Ambikapur is a city that belongs to Surguja, one of the oldest districts of the state of Chattisgarh. It is named after the goddess Ambika Devi. Prior to independence this place served as the capital of Surguja. Ambikapur is famous for its natural reserves of Bauxite. It is also well known for growing paddy.
Places to Stay
There are a few hotels such as Hotel Birendra Prabha (Rs 1500), Maya Hotel (Rs 1200) and Mayura Hotel (Rs 1000) that offer accommodation to visitors.
Diwali, Eid, Ganesh Chaturthi and Holi are the major festivals celebrated in this city.
Hindi and Chhattisgarhi are the local languages spoken in Ambikapur.
Places to Visit
The major attraction in Ambikapur is the temple of Ambika Devi located within 8km of the bus stand. Ramgarh, Dipadih and Kudargarh are other places of interest located within 30km.
How to Get There
Darima airstrip is located 12km away; however, the nearest airport is in Raipur which is over 300km away.
Ambikapur railway station is located 5km from the bus stand and is linked to Anuppur railway junction. It provides connections to Satna, Jabalpur, Bhopal and Raipur.
Ambikapur is well connected by road to Raipur, Bilaspur, Bhilai, and Raigarh. There are daily buses to Varanasi and Gadhwa. The best bus operators that offer quality service include state owned buses and TicketGoose.com, a leading Online Bus Ticket Booking Service, provides low price, high quality options for bus travellers. You can book your tickets online through Ticketgoose.com, a good bus booking site.