The major places of interest in the state of Chhatisgarh

The state of Chhattisgarh features an outstanding combination of scenic and historical beauty. It is the 26th state of India. Starting from archeological sites, ancient caves, national parks, water bodies, raving waterfalls to a diverse range of flora and fauna, Chattisgarh provides something for everyone. This famous state has been cited as “Dakshin Kosala” in prehistoric literature and in chronicles of overseas tourists. The state is famous for its dense jungles, scenic landscapes and cultural heritage. The most visited tourist attractions in Chhattisgarh are as follows:


Raipur is the capital and a major business hub in the state. It is also the biggest city in Chhattisgarh, housing a number of tourist attractions including Guru Tegh Bahadur Museum, Mahant Ghasidas Museum, The Art Gallery (Sushilpikangan), Purkhauti Muktangan Museum, Nandanvan, Budha Talab (Vivekananda Sarovar), City Clock Tower (Nagar Ghadi), The Pride Way (Gaurav Path), Shaheed Smarak Bhavan, Rajiv Smriti Van and Urja Park (Energy Park), Water World Resort, Chhattisgarh Haat, Shabari Handicrafts Emporium, Mahakoshal Kala Parishad, MM Funcity, Anupam Garden (Mahavir Park), and 5D theaters. The city of Raipur was set up by the Kalachuri monarch Ram Chandra of Ratanpur in the later part of 14th century AD.


Bilaspur is the second biggest city in Chhattisgarh. The place is famous for the places of worship and mandirs that were set up by the Kalachuri kingdom in the 10th and 11th century. Close to the source of the holy Narmada River, you will find Amarkantak, another top tourist destination in the state. You can visit Achanakmar Wildlife Sanctuary and Tiger Reserve from Bilaspur and the city is also known for its vibrant Kosa silk sarees and scented Doobraj rice.


Durg lies in the southwestern segment of the state. The distance from Raipur is around 35 km. The city is famous for its affluence in mineral resources and natural beauty. Previously, the name of the place was Shiva Durg. It is a major industrial hub lying beside the Shivnath River. Visit Hindi Bhawan, Chandi Mandir, and the Jain Temples of Nagpura.


Bhilai is dubbed as Steel City since it houses the biggest steel plant of the Steel Authority of India (SAIL). Visit the following places:

  • Civic Center: Most popular area in the city.
  • Bhilai Steel Plant: Esteemed steel plant of SAIL
  • Sector VI market: It is the largest shopping hub in Bhilai.
  • Maitri Garden: Recreational facility and zoological garden.
  • Shivnath Nadi: A famous picnic spot and resort.
  • Also visit Jayanti Stadium, Matri Garden (musical fountain), and Jawaharlal Nehru Multipurpose Hall.


Jagdalpur lies in the Bastar district of the state. It houses a number of top-rated tourist attractions such as the historical mansion constructed by the Kakatiya kingdom monarchs, anthropological museum, archeological museum, Shahid Park, and Dalpat Sagar Lake. There are a number of waterfalls around Jagdalpur which you should see such as Tirathgarh Waterfalls and Chitrakote Falls. It is famous for its green foliage, beautiful valleys, picturesque mountains, dense jungles, waterfalls, rivers, natural parks, caves, memorials, lively festivals, aromatic plants, and serene ambience. You can visit Kanger Valley National Park and Indravati National Park from here. Don’t forget to visit the Danteshwari Temple, Sri Venkateshwara Swamy Temple, Tamra Ghoomar Waterfalls, Chitradhara Waterfalls, Mandawa Waterfalls, Kailash Caves, Kotumsar Caves, and Aranyak Cave.

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