Chhattisgarh Tourist Places and Travel Attractions

Chhattisgarh is a newly formed state in the year 2000 bifurcating Madhya Pradesh state. The state is surrounded by six states mainly – Uttar Pradesh in north, Jharkhand in north east, Orissa in east and south east, Madya Pradesh in north, north west and west, Maharastra in west & south west, Andhra Pradesh in south. Raipur is the capital of this newly formed state. The state mainly has tribal population. It is drained by a number of rivers Seonath, Mahanadi, Rihand, Mand and Indravati. Bhillai is a major Industrial centre, one of the biggest steel plants of India.

Chhattisgarh finds mention in the sacred Hindu epic ‘Ramayan’ as “Kausal”. Chhattisgarh is blessed with nature’s bounty and has all the ingredients of becoming the most prosperous state of the country.

Places of Interest

Amarkanta: Source of the Narmada, Temples, Pilgrim centre.

Barsur: Ancient capital, Temples.

Baster: Mrias and Murias Tribal culture.

Bhilai: Industrial Township.

Bhoramdeo: Bhoramdeo Temples, Palaces with erotic sculptures similar to those in Khajuraho temples.

Chitrakot: Jain temples, Pilgrim centre, Scenic beauty, Waterfalls, Ram Navami Festival (March/April).

Jagdalpur: Place, Tribal Temple.

Khairagarh: Only Music University in Asia called “Indira Kala Sangeet Viswa Vidyalaya”.

Raipur: Museum, Waterfalls nearby.

Seorinarayan: Temple, Fair on Magh Purnima.

Shivri Narayan: Temple, Scenic location, Annual fair on Magh Purnima.

Bhoramdev: Chakri Mahal, Bhoramdev Temple on the Bank of river Sankeri.

Bilaspur: Chhattishgarh High Court, Kanan Pendari (Wild animal preservation home park), Vivekanand Park, Din Dayal Upadhyay Smriti forest, Shri Ayappa Swami Temple, Kali Temple.

Ratanpur: Mahamaya Temple, Rampanchayat Temple, Muse Khan’s Dargah

Dhamtari: Sitanadi Sanctuary.

Sihava: Karneshwar Temple, Ganesh Ghat, Hathi Khoh, Danteshwar cave, Mahamai Temple, Originating Point of river Mahanadi, Amrit Kund.

Chirmiri: Rich coal deposits.

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