Chhattisgarh Tourism

Chhattisgarh Tourism

About Chhattisgarh


Located in central India, the state of Chhattisgarh was formed in the year 2000, carved out of the mainly tribal, southeastern parts of Madhya Pradesh. It shares its borders with Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh in the north, Andhra Pradesh in the south and Orissa in the east.


The northern and southern parts of the state are hilly, while the central part is a fertile plain. The mineral-rich area to the north is called the Chhota Nagpur Plateau. The central fertile plains, part of River Mahanadi basin, are known as the Rice Bowl of Central India. The southern part of the state lies in the Deccan Plateau that goes on to encompass most of southern India. Mahanadi and Indravati are the chief rivers of Chhattisgarh. The main industries are Steel, Aluminium and Cement, but the state is also known for its tribal handicrafts: woodcraft, bamboo craft, and bell metal work.


Forests rich with Teak, Sal, Bamboo, Sheeshal, Mahua cover 44% of Chhattisgarh and tribals such as Gond, Maria, Abujmaria, Halba, Dhurwa make up about one third of the population. Raipur is the capital as we well as commercial and financial hub of Chhattisgarh; it holds the only airport in the state. Bastar is a southern district that is predominantly forested and inhabited by tribal populations, and hold many of  Chhattisgarh's tourist attractions. Jagdalpur is the main city of ll as comtourist attractions. Jagdalpur is the main city of this region, a small town that can be easily explored on foot. Raipur and Jagdalpur are convenient bases to explore the attractions of the state, which are mainly to do with forest resources, natural sights and tribal culture.


Chitrakote falls on the Indravati River and Tiratgarh waterfall near Jagdalpur, are spectacular sights. The 11th-century Bhoramdeo temple is called the Khajuraho of Chhattisgarh because of its erotic sculpture, and is approachable from Raipur. The famous Danteswari Temple is in the southernmost district, Dantewada. Chhattisgarh has three National Parks and 11 Wildlife Sanctuaries. The most popular are the Indravati, Kanger Valley and Sanjay National Parks; the animals include tigers, leopards, spotted deer, and sloth bear.

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Chhattisgarh Traveller Reviews

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K k sahu

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  • K k sahu
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  • Lives in Kolkata
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"Untapped & unexplored natural trail"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Dec 19, 2015
As my title suggests it is an untapped tourist destination ready to explode in tourist map of India if developed and nurtured well enough. Really if you want see natural beauty up-close enough within the climes of virgin tribal lands hitherto untapped by tourists and not developed & promoted by the government. For my visit it was only one word to exclaim. WOW!

Devoid of too much facilities we are used to at other tourist destinations, this is the place to visit. Particularly I would like to mention Mainpat, called Shimla of Chattisgarh. It was used to settle some Tibetan refugees who consist of the majority population here. Really it is a beautiful & quaint little town full of must visit places around it. To mention one of the best must visit site is the Shaking Ground. You read it right the whole ground shakes here, its a huge field and when you walk or jump the ground shakes. Its really a wonder, can't explain till you see it yourself. Then there are some beautiful gardens, breathtaking waterfalls. It has got everything except too much facilities for tourists including lodging facilities.

You will have to stay at Ambikapur, as it is the nearest town to have anything worth to stay. You will have to make it your base and visit all the places. It has got numerous places to visit, but on the first day I visited the Shiv Gufa mandir and three waterfalls around it. Next day was for Mainpat. All the waterfalls I saw were really good, extra was a Tribal Dance rehearsal in a tribal village. They were practising for some festival and it it was really mesmerising. I would specially like to mention that I haven't seen such fresh vegetables and fruits in my life.

As for advice to fellow travellers don't expect to get any luxury here just visit for natural beauty and pollution free environment. , shaking ground, breathtaking waterfalls, tribal villages. Nothing extraordinary. Carry every necessary items with you and visit during winter as summer time it is too unbearable.
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Raju Rockzz

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"An awesome place"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Nov 10, 2015
Awesome feeling and it's better too goo in rainy season. Nice journey, different kinds of waterfalls. Overt all it is a good one. I hope all will enjoy. Should take care with journey. It's better too on train than the roadway. Perfect place for every one. Friends, family & relatives.
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Khokan Ghoshal

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"Korba, beauty with the beast"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Mar 6, 2015
Korba a small town in chattisgarh. From korba about 17 km away balco is situated, another small town. From balco forest area started. Kesla, dondro, futka pahar, belajalasay are very beautiful spot. May be they are unknown places but natures beauty are hiding here. Futka pahar is a hill area and full of forest with lush green trees like sal, seasam, mahua etc. Kesla is a dense forest with wild life like bison, leopard, elephant, monkey with many kind of snakes. It is a very good place for adventures people. Dondro and belajalasay are remote village. Nice to see their daily live hood.

One ram-sita temple and makali temple are also very beautiful place to visit. Apart from it darri dam is another good point to visit. One can make korba as base and go for outing all these place. All places are within 15 to 20 km. From balco. Food are very good according to your choice. As well as very reasonable. People are very cooperative and friendly.

Korba is famous for its kosa silk, which is very costly and very popular in all over india. Kosa silk is producing in korba only. Balco is for its aluminum production. From champa junction one can take bus as well as they can hire a cab also to korba. It will take 1hr. 30min. In korba you can get lots of hotels according to your budget. You can hire an auto to reach balco ot by bus also. From balco township every destination you can trek. If you like or else you can hire a jeep.
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Sarbajit Halder

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"A recommended place to have fun"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Aug 12, 2014
I thought Chhattisgarh is an underdeveloped place until I had my first visit at Bilaspur last week. It's a nice place I recommend it. Especially I found the Bubble Island; a water park very nice went there two times. I highly recommend this place come and enjoy it.
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Manju Kalanidhi

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"Pristine India at its best"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Sep 13, 2013
Going to Chattisgarh is akin to splashing a bottle of chilled soda on to your face after a long marathon in a sweaty desert. Yes, the beautiful state is refreshing in every sense. The weather is salubrious; the food is simple and appetizing; the nature is pristine and untouched. Away from the regular holiday crowds, amidst gushing waterfalls and lush greenery, it reminds you of a holiday to your native village when you were young. Experience its wildlife and wilderness before the crowds get in there. It is perhaps one of the few states where you can still get to stay in old forest guest house bungalow and experience nature at its closest.
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