Rajnandgaon is a town in the Rajnandgaon district of Chattisgarh, India. It is surrounded by many lakes and ponds. This town is also named as Shanskardhani and was originally called as Nandgram. This city is known as the cultural capital of Chhattisgarh. Rajnandgaon is surrounded by Kabirdham district in the north, Durg district in the east, Bastar district in the south and Gadchiroli and Bhandara in the west. Balod, Bhilai and Dongargarh are the nearby cities to Rajnandgaon.
Places to Stay
Some of the budget hotels in Rajnandgaon are Hotel Mayur (Tariff – Rs. 500 to Rs. 1000), Hotel Utsav Palace (Tariff – Rs. 500 to Rs. 1000) and Hotel Samrat (Tariff – Rs. 500 to Rs. 1000).
The local language spoken in Rajnandgaon is Chhattisgarhi. Hindi is also spoken.
Diwali is the most celebrated festival in the town in the month of November every year.
Places of Interest
There are many temples in Rajnandgaon. Some of them are Gayatri Mandir, Sitla Mandir and Barfaani Ashram. Some places to visit are Dongargarh (33 km away from Rajnandgaon), Bhilai (37 km away from Rajnandgaon), Balod (49 km away from Rajnandgaon) and Maa Bambleshwari in Dongargarh (33 km away from Rajnandgaon).
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Rajnandgaon is at Mana (Raipur), which is located at a distance of 80 km from the town.
Rajnandgaon Railway Station is the nearest railway station, which is 1 km away, and Parmalkasa Railway Station, which is 9 km away from the town.
Rajnandgaon is well-connected by road. Many bus operators like Royal Travels, Tulsi Tours & Travels, Amar Travels and Shiv Travels provide good services to passengers. Several bus ticket booking portals like ticketgoose.com offers bus ticket booking discount with codes. Make use of it when you book your tickets.