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.
Jagdalpur is a small village in Bastar district in Chattisgarh and is the administrative headquarters. The village is famous for its greenery. Jagdalpur has a population of 100,000.
Places to Stay
Hotel Shraddha Suman (Tariff – Rs. 800), Atithi Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 400), Devansh Residency Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1470) are some of the best accommodation options in Jagdalpur.
Hindi, Telugu, Oriya and Kosali are some of the main languages in Chattisgarh.
Bastar Dussehra, Goncha, Bastar Lokotsav, Madai and Teeja are some of the festivals celebrated every year by the people of Jagdalpur.
Places of Interest
The Kanger National Park (near Jagdalpur), Indravati National Park (in Dantewada).
How to get there
The nearest airport to Jagdalpur is Raipur Airport which is at a distance of 285 km.
There are several trains travelling to and from Jagdalpur Railway Station connecting all the nearby cities and states.
There are many government and private coaches travelling to Jagdalpur Bus Stand daily. Some of the Bus operators such as Mahendra Travels provide excellent bus services with varied booking options.