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Chhattisgarh Tourism

Chhattisgarh, carved out of Madhya Pradesh came into being on 1 November 2000 as the 26th State of the Union. It fulfills the long-cherished demand of the tribal people. In ancient times the region was known as Dakshin-Kausal. This finds mention in Ramayana and Mahabharata also. Between the sixth and twelfth centuries Sarabhpurias, Panduavanshi, Somvanshi, Kalchuri and Nagvanshi rulers dominated this region. Kalchuris ruled in Chhattisgarh from 980 to 1791 A.D. With the advent of Britishers in 1854, Raipur gained prominence instead of capital Ratanpur. In 1904, Sambalpur was transferred to Orissa and estates of Sarguja were transferred from Bengal to Chhattisgarh. Areawise Chhattisgarh is the ninth largest state and population-wise it is seventeenth state of the nation.

Chhattisgarh has a rich beauty of caves, parks forests. The state also has many waterfalls. A land of opportunities famous for the minerals resources one can find here. The tribal-dominated state, Chhattisgarh is an exquisitely scenic, covered with dense forest and crisscrossed by two mighty rivers, Indravati and Mahanadi. Ancient underground caves and gurgling waterfalls dot the breathtaking landscape. Incredible natural beauty blended with rich cultural heritage makes Chhattisgarh one of the most promising tourist destinations of India.

Indian Wildlife And Tribal Trip, Explore India Wildlife TourismTourism in Chattisgarh has many dimensions. From Prehistoric caves, archeological sites different dynasties and rulers to thundering waterfalls, national parks, lakes and rich wildlife and cultural heritage, Chhattisgarh offers an amazing blend of historical and natural beauty. The state has immense potential to become as one of the prime tourism destinations of India. Chattisgarh tourism board has already taken many initiatives in order to promote tourism in Chattisgarh. These include development of infrastructure, tourist circuits, and rural tourism in Chhattisgarh tribal villages and the development of Rajmergarh (Amarkantak) and Mainpat as hill stations and Sirpur as a major Buddhist center. Chhattisgarh Tourism has also set up many Chattisgarh Tourism Information center with in the state, which provide information to tourists. Various Chhattisgarh travel books and Chhattisgarh tourism guide are also available at these bureaus at nominal rates. The comprehensive website of Chattisgarh Tourism is a treasure trove of information to everyone interested in discovering Chhattisgarh.

Places of Interest:

Major Chattisgarh travel destinations are Bastar, Banjari Baba, Amarkantak, Champaranya, Chitrakoot, Dudhadharimath, Kangerghati National Park, Indravati National Park, Bhoramdev, Jagdalpur, Danteswari Temple, and many more.

Reach:

By Air: The domestic airport at Raipur is linked to all major airports in the country. Indian Airlines, Kingfisher red, Kingfisher Airlines and Jet Airways operate regular flights to /from Chhattisgarh India.

By Rail: Raipur and Bilaspur Railway Station link to major railway station in India by many important express and super fast trains.

By Road: The excellent network of roads and the National Highways connect all the major cities and towns of Chhattisgarh to other parts of the country.

Best time to Visit:

The ideal time to visit Chhattisgarh is from October to March as the climate is quite salubrious and pleasant during this part of the year.

Sirpur

Chhattisgarh Tribal Tours Indian Wildlife And Tribal Trip Sirpur is a city located in the state of Chhattisgarh in India. Chhattisgarh was formerly a part of Madhya Pradesh before it came to be recognized as a separate state in Indian subcontinent. The tourists on Chhattisgarh city tours must visit the city of Sirpur. This city was once known by the name of Shirpur. The village hosts the Sirpur Group of Monuments consisting of Buddhist, Hindu and Jain temples and monasteries. These are dated from the 5th to 12th century.

Sirpur village is a major archaeological site along Mahanadi River. The site has been significant for its temple ruins of Rama and Lakshmana of the Ramayana fame, as well as those related to Shaivism, Shaktism, Buddhism and Jainism. The site excavations after 1950, particularly after 2003, have yielded 22 Shiva temples, 5 Vishnu temples, 10 Buddha Viharas, 3 Jain Viharas, a 6th/7th century market and snana-kund (bath house). The site shows extensive syncretism, where Buddhist and Jain statues or motifs intermingle with Shiva, Vishnu and Devi temples.

Sirpur is a pilgrimage site for the followers of Jainism, Buddhism and Hinduism. It hosts a major fair (mela) during the Makar Sankranti. Barnawapara is a nearby wildlife sanctuary set midst a hilly terrain and dense forests. The Indian bison (Gaur), cheetal, sambhar, neelgai, wild boar are found in this sanctuary

Durg

Chhattisgarh Travel Package Chhattisgarh Tribal Tours India This populous region is in the south west part of Chhattisgarh, in the plains, about 35 km from Raipur, the state capital. As with the rest of the state, it is rich in forests and mineral resources. The original name of this area was Shiva Durg.

Raipur

Founded by the Kalachuri King Ram Chandra of Ratanpur during the last quarter of the 14th century AD, Raipur, the capital city of the newly formed Indian state of Chhattisgarh, is one of the most important cities and industrial and trading centers of Central India. Located on the banks of Mahanadi River, Raipur is surrounded by Bilaspur in the north and by the famous Bastar tribal region in the south. As far as tourism is concerned, Raipur is known for its historical and archeological importance. The city of Raipur was founded in the 9th century AD and played an important role in the regional politics, trade and commerce, under different kingdoms. The importance of Raipur as a tourist destination lies in the fact that it's considered the gateway to unique and beautiful Bastar region of Chhattisgarh. Explore the unique and beautiful culture and scenic beauty of Chhattisgarh on your tours to Raipur. .

The major attractions worth visiting on your Raipur tour include the 19th century Mahant Ghasidas Memorial Museum, Hatkeswar Mahadev Temple, Mahamaya Temple, Mahakoshal Art Gallery, Dudhadhari Monastery and the 15th century Budhapara Lake. Established in 1875 by Raja Mahant Ghasidas of Rajnandgaon, the Museum has two floors with five galleries and a library having a good collection of records of the major events of town's history. Some interesting objects related to nature like mammals, snakes, and birds are also been kept in the museum.

Best time for visit: July to March

Places of Interest:

Buda Talaab, Dhudhari Mandir, Mahakoshal Kala Vithika, Mahant Ghasi Das Smarak Museum, Moti Baag, Vivekananda Ashram.

Reach:

By Air: Raipur is connected by Indian Airlines flights with Bhubaneswar, Delhi, M umbai and Nagpur.

By Rail:Raipur is connected by rail with major cities and towns in India.

By Road: Bhilai: 25 Kms, Bhopal: 712 Kms, Bilaspur: 115 Kms, Durg 41 Kms, Jabalpur: 369 Kms, Jagadalpur: 297 Kms. Rajnandgaon 70 kms, Jabalpur 369 kms,

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