency.

Famous Places in Jashpur: BadalKhole Abhyaran, Sograh Aghor Asram, Khuriarani Cave, Damera, Cathedral (Mahagirja Ghar) Kunkuri, Rani Dah waterfall, Danpuri Waterfall, Rajpuri Water fall, Kailash Gupha (Cave).

BadalKhole Abhyaran: BadalKhole Abhyaran situated in forest department, the area of this place is 104 squares fit, the climate of this place is totally optimum for the wild animals & birds. This place is totally hill-station so tourists lick to come this place specially in their summers vacations, in side of Abhyaran in gram Kurhati pana have residential houses by the department of Forest.

Sograh Aghor Asram: Sograh Aghor Asram situated about 18 Km from Jashpur Nagar. It has the temple of Avdhot Bhagvan shri Ram. Peoples have come to this historical place from many cities and they want the biography about Lord Aghoreswar they want to follow their life’s history.

Khuriarani Cave: Khuriarani Ki Gupha is one of the most important historical place in Jashpur nagar the Civilians of this place known as Korva Janjati this spot is 17 Km far away from Bagicha Village. It is the most typical way to rich there, inside of hill have khuria Rani Temple, the way is very typical for inside of the hill because it have very dark in the cave.

Damera: This is Located in south from Jashpur Nagar about 12 Km nearest to BadhyeeKhana Village.This Place is knows as a Tourist Place this place have MELA on every Year specially in RamNavmi and Kartik purnima. People’s tolds about this place that when Second World War started on1939 and England and Germany was attacked on very sensitive places than this usability was increased even today we can find this historical place.

Cathedral (Mahagirja Ghar) Kunkuri: This Cathedral has the second rank in Asia. It is even not ranked by neither any Church committee nor by our rev.Pop. It has given second rank in Asia by the anti christain groups.Thus almighty god blessed them to encounter and put up it in the second position by its religius love ,mercy and secrefice point of view.It was founded in 1962 in the period of Late Rev.Bishop Stanislas Tigga .Fr. J.M Karsi drew its map.Br. Joseph Toppo started its cunstruction by Istones .After his death Fr.Manustain S.J completed its cunstruction in the period of Late Rev.Bishop Francis Ekka.It was Inaugurated on 27th October 1979.This church has seven arcade in a shape of an arch and seven sacraments symbols made of angle Iron.

Rani Dah waterfall: It is good for picnic. Many family come to enjoy the spot situated in the middle of forest and Hills. Water pool an natural scenery explain the pleasure of visitors. It is hardly 12 Km from H.Q near Echkela.

Danpuri Waterfall: It is in the middle of forest. One can reach at the bottom of fall in two hours.

Rajpuri Water fall: It is very attractive waterfall and rich of natural beauty. Many distant natural lovers come for picnic and enjoy the scene and encampash them in a photo graph for future remembrance. It is situated near Bagicha about 90 Km from H.Q.

Kailash Gupha (Cave): It is built in mountain, cutting of rocks. Fountains and plantains are expanding its beauty and attraction. Sweet water is pouring here for the visitors. Many people visit here daily to enjoy the it architecture. Just near at Samarbar Sanskrit Mahavidyalays is telling its own history located in forest area out from the town and city. It is the second SANSKRIT MAHAVIDYALAY in our country. It is ahead from Bagicha about 120 Km from H.Q. It is nearer from Ambikapur, Hardly about 60 Km.

Kabirdham (Kawardha): Founded in the mid-18th century, Kawardha is a small yet beautiful town in the Kabirdham district of Chattisgarh. The small town boasts a rich history and an equally vibrant present. From being a flourishing kingdom to an erstwhile princely state and then to being a prominent base for Sant Guru Kabir, Kawardha has come a long way. Set against a backdrop of breathtaking hills and lush greenery, for as far as the eye can see, it is a fairly popular weekend getaway, especially for those from around the state.

Famous Places in Kawardha: Bhoramdev Centrury, Bhoramdev Temple.

Bhoramdev Centrury: Bhoramdev Sanctuary is spread over Green Hariers. Expanded in the area of 352 square kilometer, this sanctuary boasts many natural and prehistoric features in it. Kanha National Park and Achanakmar Tiger reserve provides protection for both.

Bhormadev Sanctuary was notified in the year 2001. Then Chhattisgarh was formed as a new state. Along with the Chilphi Valley, an extended buffer zone of Kanha National Park also came to the newly formed Chhattisgarh state. Since this area of Bhoramdev and Chilphi was already in the form of a corridor between the Khanha National Park and Achnakmar. The movement of wildlife has always been there. Therefore, similarities are also found in the species of wild beings naturally. It was also notified here only on the name of Bhomdev Temple, named after Khajuraho of Chhattisgarh.

Bhoramdev Temple: Bhoramdeo a thousand year old temple situated in Chouragaon is 18 km from Kawardha in Kabirdham district of Chhattisgarh and 125 Km from Raipur. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple is artificially situated between the mountain ranges, it was built during the period from 7th to 11th century. There is a glimpse of the Khajuraho temple in the temple here, hence this temple is also called “Khajuraho of Chhattisgarh”.

Kondagaon: Kondagaon is a small town located in the Jagdalpur district of Chhattisgarh. It came into existence in the year 2012 after the bifurcation of Bastar. This place is best known for the tribal crafts that have tagged Kondagaon as the craft city of Chhattisgarh. Kondagaon is hoisted at an altitude of 593 meters above the sea level. The major area of its land is covered with the tropical forests. These woods are a home to a wider variety of fauna in Chhattisgarh. The climate of this place is described as tropical in nature. It encounters normal temperatures during the seasons of summer and winter. The median mercury level during the summers remains 32°C. During the winter season, the average temperature of Kondagaon falls down at 14°C.

Famous Places in Kondagon: Tatamari.

Tatamari: Power-wealth master power -Superata Mataji Mahalaxmi Shakti Peeth Chhattisgarh Tatamari is established on the Tapovan of the eternal sage on the mythological beliefs from primitive times in the Surad Nagar era. On the upper plateau of the twelve vhanwar Keshakal valley, on the day of Diwali, on the day of Laxmi Puja, Shraddhulujan worshiped with worship and worship. Suradongar lake, Bhangaram Maai Temple, Taitamari reached the Mahalaxmi Shakti Peeth place on the Upper Hill Plateau, and the mother’s sister came from devotion. The site covered with natural beauty, the panoramic shade, represents a unique place of beauty. Historical heritage site, the plateau of the Tattamari is seen on the eighth floor of a hundred and a half acres of land with a view of the peak sight of peaks. Or the place is naturally humorous.

Korba: Korba district was accorded the status of a full-fledged revenue district with effect from 25 May, 1998. The district headquarter is Korba city, which is situated on the banks of the confluence of rivers Hasdeo and Ahiran. Korba is the power capital of Chhattisgarh. The district comes under Bilaspur division. The headquarter of Korba districts situated about 200 KM. from the capital city Raipur.

Famous Places in Korba: Devapahari, Kudurmal, Kanki, Mouhargarh, Tuman, Chaiturgarh, Madwarani, Sarvamangala, Kosagaigarh, Kendai.

Devapahari: Devapahari is situated 58 KM. North East from Korba on the bank of Chornai river. This river made one lovely water fall named Govind Kunj in Devapahari.

Kudurmal: Kudurmal is a small village sitauted around 15 KM away from Korba district headquarter. The historical importance is that there is a Samadhi of one of the disciple of Saint Kabir’s, which is about 500 years old.

Besides this, there is a temple named Sankatmochan Hanuman Mandir, which was built by Mahatma Kevlal Patel, who was a prominent idol of Hanuman has been installed in the centre of the temple. The sorroundings of the temple has small other temples of Kali, Durga, Ram, Sita, Kabir etc. There is a fair on Magh Purnima in every year (January and February).

Kanki: Kanki is a village situated on the banks of Hasdeo river near Urga, which is at 20 KM from Korba. Kanki is at a distance of 12 Kms from Urga. This religious place famous in the name of Kankeshwar or Chakreshwar Mahadev temple. It is believed that the temple at Kanki was built near AD 1857 by the Zamindars of Korba.

The temple is adorned with number of beautiful images made in stones. There is number of idols of God Shiva Parvati etc.

Mouhargarh: The remnants of the fort is found at the height of 2000 ft. on Pouna Khara hill, which is situated around 15 kms north east of Rajgamar coal mines. An encient writing can be found on one of the pillars. Besides there are some idols.

Tuman: Tuman is a small village situated at 10 km away from Katghora, which is 30 km away from district headquarter in the north-west direction.

The ancient history states that Tuman was the capital of kings in Haihaya dynasty. One ancient Shiv Mandir is found here. It is believed that the mandir was built during the reign of Kalchuri (Near 11 A.D) by the king Ratnadev First.

Chaithurgarh: Chaithurgarh (Lafagarh) is situated around 70 kms away from Korba town. It is 25 KM north of Pali and situated at a height of 3060 height on the hill top. It was constructed by Raja Pratwidev First. Archeologists consider it as one of the strongest natural fort. Since it is protected by strong natural walls, only at some places walls have been built. The fort has three main entrances which are named as Menaka, Humkara, and Simhadwar.

Madwarani: Madwarani Mandir is situated on the Korba-Champa Road at a distance 22 KM from district headquarter.There is a temple of Godess Madwarani at the top of the hill. The legend behind this temple is that at the season of Nawaratri, jowar was growing under Kalmi trees near the temple. During the Nawratri season (September. October) of each year there is fair celebrated by the local people.

Sarvamangala: Sarvamangala is one of the famous temples in Korba district. The Goddess of this temple is Durga. This temple was built by the ancestors of Rajeshwar Dayal one of the Zamindar in Korba. The temple is sorrounded by Trilokinath Mandir, Kali Mandir and Jyoti Kalash Bhavan. There is also a cave, which goes under the river and comes out on the other side. Rani Dhanraj Kunwar Devi was used to this cave for her daily visit to the temple.

Kosagaigarh: Kosagaigarh is a village situated 25 kms off Korba-Katghora Road on the hillocks of Putka Pahad. This was built by Raja. Natural walls protect it and so only at some parts the builders felt the need of constructing walls. From this place, which is situated 1570 feet from the sea level, a big part of Korba district is visible.

Kendai: Kendai is a village situated at a distance 85 km from korba district headquarter on the Bilaspur-Ambikapur State highway No. 5. This is one of the beautiful picnic spot in the district. There is one lovely waterfall having 75 feet height.

Korea (Koriya): Korea is one of the North-West District of Chhattisgarh State. The District came into existence on 25th May 1998 in Madhya Pradesh State. Its parent District was Surguja. After the formation of New State of Chhattisgarh on 1st November 2000, the District falls under the Chhattisgarh State. The District has derived its Name from the Korea State, the former princely State Korea.

Famous Places in Korea (Koriya): Jumka Dam, Amritdhara Waterfall, Gaurghat Waterfall, Ramdaha WaterFall, Pondi Jagannath Temple.

Jumka Dam: Jumka Dam is situated to main city of baikunthpur block of Korea district. People can enjoy boating drive with reasonable price .There is also canteen facility where many good quality food is served.

Amritdhara Waterfall: This beautiful waterfall is located on the National Highway 43 and 8 kilometers away from Nagpur Gram Panchayat, it is a beautiful view of the nature that situated on the river of Hasdeo. Every year on Maha Shivratri, festival called Amritdhara Mahotsav are organized by Korea District Administration.

Gaurghat Waterfall: This waterfall situated on Hasdeo river that is away 33 kilometers from the district headquarters of Korea.

Ramdaha WaterFall: This is a very beautiful waterfall on the river Banas which is situated under Bharatpur janpad panchayat. During the month of December and January many citizen come here for Picnic.This waterfall is completely naturally developed, which disperses its beauty in the rainy days, since the waterfall is completely natural, so the local citizens are well aware of it.

Pondi Jagannath Temple: It is located in Gram panchayat of Pondi under Khadgava Janpad Panchayat. This temple belongs to Utkal society and a form of the Puri Jagannath temple of Odisha, where the festival is organized in every year on Maha Shivndapa.

Mahasamund: The District is famous for its cultural history. The region was once capital of ‘South Kosal’ ruled by ‘Somavansiya Emperors’, was also a centre of learning. Large number of temples here, with their natural and derive beauty were always a visitors delight. The temples and the fairs/festivals have become the part of people’s daily life. The position of Sirpur is at the top of all international famed historical places of South Kosal ie, present Chhattisgarh. Sirpur, located at the bank of holy Mahanadi river, is completely merged with the cultural and architectural arts. In the old age (at the time of Somavanshiya emperors) Sirpur was known as ‘Shripur’ and was the capital of South Kosal. Sirpur has very special position in the history of Indian art due to the value of vital and original experimentals as well as religious and spiritual knowledge and science.

Famous Places in Mahasamund: Chandi Temple of Birkoni, Chandi Temple (Guchhapali), Sirpur, Gaudhara (Daldali), Khallari Mata Temple, Shwet Ganga (Bamhni).

Chandi Temple of Birkoni:
The Chandi temple is in village Birkoni on N.H.6 & about 10 km. north of Mahasamund. The construction of the temple is in progress. During Navarathri of Chaitr & Kuwar the devotees offer the light igniting.

Chandi Temple (Guchhapali): Guchhapali village is about 40 km. south side of Mahasamund. The Chandi temple having natural mega idol of Devi Chandi is situated in this village. The Mela is celebrated during Navarathri of Chaitra month.

Sirpur: The position of Sirpur is at the top of all international famed historical places of South Kosal ie, present Chhattisgarh. Sirpur, located at the bank of holy Mahanadi river, is completely merged with the cultural and architectural arts. In the old age (at the time of Somavanshiya emperors) Sirpur was known as ‘Shripur’ and was the capital of South Kosal. Sirpur has very special position in the history of Indian art due to the value of vital and original experimentals as well as religious and spiritual knowledge and science.

Gaudhara (Daldali): About 10 km. East side of Mahasamund there is a place called Daldali there is an old Shiva temple & ghaudhara.The water flows constantly from the ghaudhara. The village Daldali’s northeast side is covered by beautiful forest. During the months of Sravan and Poush devotees in great numbers offer prayers here. During FULLMOON of Poush Mela is celebrated here. Tourists also visit this place.

Khallari Mata Temple: Khallarimata temple is on the hilltop forest of Khallari village situated about 25 km South side of Mahasamund. Every year during Navratri the devotees throng to visit the Goddess and to participate in the annual fair (mela) scheduled on the Full Moon day of Chaitra month every year. It is believed that during the MAHABHARAT ERA the PANDAV visited this hilltop, and the reason for this belief is the footprint of BHIM visible on this hill.

Shwet Ganga (Bamhni): In the village of Bamhini about 10 km. west of Mahasamund Swethganga is situated. There is a spring gushed from the flagstone pit, with constant flow in to the river from this pit (KUND). Adjacent to this there is an old temple of LORD SHIVA. The Mela is celebrated during FULLMOON of Maghi month and on the day of Mahasivarathri. During Sravan month the devotees called “Bolbum Kawariya” comes here in groups & after taking bath, takes two pot full of water from the spring and tying the two pots on both end of the stick, which is called the Kawar, carry this water on their shoulder and walk to Sirpur village situated about 50 km. away from this place uttering the slogan BOLBUM throughout this distance. The water thus carried will be showered on the SHIVLINGA at Gandheswar Mahadeva temple at Sirpur.The Sean at Sirpur at that time will be similar to mini Baijnath Dham.

Mungeli: Mungeli got the status of tahsil in 1860. Thus, after 142 years, it became a district from Mungeli tehsil. The new district comprises three Tehsil Mungeli, Patharia and Lormi. Total area of the district is 1 lakh 63 thousand 942 square kilometers. There are many religious and tourist sites in Mungeli district. Where every year there is also a big fair. It was told that Triptagamani Ganga had instructed the establishment of the Kund and the temple by digging in the dream of the Phaninagwanshi king. He considered the instructions for giving a grand look to the Kund and the temple in Setganga. The water of the pool was as cold as the Ganges. Therefore, the sages named it the White Ganga. Which became synaganga in colloquial this place, situated on the banks of Tesua, is known as the pilgrimage site of Mungeli district.

Famous Places in Mungeli: Sivaghat, Kharaghat, Setganga, Rajiv Gandhi reservoir (Khudia reservoir), Satyanarayan Temple, Achnakmarg Tiger Reserve, Madku Islands, Motimpur (Amar Island), Hathnikala Temple.

Sivaghat: Sivaghat is situated on the ancient coconut of Lormi settled on the banks of the Maniyari river. Located in the north direction of Lord Buddha’s ancient temple and the Mahamaya temple at the oldest place of Shiva, Shivghat is a big center of faith for thousands of people here. The oldest statue of Shivalinga is about 300 years old in this sacred shrine of Shiva. Due to the presence of self-styled Shiv Ling, near the banks of the river Maniyari, from the place of Sihal, located in Larkami’s Sarkhamit Sanctuary located in the Malkal mountain range, this ghat, in the name of Lord Shiva by the name of Bholenath became famous. A seven-day fair is organized here on the occasion of Mahashivaratri. In this, people reach the door and enjoy a lot of fairness. This district headquarter is located 23 km north of Mungeli, in the North-West Development Headquarters Lormi.

Kharaghat: Mungeli is the proven temple of Mahadev on the banks of Kharaghat Aagar river. Here in the year 1890, the proven Mahatma Shivakoswar of the Shaiva sect came and in the land here, they experienced peace. Shri Khraghagata Mahadev keeps fame as Ganeshwar Mahadev. In those times, there has been a long history of the sad saints. The Kharaghat system was famous for siddhi. Even today, philosophy of disciples of Gorakhnath is considered mandatory here. On the other side, Paramahansa cottage exists in the shrine site of Shri Hans Baba of Naga sect. On the occasion of Mahashivaratri, on the occasion of other special festivals, a papaya aroma is spread in this place. The name of one coast of Kharaghat is Baba Budan, which still remains a mystery. At present, the district administration has decided to decorate this place as a tourist destination. This district headquarter is located near the village Ramgarh, 2 km southeast of Mungeli.

Setganga: South Kaushal Chhattisgarh holds a special place in relation to religion culture, tourism, music and history. There are many shrines of historical, religious, cultural importance here. One of which is Seetanganga. Its ancient name, literally, is – whiteganga, meaning white ganga. Many centuries ago, there was a dome of a dome, whose water was as cold, clean and pure as the Ganges. It is ascetic, the sadhus called the Whiteganga in the name of the mother Ganga. According to Jan Shruti, the dream of Faniyangwanshi King came in that I am flowing through Vishnupadabaji’s consolidation, Triptagamini Ganga manifested in the western boundary of your state. Establish my pool and temple there. In the 10th and 11th centuries, the king constructed the Shriram Janaki Temple and the Shvetaganga Kund there. Gram Setanganga has the distinction of being a religious, cultural and historic village. Every year the Jubilee celebration is celebrated in the temple of Guruchasidasji.

Rajiv Gandhi reservoir (Khudia reservoir): This reservoir has been constructed by adding three natural hills. Maniyari river flows through the middle of these three hills. In view of the possibilities of agriculture during the British rule, the process of making the dam by joining these three hills started in 1927, which was completed three years later in 1930, after it was renamed as Rajiv Gandhi Reservoir. Due to this dam being built in Khudia village, this dam is also known as Khudia reservoir. The farmers of Mungeli Lorami and Block are mainly dependent on agriculture for the Rajiv Gandhi reservoir.

Satyanarayan Temple: In Chhattisgarh, there are temples of Gods of all the sects of Hinduism, but there is a temple in Mungali which is unique in itself. According to the experts, this is the second temple of Satya Narayan God in the entire country. This temple situated in Malhapara of Mungeli city is similar to ordinary temples, but the statue set in this temple is different from other temples in many ways. According to the scholars, worshiping Lord Satyanarayan’s worship is fulfilling the desire. Although no one knows the exact time of construction of the temple, but according to locals estimates it is 200 years old temple. It is said that the temple of Lord Satyanarayan is in Pushkar of Rajasthan except for Mungeli. Lord Satyanarayan Temple is located in Malhapara (Rajendra Ward), which is called the heart of the district headquarters Mungeli.

Achnakmarg Tiger Reserve: Accompanying a panoramic, natural, panoramic beauty, the Sumerian Tiger Reserve is located in an area of 553.286 sq. Km of Satpura, in the Meccal range of huge hills, along with other vegetation with bamboo and teak. Suddena Reserve was established in 1975 under the Wild Life Protection Act-1972. It was declared a biosphere in 2007 and in 2009, the number of tigers was declared as Tiger Reserve area. Suddenly, the Sumermar Tiger Reserve is counted in 39 Tiger Reserve of the country. There are 50 types of mammalian organisms and birds of more than 200 different species can be seen here with tigers, leopards, gaur, flying squirrels, wild pigs, bison, chilli deer, bears, hyena, jackal, four-horned deer, chinkara.

Madku Islands: Mudku Island the natural beauty in the form of island is very ancient delightful place, as it is divided into two parts of the river Shivnath river. There are ancient Shiva temples and many architectural blocks on this island. Two very ancient Shiva temples of about 10th and 11th centuries are situated on this island. One of them is situated at Dhanmanteshwar and on the right side of it is an ancient valleys located in the north, which drains the water. Two ancient inscriptions have been found at this place. The first inscription is the Brahma inscription of about 3rd century AD. The Akshaya fund and the second inscription are equipped with the letters of the Shankhalipi. In this island, miniature stone crafts of prehistoric times are also available. Statue of the man without a head of the head appears to be 10th and 11th century AD in terms of architecture and art. Even today, archaeological excavations have found ancient idols of the Guptun and Calcutta carvings. The statue of the Culturary Chattrabhuji dance is found in the statue of Ganesh under the tree of Bakul. This is the only beautiful statue of the 11th century.

Motimpur (Amar Island): The importance of village Motimpur of the district of Mungeli in Chhattisgarh state is on continuous progress in the form of its nature structure and social religious faith and center of reverence. With the origin of Agar river and long distance from the Bhurkund mountain near village Pundari, the view of the Sangam on the Shivnath river is very attractive. An island-like place is developed in the midst of clean water. Due to this, its beauty remains a tourist attraction for tourists.

Hathnikala Temple: Hathnikala Devi site is on continuous progress in the form of tourism, religious belief and reverence centers. The tree plant and the front pond surrounded the beauty of this Goddess and are setting four moons. The idol of Goddess Durga, built inside the temple, appears to be lively. This temple has been constructed by village King, Rohan Singh Rajput, with the help of Jana Jogog. Built in 1972, this temple is open to all religious people. In addition to religious purpose, people visit here year after year to see the unique example of tourism. The number of devotees coming here during the Navaratri is enlarged. This unmatched temple is located in the south-east direction of Dharampura, located 8 km from the district headquarters Mungeli.

Narayanpur: Narayanpur District is one among 18 Districts of Chattisgarh State, India. Narayanpur District Administrative head quarter is Narayanpur. It is Located 204 KM North towards State capital Raipur. Narayanpur District population is 140206. It is smallest district in Chattisgarh State by population.

Famous Places in Narayanpur: Ramkrishna Mishan Ashram.

Raigarh: Raigarh district, in Bilaspur Revenue Division, is situated in the easternmost part of Chhattisgarh State.  It is bounded by Surguja and Jashpur districts in the north, Orissa in the east, Mahasamund district in the south and Korba and Janjgir-Champa districts in the West. Topographically, the district varies from the lofty forest clad plateau of Pandrapat and Khuria in the north to the treeless, dusty plains of Raigarh and Sarangarh in the south. Raigarh is known for ‘Dhokra Casting’ or ‘Bell Metal Casting’ and for two types of silk namely Tasar Silk and Mulberry Silk.

Famous Places in Raigarh: Gomarda Wildlife Sanctuary, Ram Jharna.

Gomarda Wildlife Sanctuary: Gomarda Wildlife Sanctuary is situated near Sarangarh. There are a lot of hilly terrains in the region. Spread over 275 sq km it is one of the ideal destination for the adventure seekers.

Gomarda Wildlife Sanctuary, Chattisgarh has different varities of wild animals. Some of the common species are different types of dears and buffalos. Tourists visit the place to see wild buffalos who move in flocks and make for a pretty sight. If you are lucky then you can also get another species like the Nilgiri, Sambars, Gaurs, Barking Deer, Chausinkara, Muntjac, Sloth Bear, and Wild Boar, Dhole or the wild dog and the Jackel.

Ram Jharna: It is about 18 Kms. from the District Headquarters. It has a natural water source. According to History, Lord Ram once had been here during his Vanwas, and drank water from the water source. Hence the name Ram Jharna. It is a very good picnic spot.

Raipur: The capital of Chhattisgarh, Raipur is the largest city in the state. With more than hundreds of steel mills and six steel plants, Raipur is also one of the largest industrial centres of the country. Besides steel, it is also home to the aluminium and coal industries. A primary business and industrial hub, Raipur is even fast emerging in the tourism sector, attracting tourists from across the world. The city is known for its temples, lakes, factories, educational centres as well as the development of Naya Raipur. Naya Raipur is a newly planned city and is about 17km away from the current town. The Swami Vivekananda Airport lies in between Raipur and Naya Raipur facilitating travel.

Famous Places in Raipur: Ghatarani Waterfalls, Nandan Van Zoo, Purkhauti Muktangan, Swami Vivekanand Sarovar, Gandhi Udyan Park, MM Fun City, Mahant Ghasi Memorial Museum, Banjara Mata Temple, Champaran, Jatmai Temple, City Center Mall, Shahid Veer Narayan Singh International Cricket Stadium, Kevalya Dham Jain Mandir, Rajiv Lochan Mandir, ISKCON Raipur, Shadani Darbar, Solar Energy Park, Town Hall, Mahamaya Temple, Kankali Talab.

Ghatarani Waterfalls: Located 85 km from the city of Raipur is Ghatarani Waterfalls, the largest in the state of Chattisgarh. Surrounded by lush greenery, this breathtaking sight is a popular picnic spot. Ghatarani Waterfalls is a favourite picnic spot to go to on the weekend along with your friends and family. A small trek through a forest would lead you to this beautiful natural beauty. At the bottom of the waterfall lies a naturally formed pool. Enjoy a swim, play with your fam, or unwind in the pool. Although the waterfall’s beauty enriches in the rainy season – when the water is in full flow – it is best to avoid going during this time because of slippery terrains and mudslides.

Nandan Van Zoo: Nandan Van Zoo, located at Naya Raipur, is one of the famous places of visit in the city. With its primary objective to protect and conserve animals, the zoo has many species of fauna. There are jungle safari and boating rides and is a perfect spot to spend the day with kids. It is fascinating to watch the animals wander around the jungle, and it also gives an exposure to many species which are not very popular and on the verge of extinction. Also, the facilities provided by the zoo are comfortable and affordable.

Purkhauti Muktangan: Keep your gadgets away and spend a day at Purkhauti Muktangan, a delightful garden reflecting the rich culture of Chhattisgarh. The Humble A.P.J Abdul Kalam inaugurated the place in November 2006. Since then, this garden is a place that attracts tourists and locals alike. Folk art, life-like tribal figures, vibrant sceneries add on to the beautiful experience. Not only is the garden eye-catching to visitors, but it also spreads cultural awareness about preserving our bio-cultural diversity.

Swami Vivekanand Sarovar: Swami Vivekanand Sarovar is also called Burha Thalab which means old lake. Fenced by a number of trees, especially palm trees, it is a tranquil place to visit. There are several food stalls just outside the park that provide cheap and good quality street food. Apart from that, the lake is a popular picnic spot and a jogger’s paradise. The best time to visit the lake is in the evening, just before sunset.

Gandhi Udyan Park: Gandhi Udyan Park is located in the heart of the Raipur city which extends till the famous Bhagat Singh Chowk. With a lot of natural vegetation spread over the park, the walking area is neatly tiled. There is also a playground where yoga classes are held early in the morning. With a walking area of about 400 meters, it is an excellent place for a morning or evening walk.

MM Fun City: MM Fun City is a one-stop destination for everyone who is looking to soak themselves in unlimited fun and entertainment. Located in the outskirts of the capital city, it is Chhattisgarh’s largest water amusement park. The park has been set up in a tranquil and serene environment, away from the city’s busy life. It is a hit among its visitors, providing them with fun water slides, family pool, wave pool, rain dance, a restaurant and even an exclusive kid’s zone. It is famous for its exciting rides, modern features and excellent service.

Mahant Ghasi Memorial Museum: Located near the Kutchery Chowk intersection, Mahant Ghasi Memorial Museum is small but packed with rich history of Raipur city. This well- maintained museum boasts an impressive collection of tribal artefacts, inscriptions, coins, carvings, models, and other things related to anthropology and natural history. There are five galleries spread on two floors and a vast library that you won’t be able to miss. Head over to an open-air restaurant located at the ground floor of the museum to experiment with cheap but good tribal food. You get to learn a lot about Raipur’s past, its culture and how it went on to become the big city it is in the present times.

Banjari Mata Temple: The shrines of Banjari Mata Temple are, without a doubt, its speciality. Devoted to Goddess Banjari Mata, this sacred place is famous for hosting events during the Dussehra and Navratri festivals. Many devotees from neighbouring states and across the country flock to breathe in the pleasant and sacred aura. One can feel the calmness lingering in the air. The temple is open all days of the week and can be visited between 6:00 AM to 7:30 PM. The temple’s exquisiteness and authenticity is the reason why thousands visit the place to seek blessings.

Champaran: Champaran was previously known as Champajhar. This village is of religious as well as historical significance as it is regarded to be the birthplace of the Sant Mahaprabhu Vallabhacharya, the founder, pioneer and reformer of the Vallabh Sect. It is thus, a popular Vaishnava Peeth. Champaran is home to two temples that are dedicated to Shri Mahaprabhuji – the Prakatya Baithakji Mandir and Mool Prakatya (more commonly known as Chatti Baithak) and also holds an annual festival.

Jatmai temple: Located in Gariaband, about 85 km from the city of Raipur, Jatmai temple is situated amidst lush greenery. The temple, devoted to Mata Jatmai is constructed with granite and has beautiful murals at its entrance. The holy place is lit up and decorated with great enthusiasm during the festivals of Navratri. It is a place which has such peaceful vibes and positivity.

City Center Mall: The City Center Mall in Raipur combines entertainment and business. You can find brands like Woodland, Adidas, Lee Cooper, Wrangler, and more to shop from. After going on a shopping spree, head over to the large food court area to grab a quick bite or a multi-course meal. What next? The mall also has a multiplex with five screens where you can enjoy the latest films with your friends and family.

Shahid Veer Narayan Singh International Cricket Stadium: Shahid Veer Narayan Singh International Cricket Stadium, located in Raipur, at a distance of 21 kilometres from the heart of the city, is the fourth-largest cricket stadium in the world. The stadium, known for hosting IPL (Indian Premier League) matches and Ranji Trophy matches, acts as a platform of international importance, with a capacity of accommodating approximately 65000 excited fans.

Kevalya Dham Jain Temple: Spread over a large area in the outskirts of the city, Kevalya Dham has several temples within the premise dedicated to Jainism. The structure is made up entirely of marbles and is an architectural beauty. Away from the hustle bustle of city life, the temple brings peace and joy to mind the moment you step inside the place. With large open spaces and serene gardens, the temples are equally liked by kids who want to frolic around.

Rajiv Lochan Mandir: Popular for its magnificent architecture and rich heritage, Rajiv Lochan Mandir is a temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Located in Rajim – 1-hour car ride away from Raipur – the temple’s edifice rests on 12 columns with aesthetic stone carvings around them. The best time to visit this holy sight is from 16th February to 1st March, when the sacred Rajim Lochan Mahotsav is hosted.

ISKCON Temple: ISKCON (International Society for Krishna Consciousness) has famous temples all over the country, and the one in Raipur city is a recent addition, with ongoing construction. Temporarily, the idols have been shifted to another temple while the main building is still being made. Nonetheless, the elegance of the temple can still be witnessed. The white marble reflects pureness and looks even better with decorative lights at the night time.

Shadani Darbar: Located on Dhantari road, 9 kms from Raipur, Shadani Darbar is a massive pilgrimage space spread over 12 acres. Names after Sri Shadaramji Saheb, the place has a massive hall with Dhuni Saheb’s idol, and many other gods and goddesses are engraved all over the place. The devotees perform Dukh Bhanjan Dhuni every day. Besides, there are beautiful musical fountains and statues. Other attractions include musical fountains with religious idols and statues.

Solar Energy Park: Energy Park is also called as Urja Park is an energy education park whose primary objective is to create awareness and perpetuate the habit of energy saving. It is fun-based theme park where the kids can learn while they play. The park has a garden of trees giving exposure to many kinds of fauna all of which are maintained neatly.

Town Hall: Chowk in Raipur is the Town Hall which is a government office as well as a tourist site. The place brims with rich history. It houses information about all kinds of dynasties and kings that once ruled the city of Raipur. Tourists visit here majorly due to the rich and well-known history of the building. Constructed in the year 1889 and inaugurated in 1890, the town hall also witnessed and survived the struggle of independence. It has been renovated once. Earlier known as the Victoria Jubilee Hall, the Town Hall was constructed from stones transported from Raipur Fort in 1887. The place was renovated lately by the Nagar-Nigam and has regained its old splendour. It is also one of the historical prides of Raipur and serves as a well-visited tourist destination.

Mahamaya Temple: In addition to devotees, the 900-year-old Mahamaya Temple also attracts historians and archaeologists due to its rich history and architecture. With home to several gods and goddesses including Mahakali, Bhadrakali, Lord Shiva, Lord Hanuman, Lord Bhairav, and more, this holy sight is undoubtedly one of the most celebrated in the state of Chattisgarh. 18 inch thick walls surround the temple, and 16 thick stone columns support the temple’s structure. It indeed showcases mastery in architecture. According to historians, the temple was built by King Ratnadev in the 11th century.

Kankali pond: Legendary sages, including the Goswami Naga sages belonging to the Dashnami Sanyasi sect, are believed to spend time near the Kankali pond. They meditated and prayed to the divine deity. Hence, they also decided to build a small temple dedicated to Lord Shiva in the middle of the pond. There are stones arranged on the sides of the pond which enhances the temple’s antiquity. Even in the present times, sages can be seen meditating peacefully near the pond.

Rajnandgaon: India is a vast and versatile country. The diversity of India has appealed many people from many years. Even small cities and towns in various parts enjoy the status of being a tourist attraction for utmost beauty and heritage.Rajnandgaon is one of them. Situated in the state of Chhattisgarh, Rajnandangaon is the headquarters of Rajnandgaon district. The significance of the city is beyond its fame and stature. Rajnandgaon sees huge tourism throughout the year for the alluring beauty and establishments. The culture and tradition are quite popular in the place. The history of the city reflects the culture and glory of Rajnandangaon.

Famous Places in Rajnandgaon: Dongargadh, Gandai, Kairagadh, Ambagarh.

Dongargadh: This is the most significant tourist destination in Rajnandgaon. The place that is situated in proximity to the Rajnandgaon city and is a famous pilgrimage destination. It is home to age old Maa Bambleshwari Temple. Located only 40 Km from the Rajnandgaon city it can be easily reached via public transport system. The temple that is situated on a hilltop at 1600 feet is considered to be one of the most sacred religious places in Hinduism. The temple wears festive look during Dussehra and Rav Navami. Thousands of visitor’s flock into the temple to get the blessings of Maa Bambleshwari. Fairs are also parts of these two occasions.

Many companies and organization also take the opportunity to display and unveil their product during the fair. The architecture and intrinsic etchings on the stone of the temple show the precious engineering quality of the ancient India. There is another temple known as the Maa Choti Bambleshwari at downhill. The architecture and the design of the ancient temple be quite similar to that of the original one. Apart from the temples, the place also homes the passenger rope way. This is one of its kinds and only one in the whole Chhattisgarh. The view of the city from rope is equally enticing and mesmerizing.

Gandai: This is also a nearby village of Rajnandgaon. The place is famous for ancient Shiva temple. The ancient Shiva Temple is not only famous for its divine values but also for its mesmerizing architecture. The special aspect of the temple is the remains of garbha griha and mandapa. The garbha griha houses Shiva Linga. There are many sculptures present mainly of various Hindu deities inside the temple. The place is also called as Devpura, due to the presence of this famous temple. Gandai is just 40 Km from Rajnandangaon and can be reached easily via various modes of local transportation.

Kairagadh: Kairagadh, only 35 km from Rajnandangaon city is another popular tourist destination. The region is dotted with numerous age old temples. The most famous temples are Danteshwari Temple and Vireshwar Mahadev Temple. Situated in the relatively remote area of Rajnandangaon, the temples are popular tourist places for the locals and the visitors too. The frequent services of public transport can be availed at any time to reach to the spot within 45 min of time.

Ambagarh: Ambagarh is a nearby place of Rajnandgaon. This is very close to the main city and one of the very famous places in Chhattisgarh. The famous temple dedicated to Maa Ambadevi is situated here and is a major tourist attraction. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Durga. It is one of the most popular temples in the state and in Rajnandgaon.

However, this is not the end of the places of interest in Rajnandgaon. There are many other small yet famous temples present in the city. Gayatri Mandir, Sitla Mandir, Barfaani Ashram are very popular tourist destinations in the city. Apart from it, the Buddhist temples in Chandmari and Pragyagiri are equally famous and popular. The temples and the encrypted letters in the temple show the heritage and culture of Rajnandangaon.

Sukma: Sukma is a town in Chhattisgarh‘s Sukma district. Sukma district is located in India’s “Red Corridor,” and it is one of the country’s most militarised districts, with over 10,000 personnel deployed. This region is largely affected by the Naxalite–Maoist conflict.

Famous Places in Sukma: Dornapal bridge, Tungal Dam, Dudma tourist spot.

Dornapal Bridge: It is approximately 37 kilometres from the District Headquarters in Sukma. It serves as a vital link between the LWE-affected area of Sukma in Chhattisgarh and the state of Odisha. Prior to the building of this bridge, travellers had to travel 140 kilometres to reach Odisha now, it just takes 3 kilometres.

Tungal Dam: The people of the district have been reliant on entertainment or tourism in neighbouring districts or nearby tourist destinations. The government has planned to develop this bandh into an eco-tourism destination. It is located around 3 kilometres from the district headquarters in Sukma. The district government and forest department built basic facilities such as a motorboat, paddle boat arrangement, access road, and hut site in this eco-tourism centre. Tugan Dam Eco Tourism Center was officially opened on October 2, 2015, by the state’s Forest Minister.

Various activities at this eco-tourism centre were inspired to motivate the youth of the surrounding hamlet Tugal for motor operator operations, naka operations, emu bird upkeep, and so on. The Forest Department registered the group Mutantonda Forest Range Sukma, to which 21 young people accepted.

Sukma District is part of Bastar, and many outsiders used to come here to study Bastar culture and Adivasi tribal life. It is a location of rich traditional culture and innocent people who live their lives in the forest.

Surajpur: Chhattisgarh which is very famous by the name of “Dhaan Ka Katora” has a Tribal majority Division in its Northern Side “Surguja”.Surguja was divided into two more Districts.Out of them was Surajpur, which became the 26th District of the State with its Administrative Headquarter situated at Surajpur which has geographical location at 23.22°N latitude and 82.85°E longitude.It covers a total area of 2786.76 sq km which accommodates 789043 peoples. Surajpur earlier was known as “Daandbulla” which was later termed as “Suryapur” and now appears as “Surajpur” in its latest form.The archaeology, art and architecture of Surajpur is very famous for its religious importance.

Famous Places in Surajpur: Kudargarh, Shivpur Shiva Temple, Mahamaya Mandir, Hanuman Temple, Dugdugi Stone.

Kudargarh: District of the state of Chhattisgarh in India. It is 25 km from district headquarters of Surajpur connected by an all-weather road. The best time to visit is during Chaitra Navaratra (in the month of April).

Shivpur Shiva Temple: Pratappur is 45 KMs away from Ambikapur, village Shivpur is 4 kms from Pratappur. At this temple, big ceremonies are organized on the occasion of Shivaratri and Vasant Panchami.

Mahamaya Mandir: Mahamaya Mandir is situated at Devipur 4KM away from Surajpur. Mahamaya Temple is one of the famous and oldest temple. People from different Places visit Mahamaya Mandir toworship and now it has become a major Tourist Attraction Place in Chhattisgarh. The people of Surajpur District has a great faith on Mahamaya Devi and during Navratri this place becomes a major attraction and navratri mela is being organised by the people. The daily free bus service is being provided by the Bhakt mandaly of Surajpur for the pilgrimage and devoties to reach Devipur from Surajpur. A Huge arrangement is being made by the Local People and public Authorities as well.

Hanuman Temple: Surajpur Hanuman temple, it is located near Aggarwal Dharamshala, here are the property held in the grounds of the city’s public program.

Dugdugi Stone: The wonderful structure of nature is on the hill of Jam Jamari, which is situated at the headquarters of Bhayyathan tehsil. At the top of the mountain there are two parts of stone. When the top stone is moved, it sounds like a drowning sound. In this jungle, Jam Jamari, cow’s cowboy shepherds feed the village’s cattle. In the jungle, they play the drowning stones with their companions. From the sound of this, the whole forest becomes resonant. On the other hand, the villagers are also curious because they are separated from other stones of this stone. There is also the flag stone near this stone where the villagers of the area offer the flag and coconut offerings according to their reverence. The villagers have such a belief that flag Baba fulfills his every charity.

Surguja: Surguja district is located in the northern part of Chhattisgarh State of India. The presence of various temples stone carvings and archaic remains show the evidence of existence of this region before Christ (B.C.). In 4Th B.C. Before the arrival of maurya dynasty, this region was in the Lord of Nanda clan. Before 3 B.C. this region was divided into tiny parts and their headman after quarrel among themselves. Then a Rajputa kings belongs to Rakshal clan in palamu district (Bihar) attacked and taken in his control. In 1820 Amar singh was the Kings of Surguja state who had been crowned as “Maharaja” in 1826. In 1882 Raghunath Sharan Singh Deo had taken his control over Surguja state that has been conferred as “Maharaja” by Lord Daffariu. After the contemporary victory of India he established Edward Middle School, Post Office, Telegraph Office, Medical stores, jail and courts in Ambikapur, capital of Surguja. Major population comprises tribal population. Among these primitive tribes are Pando and Korwa , who are still living in forest, the Pando tribes believes themselves as the member of “Pandav” clan of epic Mahabharat. Korwa tribes believe to be member of “Kauravs” of Mahabharata.

Famous Places in Surguja: Maheshpur, Deogarh, Ramgarh Hill, Kailash Caves, Budha Temple, Mainpat, Thin- Thini Patthar.

Maheshpur: A huge stone figure of a man is pointed out to be of Samni’s. In near proximity there is a ruined temple, enshrining an artistic figure of Mahisa Mardini. Some other Gods and Goddesses are also sculptured on the pillars along with saivaic emblems of chain, trident snake, etc. and flowers and leaves. A huge figure of Nandi is towards east. About 50 metres away from this temple there is another ruined pillar in the middle. When the tank was rcexcavated a few saivaic figures in stone were picked up. These objects are very old. resembling the Bhumra art. The population figure of this place was 530 in 1971.

Deogarh: A village of Ambikapur tahsil, Deogarh is situated on the bank of the Rihand amidst calm and quict scenic beauty. It lies about 1.5kms. To the west of the Bamlaya-Ambikapur Road. From Ambikapur its distance is about 40 kms. Towards south. The place is also called Deoria, due to the great number of divinities scattered all around. There are several mounds, formed by the debris of temples, each crowned with a deity.

The archaeology of this place may date back to a very early age. Its Guuri-Shankar temple might have been constructed by a Nagavamsi ruler of the Bhara-siva dynasty during 110 B.C. to 78 A.D. About 475 persons lived in the village in 1971.

Ramgarh Hill: Ramgarh is the most ancient in the historical places of Surguja. It is located in Ambikapur-Bilaspur road. It is also called Ramgiri, the Ramgarh mountain is in the shape of HAT (cap). Ramgarh is the center of Sodha due to Lord Rama and Mahakavi Kalidas. According to an ancient belief, Lord Ram brother Lakshman and wife Sita had resided in the Vanasthan period. Right here, Jogi Mara is due to the Tapas Ves of Rama, Sita Bengarga in the name of Sita and Lakshman cave in the name of Lakshman.

Kailash Caves: Kailash Caves is situated at Sabarbar which is again 60 Kms to the east of Ambikapur. These caves were created by Saint Rameshwar Gahira Guruji. Temple of Lord Shiva-Parvati and also temple of different God-Goddess are there in caves. On occasion of Mahashivratri huge festival is organized here. Major attractions of this place are temple of Lord Shiva-Parvati, Yagya Mandap, Sanskrit school, Gahira Guru Ashram, Badgdrat Beir and Badh mada.

Budha Temple, Mainpat: Mainpat is called as Shimla of Surguja. Tibbettians are rehabilitated at mainpat, which run small industries of designer mat (Kalin) and woolen cloths. For worship they have made beautiful Buddha temple. They followers of Dalai Lama have developed beautiful atmosphere of humanity in Mainpat.Buddha Temple is a place to appreciate the art of Buddha vihars and people of tibbet.

Thin- Thini Patthar: It is a rock of about two hundred Quintal, cylindrical in shape resting on ground rocks. When it is stricken with a solid material, a metallic sound echoes. Different sound comes from different points of the stone.