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Top Five Attractions in Chhattisgarh

October 24, 2015

Chhattisgarh, a land of rich cultural heritage, archaeological sites, waterfalls, caves, has plenty of surprises in store for tourists thronging from wide and far. Created on 1 November 2000 by dividing sixteen south eastern regions of Madhya Pradesh, the state has a lot of importance and is a main traveler attraction. In the early times, it was dubbed as Dakshin Kosala (South Kosala). Chhattisgarh is deemed to have gotten its name from Chhattisgarhin Devi Temple. Apart from the historical significance, there are a range of enticing attractions, which will definitely make your trip remarkable and unforgettable. The place is mainly famous for having ancient caves, beautiful temples, number of sanctuaries and tribal culture leaving one awestruck and fascinated.

A trip to Chhattisgarh is incomplete without taking out time for shopping at the famous and colorful Bazaars. And one can’t just close the eyes to the richness of handicrafts of Chhattisgarh. All the bazaars are filled with the captivating variety of stuff like Wrought iron, Teracotta figurines, cotton fabrics and wooden objects.
Let’s have a glance at some of the famous attractions that one should not give a miss on his/her tour to Chhattisgarh.

Chitrakote Falls
Positioned on the Indravati River in the vicinity of Jagdalpur in the beautiful state of Chhattisgarh, Chitrakote Falls is visited by tons of travelers from all across the globe. An out of the ordinary fact about the falls is that there is a huge variation in the sight in the summer and monsoon season. The waterfall appears crystal clear in the summer, while in the rainy season it looks amazingly beautiful in the brown shade owing to erosion of soil. Enveloped by emerald beauty, the sight of Chitrakote Falls is magnificent and splendid.

Indravati National Park
Having gotten its name from the close at hand Indravati River, Indravati National park is amongst the popular wildlife refuges of Chhattisgarh. In 1983 it was declared as a tiger reserve and soon became one of the most celebrated tiger reserves of India. The park is a dwelling of a wide array of wildlife species encompassing sloth Bear, Wild Dog, Indian Muntjac, Four-horned Antelope, striped hyena and many more.

Bhormdeo Temple
An ancient Hindu temple devoted to Lord Shiva, Bhormdeo Temple is nestled about 9 miles from Kawardha town in Kabirdham district, Chhattisgarh. The shrine was erected during 7th- 11th century AD by King Ramchandra of the Nag Dynasty. It remains packed with thousands of devotees and travelers during the Bhoramdeo Mahotsav Fair. Tendering exceptional experience for tourists, it is one such destination that must be visited once in a life.

Perched on the National Highway NH-43 in the southern region of Chhattisgarh, Kanker is a very old town tendering a magnificent blend of wood, cascade and beautiful tribal villages for the delight of the tourists. The place is famous for its royal palace known as Kanker Palace which dates back to the 12th century and is still lived by the royal family. A few of the segment of the palace has been transformed into a hotel for all those who want to experience royal living.

Renowned for its shrines, Kawardha is located in the Kabirdham district in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh. It is a serene place offering picturesque vistas of a rich ethnic life and nature. One can also visit the royal palace which makes you familiar with Indian royalty. It was constructed between 1936 and 1937 by the royal family. The palace now fulfills the desires of luxury living of every guest.

While planning for an India Tour, don’t forget to add all these aforementioned gems of Chhattisgarh in your itinerary proffering amazing experiences that one will remember for a lifetime.

Photo Credit : MARISA Y ANGEL

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