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About Chhattisgarh

The Tourist places in Chhattisgarh are known for their raw beauty and freshness. Chhattisgarh was formed in 2000 and it’s one of the newest states of India. This state was carved out of Madhya Pradesh and now has its own governance. Madhya Pradesh now is on the west side of it, when Orissa is on the east. It’s also surrounded by Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh. This section of India is known for the great historical value and Chhattisgarh is no different. Mention of this great place can be found in ancient literature, inscription, and art. However, it used to be known as Dakshin Kosala during those times.


The dominating part of its population is tribal, which ensures the conservation of the state’s true culture and traditions. Indravati and Mahanadi, existence of these two major rivers has resulted in natural triumphing. Chhattisgarh is covered in dense forests and that makes this famous tourist destination a place of beauty and health. According to popular beliefs, this is the place where Lord Rama had spent a period of his exile. This is why historians and students of ancient times have always been interested in Chhattisgarh. The land is really promising as a tourist destination with its greenery, waterfalls, and untouched beauty.


Chhattisgarh is the home to more than 40 tribes. Their combined efforts to sustain their culture are reflected in their art and ritual. That is a huge part of the attraction of this place as a tourist destination. Add to that the undisturbed natural gorgeousness and you will understand why the tourist places in Chhattisgarh can offer you a satisfying holiday. This place surely offers adventure and joy to anyone. Because the state has been discovered as a preferable tourist destination by not many people, you can expect tranquility and have a great time here.   

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Chhattisgarh FAQ's

When is the best time to visit Chhattisgarh?

Chhattisgarh can get really hot during the summer. That’s surely is not the best time to visit this place. If you are planning a trip to here then it should be during the post monsoon season. That is when the temperature stays comfortably down.


Summer in Chhattisgarh is really hot. It can rise up to 38 degree C during day and won’t o down below 30 degree C. It’s suggested that you avoid the summer when touring.


It rains from July to September in Chhattisgarh. Even though, it can be a little annoying to travel during this period, the nature really flourishes during this time. Because of the dense forests, Chhattisgarh turns into a green state during rainy seasons.

Post monsoons to winter

From October to February, the weather of Chhattisgarh becomes really friendly. The temperature can come down to 20 degree C during the last part of the year. This is the ideal time to visit the place.

How to reach Chhattisgarh?

Chhattisgarh used to be a part of Madhya Pradesh. Therefore, it’s no surprise that this new state is well connected to the rest of the world. There are a few ways to reach Chhattisgarh.


Raipur, the capital of Chhattisgarh, has an airport, Swami Vivekananda Airport. You can get regular flights to Raipur from Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, and Nagpur.


Chhattisgarh is well connected by road to the rest of India. Every major city of the country runs direct buses to the place. You can book a sit on a luxury bus from Delhi easily to reach Chhattisgarh.


Raipur and Bilaspur are two most prominent railway junctions in Chhattisgarh. The local and express trains run to and from these stations regularly. The easiest way to reach to the state is to travel by train from anywhere in India.

Which are the major tourist attractions in Chhattisgarh?

Chhattisgarh is located at the heart of India and nature has spread here undisturbed. There are also a great amount of historical places in Chhattisgarh. This has made the state a very popular tourist destination. Here is a list of places that you must visit during your stay:

  • Chandrahasini Devi Temple
  • Gadiya Mountain
  • Mahamaya Temple Ratanpur
  • Achanakmar Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Bambleshwari Temple
  • Teerathgarh Falls
  • Danteshwari Temple
  • Bhuteshwar Shivaling
  • Chitrakot Waterfall
  • Kailash Kutumsar Caves
  • Bastar Royal Palace
  • Bhoramdeo Temple
  • Kanker Palace
  • Sirpur Heritage Site
  • Palace Kawardha
  • Balrampur Hot Spring
  • Kunkuri Church
  • Chirmiri Hill Station
  • Indravati National Park
  • Ghatarani Waterfall Temple

What are the things to do in Chhattisgarh?

It doesn’t matter how old you are or what you are expecting from a trip, Chhattisgarh surely will satisfy you. There is a lot to do in this state. Consider these when there:

  • Bungee jumping- Jagdalpur in Chhattisgarh has always been known for the natural beauty. Now, this added bonus makes it even more exciting.
  • Achanakmar Wildlife Sanctuary- established in 1975, 550 square km area is perfect for experiencing wildlife.
  • Trekking- the forest trails of this state offer you the best sense of adventure. Trekking is one activity that you will surely enjoy.
  • Picnic in Tandula Dam- built on the Tandula River, this dam is surely one of the best places to visit. Bring food with you and have a nice picnic.
  • Boating- if you like boating then Chitrakoot Falls will offer you the best setting. It’s also great for Kayaking.
  • Visit Madku Dweep- this small river island is great for photography.
  • Bird watching- when you are in Chhattisgarh, don’t forget to visit the best bird watching destinations, Barnawapara and Achanakmar.

What is the local food of Chhattisgarh? Which are the best places to taste this food?

The state of Chhattisgarh is known for its spiced, flavored dishes that are available in great variety. The dishes are known for the use of rice or daal or sometimes both. Here are a few of them that you need to taste.

  • Muthia- a breakfast dish that is made with flavored spices. This is a popular local food.
  • Faraa- a native dish that’s made with rice. It can remind you of momos.
  • Aamat- this dish is made with vegetables and cooked in bamboo shoot to preserve the taste of the spices used.
  • Tilgur- this is a famous sweet dish of Chhattisgarh. It’s made with roasted sesame seeds, jiggery, and peanuts.
  • Chila- another breakfast dish of Chhattisgarh that is made from rice and daal batter.
  • Khurma- a sweet dish made of milk and vermicelli.
  • Bhajia- this is a street food, made of a variety of mixed ingredients.
  • Bafauri- this is a type of pakoda that is made without using any oil.
  • Dubki Kadi- one of Chhattisgarh’s most popular lunch dishes.

If you want to experience the authentic taste of Chhattisgarh then try out these restaurants:

  • Tripti Restaurant & Sweets Home
  • Girnar Restaurant
  • Café Junoon
  • Manju Mamta Restaurant
  • P. Dhaba
  • Nukkad,The Teafe
  • The Haunt Dive

What is the best public transport to commute around Chhattisgarh?

Chhattisgarh has a very well maintained road system, which allows the tourists and locals to travel easily within the state. There are man modes of transportation available:


If you want to travel long distance within the state then the trains will be your best choice. Plenty of trains run every day between all the stations in Chhattisgarh.


Chhattisgarh has enough number of bus routes to make sure that you can find one anywhere. The luxurious private buses can be very comfortable.

Auto rickshaw

This is one mode of travel that’s popular in most parts of India. You can easily get an auto rickshaw from any stand.   


If you are looking for transportation for sightseeing then hiring a car can be the most comfortable choice for you.

What is the local language in Chhattisgarh and which are the most commonly used greetings?

The local language of Chhattisgarh is called Chhattisgarhi. The vocabulary is heavy with diverse characteristics. The state is home to mostly the tribal people; hence, it can be really helpful for you if you can memorize some of the common expressions in Chhattisgarhi before your visit.

Which are the best shopping places in Chhattisgarh and what are they famous for?

Chhattisgarh has an array of modern shopping malls, some of which are government run and offer traditional items, such as handicrafts. Check out these places:

  • City Centre Mall- branded clothing and electronics.
  • Magneto- variety of goods.
  • City Mall- branded items.
  • Treasure Island- a huge range of jewelry, clothing, accessories, and more.
  • Shyam Plaza- traditional clothing and accessories of Chhattisgarh.
  • Local markets- Wooden objects such as furniture, Cotton fabrics, Terracotta figurines, Bell metal items, Stone statuettes, Wrought iron items, and much more.

Which are the best adventure activities to do in Chhattisgarh?

Are you looking for some adventure in Chhattisgarh? If your answer is yes then you should get ready for some thrill. Even though the adventure tourism is not a big part of tourism in Chhattisgarh, there are still some great experiences to have. Consider these for some fun:

  • Bungee jumping
  • Kayaking
  • Boating
  • Trekking

What are the most adventurous aerial activities to do in Chhattisgarh?

If you are someone who enjoys the thrill of being in the air and feeling the wing against your face then Chhattisgarh has a great option for you: bungee jumping. N recent times, this thrilling adventure sport has become widely popular in the state. You need to visit Jagdalpur for this where you can jump the 30 meters drop with the view of the green forest below. Jagdalpur is a beautiful place in its own but this adds to the charm surely. The activity will cost you 300 – 500 INR.

Which are the most popular wildlife experiences in Chhattisgarh?

Chhattisgarh has huge regions of dense forests and most of these places have been turned into national parks. These are ones to visit and experience the wildlife:

  • Achanakmar Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Sitanadi Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Badalkhol Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Tamor Pingla Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Barnawapara Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Udanti Wild Buffalo Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Bhairamgarh Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Narsinghgarh Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Bhoramdev Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Python Forest
  • Sarangarh-Gomarda Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Nandan Van
  • Guru Ghasi Das National Park
  • Indravati National Park
  • Pamed Wild Buffalo Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Kanger Valley National Park
  • Semarsot Wildlife Sanctuary

Which are the best places for boating in Chhattisgarh?

There are two places in Chhattisgarh where you can enjoy boating. Post monsoon seasons are best for the activity in these places:

  • Burha Talab- the meaning of the name is a lake that is aged and that’s exactly what it is. This old but spellbindingly beautiful lake is a destination for people who want to enjoy boating.
  • Chitrakoot Falls- this natural waterfall in Chhattisgarh is known for its beauty and splendor. It’s also perfect for boating.

Which are the best places for birding in Chhattisgarh?

The entire state of Chhattisgarh can be considered as a bird watching destination as it’s known for forests with dense trees. However, if you want to indulge in this activity in places that are dedicated to this purpose then the following ones are for you:

  • Udanti Sanctuary
  • Khuntaghat dam
  • Achanakmar Wildlife Sanctuary

Which are the famous temples to visit in Chhattisgarh?

Chhattisgarh can be considered as a place where people are religious. Hindus are the majority here and there are places of worship in here. These temples are must for the tourists to visit:
  • Maa Bamleshwari Devi
  • Shivani Maa Temple
  • Ganga Maiya Temple
  • Mahamaya Temple
  • Patala Bhairavi Temple
  • Danteshwari Temple
  • Amarkantak Temple
  • Chandrahasini Devi Temple
  • Bhoramdeo Temple
  • Banjari Mata Mandir
  • Hatkeshwar Temple
  • Jatmai Ghatarani

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