20 Places to Visit in Raipur, Tourist Places & Top Attractions

Tourist Places to Visit in Raipur

Mahant Ghasidas Samarak Sangrhalya, Swami Vivekananda Sarovar, Gandhi Udyan Park, Banjari Mata Mandir, Wonderland park,Energy park and many more

Said to be the largest industrial centre of India, Raipur is actually more than that. Being home to steel mills and steel plants, the city also has many famous tourist spots. Places to visit in Raipur including wonderland park, Nandan Van Zoo and Swami Vivekananda Sarovar are an adobe for fun. If you are looking for a spiritual tour, then, to your surprise, tourist places in Raipur also have some ancient shrines which are frequented by visitors from all over the world.

Raipur has been drawing more and more people towards it because of its many impressive tourist places. Places like Rajiv Gandhi Smriti Van and Energy park are the most renowned places here and are included in the country's top heritage sites. Apart from this, Raipur has Mahant Ghasi Memorial Museum where you can see a wide collection of ancient artefacts and sculptures. If you are a keen traveller and are thinking about planning a holiday to an exciting and alluring place, then Raipur is, by all means, the place where you should be heading.

Here are some of the best places to visit in Raipur:

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Also, very famous as the Mahant Ghasi Memorial Museum, this place is situated near the Kutchery Chowk intersection and is just the place to enrich yourself with the rich cultural history of the city. The five galleries spread on two floors are very well maintained and are sure to impress you with their fantastic collection of tribal artefacts, coins, carvings, and many other things related to anthropology and natural history.

Once you are done with the many visual treats that this place has to offer, you can make your way to the open-air restaurant on the ground floor and savour the local cuisines.

Location: Ghadi Chowk, Raj Bhavan Rd, Civil Lines, Raipur.

Entry fee: INR 5.

Transport: You can reach here by an autorickshaw or you can take a cab.

The best time to visit: from the months of October to march.

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This place filled with tranquillity and a sense of calmness is also very famously known as the Burha Talab meaning the old lake. Surrounded by many lush trees, especially those of palm trees, this place feels heavenly with its view to the soothing lake.

One of the most ideal picnic spots, Swami Vivekananda Sarovar is not just a favourite place for the tourists but also by the locals who love spending time here with their families and loved ones.  Not just a good place to start your day with jogging or a walk around the lake but also one of the best places to witness the beauty of nature, this place is sure to help you take a break from the stress of everyday life. There are several food stalls outside the park which further make this place a favourite among many.

Location: Budhapara, Raipur.

Entry fee: There is free entry.

Best time to visit: Evenings, just before sunset.

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It will not be wrong to say that the wonderland park is your one-stop destination for unlimited fun, laughter and joys. This place with its fantastic environment and sceneries has been known to attract not just local people but all those who are visiting Raipur.

Whether you are someone who enjoys the thrill of twisted and turned water slides or someone who loves spending hours in the pool with their loved ones, this place has everything to offer. With a state of the art and updated pool and rides not just for the adults but for the kids as well, this place, by all means, is a must-visit.

Location:
Indraprastha colony in Raipur.

Entry fees:
-The entry fees for a person with the family is INR 400 and INR 500 for stag entry for weekdays.
-Entry fee for weekends and national holidays is that of INR 450 for people in a family and INR 550 for stag entry.

Transport:
Since this place is at a distance from the city you can reach here by the use of cabs and buses.

The best time to visit:
10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

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This stadium located 21 km from the heart of the city is the fourth largest cricket stadium in the world. With a capacity of accommodating approximately 65000 cricket enthusiasts, this stadium has hosted some of the biggest matches in the history of cricket ranging from IPL’s to Ranji trophy matches. If you are a cricket enthusiast then your trip to Raipur is incomplete without visiting this top destination among the many places to see in Raipur.

Location:
Sector 3, Parsada- 3, Naya Raipur.

The best time to visit the:
 The best months of October to March, when the climatic conditions are favourable.

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Situated right in the heart of the city, along with the beautiful Telibandha lake, the entire place has been extremely well planned and beautified by the authorities to attract tourists from all over the country. With its updated features like wi-fi throughout the stretch, carrying out mass health awareness drives, installing clean and hygienic toilets and setting up selfie points and food stalls within the premises.

This place is without a doubt among one of the many hot locations of this city. With the graffiti on the walls painted by the local artist, this place is just the right blend of colour with the blue of the water making it all the more appealing to the eye.

Location:
Great Eastern Rd, Civil Lines, Raipur, Chhattisgarh 492001.

Timings:
5AM- 11PM.

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Located on the outskirts of Raipur, MM fun city is Chhattisgarh’s largest water amusement park and a one-stop destination for all those people who like getting soaked and having unlimited fun. With its serene and picturesque environment, this place is the perfect place to take a break from the everyday busy life.

Right from their family pool to the wave pool to activities like rain dance and fun water slides, this is one place that is sure to have something for everyone. The excellent service, fantastic rides and modern features are what makes this place one of the best tourist places in Raipur.

Location:
Baktara Village Godhi Road Nava Gaon, Arang, Chhattisgarh 492101.

Entry fees:
-On weekdays the entry fees are INR 400 for families and INR 500 per person for stag entry,
-On weekends it becomes INR 450 per person for families and INR 550 for stag entry.

Timings:
MM fun city operates from 10:30 AM to 7 PM on weekdays and 10:30 AM to 10:30 PM on weekends.

The best time to visit this place:
Summers from May to mid-august.

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Located in the heart of the Raipur city, Gandhi Udyan Park extends till the famous Bhagat Singh Chowk. Very close to the Chief Minister’s residence, this place is abundant with natural vegetation and attracts people from all age groups for their recreational activities.

With a neatly tiled walking area of 400 meters, this park has a playground, yoga classes are conducted every morning and are without a doubt one of the best places for all your morning and evening walks. Whether you are someone who likes to exercise, walk, jog, play with your kids or simply unwind in the lap of nature, this place is a one-stop destination for all your recreational requirements. Very well maintained this park is a paradise for people of all age groups.

Location:  Nayapara Road, New Mangal Bazar, Nayapara, Raipur.

Entry fee: Free entry but you will have to pay INR 10 for two-wheelers and INR 20 for four-wheelers.

Transport: You can easily reach this place by local transport such as cabs, autorickshaw, local buses etc.

The best time to visit: Sunrise and Sunsets.

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With its amazing picturesque landscaping, this temple has attained a global name not just for being extremely spiritual but also for its fantastic location and waterfalls. The beautiful waterfalls flowing near the temple makes this place extremely attractive and also one of the most sought after and loved picnic spots by the locals.

If you are visiting Raipur then it will not be wrong to say that your trip is sure to be incomplete without visiting this natural beauty. Since the temple is at a fair distance from the city it is best to hire a private vehicle or to book a cab to reach here.

Location:
Abhanpur tehsil, Chattisgarh.

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This museum is central India’s first private geological museum. This place has been started to educate the students with the details of geology and mining and provide them with a full and detailed understanding of different types of soils, fossils, minerals as well as their atomic minerals and radioactive properties. A museum is a great place for a student to get a chance to see and touch many types of different stones to have a clear and better understanding of the same.

Location:
Ramkund, Raipur.

The best time to visit:
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM.

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Even though there are many temples of Shri Ram and Sita in Raipur, this 500-year-old temple has a charm that remains unmatched. The temple has been named after the Mahant Balabhadra Das of the monastery who consumed only the milk that was offered to the gods first and did not eat anything else in the course of his entire life. With beautifully engraved scenes of Ramayana on the walls, this Ram Mandir with its scenes of spirituality, faith and belief is a must-visit for everyone who is in Raipur.

Location:
Dudhadhari Temple road, Raipur.

Timings:
- 6am–1pm,
- 4pm–9pm.

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Even though the ISKCON temple is known for its temples all over the world, the newly built ISKCON temple in Raipur is a place you can’t afford to miss. The temple which is in its last leg of construction and is becoming a big favourite with not just the locals but from visitors all over the country as one of the best places to visit in Raipur. Located near the railways' station, this place shining with its cleanliness and neatness is without a doubt one of the must-visit places in Raipur. It is situated very close to the Raipur railway station which makes reaching here relatively easy.

Location:
Great Eastern Road, opp Maharishi Vidya Mandir Alopi Nagar.

The best time to visit:
5:30 AM to 9:30 PM.

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Built In the memory of the former Prime Minister Shri Rajiv Gandhi Ji, this park developed over a huge area of more than 14 acres is a must-visit place if you are visiting Raipur with your kids. It is sure to not make them realise the importance of preserving energy but also create awareness about the many benefits of solar energy. Located just 12kms away from the Raipur city, this place is open all days from 8 AM to 6:30 PM and is just the right place which guarantees you a good time with your family.

Location:
Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalay.

The best time to visit:
During sunrises and sunsets.

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Set up by the Chhattisgarh Renewable Development Agency (CRDA), this place is a kid’s paradise with its lush green parks, amazing science puzzles, musical fountains and boating. The most impressive feature about this park is that it is operated by the use of solar energy.

Also, very famous as the Urja park, the primary objective of this energy education park is to create awareness and promote the habit of energy saving. With its flora and fauna maintained highly by the authorities, this fun based theme park is without a doubt a great place to be visited. If you are tired from roaming around and having all the fun at the solar rides, you can grab a bite of delicious food outside.

Location:
ES2, Indraprastha Colony, Raipur.

The best time to visit:
Months between November and February when the weather is super nice and pleasant.

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Situated on the VIP road of Raipur, this temple is one of the most famous landmarks of the city. One of the cleanest and highly maintained temples in the town, this temple is known not only for the peace and tranquillity that it brings to the visitors but also for the delicious food that is available in the food outlets. The detailed and intricate work on the walls is what further adds to the beauty of this temple. Visited by many locals daily, this temple is an epitome of faith and belief for many. If you are in Raipur or are planning to visit soon, then do miss the chance to visit this serene and calm place.

Location:
VIP road in Raipur.

The best time to visit:
5 AM to 10:30 PM.

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Inaugurated by the honorable A.P.J. Abdul Kalam in the year 2006, this place is a visitor’s delight reflecting the rich culture of Chhattisgarh. With its fantastic folk art, vibrant sceneries and lifelike tribal figures this place have a unique appeal which is difficult to resist. This place, by all means, is a strong indicator of cultural awareness and lays great emphasis on preserving our biocultural diversity.

Best time to visit:
From 8 AM to 6 PM, open all days of the week except for Mondays.

Entry fees:
- For Adults Rs.5,
- For kids below 12yr. Rs.2.

Transport:
Since this place is 19Kms away from Raipur, it is best to hire a cab to visit this place.

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Nandan Van Zoo is without a doubt one of the best tourist places in Raipur. Not only is this zoo famous for its immense contribution towards protecting and conserving animals but also for its endless species of fauna. It is their boat rides and jungle safaris which makes this place a big hit among not just kids but adults as well.

It is fascinating to watch the animals of many species roam around in the jungle surroundings and to even get a chance to see many animals that are either on the brink of extinction or not so popular. The best thing about his place is that the authorities have kept in mind not just the comfort of the visitors but have also made it extremely affordable.

Location:
Naya Raipur.

Entry fees:
-The entry fee for adults is INR 100,
-INR 50 for children.

The best time to visit:
All days a week except Mondays.

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Devoted to Goddess Banjari Mata, there is something very divine and special about the shrine of this wonderful temple. Very famous for hosting events during the time of Dussehra and Navratri festivals, this sacred place attracts devotees from not just neighbouring states but all over the country.

This temple is the right example of spirituality, faith and exquisiteness and this is also the reason why it attracts thousands of visitors from everywhere. You must visit this amazing temple anytime you are in Raipur.

Location: Gol Bazar, Nayapara, beside Novelty market, in front of the back door of Banjari Mata Mandir, Raipur.

Entry fees: There are no entry fees.

Transport: You can reach here by the use of local transport of buses, auto rickshaws and cabs.

Best time to visit: During the Navratri and Dussehra festival.

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If you are someone who is deeply fascinated and attracted to science and technology then this place is the direction towards which you should be heading. This place is without a doubt one of the best ways to learn new things and polish your old information in a fun and interactive way. This place is without a doubt a great place to visit not just for adults but for kids as well.

Entry fees:
The entry fee is from INR 20- INR 40.

The best time to visit:
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

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A 20 mins drive from the Raipur city, this temple with its neat and clean and very peaceful aura is a must-visit place if you are in Raipur. One of the most serene places in Raipur, this temple is one of the best historical places which enables the visitors to get a peek into the religion and its many other customs. With its many fantastic wooden statues, this place has been grabbing the right attention from not just the locals but people from all parts of the world.

Location:
It is located on the Pandri Road, Pandri, Raipur.

Transport:
You can easily reach here by making the use of local transport

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People Also Ask About Raipur

  1. Which are the best places to visit in Raipur at night?

    Swami Vivekananda Sarovar: Also known as the Burha Lake, which is the largest lake in Raipur and has one of the tallest statues of Swami Vivekananda in the world, is a must-visit at night. See the statue light up in brilliant lights after you enjoy seeing the sunset and walk amidst the cool night breeze as you savour street food.

    City Centre Mall: Catch a late-night movie and round off the day with a scrumptious dinner & dessert at the mall. If you enjoy partying till the wee hours of the morning, drop in at Club Casanova or Red Flames Disco to enjoy superb music and drinks for a fun night out.

    MG Marg Chowpatty & Marine Drive: With amazing food streets that offer delicious Chattisgarh foods till almost 1:00 am, evenings can never be dull in Raipur. Enjoy keema kebabs, litti chokha, sigri dosas, egg fry, piping hot jalebis, kulfis, imartis, and much more. 
  2. Which are the best places to visit in Raipur in 2 days?

    Nandan Van Zoo: One of the top places to visit in Raipur for nature lovers, Nandan Van Zoo offers amazing lion and tiger safaris amidst its beautiful lush expanses. You can also spot other exotic wildlife like blue bulls, barking deer, blackbucks, chital, etc.

    Ghatarani Waterfalls: The largest waterfall in Raipur definitely warrants a visit to see its stunning lush beauty. Enjoy a long dip or a swim in the fall’s plunge pool or simply lounge on the rocks amidst a cool breeze. The falls are reached after a fun trek through dense forests thick with exotic plant species and birds.

    Solar Energy Park: Also known as ‘Urja Park’, this intriguing place is a must-visit to see solar-powered exhibits, interactive games, and toy cars that run on solar power. The park is also loved for its well-manicured gardens, fountains, and waterfalls. 
  3. What is the famous food of Raipur?

    Raipur is famous for its rustic and hearty rice and lentil-based vegetarian foods like muthiya, angakar roti, rakhia badi, chech bhaji, konchai patta, bohar bhaji, and bore basi bafauri. The must-try sweets here are jalebi, khurmi, imarti, rakhia, and petha. Most of these foods are available at restaurants and street food stalls.
  4. What can you buy in Chhattisgarh?

    Chattisgarh is famous for clothes and handicrafts made from natural materials like bamboo, stones, wood, precious metals, and even feathers and bones. You can pick up the traditional Pithora paintings, terracotta products, handlooms, Dhokra tribal figurines, colourful bead jewellery, beautiful handbags adorned with colourful feathers, and much more here. 
  5. What is famous in Raipur?

    Raipur is known for its humongous heavy industry plants of steel, coal, and aluminium along with popular attractions like lakes, waterfalls, and temples. The place is especially known for its rustic cuisine, tribal handicrafts, and the beautiful Marine Drive.
  6. Is Raipur a safe city?

    Yes, Raipur is absolutely safe not only for the locals but also for the tourists. The streets are well-lit at night and have ample presence of tourist police allowing people to venture out to enjoy the evenings and visit the major attractions.

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