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Top 10 Places To Visit in Chhattisgarh | Top Places to Visit

A heavily forested state of central India, Chhattisgarh is one of the major ecotourism destinations in India. It is famously known for its magnificent temples, breathtakingly beautiful waterfalls, hills, valleys and stunning landscapes. The beautiful red-brick Lakshmana (Laxman) Temple is situated in the town of Sirpur on the Mahanadi River, near the capital city Raipur. In addition to this, the huge Chitrakoot Falls lie to the northwest. Besides, there are several beautiful places to visit in Chhattisgarh.

Here are the top 10 places to visit in Chhattisgarh:

1. Raipur Tourism

Raipur, the capital city of Chhattisgarh is the largest city in the state. Raipur however, is known for steel mills and steel plants, which makes the city one of the largest industrial centers of the country. Besides steel, the city is also famous for its natural, wildlife and historical tourist attractions, which include the Barnawapara Wildlife Sanctuary, Bilaspur, Dandak Caves, Chitrakoot Falls, Kanha National Park, Sitanadi Wildlife Sanctuary, and Amarkantak, Bhilai. And yes, do not at all miss to savor the sumptuous cuisine here.

Raipur Tourism

2. Jagdalpur

Another beautiful place that you should definitely visit in Chhattisgarh is Jagdalpur, a beautiful and naturally superabundant city in the Bastar district of Chhattisgarh. Jagdalpur is famously known for its pristine beauty, rich history of political activism, vibrant culture, monuments, palaces, lakes, waterfalls and forests. A perfect place in Chhattisgarh to have a great time with your loved ones.

Major tourist attractions in Jagdalpur include, Tirathgarh waterfall, Dalpat Sagar, Chitrakote falls, Kutumsar Caves, Danteshwari temple, and Kanger Valley National Park.


3. Bhilai

Bhilai, one of the most planned cities located in Durg District. The city is famously known for the Bhilai Steel Plant, one of the largest steel plants in India. Replete with several beautiful tourist places, Bhilai makes for a MUST VISIT location in Chhattisgarh. Major tourist attractions in Bhilai include, Dhamda, Deobalod, Tandula, Siyadevi, and Maitri Bagh.


4. Indravati National Park

Indravati National Park, is the only tiger reserve in the state of Chhattisgarh. It is among the three royal tiger reserves of Chhattisgarh, the other being Achanakmar and Udanti-Sitanadi tiger reserves. This national park has derived its name from the River Indravati which is in its proximity. Photographers’ paradise, famous for inhabiting rare and endangered Wild Asian Buffalo, including Nilgai, Black Buck, Sambar, Gaur, Leopard, Chital, Tiger, Sloth bears and myriads of other species of fauna.

Indravati National Park

5. Tirathgarh Falls

Tirathgarh Falls is one of the most beautiful and most frequently visited tourist spots of Chhattisgarh. It splits into multiple falls on its way down, which offers a grandeur view to its visitors. Tirathgarh falls lies within the Kanger National Park, thereby making it a spot of ecotourism as well. Tirathgarh falls is popularly known as the milky fall because the water takes on a white color while falling downwards. In addition to this, the entire region is surrounded by the lush green forest, giving it a picturesque view.

Other locations that you can visit here include, Kutumsar Caves, Kailash Caves and The Kanger Dhara waterfalls.

Tirathgarh Falls

6. Chitrakoot Falls

Chitrakoot, a naturally occurring waterfall lies in the Bastar district of Chhattisgarh. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Chhattisgarh, which is famous for its spectacular sunsets. Chitrakoot falls is sourced from the River Indravati that flows westwards towards Jagdalpur. It is around one-third the width of Niagara Falls, and is nicknamed as the Niagara Falls of India. You will be mesmerized to see the breathtakingly beautiful view of the falls.

Chitrakoot Falls

7. Dantewada

Dantewada came into being after Chhattisgarh became a separate state in the year 1998. It is a beautiful small town which is located in the Bastar district. Dantewada is famous for its beautiful landscapes, sparkling waterfalls, gushing rivers, stunning hill peaks and lush green meadows. Dantewada got its name after the deity Danteshwari, an incarnation of Shakti. The major tourist attractions in Dantewada include, Mama-Bhanja Temple, Barsur, Bodhghat Sath Dhar, Bailadila Mountains, and many more.


8. Dhamtari

Dhamtari, situated along the banks of Mahanadi and its tributaries Joan, Pairy, Kharun, Sendur, Sondur, and Shivnath is home to the Chalukya Empire of the 14th Century. The district is famous for paddy cultivation, rich tribal history and different traditional art forms including music and dance. In addition to this, the place is also famous for its sumptuous cuisine.


9. Mainpat

Mainpat is a small hill station in the state of Chhattisgarh. The place is popularly known as Shimla of Chhattisgarh, is still an absolutely unexploited place famous for its deep valleys, breathtaking waterfalls, picturesque landscapes, dense forests and untouched rivulets. A MUST VISIT location to have a splendid time!


10. Purkhauti Muktangan

Purkhauti Muktangan, a beautiful garden that reflects the rich culture of Chhattisgarh. This garden was created by the Tourism Ministry of the Chhattisgarh Government in Naya Raipur. The garden was inaugurated by the Hon’ble A.P.J Abdul Kalam in November 2006. It is a beautiful place that attracts tourists from across the country and abroad. If you feel like witnessing the local culture, folk art, life-like tribal figures of Chhattisgarh, then Purkhauti Muktangan makes for a must visit location in Chhattisgarh.

Purkhauti Muktangan

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