was created out of the largest Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. It lies to
the southeast of Madhya Pradesh. Chhattisgarh is endowed with a rich
cultural and historical legacy. The state of Chhattisgarh is well known for
its profuse verdant surroundings. There were 18 forts on either side of the
river Shivnath. The site was named Chhattisgarh following the 36 forts in
the Southern Kosal. Southern Kosal is the ancient name of the state of
Chhattisgarh. Raipur is the capital city of Chhattisgarh. There are sixteen
districts in the state of Chhattisgarh. Chhattisgarh is no less famous from
the archaeological point of view too. Malhar, Talagaon, Pali, Dhanpur,
Sargaon, Devgarh, Belsar, Devkoot, Durg and Bastar are some of the important
archaeological sites of the state. There are a good number of sanctuaries
and national parks as well. Kanger Ghati National Park, Indrawati National
Park and Sanjay National Park are the much visited national parks of
Chhattisgarh. Among the famous sanctuaries are Achanakmar Sanctuaries,
Badalkhol, Gomarda, Samersot, Sitanadi, Udayanti, Tamorpigala sanctuaries.
Major Cities and Towns
» Raipur -
Raipur is the capital city of the state
of Madhya Pradesh. It the commercial and the financial hub of the state.
Raipur is also the biggest city of the state. The city has a number of
attractions like Mahamaya Mandir, Ancient Pond, Bhandarpuri, Shiv Mandir,
Mahant Ghasidas Museum etc.
» Dudhadhari Math -
The Dudhadhari Math was built
by king Jaitsingh in the 17th century. In those days the main saint of the
Math used to accept offerings of milk only, hence the name Dudhadhari. The
Math lies in the " Purani Basti" area of Raipur.
» Sirpur -
Sirpur is located at a distance of 77
km from Raipur. Buddha Vihar, Swastik Vihar, Laxman Temple and the Museum
are the main attractions of Sirpur.
» Champaran -
Situated at a distance of 56 km from
Raipur, Champaran has attractions like the Champkeshwar Mahadev Temple and
the birth place of Mahaprabhu Vallabhacharya.
» Rajim -
Rajim is located at the confluence of
rivers Mahanadi, Pairi and Sondhul. Rajivlochan Temple, Kuleshwar Mahadev
Temple, Someshwar Mahadev Temple, Rajimatelin Temple, Ramchandra Temple,
Jagannath Temple and Brahmcharya Ashram are the main attractions of the
» Bilaspur -
Bilaspur is located on the banks of river Arpa. There
are a number of tourist attractions here including Kanan Pendari, Vivekanand
Park, Sai Mangalam, Shree Ayappa Swami Mandir, Kali Mandir and Marimai
» Durg -
The city of Durg is located at a distance
of 37 km from Raipur. Durg is fortunate to have so many attractions like
Bhilai Steel Plant, Township, Matribag of Bhilai, Devi's Mandir of
Deverbeeja, Sorad, Balod and Tandula Dam.
» Bhilai -
10 km from Durg is located the
industrial city of Bhilai. Chief visiting places of the city include Bhilai
Steel Plant, Township, Matribag etc.
» Tandula Dam -
The Tandula Dam is located at a
distance of 64 km from Durg. The dam is built on the Tandula river and is a
place worth visiting.
» Bastar -
Bastar lies at a distance of
299 km from Raipur. The city of Bastar stands on the banks of the river
Indrawati. Jagadalpur, from touristic point of view, is the central point of
» Human Science Museum -
Human Science Museum was
erected in the year 1972. The museum exhibits items related to culture,
traditions and entertainment. The museum is located in the Vijaya Bhavan.
» District Archaeological Museum -
Archaeological Museum was erected by the Archaeology and Museum Department
in the year 1988. It was set up with a view to collecting the archaeological
» Raigarh -
The district of Raigarh is located at
a distance of 134 km from Bilaspur. The district lies to the east of the
state of Madhya Paradesh.
» Jindal Strips Ltd. -
The Jindal Strips Ltd lies
on the Raigarh-Kharsia Road. This Sponge Iron Industry is about 14 km from
» Kharsia -
Loacetd at a distance of 34 km from
Raigarh is the famous place called Kharsia. Ramjharna, Singhanpur,
Basnajhar, Banks of Borai river, the Aquarium and Mand Dam are the popular
attractions of the place.
» Sarangarh -
is located at a distance of 46 km southwest of the district of Raigarh. The
main tourist attractions of Sarangarh are Kinkari Dam, Kedar Dam, Gomarda
Sanctuaries and Giribilas Palace.
» Wildlife -
There verdant state of Chhattisgarh
takes great pride in its 3 National Parks and 11 Wildlife Sanctuaries. The
most popular and the much visited among all the national parks is the
Indravati National Park. Other popular national parks of the state include
Kanger Valley National Park and Sanjay National Park. Wild Buffalo and Hill
Myna are the major attractions of the wildlife sanctuaries of the state.
Other inmates include tigers, leopards, Chinkara, spotted deer, sloth bear,
wild boar, Sambars, barking deer, four-horned antelope, jackal, striped
hyena etc. Sitanadi Wildlife Sanctuary, Barnawapara Wildlife Sanctuary and
Udanti Wildlife Sanctuary are the popular sanctuaries of Chhattisgarh.