TOURIST ATTRACTIONS IN INDIA
With Greater Himalayas forming the crown of incredible India to the Arabian Sea that washes the shores of the nation in the South and from the golden deserts in the West to the culture and tribes of East, when it comes to tourist attractions in India and places to visit, there is so much to see and do in that could keep even the fussiest of travelers busy.
Attractions in India include mountains, monuments, beaches, tropical islands, jungles, hill stations, temples and an array of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
There is the stunning Taj Mahal in Agra that draws millions of visitors from across the globe, and then there are the resplendent forts and palaces in Rajasthan that is yet another draw.
Serene Backwaters of Kerala, balmy hill stations in Nilgiris and the tiny emerald of Goa renowned for its beaches, parties and nightlife.
For higher calling, there is the Golden Temple in Amritsar, Tirupati Balaji in South and the Vaishno Devi in North.
Group of Monuments also form major attractions in India especially the Khajuraho, Hampi, Halebidu and Mahabalipuram and Konark.
Be it South, North, East or West, we have compiled the most comprehensive list of things to do in India to help you plan a memorable vacation in India.
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ABOUT CHHATTISGARH STATE
Chhattisgarh state was formed on 1 November 2000. Chhattisgarh takes its name from the 36 ancient forts in this area. The state is covered with nearly 45% of the forests and 32% of tribal population, therefore, it offers immense opportunities for Eco-Ethno, Adventure and Cultural tourism. Chhattisgarh is an interesting tourist destination with the merge of tribal tourism, history, nature and wildlife that it offers. It has positioned itself as the destination ‘full of surprises’ with some of the amazing destinations which could certainly lead to the growth of tourism in the future. It has created a niche for itself on the tourist map of India. The bulk of tourist attractions in Chhattisgarh however lie virtually unexplored. The forests, with waterfalls, scenery plateaus and winding rivers gives peace to eyes and captures photogenic pictures in your camera. The tourist attraction in Chhattisgarh India attracts tourists in large way and helps to bloom the tourism industry.
PLACES TO VISIT
It is the world’s largest man made jungle safari which was inaugurated on 2016 and is proposed upon land of area 202.87 hectare in Naya Raipur, Chhattisgarh India. It has Asia’s largest botanical garden, 800 acres jungle safari, 416 acres zoologicle, park, lion, tiger, hippo and many more. The safari zone has 4 safari- herbivore, bear, tiger and lion safari. It is an important focus for Chhattisgarh and their interest in living in a world where people of all ages are not only delighted by the diversity of the living world that surrounds us, but are committed to protecting the integrity of its “wild life” and “wild places”.
Barnawapara Wild Life Sanctuary:
Barnawapara Wildlife sanctuary, is named after Bar and nawapara forest villages, which are in the heart of the sanctuary. It is a land mass of undulating terrain dotted with numerous low and high hillocks well forested area. Balamdehi and Jonk River forms the boundary of the Sanctuary. This sanctuary is famous for the frequent sighting of the Indian bison (Gaur) Cheetal, Sambhar, Neelgai, Wild boar, tigers, Sloth Bear, flying Squirrels, Jackals, Four-horned Antelopes, Leopards, Black Buck, Jungle Cat, Barking Deer, Porcupine, Monkey, Bison, Striped Hyena, Cobra, Python.
Chitrakote waterfalls, also called as the mini Niagara Fall of India, bear the proud distinction of being the broadest waterfall in India. The majestic beauty is located 38 km from Jagdalpur in Bastar on the river Indrāvati. A horse-shoe shaped waterfall, best seen during and after the monsoon, between July and October. This paints a very beautiful sight.
Bhoramdeo Temple, or the ‘Khajuraho of Chhattisgarh’, carved on the rocky stones in the Nagar style is an ancient Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Situated in the Kabirdham district of Chhattisgarh, This temple was built in the period of 7th to 11th century A.D and is beautifully located amidst mountain ranges. The Bhoramdeo temple has a resemblance with the Sun temple of Konark and The Khajuraho temple.
Achanakmar Tiger Reserve:
A visit to the Tiger Reserve assures to be a very mesmerizing experience of Maikal range. Discover the dense lush green Sal and bamboo forests and take delight in wild life viewing. Achanakmar Tiger Reserve is situated in Bilaspur district of Chhattisgarh.
Girodhpuri Dham popular as the birthplace of many great men and saints, Chhattisgarh is definitely a pilgrim’s paradise. Among them is the preacher of the Satnami sect, Param Pujaynee Baba Guru Ghasidas. Belonging to Girodhpuri, Raipur district, he preached Satnam to a number of Indians, particularly the people of Chhattisgarh.
Mainpat is a favorable tourist destination. The place is lush green and the romantic dawn and dusk so very enchanting. Manipat is said to be the best honey moon destination. Mainpat is on a plateau with the area surrounded by jungles. In fact, Mainpat is also known as ‘Mini Tibet’ because of the settlements. It is also called the Shimla of Sarguja because of what nature has created.
Kanger Valley National Park:
Get enchanted by rugged mountain views, deep gorges, dancing trees and seasonal wild flowers, as together they make the perfect environment for varied species of Wildlife. Chhattisgarh gives you the opportunity to observe wildlife in its natural habitat at the Kanger Valley National Park. It includes tourist spot suvh as kutumsar gufa and kailash gufa.
Madku Dweep is an island of great natural beauty marked by lush verdure and splendid waterfalls. Ruins of temples, epigraphs, coins and pottery from ancient times have been unearthed here. The ancient art found here reveals highly skilled workmanship.
Sirpur has a rich background of traditional cultural heritage and architecture. The archaeological remains are still a pride for this region. The Buddha Viharas in Sirpur are older than Nalanda. The town of sirpur has been mentioned in ancient epigraphic records, dating back to the 5th to the 8th centuries A.D.
Drained by the pristine waters of the Mahanadi and facing the Barnawapara Wildlife Sanctuary on the Northeast, Sirpur is a small town, 84 kms from the capital, Raipur. Moving along from Raipur, one reaches Arang, from where one goes to Tumgaon. A road from here leads northwards, to Sirpur.
It is an enriching experience to see how life goes on in these quiet villages, without getting affected by the hustle – bustle of the outside world.
It is time to delve into the historic treasure of Chhattisgarh’s most ancient town. Malhar’s antique charm and mesmerizing sculptures create an ambience that can never be forgotten.. This town is in the list of “Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains of National Importance” maintained by Archaeological Survey of India. It is situated at Bilaspur- Raipur road (27 km).
Rajim is famous for its rich cultural heritage and the beautiful ancient temples. The holy confluence of three rivers Mahanadi (Chitrotpala), Pairi and Sondur , called Triveni Sangam is at Rajim. Rajim is also known as the “Prayag” of the Chhattisgarh. Every year sages from all across the country reach the Kumbh mela which begins from Maagh poornima and lasts till Mahashivratri. It is 40km away from Raipur.
Champaranya is a small but famous village as it’s the birthplace of the saint Vallabhacharya, the reformer and founder of the Vallabh Sect. A beautiful temple has been constructed in honour of this great saint, which has enhanced the religious holiness of the place. The temple of Champakeshwara Mahadeva is another attraction at Champaranya, worth visiting on your Champaranya Tour. It is 25km away from Raipur.
ATTRACTION PLACES IN RAIPUR
Raipur is a city in the Raipur district of the Indian state of Chhattisgarh. It is the capital city of the state of Chhattisgarh. In its immediate neighbourhood lies, the Bhilai, the steel city of India, where the largest steel plant of Asia is located. In the south of Raipur is the tribal heart of India – the Bastar, where the tribal culture, art and philosophy are still preserved in original form along with the natural settings in deep and thick woods. Raipur district is important historically and as a point of interest archaeologically. This district was once part of the Dakshina Kosala Kingdom and later considered part of the Maurya Empire. Raipur has been the capital of the Haihaya Dynasty Kalchuri kings.
It is well connected-by Air, and Road. Raipur can be accessed conveniently from most of the metropolitan cities of India. It has a domestic airport. There are daily flights from New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Bangalore and Hyderabad. Raipur is an important railway junction. It is located about 300 km from Nagpur in the East on the Mumbai-Kolkata trunk line. It is the 10th largest state in India, with an area of 135190 km with a population of 25.5 million; Chhattisgarh is the 16th most populated state of the nation. It is a source of electricity and- steel-for India. It has been declared as the herbal state due to abundant supply of medicinal plants.