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Town Hall, Raipur Overview

Chowk in Raipur is the Town Hall which is a government office as well as a tourist site. The place brims with rich history. It houses information about all kinds of dynasties and kings that once ruled the city of Raipur. Tourists visit here majorly due to the rich and well-known history of the building. Constructed in the year 1889 and inaugurated in 1890, the town hall also witnessed and survived the struggle of independence. It has been renovated once. Earlier known as the Victoria Jubilee Hall, the Town Hall was constructed from stones transported from Raipur Fort in 1887. The place was renovated lately by the Nagar-Nigam and has regained its old splendour. It is also one of the historical pride of Raipur and serves as a well-visited tourist destination.

The Town Hall resembles the revolutionary aspect of India’s rich history. It stands as a witness to a broad spectrum of historical events. At the same time, it also stands and serves its importance today, used as a government office. The structure also contributes well as a tourist destination. To sum it up, the multi-role value served by the Town Hall is a unique feature of Raipur. One should hence acknowledge the importance of this beautiful monument.

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History of Town Hall

The Town hall was first known as Victoria Jubilee and was inaugurated in 1887. The stones used to construct the structure had come from the Raipur fort. The British were to use the construction as an administration office for their head officers. The structure, today, stands as a witness of the struggle of independence carried out against the British rule. A list of dynasties including laws of various kings and emperors are written on this building.

Construction of Town Hall

The Town Hall is a structure which is constructed across a wide area and stands on several pillars. It is painted in red and white. Its construction started with the direction of Deputy Commissioner Colonel Brice Thomas and took three years to build. The structure comprises of modern manufactured materials since it was renovated recently. It also includes of the bricks used from the Raipur Fort.

How to reach Town Hall

The Town Hall is located in the heart of Raipur near Shastri Chowk. It can be accessed very easily by private vehicles like cars and two-wheelers. One can also reach there through public transport like buses, rickshaws and cabs. The closest railway station is the Raipur Junction Railway Station, located 10 to 15 minutes away.

Places to visit nearby

Some popular places to visit nearby include, Urja Park which is a theme based park that entirely runs on solar power and The City Center mall best known as a shopping destination for tourists as well as locals.

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