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Raipur , Chhattisgarh

Raipur is the district and the capital city of the state of Chhatisgrah and is one of the places that you should definitely visit to actually understand the essence of a state. This is a place that is very interesting from the historical and archaeological point of view and some of the monuments that you find here will leave you absolutely breathless. Raipur city had been the capital of the Haihaya kings, controlling the traditional forts of the Chhattisgarh for a long time. The town of Raipur has been in existence since the 9th century; the old site and ruins of the fort can be seen in the southern part of the city. Thus you can imagine the wonderful places that are actually in store for you the moment you some to Raipur. Mahant Ghasidas Memorial Museum is one of the places in Raipur which give you many answers to the past of this wonderful place. It is a storehouse of all the information of all the dynasties that rules this wonderful place and will truly fascinate you. The Mahakoshal Art Galley s one of the most important among the tourist attractions in Raipur and is in an octagonal shape. The Doodhadhari monastery and temple is another place that should not be missed at all cost. It is simply one of the most fabulous places that you will see. The Budhapara lake is a magnificent sight and the Mahamaya temple is one of the places that harnesses the true power of the Almighty. Raipur is a wonderful amalgamation of the old and new and this is why today it is the most important place in Chhattisgarh. It is proud of its wonderful past and embraces the future with equal grace.

Distance / Time Current Temperature Mean Rainfall Altitude Population Best Times Min Hotel tariff
km / Hrs 29.0°C /84.0°F 94 mm 981feet /km2 Jan-Mar,Oct-Dec Coming Soon


Places of Interest

  • Mahant Ghasi Das Memorial Museum

    "Ghasidas Memorial Museum is situated near the D K Hospital in Raipur, capital city of Chhattisgarh. It was established in 1875 by Raja Mahant Ghasidas of Rajnandgaon. Different types of objects of archaeology, anthropology, and natural history are preserved here. It also contains arts, crafts, and paintings. The museum has two floors and five galleries. The first floor has objects related to nature and its history containing various mammals, snakes, and birds. The museum also houses a huge library. The museum is open on all days from 10 A.M. to 5 P.M. leaving Mondays, and public Holidays. Entry fee for the museum is Rupee one per head. In the year 1875 a wave of awareness was blowing regarding preservation of archaeological heritage and as a result of that the King of Rajnandgaon a native states, Mahant Ghasidas established a museum in a historical octagonal building which is inspired by British architectural style. The dome of the building is more or less imitation of British crown. At present in this building activities of Mahakosal Art gallery are going on. The museum of Raipur is one amongst 10 oldest museums in India. Later, due to scarcity of space and increasing number of art objects another building was constructed in 1953 and was inaugurated by India's first president Dr. Rajendra Prasad. Quine Jyoti Devi, donated Rs. 1 lakh 50 thousand in memory of mahant Ghasidas for the construction of the new building. She also gave another 50 thousand rupees for the establishment of a public library in the memory of Mahant Sarveshvardas. The museum and the library are housed the same building."

    Mahant Ghasi Das Memorial Museum

  • Budha Lake

    "Lake Buddha (78°3?S 163°46?ECoordinates: 78°3?S 163°46?E) is a large proglacial lake on the south margin of Joyce Glacier in the small valley known as Shangri-la. It was named in association with Shangri-la by the New Zealand Victoria University of Wellington Antarctic Expedition, 1960-61."

    Budha Lake

  • Gandhi Udyaan

    "A visit to Gandhi Udyan can also be combined with other tourist attractions across the city. With its delectable cuisines, and opportunities to explore the surrounding areas, Raipur is perfectly poised to offer an experience that is both, authentic as well as unique! There are many ideal locations to visit in and around this wonderful city, with prominent local landmarks and favourable restaurants being just a few examples. Make a trip to Raipur and its exciting places of interest to enjoy a memorable vacation. A visit to Gandhi Udyan will give you a greater insight into the various cultures and traditions of Raipur - See more at: http://www.travelguru.com/hotels/india/chhattisgarh/raipur/hotels-near-gandhi-udyan.html#sthash.JnAJlzYW.dpuf"

    Gandhi Udyaan

  • Nandanvan Garden

    "This is perfect place for a day outing, were families can have fun and frolic times. It provides a breathtaking view of the area as it is located near Khaaron River. Children would have a quality time in a mini zoo, watching wild and domestic animals in their natural habitat. Surrounded by lush green trees and attractive landscapes this garden offers a lot of recreational activities like jogging parks, huge playgrounds, walking area etc. This place is a perfect one for nature lovers. - See more at: http://www.indiantravels.com/Chhattisgarh/Raipur/Places/Nandanvan-Garden-#sthash.D6LRjGW0.dpuf"

    Nandanvan Garden

  • Rajeev Smriti Van

    "Situated 12 km from Raipur city, Rajiv Smriti Van is a unique site spreading over an area of 14 acres built in memory of Late Rajeev Gandhi, the former Prime Minister of India. It was developed to improve public awareness towards the conservation of nature and to explain such things as dynamics of tree, nature and environment. Urja Park is a park adjoining Rajeev Smriti Van where solar energy is used entirely. Various interactive media have been used to spread awareness about solar energy."

    Rajeev Smriti Van

  • Urja Park


    Urja Park

  • Barnawapara

    "Located in northern part of Mahasamund district of Chhattisgarh, Barnawapara Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the finest and important wildlife sanctuaries in the region. Established in 1976 under Wildlife Protection Act of 1972, the sanctuary is relatively a small one covering an area of only 245 sq km. the topography of the region comprises of flat and hilly terrain with altitudes ranging between 265-400 mts. The Barnawapara Wildlife Sanctuary is known for its lush green vegetations and unique wildlife."


  • Banjari Mata Mandir

    "Banjari Mata Mandir has its own and unique history to it. The man behind the construction was Shree Harish Joshi. He discovered a stone ;which was a replica of Banjari Mata. Soon, people came to knew about this news and then they began to worship this idol. Thousands of pilgrims come to this place during festivals ,where the whole temple is decorated. - See more at: http://www.indiantravels.com/Chhattisgarh/Raipur/Places/Banjari-Mata-Mandir#sthash.8cXikpQk.dpuf"

    Banjari Mata Mandir

  • Dudhadari Temple

    "The name Dudhadhari Sri Sankata Mochan Hanuman Mandir, Sri Dudhadhari Temple, Raipur, Chhhattisgarh\nThere lived a mahant by name Swami Balbhadra Das who was an ardent devotee of Lord Hanuman. He was worshiping a swayambu Hanuman. He will offer milk as prasand to Hanumanji and the prasand he used to drink. As per the lore a cow by name \"Surhi\" will visit the Mahant daily and offer her milk for Lord Hanuman. In the course of time Mahant Swami Balbhadra Das was taking that milk only as food, hence he was called \"Dudh-Ahari\""

    Dudhadari Temple

  • Shadani Darbar

    "Shadani Drabar is a major tourist attraction in Raipur. Spread over 12 acres of land this magnificent temple is named after Shri Shadaramji Saheb. As you take a walk in temple; you could see incredible images of gods and incarnations on the walls. A lot of devotees come here, to listen to soothing tunes of Dhuni Saheb. There is a huge hall where Dhuni Saheb is kept. Children would enjoy viewing spectacular musical fountain. - See more at: http://www.indiantravels.com/Chhattisgarh/Raipur/Places/Shadani-Darbar#sthash.4dxsTKH3.dpuf"

    Shadani Darbar


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