Ambikapur Travel Guide
Best time to visit Ambikapur in the next six months
- Kamal Puri
- Lives in Bangalore
- 1 Review
There is a beautiful place Maa Mahamaya Mandir in Ambikapur city. It is awesome to see. There is a hill beside the mandir. Everyone who goes to Ambikapur, should visit the mandir.More »
Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Must visit this place...its a great place to see.
Activities & things to do: Pilgrims going there to worship Mata.
Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: There is auto & rickshaw - avail them from the bus stand.
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- State: Chattisgarh
- Famous for/as: Heritage
Korwas and Pandos are the two main tribal communities residing in this city. Ambikapur is situated at an average elevation of about 623 metres. The majority of the terrain in the region is full of dense forests and hills.
The Surguja District is situated towards the northern part of the state of Chhattisgarh. This district is one of the biggest in the state and is known for its progress in the commercial field.
Ambikapur has a self-sufficient economic structure, which mainly generates income from agriculture and animal husbandry. Tourists from across the world visit Ambikapur to see places like Deepadih, Tattapani, Somerset, Sita-Bengra and Deogarh, among others.
This town has derived its name from an earlier ruler, Ambikeshwar Sharan Singh Deo. During the 4th century BC, this region was under the control of the Nanda clan, before the arrival of the Mauryas.
This region was later divided into parts before the 3rd century BC and was taken over by a Rajputa King from the Rakshal clan in Palamu District (Bihar). In 1826, Amar Singh was crowned as the ruler of Surguja State and was succeeded by Raghunath Sharan Singh Deo in 1882. It is also believed that Lord Rama visited Ambikapur during his exile of over 14 years.
Several places including Sita-Bengra, Ramgarh and Lakshmangarh have been named after the epic Ramayana. Pilgrims can also find the verses written by Kalidas (who wrote Ramayana) at the Sita-Bengra caves. Ambikapur is well connected by road with Patna, Sonhat and Dharmjaygarh.
This city is also famous for its heavy coal production and distribution along with bauxite and paddy crops. Wheat, rice and oil seeds are the major agricultural products in the city. Historians have made various excavations and have found a large number of ruined temples and tanks, which date before the era of Christ.
Jogimara Caves and Ramgir Mountains are some of the best examples of the archaeological works in the region. Summers in Ambikapur are very hot. The best time to visit this city is between October and March, during the winter season.
- Offbeat Attraction
- Rank 1
- Religious Place
- Ramgarh and Sita-Bengra
- Rank 2
- Place of Worship
- Mahamaya Temple
- Rank 3
- Jogimara Caves
- Rank 4