Tourist Destinations in Chattisgarh
Chattisgarh is situated in between Odisha and Jharkhand in the East, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra in the West, Telangana in the South. Starting from ancient monuments to rare wildlife, artistic carved temples to exotic palaces, the state has it all.
The Chattisgarh tourism is rich with wonderous water falls, caves, hills and plateaus, rock paintings and other traditional destinations attract tourists from all corners of the world. The state of Chhattisgarh has been declared as the green state because of its 41.33% forests and the richest bio-diversity areas that has been preserved by the people of the state. Best Place to visit in this state are: Nature and Waterfalls: Akuri Nala, Amrit Dhara, Chirimiri waterfalls and Koriya. Gadiya mountain in Kanker district, Kotumsar cave in Bastar district, Ramgarh and Sita Bengra in Surguja district Singhanpur cave in Raigarh district, Ongana and Kabra Pahad near Raigarh, Kailash gufa have famous pre-historic paintings. Wildlife: Achanakmar Wildlife Sanctuary, Gamarda Reserve forest, Indravati National Park, Kanger Ghati National Park, Barnawapara Wildlife Sanctuary, Udanti Wildlife Sanctuary and Sitanadi Wildlife Sanctuary. Archeological sites Barsoor in Dantewada district, Sirpur in Mahasamund district, Malhar and Ratanpur in Bilaspur district are places where you can see magnificent archeological structures. Dam Hasdev Bango Dam, Khudiya Dam in Lormi and Khutaghat Dam in Ratanpur, Gangrel Dam and Murrum Silli Dam in Dhamtari, Kherkatta Reservoir in Pakhanjore are some of the famous dams in Chhattisgarh.
Travel TipsChhattisgarh falls within a tropical region . So it remains hot and humid throughout the year due to its nearness to the Tropic of Cancer as well as on the monsoons for rains. The temperatures in Summer rise to 45 °C (113 °F) and monsoon strikes the place at late June to October which brings a relief from the heat. So depending upon the timing of your visit, you need to check the weather and climate and choose your clothes carefully. The state is till now traditional and modernity in true sense is yet to come. So it is advisable not to explore the place at late night time and to maintain an inconspicuous profile.
How to ReachBy Air
Raipur is the capital of Chhattisgarh, which is the only city of the state which is connected by air to the metros of the country like New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Nagpur by regular flights.
Raipur and Bilaspur are the two main railway junctions tin Chattisgarh. The superfast Rajdhani Express reaches you to Bilaspur and Raipur from New Delhi, and there are other express and passsenger trains as well that stop at these two stations.
Chhattisgarh is well connected by road to its neighbouring through the national highway network of India. There are both Inter-state and national highways that connect Raipur to the different cities like Bhopal, Jhansi, Jabalpur, Nagpur,Kolkata and Bhubhaneshwar and so on.
ActivitiesThere are some special tourist activity arranged by the Tourism department of Chattuisgarh, which they are calling as “experimental tourism". This activity includes Walking Tours as one of the forms of Experiential Tourism where they conduct a “walking program" to make the tourists understand the place better. The other program is “Walk with the Tribes" where they take you to Bastar to see the tribal Culture of Bastar.
Apart from these you can choose to visit many sight seeing points among which the following are some:
One Tree Hill Point, Porcupine Point, Alexander Point, Zip-line, Charlotte Lake, Pisharnath Mahadev Mandir, Irshalgad, Hart Point.