Dhamtari is one of the oldest municipalities around Raipur in Chhattisgarh. The land here is very fertile which helps the cultivation of paddy. The area is also known for its lead deposits. The region is well- nourished by the Mahnandi River and its tributaries - Sendur, Sondur, Pairy, Joan, Shivnath and Kharun. Dhamtari also houses the headquarters of the Mennonite Church. There are many schools and colleges in this region.
Places to Stay
Dhamtari has few of the lodging facilities available. Some of the more popular places to stay are Ashiana Hotel (Tariff-Rs. 300) and Bhagwati Lodge (Tariff-Rs. 200.)
The official language of Dhamtari is Chhattisgarhi.
The people of Dhamtari celebrate Dussera, Lokotsav, Madai (a tribal festival) and Bhoramdeo with great enthusiasm.
Places of Interest
Dhamtari is known for its scenic beauty. The best time to visit it is between August and December. Gangrel Dam is one of the most attractive picnic spots of the region. The place is also known for its traditional folk culture. The Vindhyavasini and Angarmoti temples are the famous in this region.
How to Get There
The airport closest to Dhamtari is the Raipur airport which is at a distance of 73 km from it.
Dhamtari has its own railway station. Trains run from this station every day. The closest major railway station is the Raipur railway station which connects it to all the major cities of the country.
Dhamtari has its own bus station. Some of the popular travel operators in this region are Mahendra Travel and Kankekar Travels. Ticketgoose.com provides bus tickets at minimum rates to all its travelers.