A city in the Durg district of Chhattisgarh, Bhilai is located 25 kilometres west of the capital Raipur, on the main Howrah–Mumbai rail line. The city, which is situated in eastern central India, has the National Highway 6 passing through it. Famous for the Bhilai Steel Plant, the largest in the country, the city is the only manufacturer of rails in India. Bhilai Nagar is a planned township that has won the Prime Minister's Green Environment Trophy ten times.
Places to Stay
Bhilaihas many hotels located within a kilometre from the bus stand;Hotel Kusum (Tariff- Rs. 661), Hotel Shakun (Tariff-Rs. 650) and Hotel Harsh (Tariff-Rs. 882) are some of them.
Annuals festivals like Christmas, Dussehra, Diwali and Ramzan are celebrated here.
Hindi is the local language spoken here.
Places to Visit
The MaitriBagh zoo and a park established by the Bhilai Steel Plant is a place to visit with 2kms of the bus stand. There are two huge man-made water lakes right next to the zoo.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Swami Vivekananda Airport (Raipur –35kms)
Bhilaihas its own railway station
BhilaiBus Stand runs regular bus service to neighbouring towns and villages. There are a great number of bus operators like Dolphin Bus Service, Pooja Travels and Mahendra Travelsthat offers travellers regular bus services to and from the city. Ticketgoose.com is a popular bus booking site from where you can get your tickets easily.
A significant city in Madhya Pradesh, Jabalpur, got its name from the Arabic word, “Jabal”, meaning mountain. The architecture of the ancient buildings and temples will give you a flavor of Golden Age. Once ruled by Gonds and Kalchuri, Jabalpur houses several tourist attractions like Dhuandhar Falls, Marble rocks, Rani Durgavati Museum, Balancing Rocks, Dumna Nature Reserve and Pisanhari Ki Madiya. Bhopal, the state capital, is based at a distance of 310 km from here.
Places to Stay
Being a hotspot for tourist, there are plenty of budget hotels in Jabalpur. Some of them that are worth trying out are Paras Hotel (Tariff-Rs.600), Kanak Hotel (Tariff-Rs.700), Utsav Hotel (Tariff-Rs.700) and Hotel Surya (Tariff-Rs.800).
Bagheli is the official language of this city. Hindi is also widely spoken and understood.
Navratri (October),Bhai Dooj (November), Diwali (November) and Holi (March) are celebrated with great enthusiasm in this region.
Places of Interest
The major attractions in Jabalpur are Dhuandhar Falls, Marble rocks, Rani Durgavati Museum, Balancing Rocks, Dumna Nature Reserve and Pisanhari Ki Madiya, Tilwara Ghat (12 km), Mala Devi Temple, Bastar Palace, Madan Mahal Fort (515 m) and Sangram Sagar Lake(15 km).
How to Get There
Jabalpur airport (17 km) is the major airport of this region.
Jabalpur Railway Station is the major railway station within the area.
State buses as well as private buses are active in Jabalpur. Kanker Roadways, Vijayshree Travels and Nandan Travels are some of the top private operator serving this city. Bus ticket online booking facility is the most convenient way of booking your tickets.