Chhattisgarh is a heavily forested state that is located in central India. It is known for its temples and waterfalls. Near the capital that is Raipur, the town of Sirpur on the Mahanadi River acts as a home to the red-brick Lakshmana (Laxman) Temple that is decorated with carvings from Indian mythology. In the south, the city of Jagdalpur hosts the Sanjay Market on Sundays that is a bartering place for local tribes. The huge Chitrakoot Falls lies in the northwest region.
1. Nandan Van Zoo
Nandan Van Zoo is a Mini Zoo and picnic spot as well. People come here to enjoy with their families and spent time together. The zoo is closed on Monday. On the rest of the days, it is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
2. Swami Vivekanand Sarovar
Budha Talab is situated in the heart of the Raipur city, a famous city in the state. It is also commonly known asIt is one of the most beautiful and well-visited sites in Raipur. Visitors can enjoy the facility of boating. The beauty of the place gets enhanced because of the surrounding green trees and gardens. Budha Talab is counted as one of the largest water-body. The place has been made more attractive by having some fountains along with small pedal boats. It is one of the landmarks in the home city. Budha Talab is located in the area named ‘Purani Basti’ meaning ‘Old Settlement’. This place is claimed to be the oldest part of the city. Talab is open every day from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
3. Mahant Ghasidas Samarak Sangrahalay
It is a museum with anthropological & natural history artifacts. It also has art such as pottery & sculptures. It is closed on Monday. The rest of the days it is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sirpur is a village in Mahasamund district that is located in the state of Chhattisgarh. The village hosts the Sirpur Group of Monuments that consist of Buddhist, Hindu and Jain temples and monasteries that are visited by many tourists. These are dated from the old 5th to the 12th century. Some of these were visited in the year of 1872 by Cunningham, who published his findings of the Laxman temple and its beautiful carvings. Recent excavations have uncovered 12 Buddhist Viharas, 1 Jain Vihara, monolithic statues of Buddha and Mahavira, 22 Shiva temples and 5 Vishnu temples, underground granary market and a sixth-century ‘Snaan Kund’ (public bath). Other famous attractions of Sirpur include the Gandheshwar Temple and the Buddha Vihara that are major attractions. Sirpur is also very famous for the paper industry.
5. Teerathgarh Waterfall
The Teerathgarh Falls is a block type waterfall that is located on the Kanger River. The water plunges 91 meters in just a single drop which is really magnificent. It is located near Jagdalpur.
6. Dalpat Sagar
Jagdalpur is a city in the Bastar district in the Chhattisgarh, India. Jagdalpur is the administrative headquarters of Bastar District and Bastar Division of the state. It was earlier the capital of the princely state of Bastar in ancient times. Dalpat Sagar is a lake that is located in this city of Jagdalpur. It is one of the biggest artificial lakes in the state of Chhattisgarh.
7. Maitri Bagh
The Maitri Bagh Zoo is located in the area of Bhilai, India. This is the biggest zoo that is located in the region. The zoo comprises around 111 acres of parklands. It is run by the Public Sector Undertaking that is PSUs’ and by Steel Authority of India Limited. Maitri Bagh is a “Friendship Garden” that was established as a symbol of India-USSR friendship. It was developed and has been maintained since then by Bhilai Steel Plant, SAIL. It was established in the year 1972.
8. Chandi Mandir
Chandi Mandir is a beautiful Hindu temple located near Chandigarh, India. Temple is dedicated to Chandi, the goddess of power. The temple is situated amidst beautiful surroundings and the backdrop of the Shivalik hills which is picturesque. During the festival of Navratras, thousands of people visit this temple and this area is very crowded. The temple has statues of various Hindu deities that are worshipped by people. These include Chandi, Radha Krishna, Hanuman, Shiva, and Ram.
9. Jagannath Temple
Jagannath has a literal meaning of “Lord of the Universe” and is worshipped in large numbers. People visit the temple in very large numbers because of their belief of better fortune.
10. Achanakmar Wildlife Sanctuary
The Achanakmar Wildlife Sanctuary is a sanctuary that is located in Mungeli district, Chhattisgarh State, India. It was established in the year of 1975, under the provisions of the Indian Wildlife Protection Act of 1972. It was declared a Tiger Reserve under Project Tiger, in the year of 2009. It is regarded as a part of the Achanakmar-Amarkantak Biosphere Reserve.