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Chhattisgarh

Rice Bowl of India Chhattisgarh

The newly formed state of Chhattisgarh is an interesting tourist destination considering a blend of tribal tourism, history, nature and wildlife. The forests of Chhattisgarh occupy 42% of the state's land surface. It was once known as South Kosala; it is said in mythological narration that Lord Ram stayed during his Vanwas at South Kosala. Because of the abundant minerals, it is famed as one of the electricity and steel producing states of India. The state is full of ancient monuments, wildlife, carved temples, rock paintings and hill plateaus.

Main Attractions

Raipur
The capital city of Chhattisgarh, Raipur is a major commercial centre. It is also referred to as Rice Bowl of India as numerous variety of rice are grown here. Raipur is considered as a major commercial center, with most of the earnings derived from agricultural processing and saw milling. The must see tourist attractions are Kanha national park, Doodhadhari Monastery and Temple, Mahamaya Temple, Vivekananda Ashram and many more.


Chitrakoot Falls

Chitrakoot Falls
The largest waterfalls of India, Chitrakoot is a horse shaped waterfall. The watercolor changes from season to season. Found in the Indravati River the falls are the best to see during July to October. It is one of the favorite picnic spots. But one has to maintain a sufficient of half a km distance from the falls as the speed of the falls is very much.

Arang
Arang is one of the famous temple town of Chhattisgarh. It is derived from ara(saw) and align(body);it is believed that Lord Krishna asked the king Moradhvaja of the Haihaya dynasty to cut the body of his son Tamaradhvaja into two halves with a saw and offer the body to his pet lion. Belsondha, Chapajhar, Kosrangi, Palaud are other significant places to look out for.

Bhilai
Bhilai has the biggest steel plant in India. It is also known for its religious unity. Bhilai has won the Prime Minister's trophy for more than 5 times for its lush green environment. The city has got several places of interest- Dhamdha palace, Bhilai lakes, Deobaloda temple, Kala Mandir, Tandula and many more.


Bhilai lakes

Hotels in Chhattisgarh

Connectivity

Air: Raipur is the only place that is linked by air to all other states and cities
Rail: Chhattisgarh is well connected by rail networks; the 2 major cities that have railheads are Raipur and Bilaspur.
Road: Many National Highways and State Highways connect Chhattisgarh to the major cities in India. NH 6, 16 and 43 connect Chhattisgarh across India.



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