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Places Near Raipur

Some of the interesting places near Raipur that you can visit are Sirpur, Barnawapara, and Sita Nadi, among others.

Sirpur is at the top of all international famed historical places of present Chattisgarh. Time has reduced the erstwhile capital of Chhattisgarh to a city of ruins - tumbled down temples, royal residences and monasteries all tell the story of a grand and glorious past. The Lakshmana Temple is only monument of this period that still stands. The bumpy road ride is made worthwhile by the museum at Sirpur - the museum houses a fine collection of statues and artefacts from the ruins.

Barnawapara (110km), Sita Nadi (170km) and Udanti (170km) Sanctuaries - are the three main wildlife sanctuaries are other places near Raipur. Open all year round, they are best visited in the dry season from November to June. Thick deciduous forests of sal, teak and other hardwoods provide shelter and sustenance to a host of birds and a variety of animals like the chinkara, Indian gazelle, nilgai, wild dogs, hyena, Indian bison, jackal, sloth bear and tigers.


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