Pithora is a city in the Mahasamund district of Chhattisgarh, India. It is part of Pithora taluk and is the taluk headquarters. The cities nearest to Pithora are Bagbahra (31 km), Basna (37 km) and Jharbandh (39 km.) Pithora is very near the Odisha border so the population is diverse. Pithora has a few places that can be visited by tourists.
Places to Stay
Although there are no hotels in Pithora, Mahasamund which is nearby has a few budget hotels. These include Samrat Lodge (Tariff – Rs. 1000 and above) and Manasi Lodge (Tariff – Rs. 500-1000.)
The official language of Pithora is Chhattisgarhi. Hindi and Oriya are also spoken here.
The important festivals of Pithora are the festivals of Maha Shiv Ratri, Sri Rama Navami and Diwali.
Places of Interest
There are several places for tourists to visit in and around Pithora. These include Sirpur which is 53 km away from Patewa. It is of cultural importance because it has architecturally important landmarks from the Kosal period. The Laxman temple that is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Lord Laxmana is an excellent example of the Panchrath architecture.
How to Get There
The airport that is closest to Pithora is the Raipur airport. It is located about 90 km away from the town.
The Bagbahra Railway station (29 km) is the station that connects Pithora to the rest of Chhattisgarh.
There are daily bus services to Raipur and other places that are close-by. The best bus operator in this region is considered to be Mahendra Travels. Online bus booking site like Ticketgoose.com provides tickets with best deals.