Chhattisgarh endowed with a rich cultural heritage and blessed by nature’s bounty and is home to the Chitrakote Falls, also known as the mini-Niagara Falls of India due to its enormous height, along with the great width which it possesses. Wildlife is also a major attraction in Chhattisgarh, with the state’s numerous wildlife sanctuaries being centers of eco-tourism. Chhattisgarh also has one of the oldest jute mills in India, major rice producing state and the first geothermal power plant in India at Balrampur Taat Pani.
Let’s have a look at top 10 popular travel destinations in Chhattisgarh.
1. Chitrakote Waterfalls
The waters of River Indravati flows from the Vindhyan Mountain range to form the Chitrakote waterfalls. It is also called as India’s Niagara Falls, this is the top attraction and largest waterfalls of India and is great to visit during the rainy season.
2. Bhoramdeo Temple
This temple was constructed somewhere during the 7th -11th century and is called as the Khajuraho of Chhattisgarh. The temple has many religious sculptures and erotic sculptures. Bhoramdeo Temple offers a spectacular view of the whole city, the exquisite feature of this temple is that is beautifully decorated and looks spectacular.
3. Barnawapara Wildlife Sanctuary
It lies on a flat and terrain area and gives shelter to number of Tigers, leopards, porcupine, pythons, antelopes, bison and many other species. Situated in the Northern part of Mahasamund district, the wildlife sanctuary was established during 1976 on a huge area of 245 Sq.km.
4. MM Fun city, Raipur
The Fun City has its various Fun water slides, rain dance, kid’s zone, restaurant, wave pool and family pool. The Cluster of water rides available over here will in various shapes and models will make your ride delightful. It is located on huge acres of land, this Fun amusement park in Raipur is the most loved entertainment destination. It is an awesome fun world to enjoy with family and friends.
5. Shri Rajiv Lochan Mandir
Rajiv Lochan means “the beautiful one-eyes” and represents Lord Vishnu. The temple depicts significantly the example of the architecture of Mahakosala. The temple consists of twelve pillars, each of the pillars are beautifully carved with figures of various God and Goddess like – Lord Vishnu, Lord Rama, Lord Narasimha and Goddess Durga.
6. Tirathgarh Falls
The limelight of this waterfall is that the falls over here split into multiple falls as it flows down and gives a Stunning view for the spectators. This is also an ecotourism spot as it enjoins the Kanger Valley national park.
7. Kailash and Kotumsar Cave
The uniqueness of the cave is that it can’t be accessed beyond a certain point due to lack of oxygen flow inside the deep cave. This two-kilometer-deep cave looks stunningly gigantic amidst the dense forests.
8. Maitri Bagh
Maitri Bagh literally means Garden of Friendship, so to enjoy the place go with your friends and experience the top attractions that it provides. A man-made water body that symbolizes the peace between India and USA is Maitri Bagh. This friendship park is a huge attraction among tourists who visit Chhattisgarh and it happens to be the biggest zoo of Chhattisgarh.
9. Mahant Ghasidas Memorial Museum
Established by Raja Mahant Ghasidas during 1875, the museum is more of a preservation site that houses various objects of Anthropology, natural history, archaeology, paintings and Arts, Crafts.
10. Purkhauti Muktangan
Purkhauti Muktangan is developed by the Cultural Department of Chhattisgarh Government and is spread over a huge 18 hectare of land. It exhibits the entire natural resources with existing industries and infrastructures. It is situated in Naya Raipur of Chhattisgarh and is hardly 20 km away from Raipur.