Basna is a small city from the Mahasamund district of Chhattisgarh. It forms a part of the Basna Taluka and is the Taluka headquarter. The cities nearest to Basna are Mahasamund (89 km) and Raipur (128 km). Basna is at the border of neighbouring state Odisha, and has a multi-cultural population. Basna has a lot of places that are of interest for the eager traveller.
Places to Stay
Although Basna does not have any hotels, nearby Mahasamund has a few budget hotel options. These include Samrat Lodge (Tariff – Rs. 1000) and Manasi Lodge (Tariff – Rs. 500).
The official language of Basna is Chhattisgarhi. The other languages spoken here are Oriya and Hindi.
The important festivals of Basna are Navratri, Diwali, and Maha Shiv Ratri amongst others.
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist attraction in and around Basna. The Vishnu Mandir dedicated to Lord Vishnu in Janjgir (96 km) is a local tourist attraction. The Tripur Sundar Devi Mandir dedicated to Goddess Laxmi is also located here. There are other places of religious interest too.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Basna is the Raipur Airport. The airport is located about 128 km away from the city.
Basna is connected by Komakhan Railway Station on the Eastern Railway line. Trains plying to several destinations in Chhattisgarh often halt here.
There are daily bus services to Raipur and other places. The best bus operator that offers good service to passengers is Mahendra Travels. The rapid increase in the number of travel websites has made it convenient to book a bus ticket from the comfort of your home and workplace. To book a bus ticket you no longer need to go to a bus counter, as online tickets are available on bus booking portals.