Travel To Chhattisgarh

The state of Chhattisgarh came into being only in the beginning of this millennium. In November 2000, Chhattisgarh has been carved out of Madhya Pradesh to form the 26th state of the Indian Union.
Travel To Chhattisgarh

Chhattisgarh welcomes you with a veritable green carpet as you travel to Chhattisgarh. Chhattisgarh is exceptionally endowed with a huge 12% share of India's forestland and a plethora of mineral resources including diamond.

Historians say the ancient Dandakaranya, which is today a part of Chhattisgarh was peopled by the earliest inhabitants of India. The place finds mention in the ancient epics like the Ramayana and the Mahabharata.

A powerful Rajput family, known as the Kalchuri dynasty, had ruled this region between 10th to 16th centuries. There were 18 Garhs (Forts) to the north of river Shivnath and another 18 forts to the south of the river all of which belonged the Kalchuris. Hence, the total of 36 (Chhattis in Hindi) Garhs (Forts) formed the basis of naming this region as Chhattisgarh.

How to Reach Chhattisgarh
The state of Chhattisgarh sounds inviting with its lure of virgin forests, meandering rivers, waterfalls, ancient caves and temples and rich tribal population.

Worried about how to reach Chhattisgarh? Located in the central part of India, the state of Chhattisgarh is completely land-locked, which has provided the state with easy means of communication from any part of the country. So the question how to reach Chhattisgarh should bother you the least.

By Air

Chhattisgarh has a domestic airport, which is linked, to almost all major airports in the country. Indian Airlines operates regular flights to and from Raipur.

By Rail

Two major railway stations in Chhattisgarh- Raipur and Bilaspur- connect the major railway stations in India. Since Raipur comes almost in the middle point between Mumbai and Howrah, two most important railway stations in west and east India respectively, it is served by important trains regularly.

By Road

Road-network in Chhattisgarh is excellent. The NH 6, NH 16 and NH 43 are the national highways that connect all the major cities and towns of Chhattisgarh to other parts of the country.

Places to See in Chhattisgarh

Kawardha
Category : History & Culture
The small age-old town of Kawardha is a tranquil retreat offering breathtaking views of nature and a rich tribal life. 
Palace of Kawardha

The royal palace of Kawardha introduces you to some finer glimpses of Indian royalty. The palace was built in the year 1936-37. The palace now caters to the accommodation needs of the tourists. Besides, the city also has a Radha Krishna Temple which is another source of attraction for the tourist. Bhoramdeo Mandawa Mahal and the Madan Manjari Mahal are other places worth a visit in Kawardha. 

Chitrakote Falls
Category : Nature
These horse shoe shaped waterfalls are 100 feet in height. One can often spot beautiful birds sitting at the corner of these waterfalls adding to the beauty of the place.
Chitrakote Falls
The noise created by the falls is so loud that it is almost impossible to hear anything behind their noise. The falls are extremely beautiful to look at during the rainy season when the water acquires the brown color due to erosion of soil.

Kanker
Category : Nature
This thousand year old town offers a splendid combination of forest, waterfalls and exquisite tribal villages for the amusement of the visitors.
Kanker
The palace at Kanker is still resided by the royal family of the area. The palace attracts a large number of tourists visiting the city of Chhattisgarh.

Champaran
Category : History & Culture
The city of Champaran was the birthplace of Saint Vallabhacharya. Here, the birth anniversary of the revered saint is celebrated every in the months of April-May.
Champaran
It is one occasion that witnesses a large conglomeration of people to the place. An annual fair held in the months of Jan- Feb also attract a lot of visitors to the place.

Indravati National Park
Category : Wild Life
Indravati National Park boasts of being the only tiger reserve in the state of Chhattisgarh. One can spot a wide variety of wildlife here.
Indravati National Park
Apart from these the state boasts of 3 National Parks and 11 Wildlife Sanctuaries with a multitude of wildlife. Among these, Kanger Ghati National Park and Achanakmar Sanctuary are important tourist attractions in Chhattisgarh. Some endangered species like wild buffalo and hill myna are spotted here.
Shopping in Chhattisgarh
Shopping in Chhattisgarh is a delightful experience. The tribes of Chhattisgarh are amazingly skilled in making a wide variety of handicrafts. Such handicrafts have already earned worldwide acclaim and make wonderful showpiece, gift or utility item. So great is the attraction of these handicrafts, shopping in Chhattisgarh is almost an irresistible activity for the tourists who come to visit Chhattisgarh.

Popular shopping items in Chhattisgarh are: Woodcrafts and bamboo crafts
Bell metal items
Wrought iron items
Terracotta
Stone-sculpting
Cotton fabrics

Such variety and degree of craftsmanship is not a common sight else where in India and possibly the world too. You might be spoilt for choice while shopping in Chhattisgarh.

To facilitate your shopping in Chhattisgarh, there are countless Government Emporia and private shops dotted in all over Chhattisgarh.

Popular Hotels in Chhattisgarh

A Chhattisgarh hotels location map will help you locate the following popular hotels in the state.

  •     Center Point Hotel
  •     Palace Kawardha
  •     ANS International Hotel
  •     Hotel Amit Regency
  •     Hotel Mid Town
  •     Hotel Maurya
  •     Hotel Madhuban
  •     Lovely Palace Hotel
  •     Sagar International
  •     Royal Palace
  •     Himalaya Park Hotel
  •     Naman Bastar Resort
  •     Rainbow Hotel
  •     Bastar Royal Farm

 Travel Map of Chhattisgarh

 Travel Map of Chhattisgarh