15 Best Things To Do In Chhattisgarh

Travelling to Chhattisgarh? Not sure what all are the best places to visit and the best things to do? Worry not! Chhattisgarh is one of the beautiful places to visit in India. From Danteshwari Temple to Purani Basti, this place has a lot of cultures, heritage, and tradition.

Chhattisgarh is a place for everyone. From tourists to travellers, sightseers to adventure junkies, this place has something to offer for everyone. If you are someone who likes adventure sports like kayaking as well as serene things like birdwatching, then here is a list of must do things in this beautiful location. Read on!

Here are some of the best things to do in Chhattisgarh:

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Bungee Jumping in Jagdalpur

Located in the wilderness, Jagdalpur is the perfect place for any nature lovers. It is rich in natural flora and fauna. Thus, it is an amazing place to go bungee jumping.

Highlights: Bungee jumping is not for the weak hearts. Considered to be one of the crazy, adventurous activities to do, Bungee Jumping in Jagdalpur is one of the best in India. While the place is pleasant to be visited at any time of the year, it is advisable to go Bungee Jumping during October to March. The average height of the jump would be 30 meters.

Price: The cost will be approximately 300-500 INR.

You should also visit the Tirathgarh and Chitrakoot waterfalls while you are in Jagdalpur as they are quite exquisite.

Go Karting

Located in many places in Chhattisgarh, Go Karting is one of the happening sports in this locality.

Highlights: Go Karting is one splendid, adventure experience for people of all ages. While Bungee can be desirable only for hardcore adventurous people, Go Karting is for anyone who loves to have fun. Raipur, Chhattisgarh is the best place to go karting. While there are a lot of places where you can do go karting, you need to pick the best among those.

The recreational go karting activity in Chhattisgarh attracts not only tourists but also the local crowd for it is quite interesting and affordable as well.

Achanakmar Wildlife Sanctuary

Ranking one in Top Raipur sightseeing list, Achanakmar wildlife sanctuary was established during 1975 on a huge 555 Sq.km area near Bilaspur.

Highlights – With Wild animals like Chital, Samar, bear, tiger and various other animals, rich flora and fauna this Wildlife Sanctuary offers an enjoyable and memorable experience. The notable and unique feature in this sanctuary is that there are several watch towers that are erected in different places to enable the tourists to view the roaming wild animals, and there is great news for vehicle owners as they can take their vehicles inside the jungle to tour. And all the more there are no chances of getting lost in this huge jungle as guides are provided for the tourists. And when you are tired walking around the jungle, take some rest in the in-built rest houses, take a nap, energise yourself and go around again.

Location – The Sanctuary is situated around 40Km from Bilaspur City


If you are in Chhattisgarh, do not miss going for trekking and mountaineering. The beautiful state filled with natural wildlife and flora makes trekking all the more beautiful.

Highlights: When you take a well-organized trek to Chhattisgarh, you get to witness the best of all the adventure activities. You can do mountaineering, rock climbing, and uphill cycling as well. Located quite close to Raipur, this trek path is government approved and is quite well-maintained. Away from the hustles and bustles of the city, trekking here is ultimate fun for anyone.

For people who prefer a lesser adventurous activity to trekking, you can indulge in hiking in the same destination. Furthermore, when you go as a gang, you can enjoy camping in-between treks in the mountains.

Tandula Dam

Tandula Dam located in the Durg district was constructed near the convergence of Tandula River and Sukha Nala. This huge dam’s holding capacity with 312.25 million cu.m of water is constructed over a huge area of 827.2 Sq.Km

Highlights – This man made marvel constructed on the Tandula River will serve as an ideal picnic spot, The dam is ranks 5th in one of the best places to visit in Chhattisgarh and is the best to visit during the winter times.  This dam is sure to bring entertainment and joy for tourists of all ages.  And as a bonus, this dam is equipped with guest rooms which can be used by the tiring tourists to take rest and move on to visit the nearby attraction spots.

Location – The Dam is located around 5Km from Balod, in the Durg District

Price – No Entry fee


The bottom of Chitrakoot Falls is one of the exciting and adventurous places to go boating, rafting, and kayaking.

Highlights: For people who are visiting this beautiful state with family, boating is the better option in comparison to the other water activities. Be it through paddle boat or motorboat, boating here is one hell of an experience. You are bound to enjoy the beautiful sceneries and landscape surrounding this amazing area. Be well-prepared by carrying spare clothes and a plastic lockable cover to put your important stuff like wallets, etc. Boating here is bound to make you drenched as during on-season the water flow here is quite good.

For the best weather, visit this place during October to March.

Danteshwari Temple

The Warangal ancestral deity of the Chalukya kings got established as Danteshwari near the congregation of Dankini River and Shankini River and hence this place was named as Danteshwari.

Highlights – This temple is built in dedication to Goddess Danteshwari, the highlight of this temple is that this is one of the 52 Shakthi peethas in the Whole country. As per the legends this is the place where the tooth or Daanth of Sati fell during the Satya Yuga. The Goddess is taken out for a huge procession during the Dusshera time and hence tourists can pay homage to this temple during this time and also light the Jyoti Kalashas.

Location – The temple is situated in Dantewada to the south-west of Jagdalpur

Timings – Best for visit is during Navarathri time

Bird Watching

Does watching beautiful birds chirp and take a flight interest you? If so, bird watching at Chhattisgarh is what you must be doing now.

Highlights: Achanakmar and Barnawapara are two offbeat destinations in Chhattisgarh that offer bird watching. Achanakmar is also a tiger reserve, which is perfect for every wildlife enthusiast. You can take a trip to Achanakmar and spot not just birds but also other fauna. Achanakmar, which is 90 km from Bilaspur, is a standalone bird watching and wildlife getaway. Sanctuary is home to wide-ranging wildlife and birds. Jeeps safaris are offered from various resorts.

Such a photogenic place, Barnawapara is a standalone bird watching getaway. The Barnawapara region comprises of thick forests, farmlands, scrubs, and water bodies. This awesome combination attracts the water birds as well as the ones that are found in jungles and other open farm areas.

Bhoramdeo Temple

Want to get back into the glorious past and explore all those ancient temples? Visit Bhoramdeo Temple, this temple was constructed somewhere during the 7th -11th century and is called as the Khajuraho of Chhattisgarh.

Highlights – Bhoramdeo Temple offers a spectacular view of the whole city, the exquisite feature of this temple is that is beautifully decorated and looks spectacular. The temple has many religious sculptures and erotic sculptures as well. If you are a lover of ancient India, then you have to pay a visit to this temple and see how the Shiva Linga is beautifully sculptured. 

Location –  Standing amidst the charming environs of Maikal mountains and thick green lush forests, This temple complex is built at the foot of Maikal range of hills, and is 18Km away from Kawardha

Timing – There is no specific visiting time as the temple is open from Dawn to Dusk

Price – No entry fee for entering into the temple


For the more adventurous folks, Kayaking is the best option. Just like boating, Kayaking in Chitrakoot Falls is quite famous and adventurous.

Highlights: Chhattisgarh is an unexplored whitewater paradise. While people flock in Rishikesh for rafting and kayaking, Chhattisgarh is some place that is equally beautiful but underrated. Put your adventurous foot forward, hire a kayaking boat, and get set to go.

Whitewater kayaking and canoeing is perfect for the backpackers, the adventurous souls, the travellers, the nature lovers. Get lost in the beauty of the lovely river around you. To get the best of the kayaking experience, go during the on-season i.e. from October to March.

Visit Madku Dweep

Madku Dweep located in Bilaspur is a perfect place to take a day picnic with your family. Furthermore, this place is a paradise for photographers.

Highlights: Called as Madku Dweep, this place is a small island formed by river water. To cross the river, a bridge is built on top of it. This also acts as a dam to control the water flow as there are gates on one side of the bridge. This is quite an ancient place, which was named after a monk with the same name. There are 19 temple ruins here, and this place is perfect for historians, leisure travellers, backpackers, picnic lovers, family tourists, photographers, etc. What’s more this place will be the perfect closure that your Chhattisgarh trip needs. Go ahead and enjoy the gorgeous, ancient look of this place and do not forget to capture their beauty in your cameras.

Location: This place is located on the Bilaspur-Raipur Highway and is accessible easily via roads.

Price: Entry to this place is free.

Visit Urja Park

Located in Raipur, this place is a green, beautiful, and well-maintained park. This park is not only aesthetically beautiful but is also informative.

Highlights: This unique park is more than just a garden. The Urja Park is quite interesting and informative. Especially if you are travelling with children, take them to this park for sure as there are a lot that they can learn about the flora. The place has full of beautiful plants that are well-maintained. Also, near each variety of plant, there is a lot of information written. While you are here, do not miss the musical fountain that happens in the evenings.

Location: The Urja Park is located at Mana Road in Raipur.

Kanan Pendari Zoo Park

Wildlife enthusiasts and family can visit this Kanan Pendari Zoo Park which has a rare and good collection of various animals and birds.

Highlights- Kids and teens are sure to enjoy the serene and shady atmosphere of this zoo; the animals in good health are active and entertain the tourists. The zoo can be visited at any time, though morning time is the best to visit. There are some special herbal products and honey that are stocked inside the zoo by the forest department. An ideal picnic spot to play games, eat and relax, you can easily spend more than two hours over here.

Location – The Zoo Park is located hardly 9km away from the Bilaspur City

Timings – Open from Tuesday to Sunday from 9AM to 6PM

Price – Entry fee for below 12 years Rs 10/- and for above 12 years Rs 20/-

Nandan Van Nature Center

Nandan Van Nature centre placed in the outskirts of Raipur city is a nature centre that was established with a sole reason to give shelter to the various stray wild animals.

Highlights – Spread over a huge area of 10-hectare land, this Van is more of a biological park and conserves the forestry plants too. Kids would love to roam around the small zoo present in this centre, and enjoy seeing the various animals that are unique. The centre is worth a mention as it creates Nature awareness among the urbanites.

Location – This centre is around 16km from Raipur city

Timings – Open on all days from 9AM to 5m

Purkhauti Muktangan

Purkhauti Muktangan is developed by the Cultural Department of Chhattisgarh Government and is spread over a huge 18 hectare of land. It exhibits the entire natural resources with existing industries and infrastructures.

Highlights – The building is a sole tourist attraction spot as it captured a place in the VISION 2020. This is a nice place to understand the culture of the local tribes and gives a lot of knowledge to the kids. Everything is available inside the premises, so you and your family can roam around and explore the place leisurely; the key highlight is that you can see the Whole of Chhattisgarh under one roof at this theme park cum museum, catch the glimpse of models like Kawardha, Folk dance model and Jagdalpur forest at this gallery.

Location- It is situated in Naya Raipur of Chhattisgarh and is hardly 19Km away from Raipur

Timings – Open on all days from 7AM to 6PM

Price –Entry fee for children below 12 years – Rs2/- and for above 12 years Rs 5/-
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