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The Top 5 Must See Tourist Places in Chhattisgarh, India

Updated on August 16, 2011


There are numerous adorable tourist places in Chhattisgarh including the natural green forests, gorgeous waterfalls, scenic plateaus and meandering rivers, historic caves, quaint forts and myriads of wild lives. Chhattisgarh boasts of 3 National Parks and 11 Wildlife Sanctuaries - Indrawati National Park, Kanger Ghati National Park and Achanakmar Sanctuary are the notable ones. The natural wealth of Chhattisgarh offers an optic feast to the beholder and enough fodder for the lens of a visitor’s camera. The bulk of tourist attractions in Chhattisgarh however lie virtually unexplored as nearly 42% of the state's physical area consists of forests.

Chhattisgarh - A land full of surprises
Chhattisgarh - A land full of surprises

NMDC Corporate Film on Bailadila Mines in Dantewada


Being a recently carved out State from Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh is home to the enchanting district of Dantewada. Baila Dila, a mountain range and a mining area housing 14 oil reserves of good quality ores, is one of the prime Tourist Attractions in Dantewada. The mines, which draw a host of tourists, are found in Akash Nagar, the highest peak. This can be visited with prior permission from the National Mineral Development Corporation. The journey from Bacheli to Akash Nagar through meandering dense forests can be a thrilling experience. If you travel up a further 12 km by road from Kirandul, it leads to Kailash Nagar, another alluring peak.

Barsoor, situated along the Indrawati River, stands mute witness to the ruins of numerous temples of the 10th and 11th century. The Mama-Bhanja Temple, Chandratiya Temple and the giant statue of Lord Ganesha are not to be missed sites.

The Bodhghat Sath Dhara, the gorgeous waterfall created out of the seven parts of the split up Indrawati River, is a stunning place. Danteswari Temple, located on the confluence of Shankhini and Dakshini and constructed in the South Indian architectural style – is a great tourist landmark.

Kesariya Stupa, Champaran


Raipur, the capital of Chattisgarh, has steadily and deservingly gained in popularity as a tourist destination. If you are a nature-lover, as most tourists are, then visit the Turturiya Spring that is the topmost tourist highlight in Raipur. Fondly referred to as the Sursuri Ganga, this spring is located in the Turturiya village amidst dense forests. The Turturiya village is widely acknowledged as an archaeologically valuable site where you can come across the ruins pertaining to the 8th century AD as also the Brahmanical ruins belonging to a much later period.

Champaran is a village with immense religious significance – particularly because it is the birthplace of the revered Saint Vallabhacharya, who was an eminent reformer and the founder of the Vallabh sect. Miss not to visit the venerated temple in Champaran, dedicated to the memory of the Saint Vallabhacharya.

To the east of Raipur lies Sirpur which features the Laxman Temple and Gandheswar Temple. The Laxman Temple was reportedly built during the 7th century and the temple has the unique status of being one of the finest brick temples in India. The Gandheswar Temple has its majestic presence on the banks of River Mahanadi.

Bhoram Dev Temple

Other Chief Attractions of Chhattisgarh

The small age-old town of Kawardha is an extraordinary serene retreat offering breathtaking views of green earth and the royal palace here will provide some finer glimpses of the erstwhile Indian royalty. Make it a point to visit Bhoramdeo, which is often referred to as the Khajuraho of Chhattisgarh because of its elegantly carved erotic sculptures. The Chitrakote Falls also called the Niagra of India located deep in the heart of Bastar forest, plunges down from a height of 100 feet.

Located on the eastern part of Chhattisgarh, Bilaspur is reckoned as one of the foremost among important historical cities of the state. Bilaspur tourist attractions range from ancient historical sites and exquisitely built temples to majestic dams and modern structures.

Go to Jashpur that comprises of the Lower Ghat and the Upper Ghat. The Upper Ghat has some picturesque hills, green meadows and lush forest covers. The Lower Ghat comprise of a plain area with extensive grasslands. This region has several enchanting waterfalls that offer fantastic views to the visitors. Achanakmar Wildlife Sanctuary, spread over an area of 55 sq. kilometers, features some of the rarest of rare animals, birds and plant species.

Visit Chhattisgarh

The state of Chhattisgarh has a great variety to offer in terms of travel and tourism that include impressive forest cover, gorgeous waterfalls, exotic wild life and a rich historical heritage. Chhattisgarh is a recently formed state of India and is generously endowed with some of the finest natural wealth and all visitors can look forward to a pleasant sojourn here.


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      tourist places 5 years ago

      India is very beautiful city. Lots of tourist places.

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      ankita shrivastava 5 years ago

      sorry m not interested to enjoy my holidays in chattisgarh mazza nai aya.......the type of spot i am searching is nt in c.g.

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      ankita nagpure 6 years ago

      awesome info. keep it up I was not knowing that our chhattisgarh is so great.................

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      Abdul fahim khan 6 years ago

      Its surprise to note that deep wild life avialable only in chhattisgarh. Please take care govt of India,our next generation has to see this "Anmol dharohar"

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      Chicago SEO 6 years ago

      chhattisgarh is a very interesting hub. chhattisgarh is the nic tourism place in india .India offers a lot to the budding tourist, like myself! Thank you for this interesting hub!.In chhattisgarh raipur is nice city.

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      vidhi jain 6 years ago

      This is very interestig place but ther are many place which are notyet famousbut turly deserve to be place like

      shigrishi mountain in shihava dhamtari district

      gangrail dam in dhamtari

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      pankaj saraf 6 years ago

      nice post

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      Basant Panda 6 years ago

      I had been seen the places in the year1971,I again enjoyed a lot having through the clips.Thanks.Please add the historical places of Raigarh district.

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      Eshansh 6 years ago


      Truly said Chhattisgarh offer much more than this,

      I liked this article as it has given details about various places which i didn't know

      But there are many places which are not yet famous but truly deserve to be. Places like

      Tamra Ghoomar


      Kanger dhara

      bhainsa darha etc

      I have created a blog giving description about these places and chhattisgarh tourism, various places to visit in Chhattisgarh.

      Do visit the blog and comment if you like the posts

      I have given the url of blog in my name like so do visit

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      sid 7 years ago

      chhattisgarh is a land where u will get surprises and beautifull forests .if u visit chhattisgarh u must visit raipur it is full of malls.u must wisit chhattisgarh

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      ratnaveera 7 years ago from Cumbum

      Very interesting and informative Hub on Chhattisgarh, India. I really enjoyed the beautiful videos that you have added here. Thanks a lot SunSeven! Thumbs Up!

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      loka93210 7 years ago

      very nice information and useful too. Thanks for this.

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      billyaustindillon 8 years ago

      Those temples look very interesting and the natural attractions sound wonderful also.

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      Cassandra Mantis 8 years ago from UK and Nerujenia

      This is a very interesting hub. India offers a lot to the budding tourist, like myself! Thank you for this interesting hub!