Chhattisgarh is one of the few tourist destinations that still feel untouched. There is a great deal a visitor can find interest here and is rich in cultural heritage and bounced by the abundance of nature. The Chitrakote Falls, also known as India’s Mini Niagara Falls, are located in this state, because of its enormous height and the wide width it possesses. Wildlife in Chhattisgarh Tourism is also a big draw with the State’s many wildlife sanctuaries as eco-tourism centers. Chhattisgarh is not, however, even back in city, and this is amply shown by a visit to the city of Raipur. It is the favorite restaurant of young people looking to have a nice time with its many entertaining routes.
Best Time to Visit Chhattisgarh
The best time to travel to Chhattisgarh is decided by the months between October and March. The city has a tropical climate because, in the months from mid-April to the end of June, the temperature practically rises to as high as 45 ° C. In comparison to this, you can see it falling down to below 10 ° C during the winter season. Likewise, in the middle of June, the Monsoon arrives and lasts until October. So you should take your trip during the winter season in order to prevent rain and unnecessary water.
How To Reach Chhattisgarh?
By Air: Chhattisgarh is a big state, and by taking a flight, one can easily get here. There are three cities that have airports and to enter this state you can take one of them. Swami Vivekananda International Airport in Raipur is the first one. Bilaspur Airport, in Bilaspur district, is the second airport. Raigarh Airport, in Raigarh district, is the third airport in the state. Flight carriers operating at state airports from these airports carry passengers from all over the country.
By Road: Since Chhattisgarh is highly industrialized and is the country’s main steel supplier, it goes without saying that, for ease of supply, this state is well connected by road. There are excellent road networks in the state of Chhattisgarh that are well maintained and easy to travel. Depending on where you are coming from, you can decide to drive up there or you can take a bus, too.
By Rail: Chhattisgarh is well connected by rail, with the city of Bilaspur being the hub of the railway network. The city of Bilaspur is the regional headquarters of Indian Railways’ South East Central Railway, and hence most of the big trains pass from Bilaspur stations. Depending on where you want to go, you can hit other railway stations in different cities: there are railway stations in Durg, Korba, Surguja, Bastaar and several other cities in the state.
Now Coming to top attractions, here are the must see places in Chhattisgarh…
Raipur is the largest city in the state, capital of Chhattisgarh. In the field of tourism Raipur is also a primary business and industry Centre and draws visitors from all over the world. The town is renowned for its temples, lakes, factories, educational centers and Naya Raipur growth. Visit Raipur to discover its different natural and wildlife attractions. Most of it is a forested area of Chhattisgarh. Raipur Tourism recognizes the value of preserving its ecological balance and the government has proposed to create a micro-forest in the center of the city. The city is also about its many festivals that are celebrated during monsoons, including Hareli, Champaran Mela, Pola and Teeja. Also, Raipur has its many fascinating foods and street foods, which form part of the cultural and social layout of the city.
2. Chitrakot waterfall
The Chitrakot Falls are India’s largest natural waterfall and commonly called India’s Niagara Falls on the Indravati River. Chitrakot Waterfall Tourism is one of six Indian waterfall listed as a geographical heritage site and is suited in Chhattisgarh for the tourism sector. This stunning, thick and heavily forested horse-shaped waterfall offers spectators a fantastic panoramic view. The areas around the cascades are so awesome and enchanting. The beauty of this place increases as you watch the birds standing at the corners of the cascades, even after you come out of the cascadas your ears are gushing.
Jagdalpur is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the State after Raipur and Bhilai, a beautiful and naturally boundless town. It is linked quite well and is fairly unknown to visitors outside of the state capital and other nearby cities. Today, the city’s temples and palaces as well as natural wonders such as the reservoirs, waterfalls and forests remain untouched by tourist activities are popular. Jagdalpur, one of the emerging destinations that the state tourism department promotes vigorously, provides tourists with the requisite facilities through the government. Raipur, the capital of the state and other cities in the area are also easily accessible.
4. Sirpur Heritage
Sirpur is one of Chhattisgarh’s popular tourist attractions. It is home to fascinating archaeological remains and a traditional architectural heritage. It is very important to know that in the old epigraphic records dating from the 5th to the 8th centuries Sirpur finds a mention. You can only note the slow pace of life in this beautiful village while visiting this place. The Laxman Temple is one of the biggest attractions. A visit to the Temple of Laxman is very interesting, as it is India’s first brick temple. The temple of Lord Vishnu is situated in a huge platform, which is both north and south accessible via steps.
5. Bhuteshwar Mahadev Shivling
There’s an impressive view in the village of Maroda, Gariaband, Chhattisgarh. This village owes its popularity to the massive struggle, which is, according to others, the world’s greatest. But even more interestingly, the shivling rises every year by 6 to 8 inches. It’s a fascinating sight to meet, measuring 18ft tall and 20ft wide. During Shravan’s Holy Month, many devotees from around the country visit this site. People assume that all worries can be fixed easily by giving shivling a jug of water.
6. Tirathgarh falls
Tirathgarh Falls is definitely one of Chhattisgarh’s most popular tourist sites. This is a place where entertainment, fun, picnic and adventure can come to an end. Also considered one of the most popular picnic sites in Jagdalpur, the Tirathgarh Falls. The only thing about these falls is that they are split in many falls that give their tourists a stunning view. The location of Tirathgarh Falls is a place of ecotourism within the National Park of Kanger. This hypocritical waterfall is also called the milky slide, as the water gushes downward to a white hue. Next to the falls is a small temple. The lush green forest surrounds the whole area.
7. Barnawapara wildlife sanctuary
Barnawapara Wildlife Sanctuary in Chhattisgarh is located about 100 km from Raipur and 45 km from Mahasumund City. The sanctuary houses and derives its name from the forest towns of Bar and Nawapara. The terrain is mostly flat, with often low and high hills. To get a look at the fearless Indian bison, also referred to as “Gaur,” you can visit this sanctuary There are also other attractions in this sanctuary, including neelgai, wild boar, sambhar and cheetal. There are also about 150 bird species in the park. The barking widow is another lovely sight you will certainly see when you visit this park.
8. Madhu dweep
Madku dweep is an island located in the Bilaspur district of Chhattisgarh on the silent river Shivnath. The name of the island is Madku because it’s a frog shape. This island’s beauty is regarded as ominous. The Madku Dweep, picturesque and lush, has an area of about 24 hectares. The island is also renowned for its historical and archaeological value and ancient temples. Prehistoric tools, epigraphs and coins have been found by archaeologists on this island. There have also been found stone inscriptions, which are thought to date from the 3rd century BC. The Mahashivratri and Hanuman Jayanti festivals on this island are celebrated with great devotion. There is also a seven-day fair held during Paosh Purnima’s month.
Dongargarh is known as the most important tourist attraction and as the most important pilgrimage venue in Chhattisgarh. Here is a well known temple called Maa Bamleshwari, which lies nearly 1,600 metres above a hill. Badi Bamleshwari, the temple is also called the temple. Choti Bamleshwari is another temple about half a kilometre from this temple. During Navratras of Kavar (Dusshera) and Chaitra, the temple attracts thousands of fans (during Ramnavmi). Melas (fairs) are held in the temple during Navratras, a period that lasts for one day. This is something you should look forward to when you happen to be in Chhattisgarh this time of year.
10. Indravati national park
Indravati National Park has a wildlife population that is greater than many other in the country. It is the only tiger reserve in the green state of Chhattisgarh. The national park is said to be one of the best in the state and derives its name from the river Indravati in the vicinity. Visitors and lovers of nature also come here to explore this magnificent stretch of thick flora and fauna. The uncommon, endangered Wild Asian Buffalo can be found in the Park along with numerous other fauna species such as Nilgai, Black Buck, Sambar, Gaur, Tiger, Leopard, Chital, sloth bears and many more.