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Located in the central part of India, Chhattisgarh is a newly constituted state of India. It is surrounded by Uttar Pradesh in the north, Jharkhand in northeast, Orissa in the east, Andhra Pradesh in south, Maharashtra in west and Madhya Pradesh (from which it has been separated in the year 2000) lies in the northwest. With its capital Raipur, Chhattisgarh is pretty resourceful and an industrial state; furthermore, because of favourable geographically conditions and resources, it is one of the most significant electricity and steel producing states of India.

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With its tropical climate, the geographical diversity is also very wide; where southern parts are entirely covered by hills, the central part is fertile plain. However,in the north part of the state is covered by the great Indo-Gangetic Plain. Deciduous forests located in the Eastern Highlands forest area cover more than 40% area of the state. Mahanadi is the most important river of the state.

Surprisingly, the state is pretty important from the time of Ramayana and Mahabharata. During the ancient period, the state was known as Dakshin-Kausal. By the time of twelfth centuries, Sarabhpurias, Panduavanshi, Somvanshi, Kalchuri and Nagvanshi rulers ruled this region. Lastly, the state is governed by the British till 1947. After the independence, it was remained the part of Madhya Pradesh; however, in on November 1, 2000, it became an independent state of India.

The state is religiously rich and having various traditional fascinating dances and cultures. The small town Champaran is one of the most significant religious places and pilgrimage centre because it is birthplace of the Saint Vallabhacharya. However, Oriya culture is also prominent and prevalent in the eastern part of Chhattisgarh.

Chhattisgarh Tourism

By virtue of having rich culture heritage and fascinating natural diversity, the state is pretty popular for tourism as well. The state has various ancient monuments, temples, rock paintings, Buddhist sites, caves, waterfalls and rare wildlife.

Major Attractions of Chhattisgarh Tourism

Archaeological sites:

Barsoor: Located in the Dantewada District on the bank of Indravati River, it is important attractions. Surprisingly, in the past, it had more than 140 temples and ponds but today, only ruined parts can be seen.
Malhar (Saravpur): Located in Bilaspur District, Malhar is important centre for temples of 10th and 11th century.
Ratanpur: Located in Bilaspur District, Ratanpur is a known for old forts.
Sirpur: Located on the bank of Mahanadi River, Sirpur is largely known for Laxman Temple and Buddhist Vihars.
Surguja: The historical place important for its centuries old temples.


Bambleshwari Temple: It is located on the hilltop at the altitude of 1600 feet in Rajnandgaon District.
Bhoramdeo Temple: Dedicated to Lord Shiva, Bhoramdeo Temple is located in Maikal Mountains. The temple is largely known for its scenic landscapes.
Champaran: Located in Raipur District, it is the birthplace of Saint Vallabhacharya and hence important religious place.
Chandrahasini Devi Temple: Located in Janjgir-Champa District on the bank of Mahanadi River, it is important pilgrimage place.
Danteshwari Temple: Dedicated to local goddess ‘Danteshwari’ the temple is located in Dantewada District.

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Mahamaya Temple: Dedicated to the Goddess Mahamaya, it is 12th century old temple. The temple is located in Bilaspur District of Chhattisgarh.
Maa Pitambara (Bagalamukhi) Temple: Located in between Raipur and Durg, it is important historical temple.


Bastar Palace: Located at Jagdalpur in Bastar District, it is historical place.


Anthropological Museum: Located at Jagdalpur in Bastar District, it is significant anthropological museum of Chhattisgarh.

National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuary:

Indravati National Park: It is located in Bastar District.
Kanger Valley National Park: It is located in Bastar District.
Barnawapara Wildlife Sanctuary: It is located in northern part of Mahasamund District.
Achanakmar Wildlife Sanctuary


Kotumsar Caves: Famous caves of Chhattisgarh, it is situated at a distance of about 40 km from Jagdalpur.
Kailash Caves: It is located in the Kanger Valley National Park area near Mikulwada.
Singhanpur Cave: Famous for pre-historic paintings, it is located in Raigarh District.


Chitrakote Falls: Looks like Niagara Falls; it is one of the most famous waterfalls of Chhattisgarh. It is located on the Indravati River in Bastar District.
Tirathgarh Waterfalls: Popular as “Milky Fall”, it is known for its distinct picturesque landscapes. It is located at the distance of about 38 km from Jagdalpur on Mugabahar River.
Chitradhara Waterfalls
Tamra Ghoomar Waterfalls
Mandawa Waterfalls
Kanger Dhara
Gavar Ghat Waterfall
Ramdaha Waterfall

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