Every state has something unique to offer its tourists. Nevertheless, choosing a tour location can be difficult, especially if you are traveling with your family. Elders may want to see temples, monuments, and sanctuaries, whilst children may opt to enjoy the tour’s entertainment and enjoyment. Chhattisgarh is one of the few Indian states that offers all of these services under one roof. From monuments to stunning landscapes, waterfalls, caverns, and ancient temples, Chhattisgarh is a compelling choice.
Here is a list of some of the best places in Chhattisgarh for your visit:
1. Barnawapara Wildlife Sanctuary
The Barnawapara Wildlife Sanctuary is one of Chhattisgarh’s most popular tourist destinations. It is home to the Bar and Nawapura forest settlements. Interestingly, it got founded in 1976 and covers a wide area of 245 square kilometers.
Famous For: This region’s thick and lush foliage supports a diverse range of species. The ground is generally level, with a few low and high hillocks thrown in for good measure.
Ticket Price of Barnawapara Wildlife Sanctuary: INR 55
Timing: All seasons
How To Reach Barnawapara Wildlife Sanctuary: The nearest airport is the Swami Vivekanand Airport of the capital city, Raipur.
Raipur has a long history and was a part of Madhya Pradesh till 2000. The city got designated as the state capital after the establishment of the new state of Chhattisgarh, owing to its central location. Raipur gets flanked by the districts of Durg and Bemetara and it’s located in the heart of the plains known as the “rice bowl of India.” The city is a thriving capital with a cosmopolitan and multi-religious population.
Famous For: Raipur, with its various festivals, retail centers, and cityscapes, is also an ideal base for exploring the nearby sights.
Ticket Price of Raipur: N/A
Timing: October – January
How to Reach Raipur: Swami Vivekananda International Airport.
Jagdalpur has a long history of political involvement and has established a thriving culture. As a result of the government’s efforts, Jagdalpur is one of the rising attractions that is being aggressively pushed by the state tourism department, and all required amenities gets provided to tourists. It is also well linked to Raipur, the state capital, and other regional cities.
Famous For: Today, it is mainly recognized for the city’s monuments and palaces, as well as natural features such as lakes, waterfalls, and woods that have remained undisturbed by tourist activity.
Ticket Price of Jagdalpur: N/A
Timing: May to October
How to Reach Jagdalpur: The nearest functional airport is Raipur Airport
4. Charre Marre Waterfalls
The Charre Marre Waterfalls are a delightful and unusual site to explore in Chattisgarh. This convoluted waterfall is 16 meters tall, and the crystal water cascading from such a considerable height is pretty impressive. The abundant and pure Jogidhara river is responsible for the formation of this enthralling and flowing waterfall. Its stream flows past hills and green trees, creating soothing noises.
Famous For: This convoluted waterfall is 16 meters tall, and the crystal water cascading from such a considerable height makes it pretty impressive.
Ticket Price of Charre Marre Waterfalls: N/A
Timing: October to November
How to Reach Charre Marre Waterfalls: Charre Marre Waterfalls gets located at a distance of 127 km from Raipur.
Sirpur is a tiny hamlet in the state of Chhattisgarh, located on the banks of the Mahanadi River. It is 35 kilometers from the Mahasamund district and 78 kilometers from Raipur, the state capital of Chhattisgarh. Sirpur village is an archaeological marvel. This village’s temple culture has served as an inspiration to numerous architects.
Famous For: It is a charming hidden gem with a strong link to the Buddhist world and a treasure trove of archaeological finds dating back to the 8th century.
Ticket Price of Sirpur: N/A
Timing: April to May
How to Reach Sirpur: Sirpur is 78 km away from Raipur 1 hour and 30 minutes journey.
Mainpat is an underappreciated hill station with lush green meadows, deep valleys, stunning waterfalls, dense woods, and pristine rivulets. The hill station has not yet been entirely commercialized, thus it receives a lower stream of tourists than its rivals. Because of its large Tibetan population and influence in the area, Mainpat is frequently referred to as the Shimla of Chhattisgarh and Mini Tibet. After the Chinese conquest of Tibet, Tibetan refugees get rehabilitated in Mainpat and have since found a home there. One of the most famous Chhattisgarh tourist places.
Famous For: An underappreciated hill station with lush green meadows, deep valleys, stunning waterfalls, dense woods, and pristine rivulets.
Ticket Price of Mainpat: N/A
Timing: July to February
How to Reach Mainpat: The nearest railway station is Ambikapur over 80 kilometers from Mainpat.
7. Madku Dweep
Madku dweep is a lovely island in Chhattisgarh’s Bilaspur district, beside the peaceful river Shivnath. Madku gets its name from the fact that the island shape is like a frog. This island’s natural beauty, it’s said to be spellbinding. The scenic Madku Dweep covers an area of around 24 hectares and is densely forested. One of the most beautiful places to visit in Chhattisgarh.
Famous For: The island is particularly well-known for its ancient temples, which are historically and archaeologically significant.
Ticket Price of Madku Dweep: 50 INR
Timing: July to December
How to Reach Madku Dweep: Madku Dweep is at a distance of 25 km from Bilaspur and about 79 km from the capital city of Raipur.
Dhamtari, the 14th-century Chalukya empire’s home, is a prominent tourist town in Chattisgarh, well famed for its temples. The town has a population of about 82000 people. Every year, a large number of people visit the Ravishankar Water Dam, especially during the monsoon season. It is also well-known for its folk culture and wildlife refuge. Dhamtari, it’s situated on the banks of the Mahanadi River and its tributaries Pairy, Sendur, Sondur, Joan, Kharun, and Shivnath Paddy cultivation is widespread in these areas. One of the most famous tourist places in Chhattisgarh.
Famous For: It is also well-known for its folk culture and wildlife refuge. Dhamtari, it’s situated on the banks of the Mahanadi River and its tributaries Pairy, Sendur, Sondur, Joan, Kharun, and Shivnath.
Ticket Price of Dhamtari: N/A
Timing: October to March
How to Reach Dhamtari: Regular rail and bus services ply to and fro the city of Dhamtari
Bhilai, a culturally significant city, is a planned city located in the Durg District, 25 kilometers from the capital city of Raipur. The city is well known for the Bhilai Steel Plant (SAIL), one of India’s major steel factories. The city is a wonderful blend of people of all religions and languages, which gives the city a sense of harmony and oneness. Bhilai, which was once a tiny hamlet, saw rapid growth after the opening of India’s second steel factory in 1955.
Famous For: The city is well known for the Bhilai Steel Plant (SAIL), one of India’s major steel factories.
Ticket Price Of Bhilai: N/A
Timing: October to March
How to Reach Bhilai: 25 kilometers from the capital city of Raipur
10. Chitrakote Falls
Chitrakote, India’s widest waterfall, is also known as the “Niagara of India” because of its size. This waterfall gets located on the west side of Jagdalpur in the Bastar District of Chhattisgarh and it’s fed by the Indravati river. Chitrakote Falls has a height of roughly 30 meters and a width of 985 feet, and you can see it in all its splendor during the monsoon season. During the summer, the fall falls down the rock in three streams.
Famous For: Chitrakote Falls has a height of roughly 30 meters and a width of 985 feet, and you can see it in all its splendor during the monsoon season making it a wonderful attraction.
Ticket Price Of Chitrakote: 20 INR
Timing: 6 AM to 6 PM
How to Reach Chitrakote: The nearest airport is the Raipur airport around 285 kilometers.
11. Indravati National Park
Indravati National Park, is the sole tiger reserve in the green state of Chhattisgarh, with a wildlife population higher than many others in the country. It is one of three royal tiger reserves in the state, the others being Achanakmar and Undanti-Sitandadi. A mesmerizing national park in Chhattisgarh.
Famous For: The national park, which takes its name from the nearby Indravati River, it’s believed to be one of the best in the state.
Ticket Price Of Indravati National Park: 50 INR
Timing: October to March
How to Reach Indravati National Park: The nearest railway station is Jagdalpur 168 km.
Chirmiri is a lovely hill station in Chhattisgarh’s Koriya district. Chirimiri, also known as Chirmiri, it’s known as the ‘Jannat/Heaven of Chhattisgarh.’ Its beautiful foliage, mountains, and rivers make it an ideal getaway location for anybody wishing to unwind. This picturesque village is also well-known for its coal mines. There are a number of temples and other important tourist attractions. Chirmiri is well connected by train and road to major cities. Chirmiri is located at an elevation of 579 meters above sea level.
Famous For: There are a number of temples and other important tourist attractions.
Ticket Price Of Chirmiri: 100 INR
Timing: October to April
How to Reach Chirmiri: Chirmiri has its railway station.
13. Tirathgarh Falls
Tirathgarh Falls is without a doubt one of Chhattisgarh’s most popular tourist destinations. It is a location that combines entertainment, enjoyment, picnicking, and adventure. The Tirathgarh Falls are also one of the most well-known picnic places in Jagdalpur. These falls are remarkable in that they break into many falls on their way down, providing tourists with a breathtaking vista. This block waterfall drops 300 feet in a single drop. Tirathgarh Falls is also a popular ecotourism destination due to its location inside the Kanger National Park.
Famous For: These falls are remarkable because they break into many falls on their way down, providing tourists with a breathtaking vista.
Ticket Price Of Tirathgarh Falls: 75 INR
Timing: June to December
How to Reach Tirathgarh Falls: The falls are towards the southwest of Jagdalpur and at a distance of 35 km.
Dantewada got formed in 1998, following the separation of Chattisgarh from Madhya Pradesh. The small little village of Dantewada, located in the Bastar area, provides a panoramic panorama view of rushing rivers, glittering waterfalls, majestic hill peaks, and lush green meadows. Historically, the town got named after the Shakti incarnation Danteshwari, who eventually came to preside over the Danteshwar shrine. In prehistoric times, Dantewada got known as Tarlapal and Dantawali.
Famous For: Bastar area provides a panoramic panorama view of rushing rivers, glittering waterfalls, majestic hill peaks, and lush green meadows.
Ticket Price Of Dantewada: N/A
Timing: October to March
How to Reach Dantewada: Dantewada gets connected with Jagadalpur the nearest town, by State Highway 16.
15. Ghatarani Waterfalls
Ghatarani Waterfalls, the biggest in Chattisgarh, it’s located 85 kilometres from Raipur. This stunning location, surrounded by lush flora, is a favorite picnic place. Ghatarani Waterfalls is a popular picnic location to visit with friends and family on the weekends. A short hike through the woods will take you to this stunning natural wonder. A naturally formed pool gets found at the bottom of the waterfall. Swim, play with your family, or relax in the pool.
Famous For: Ghatarani Waterfalls is a popular picnic location to visit with friends and family on the weekends.
Ticket Price Of Ghatarani Waterfalls: 50 INR
Timing: June to September
How to Reach Ghatarani Waterfalls: The Ghatarani Falls is at a distance of 75 km from Raipur.
16. Bhoramdeo Temple
The Bhoramdeo temple it’s said to have gotten built between the 7th and 12th centuries and has a striking similarity to the Sun Temple of Konark. It is generally known as the Khajuraho of Chhattisgarh since it resembles the Madhya Pradesh Khajuraho Temple. It is the principal temple among four historic temples in this region – Madwa Mahal, Istaliq Temple, Cherki Mahal, and Bhoramdeo Temple – and remains as strong as ever in the Kabirdham district.
Famous For: It’s the principal temple among four historic temples in this region – Madwa Mahal, Istaliq Temple, Cherki Mahal, and Bhoramdeo Temple
Ticket Price Bhoramdeo temple: N/A
Timing: October to February
How to Reach Bhoramdeo temple: It’s situated about 18 km in the northwest direction of the Tehsil town of Karwadha, Kabirdham district.
Malhar is Chhattisgarh’s most historic and archaeologically significant town. Its excellent sculptures and historical beauty have earned this town a place on the Archaeological Survey of India’s list of “Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains of National Importance.” A few of the bones discovered at Malhar date back to the 1000th century BC and got associated with the Kalchuri kingdom.
Famous For: Its excellent sculptures and historical beauty have earned this town a place on the Archaeological Survey of India.
Ticket Price Of Malhar: N/A
Timing: November to February
How to Reach Malhar: The nearest railway station is in Bilaspur at a distance of only 33 km.
Rajim it’s regarded as the ideal location for experiencing Chhattisgarh’s rich cultural history. Rajim, also known as the ‘Prayag’ of Chhattisgarh, is the meeting point of three holy rivers: the Mahanadi Chitrotpala, Pairi, and Sondur. The confluence of these three rivers is also known as the ‘Triveni Sangam.’ Every year, from Magh Poornima to Mahashivaratri, the Chhattisgarh Kumbh Mela gets held here.
Famous For: As Magh Poornima to Mahashivaratri, the Chhattisgarh Kumbh Mela gets held here.
Ticket Price Of Rajim: N/A
Timing: All Season
How to Reach Rajim: Rajim is a small town that is at a distance of 45 km from Raipur.
19. Guru Ghasidas National Park
The Guru Ghasidas National Park is a wonderfully protected reserve that spans 1440.71 square kilometers. The park is one of the area’s most unusual national parks and a must-see for anybody visiting the state of Chhattisgarh. It’s located in Chhattisgarh’s Koriya district and was once a part of Madhya Pradesh’s Sanjay National Park. However, with the establishment of Chhattisgarh, 60% of the park got relocated to the Koriya district and renamed Guru Ghasidas National Park.
Famous For: A wonderfully protected reserve that spans 1440.71 square kilometers.
Ticket Price Of Guru Ghasidas National Par: 120 INR
Timing: November to February
How to Reach Guru Ghasidas National Par: Guru Ghasidas National Park lies at a distance of approximately 60 kilometers from Sidh.
20. Kanger Ghati National Park
The Kanger Ghati National Park, known as one of India’s densest national parks, boasts rich biodiversity, spectacular vistas, natural waterfalls, gorgeous limestone caverns, and is home to the state bird of Chhattisgarh, the Hill Myna. The park, it’s located in Chhattisgarh’s Jagdalpur, Bastar district. Kanger Ghati (Valley) National Park, a biosphere reserve, it’s spread across 200 km square and gets nestled amidst the stunning Kanger Valley, which stretches for 34 km.
Famous For: As it’s a wonderful biosphere reserve, it’s spread across 200 km square and gets nestled amidst the stunning Kanger Valley, which stretches for 34 km.
Ticket Price Of Kanger Ghati National Park: 120 INR
Timing: October to March
How to Reach Kanger Ghati National Park: The nearest bus station is Jagdalpur about 32 km away.
21. Purkhauti Muktangan
Keep your electronics at home and spend the day in Purkhauti Muktangan, a wonderful park that reflects Chhattisgarh’s rich culture. In November 2006, the Hon’ble A.P.J Abdul Kalam dedicated the site. Since then, this garden has attracted both visitors and residents. Folk art, life-like tribal people, and bright scenery round out the magical experience. The garden not only attracts people but also raises cultural awareness about the need of conserving our bio-cultural variety.
Famous For: This garden has attracted both visitors and residents. Folk art, life-like tribal people, and bright scenery round out the magical experience.
Ticket Price Of Purkhauti Muktangan: INR 5
Timing: 6 AM to 8 AM, closed on Sundays.
How to Reach Purkhauti Muktangan: Naya Raipur, 19 km from Raipur.
22. Achanakmar Wildlife Sanctuary
Achanakmar Tiger Reserve, it’s located in Chattisgarh, approximately 60 kilometres from Bilaspur. Achanakmar Tiger Reserve, classified as a tropical deciduous forest, is stunningly gorgeous, with the most diverse flora and animals. Because this tiger reserve is part of the larger Achanakmar-Amarkantak Biosphere Reserve, it is home to over 600 distinct medicinal plant species. The picturesque Maniyari River, which is the forest’s lifeline, flows directly through the heart of this reserve.
Famous For: Achanakmar-Amarkantak Biosphere Reserve is home to over 600 distinct medicinal plant species.
Ticket Price Of Achanakmar Tiger Reserve: 50 INR
Timing: November to June
How to Reach Achanakmar Tiger Reserve: Bilaspur Railway Station is the closest.
Durg is a densely populated city with abundant mineral resources. Durg was once part of the ‘Dakshina’ or ‘Kosala’ empire, according to history. There is additional evidence of Ashoka rule, which got followed by Marathas and later the British. Durg was later divided into districts until 1906. Durg district has a population of 2,31, 182 people, according to the 2001 India Census.
Famous For: As Durg was once part of the ‘Dakshina’ or ‘Kosala’ empire, according to history it’s often termed as a historical city of Chhattisgarh.
Ticket Price Of Durg: N/A
Timing: September to March
How to Reach Durg: Situated 40km from Raipur
24. Mahant Ghasi Memorial Museum
Mahant Ghasi Memorial Museum, enriched with Raipur’s culture and legacy, houses an amazing collection of tribal relics, inscriptions, coins, and other natural history and anthropology-related items. This museum, named after Mahant Ghasi, is one of the most prominent Raipur tourist attractions. The museum gets nestled in a tranquil and serene setting, surrounded by gorgeous gardens and lawns adorned with life-size statues. This museum, which has 5000-year-old sculptures, swords, firearms, and relics, is a two-story structure that has been available to the public since 1875.
Famous For: As this museum, has 5000-year-old sculptures, swords, firearms, and relics, is a two-story structure that has been available to the public since 1875.
Ticket Price Of Mahant Ghasi Memorial Museum: INR 5
Timing: 10 AM to 5 PM
How to Reach Mahant Ghasi Memorial Museum: Bus services in Raipur.
25. Jatmai Temple
Jatmai Temple, brimming with good energy, exemplifies the ideal balance of tranquillity, nature, gastronomy, and culture. Jatmai temple is 85 kilometers from Raipur and it’s surrounded by beautiful nature. This temple gets dedicated to Jatmai and it’s made of granite, with magnificent paintings adorning the entryway. During the Navratri celebration, this sacred spot gets illuminated with fervor and it’s infused with benign thoughts and optimism all around.
Famous For: As this temple gets dedicated to Jatmai it’s made of granite, with magnificent paintings adorning the entryway.
Ticket Price Of Jatmai Temple: N/A
Timing: 6 AM to 8 PM
How to Reach Jatmai Temple: New Rajendra Nagar, Raipur.