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.
Bade Bacheli is a small tribal town in the Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh. It falls under the larger Bastar division. It is 390 km away from capital city, Raipur. It has a population of 24,370 and boasts of average literacy. Despite several obstacles, this town is striving towards the road of development. Setting up of ESSAR steel plant has only added to their glory. The nearby town Kirandul (6.8 km) is also a tourist delight.
Place to Stay
There are several good budget hotels and lodges are available here. Two recommendations are Maruti Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 300) and Hotel Dream Point (Tariff – Rs. 500).
The common language spoken in this city is Chhattisgarhi. The alternate and official language spoken is Hindi.
The best time to visit would be during the celebration of Mahashivratri in the Lingeshwar temple held in the month of February.
Place of Interest
Ghadi Chowk is situated in the heart of town.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Rajahmundry Airport (187 km). Vishakhapatnam Airport is at a distance of 235.2 km away.
Bacheli Railways Station is well connected to other nearby places such as Kirandul, Tokpal, and Jagdalpur.
There are daily busses to Kirandul (6.8 km), Dantewara (22.4 km), Gidam (33.8 km), Pamurnur (73.8 km), Uma (77.4 km), Gunpur (81 km), Bhansi (8.3 km), Sirisiguda (74.9 km), and Kalepal (86.0 km). Some of the best bus operators that provide a comfortable ride are Anagha Travels, Mint Travels, and Raj Travels. You can opt for online bus booking and travel with ease.