Tourist places in Chhattisgarh

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Here are the top 22 places to visit in Chhattisgarh in 2020:

1. Raipur

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The capital of Chhattisgarh, Raipur is the largest city in the state. With more than hundreds of steel mills and six steel plants, Raipur is also one of the largest industrial centres of the country. Besides steel, it is also home to the aluminium and coal industries. A primary business and industri...

2. Mainpat

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Mainpat is an underrated hill station with green pastures, deep valleys, breathtaking waterfalls, dense forests and untouched rivulets. The hill station hasn’t been completely commercialised yet and receives a relatively smaller influx of tourists compared to its counterparts. Mainpat is often calle...

3. Charre Marre Waterfalls

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Charre Marre Waterfalls is a refreshing and offbeat place to visit in the state of Chattisgarh. The tortuous waterfall is 16 meters high and the clear water falling from such a great height is quite a sight to see. The bountiful and pristine Jogidhara river is the reason behind the birth of this mes...

4. Sirpur

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Sirpur is a small village located in the state of Chhattisgarh, situated on the banks of river Mahanadi. It is 35 km away from the Mahasamund district and around 78 km away from the city of Raipur, which is the capital of Chhattisgarh. The village of Sirpur is an archaeological wonder. Inspiration t...

5. Bhilai

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A culturally profound city, Bhilai is a planned city situated in Durg District, 25 km from capital city Raipur. The city is mainly known for Bhilai Steel Plant (SAIL), one of the largest steel plants in India. The city is a fascinating fusion of people of different religion and languages giving the ...

Best Time: October to March

6. Jagdalpur

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Jagdalpur is a beautiful and naturally bountiful city in the Bastar district of Chhattisgarh and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the state after Raipur and Bhilai. It is well connected to the state capital and to other nearby cities and is relatively unknown among tourists outside...

Best Time: Nov - Feb

7. Dhamtari

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Home to the Chalukya empire of the 14th Century, Dhamtari is an important tourist town of Chattisgarh, also known for its temples. The town has a population of around 82000. It attracts a lot of tourists every year, particularly during the monsoon seasons to the Ravishankar Water Dam.It is also famo...

Best Time: October to March

8. Chitrakote Falls

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The broadest waterfall in India, Chitrakote is popularly known as the Niagara of India, because of its width. Situated in the west side of Jagdalpur in the Bastar District of Chhattisgarh, this waterfall originates from the Indravati river. Chitrakote Falls is at the height of about 30 metres with a...

9. Chirmiri

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Chirmiri is a beautiful hill station in the Koriya district of Chhattisgarh. Chirimiri or Chirmiri is referred to as the ‘Jannat/Heaven of Chhattisgarh’. The lush greenery, mountains and rivers make it a perfect getaway destination for anyone looking to relax. This scenic town is also known for its ...

10. Indravati National Park

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The only tiger reserve in the green state of Chhattisgarh, Indravati National Park boasts of a wildlife population larger than many others in the country. It is among the three royal tiger reserves this state, the other being Achanakmar and Undanti-Sitandadi tiger reserves. Deriving its name from th...

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11. Tirathgarh Falls

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Tirathgarh Falls is undoubtedly one of the most frequented tourist spots of Chhattisgarh. It is one spot that provides you with a culmination of entertainment, fun, picnic and adventure. The Tirathgarh Falls are also regarded as one of the best-known picnic spots in the whole of Jagdalpur. The uniqu...

12. Dantewada

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Dantewada recently came into being, in 1998, after the formation of Chattisgarh from Madhya Pradesh. Situated in the Bastar district, the quaint little town of Dantewada offers a panoramic landscape view of gushing rivers, sparkling waterfalls, mighty hill peaks and lush green meadows. Historically,...

Best Time: October to March

13. Bhoramdeo Temple

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The Bhoramdeo Temple bears a striking resemblance to the Sun Temple of Konark and is believed to have been constructed during the 7th to 12th century. It is popularly known as the Khajuraho of Chhattisgarh as it also resembles the Khajuraho Temple of Madhya Pradesh. It is the main temple among the b...

14. Ghatarani Waterfalls

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Ghatarani Waterfalls is a favourite picnic spot located in the Raipur district of Chhattisgarh. It is also the biggest waterfalls in the state. It is set amongst thick vegetation and lush greenery, making the sight spectacular to witness. The water plunges into a natural pool. Visitors often take a ...

15. Barnawapara Wildlife Sanctuary

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One of the most famous tourist attractions in Chhattisgarh, the Barnawapara Wildlife Sanctuary is home to the Bar and Nawapura forest villages. It was established in the year of 1976 and is spread over a vast area of 245 sq. Km. The rich and lush vegetation caters to a broad spectrum of wildlife in ...

16. Malhar

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Malhar is Chhattisgarh’s most historic town and is of utmost archaeological prominence. Its outstanding sculptures and ancient charm has bagged a spot for this town on the ‘Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains of National Importance’ list that is maintained by the Archaeological Su...

17. Rajim

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Rajim is considered the perfect place to witness Chhattisgarh’s rich cultural heritage. Also known as the ‘Prayag’ of Chhattisgarh, Rajim is the spot of the union of three holy rivers - Mahanadi (Chitrotpala), Pairi and Sondur. This point of meeting of these three rivers is also referred to as the ‘...

18. Madku Dweep

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Madku dweep is a beautiful island situated near the silent river, Shivnath, in the Bilaspur district of Chhattisgarh. The name Madku stems out from the fact that the island is of the shape of a frog. The beauty of this island is considered to be spell-bounding. The picturesque Madku Dweep has an are...

19. Guru Ghasidas (Sanjay) National Park

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The Guru Ghasidas National Park is a beautifully protected reserve stretched into an area of 1440.71 sq kilometres. The park is one of the unique national parks in the area and is a must visit when travelling to the state of Chhattisgarh. It is located in the Koriya District of Chhattisgarh and was ...

20. Kanger Ghati National Park

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Known as one of the densest national parks in India, the Kanger Ghati National Park offers a rich biodiversity, breathtaking landscapes, natural waterfalls, beautiful limestone caves, and home to the state bird of Chhattisgarh, Hill Myna. The park is located in the Jagdalpur, Bastar district of Chha...

21. Purkhauti Muktangan

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The Purkhauti Muktangan has been developed by the Tourism Ministry of the Chhattisgarh Government in Naya Raipur. It was inaugurated by the former president of India, APJ Abdul Kalam, in November 2006. It is an open-air art museum and park which displays artefacts, habitats, folk dances and food hab...

22. Achanakmar Wildlife Sanctuary

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Achanakmar Tiger Reserve is situated in Chattisgarh, around 60 kms from Bilaspur. Categorised as a tropical deciduous forest, Achanakmar Tiger Reserve is breathtakingly beautiful with the most varied flora and fauna. This tiger reserve is a part of the huge Achanakmar-Amarkantak Biosphere Reserve, a...

FAQs on Chhattisgarh

What is not so good about Chattisgarh?

Many cities are not very developed and may lack tourist facilities. Some areas have the presence of Naxals. The temperature during summers is very high.

Who should visit Chattisgarh?

Ideal for a family vacation, adventure tourists and people looking to explore the tribal culture of Chhattisgarh.

What is the best time to visit Chattisgarh?

Chattisgarh has a moderate climate through most of the year and the best time to visit depends on the type of activities. Despite the high temperatures, summer is the best time for wildlife and nature tourism. The national parks and wildlife sanctuaries receive the most number of visitors during this time because of the high chance of spotting animals. However, for touring cities and the mountainous areas, winter is more suitable. The cooler climate makes sightseeing more comfortable. Mountains, waterfalls and rivers are at their best and greenest during the winter, making these natural beauties a sight to behold.

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What is the local food in Chattisgarh?

The treats in Chattisgarh include a teasing and crunchy Jalebi, a zesty Rakhia Badi and a very traditional Petha. Maize, wheat and Jowar are the primary and staple ingredients here. Arhar Dal along with the special Bafauri which is prepared with Chana dals are the most popular delicacies in the state. Minjhra Bedi, Kusli, Cashew Barfi, Sabudana ki Khichdi, Chech Bhaji, Kohda, Lal bhaji, Bohar Bhaji are the relishes that almost define the cuisine here. Boree Bassi, Farra, Chausella, Papchi and Arsa are a few other must-try in Chattisgarh. Other than the distinct flavours of the local cuisines, the restaurants of the Chhattisgarh also house several different cuisines to ensure you never run out of options. Known as the 'Hidden Khana Khazana' of India, if you're on a trip to Chattisgarh, then you're in for a treat!
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