Bhancha is a small village in the Bilaspur district of the central Indian state of Chattisgarh. The nearest major urban hub of Raipur is at a distance of 97 km, whereas the district headquarters (Bilaspur) is at a distance of 60 km. The vast Achanakmar Wildlife Sanctuary is located at a distance of 79 km.
Places to Stay
Being a remote village, naturally there are no great places for tourists to accommodate themselves. One is forced to venture into Raipur for lodging. There are a couple of good budget hotels in the city. Some of the options which are worth a try are Mayank Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 400), Hotel Udaydeep (Tariff – Rs. 800), Hotel Agrawal Inn (Tariff – Rs. 800), Natraj Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 600) and others.
The official language of the area is Hindi.
The important festivals celebrated are Holi in March, Hanuman Jayanti and Dusshera in September-October and Diwali in November.
Places of Interest
The village in itself may not have anything interesting to offer. Raipur as a city, however, will not disappoint you as a tourist. Some of the places which are worth a visit are Mahant Ghasidas Museum, Guru Tegh Bahadur Museum, Nandanvan Zoo and 5D shows (the city is one of the very few in India to have 5D theatres).
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Raipur Airport at a distance of 111 km.
The Bilaspur Junction Railway Station is the nearest railway station at a distance of 65 km.
Mostly state transport buses cater to the needs of passengers in the region. A few smaller private operators are active too. You can get online bus booking offers through various travel websites, especially during festive occasions.