Explore Chhattisgarh
Chhattisgarh
Hidden Treasure of Central India

Chhattisgarh, located in the central part of India, is a heavily forested state. It is known for its quaint temples and splendid waterfalls. The state offers a balanced view of urban and rural lifestyle. The abundant greenery, waterfalls and caves call for a memorable sightseeing experience. The serene temples and caves are enough to reflect the state's culture, history and tradition. In addition to this, there are well-maintained museums which offer a glimpse of the tribal art and heritage. 

Popular cities:

  • Raipur

  • Raigarh

  • Bilaspur

  • Jagdalpur

Climate
The climate of Chhattisgarh is hot and humid but mainly tropical. The best time to visit the state is between October to February.

  • January — Cold
  • February — Cold
  • March — Hot
  • April — Hot
  • May — Hot
  • June — Humid
  • July — Wet
  • August — Wet
  • September — Wet
  • October — Wet
  • November — Cold
  • December — Cold
Things to do
City Life
Raipur offers so much beyond a replica of just another city. You can explore the natural beauty of the city through Ghatarani Waterfalls, Purkhauti Muktangan Garden and Gandhi Udyan Park. These places offer the best picnic spots in the state. Raigarh, the Industrial hub of Chhattisgarh, has temples and forests that will leave you spellbound. You can also specially be part of the festival called Chakradhar Samaroh and witness artists display their art of dance and music. In Bilaspur, you must visit Madku Dweep with your family and enjoy a peaceful evening amidst nature. Jagdalpur has some of the most serene waterfalls which includes Chitrakote Waterfalls, Chitradhara Falls and Mandawa Falls.
Museums
To gain a better knowledge of the history, tribal heritage, art, food habitats and other artifacts of the tribal communities or of the state in general, you must visit the Mahant Ghasidas Memorial Museum in Raipur, Purkhoutii Muktagan, Mahakoshal Art Gallery, Archeological Museum, Zonal Anthropological Museum and Nehru Art Gallery.
Caves
Caves in Chhattisgarh act as a strong link between the state and its rich historical background. Kailash Caves, located near Ambikapur, is famous for its intriguing architecture. Plantains and fountains further enhance the cave’s beauty and attraction. Temples of different God-Goddess are in the caves and the most famous one is that of Shiv-Parvati. On the auspicious occasion of Mahashivratri, a huge festival is organized here. Other famous caves like the Jogimara Caves, Ramgarh Caves, Kutumsar Caves, Singhanpur Caves, Aranya Caves can leave you spellbound with its structural beauty and centuries old cave paintings.
Waterfalls
Chhattisgarh is home to some of the most beautiful waterfalls in India. Chitrakote Falls in Jagdalpur, also known as Niagara Falls in India, is the largest waterfall of the country. To enjoy the entire view of this mystical waterfall you can take a boat ride below and even visit a small shrine located by the banks. Tirathgarh Falls is ideal for both travelers and pilgrims because of this magnificence and a temple of Shiv Parvati. Rajpuri Waterfall, Chitradhara Falls, Charre-Marre Falls, Ghatarani Waterfall, Mandawa Falls and Tamra Ghoomar Waterfall are some of the most beautiful picnic spots in the state. These waterfalls will steal your heart with their exotic beauty and sheer splendor.
Wildlife
There are forest reserves and National Parks you can visit, to spot different species of animals and birds. You can find species like Nilgai, Chausingha, Wild boar, Sloth bear, Hyena, Jackal, Panther, Antelope, Sambhar etc. in Gomarda Reserve Forests. Situated in the southern part of Chhattisgarh, the Pamed Wildlife Sanctuary has so many intriguing views to offer besides the mystic caves it houses. It is surrounded by dense forests which facilitate not only a majestic aura but also easy spotting of India Gazelle, Spotted deer and Chinkara. Achanakmar Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the most important wildlife reserves of Chhattisgarh. There are over 200 species of rare animals in this sanctuary. You can explore more wildlife in Kanger Valley National Park, Pamed Wild Buffalo Wildlife Sanctuary, Sitanadi Wildlife Sanctuary, among others.
Temples/Places of Worship
If you want to have a spiritual or religious experience then there are several temples in Chhattisgarh which you can visit. The architecture of the temples reflects its history and a strong foundation of traditions and cultural beliefs. Maa Bamleshwari Temple in Dongargarh, Danteshwari Temple, Laxman Temple, Bhoramdev Temple, Mahamaya Temple in Bilaspur, Jatmai Ghatarani and Kevalya Dham Jain Temple in Raipur and Banjari Mata Temple in Raigarh are some of the most famous temples of the state. Their location further enhances their beauty.
How to spend time / how long will it take?

You can visit most of the famous destinations of Chhattisgarh in a period of 5-8 days. During your stay, you can enjoy an equal share of cityscapes and rural beauty of the state. Your first stop can be in Raipur as you can explore different cultural and beautiful sites including temples, waterfalls and wildlife sanctuary with the convenience of leisure and recreational facilities at your disposal. You can spend a day or two exploring the city. Further, you can easily travel between several districts for a good 4-5 days as per your inclination towards exploring caves, museums, temples or waterfalls. You can spend a day at Achanakmar Wildlife Sanctuary as there are several tourist places in its vicinity. From here you can end your trip at the serene Chitrakote Falls which is approximately 38 kilometers to the west of Jagdalpur. 


Cuisine
  • Most of the traditional foods in Chhattisgarh consist of staple crops like Rice, Maize, Jowar and Bajra. Some of the famous dishes include Muthia, Chila, Sabudana ki Khichdi, Hatphodva, Bhajia, Aamat, Faraa, Bara, Bafauri, Dubki Kadi. Sweet dishes like Tilgur, Moong Dal Halwa, Kusli, Lavang Latika, Dehrori and Khurma are very famous in the region.
Costs
  • While the meal prices can vary, the average cost of food Chhattisgarh usually is around INR 180 per meal.
  • The cost of a sim card differs according to the recharge package you opt for but the starting price starts from INR 100. Certain important documents may be required for identity proof purposes.
Visa
  • Indian Passport and OCI Card holders do not require a Visa
  • Other need to apply for an Indian visa
Season to Visit
  • October
  • November
  • December
  • January
  • February

Typical Duration to Visit
  • 5 - 8 days

Known For
  • Waterfalls
  • Caves
  • Museums
  • Wildlife
  • Temples
Areas to Visit
  • Chitrakote Falls on the Indravati River
  • Ancient Temples like Bhoramdeo Temple and Mahamaya Temple
  • Pamed Wildlife Sanctuary for nature and wildlife
  • Shiv-Parvati Temple in Kailash Caves

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