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Best Places of Interest in Chhattisgarh

A newly formed state which was carved out of the state of Madhya Pradesh in the year 2000, Chhattisgarh primarily is a rural state where 20 percent of the population resides in urban areas. Naturally endowed with picturesque waterfalls, magnificent plateaus, meandering rivers, small hamlets and tribal villages, this state is culturally rich where tribes are an integral part of the tourist attractions. Untouched and unexplored, un-crowded and ecologically rich with over 44 percent of state area under forest cover, it offers a unique and alternative experience for the visitors.

Top Tourist Attractions in Chhattisgarh


Heritage Sites: A number of important heritage sites including unique architectural monuments, temples, caves and palaces are located along a cultural tour of Bhoramdeo, Dantewada, Dongargarh, Jogibhatta, Rajim, Sirpur, Malhar, and Sheorinarayan.

Eco Tourism: This green-state has launched an eco-tourism project covering these three tourist tracks of Raipur-Turtiria-Sirpur, Bilaspur-Achanakmar, and Jagdalpur-Kanger Valley National Park along with a number of herbal gardens and natural health resorts.  

Wildlife Attractions: There is a whole lot of wildlife including Tiger, Leopard, Chital, Sambar, Nilgai, Bison and Wild Buffaloes located within sanctuaries like the Sanjay National Park, Indravati National Park, Kanger Valley National Park, and Sitanadi, Barnawapara and Udanti wildlife sanctuaries.

Waterfalls: Chitrakoot Waterfalls, which is the finest waterfall in India is located near Jagdalpur. Other popular waterfalls within the state include Tiratgarh, Mandawa, Thamada Ghumar, Malanihkudum, Charre-Marre, Pawai, Kendai, Ramdaha and several others.

Pilgrimage Centers: A pilgrimage tour offers visits to several of these ancient monuments including the Rajivalochana Temple, the Doodhahari Monastery & Temple, the Hatkeshwar Mahadev and the Mahamaya Temple.  

Top Cities in Chhattisgarh


Raipur – This state capital was originally established in the last quarter of the 14th century. Effectively connected through the railway and air-route network with the rest of the country, Raipur, situated on National Highway 6, is fast emerging as an important industrial center.

Bilaspur – Home to the state High Court, this is the second largest city which is well known for a variety of silk and a qualitative production of rice. Founded 400 years ago, some of the nearby attractions here include Ratanpur, Malhar, Belpan, Kabir Chobutara, and the Kutaghat and Khadia dams.

Jagdalpur – This small-town is the district headquarters of Bastar, which is majestically green and speechlessly beautiful. Located on the banks of River Indravati, it is home to the Ganga Munda and Dalpat Sagar lakes along with several wonderful waterfalls.

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With tourist information centers established in Raipur, Jagdalpur, Bilaspur and Champaran, Chhattisgarh is very well connected with most state capitals and regional centers. On the road to creating a well equipped tourist destination with good accommodation facilities, the state government has recently opened up for private partnerships.