Top 10 Places to Visit in Chattisgarh – Chhattisgarh is situated in Central India and it is heavily forested. It shares its boundary within the west Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra, in the north Uttar Pradesh, in the east Odisha and Jharkhand and the south Andhra Pradesh. It is well known for its temples and waterfalls. It is also a leading producer of minerals such as coal, iron ore, and dolomite.
Top 10 Places to Visit in Chattisgarh
1. Bhoramdeo Temple –Bhoramdeo Temple is very resembled with the Sun Temple of Konark. Besides, it has also resembled with the temple at Khajuraho, hence it is known as ‘Khajuraho of Chattisgarh’.’ It was constructed during the period 7th to 12th century. Bhoramdeo Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and it is the main one of the 4 ancient temples in this region. The other temples are; Madwa Mahal, Istaliq Temple, and Cherki Mahal. It’s Nagar style of architecture and the intricately carved images are a spectacular work of art.
2. Malhar –Malhar town is situated in Bilaspur district 40 km away from Bilaspur by road. It is the most historic town of Chhattisgarh and it has archaeological significance too. The main attraction of Malhar is its ancient temples. Pataleshvar Temple is the most popular one among the other temples. The other temples are Devi Temple and the Dindeshwari Temple. Jain religious memorials have also been unearthed here. It has a museum that exhibits a good collection of sculptures that were discovered in this region.
3. Dantewada – Dantewada is situated in the Bastar district and it came into being in 1998 after the formation of Chattisgarh from Madhya Pradesh. This town was named after an incarnate of Shakti named Danteshwari, who later came to head the Danteshwar temple. The stretch of Rowghat mines, which was recently developed is present here. There are mountains, hills and rivers present here. Unfortunately, this area is currently Naxal-affected, and it is better to research this place before you go.
4. Mainpat –Even though this hill station is filled with beautiful green pastures, waterfalls, dense forests, valleys, etc., it does not get the recognition it deserves. This place has not been completely commercialized, thus only a few visitors arrive here. There is a huge Tibetan population here. Therefore, it is known as Shimla of Chattisgarh and mini Tibet.
5. Purkhauti Muktangan- PurkhautiMuktangan is situated in Naya Raipur, which is 19 km from Raipur and 26.5 km from the Raipur Railway station. PurkhautiMuktangan is a delightful garden of Chhattisgarh. It was inaugurated by The Hon’ble A.P.J Abdul Kalam in Nov 2006. Its gallery has miniature models of Chhattisgarh State tourism sites. Consisting Karwadha, Bhoram Dev, Mata Danteshwari Temple in Dantewada, Chitrakote of Bastar, the Jagdalpur Forest, and several folk-dance models.
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6. Chirmiri – Chirmiri at an elevation of 579 m above sea level is a beautiful hill station lies along the bank of Hasdeo River in the Koriya district of Chhattisgarh. It is called as the ‘Jannat/Heaven of Chhattisgarh’. It is also famous for its coal mines. Its lush greenery, mountains, rivers make it a scenic town and favorite destination for anyone looking to relax. Hasdeo River is one of the most prominent tributaries of the Mahanadi River. It has several temples and other notable places and it is well connected to major cities via rail and road.
7. Sirpur – Sirpur is a small village situated in Mahasamund district on the banks of the river Mahanadi. It is around 78 km away from the capital city of Raipur. In ancient times Sirpur was the capital of the Panduvanshi dynasty. The village of Sirpur is rich in its temple culture and it is an archaeological wonder too. Besides, it has a deep connection to Buddhism. Sirpur is a serene village filled with wonders.
8. Dhamtari –Dhamtari is located along the banks of Mahanadi in the fertile plains of the Chhattisgarh region around 61 KM away from Raipur. Before it was a part of Raipur district in Madhya Pradesh. It was a popular trade network due to the Bombay-Calcutta railway line passing through it. It was the home to the Chalukya empire of the 14th century. Dhamtari known for its temples also famous for its folk culture and wildlife sanctuary.
9. Chitrakoot Falls –Present in the Bastar district of Chattisgarh, this is a naturally occurring waterfall. Chitrakoot is present in the western part of Jagdalpur. This waterfall originates from the Indravati river. During monsoon, the Indravati river flows in its maximum capacity. This fall is also known as the Niagara Falls of India. This is because of the similarity of their flow.
10. Achanakmar Wildlife Sanctuary – Achanakmar Tiger Reserve is situated in Mungeli district, Chattisgarh, around 60 km from Bilaspur. It was established in 1975 and declared as a Tiger Reserve under Project Tiger, in 2009. This tropical deciduous forest has the most varied flora and fauna. It is home to more than 600 species of different medicinal plants.
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