The capital city of Chhattisgarh, Raipur is also known as the “Rice Bowl of India”. The historical monuments in this city that were built during the Gutpa period, will take you to the glorious past. Raipur boasts of major attractions like Kanha National Park, Achanakmar Wildlife Sanctuary, Kanger Valley National Park, Jatmai-Ghatarani Waterfalls, Kaivalya Dham Jain Temple, Amarkantak, Bhoramdeo Temple.
Places to Stay
Some of the budget hotels and lodges in Raipur are Hotel City Palace (Tariff-Rs.700), Hotel JK Raj (Tariff-Rs.800) and Hotel Okasu (Tariff-Rs.900).
Hindi is widely spoken in this area.
Hareli and Gouri Goura held in the month of August are the main festivals celebrated in Raipur city.
Places of Interest
You will never fall short of tourist spots in Raipur. Some of the places that are worth exploring here are Kanha National Park, Achanakmar Wildlife Sanctuary, Kanger Valley National Park, Jatmai-Ghatarani Waterfalls, Kaivalya Dham Jain Temple, Amarkantak, Bhoramdeo Temple, Dongargarh, Sirpur, Champaran and Murrum Silli Dam.
How to Get There
The city has its own airport named as Swami Vivekananda Airport.
Raipur Railway Station, which is located in the heart of the city, connects Raipur to other major towns and cities.
Both state buses as well as private buses cater to this region. Top operators like Neeta Travels and Kesineni Travels can be taken into consideration while plying to and fro this city. Book a bus ticket in advance and travel without any hassle to any destination in India.