Raipur

Raipur is the capital city of Chhattisgarh state in central India. Raipur covers a land area of 226 square km and is surrounded by River Mahanadi on the east and the Maikal Hill on the northwest. The northern part of Raipur has the Chota Nagpur Plateau and the thick forest cover of the Baster Plateau lies in the southern region.

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Anupam Garden, Raipur
Within Raipur city limits
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Anupam Garden is located in Doongaji Colony in the city of Raipur. The closest landmark is definitely the Central Library and the Government Ayurveda College Raipur. Anupam Garden is located within city limits.

This garden is a public spot run by the state government and is a great relaxing place for the locals. There are lush green lawns that are excellently maintained on a very regular basis. There is a great picnic spot within the premises of this garden where families and friends spend quality naturistic time. The garden is home to a variety of flowering and show plants that ad...

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The Balaji Temple in Raipur is situated in Telibandha (Anand Nagar). The Raipur Marine Drive, the Anand Nagar Ground and the Kalinga University Corporate Office are some of the famous landmarks to this temple. The Balaji Temple Raipur is located within city limits.

This temple is dedicated to Lord Balaji, a manifestation (avatar) of Lord Ram. The temple was built in 1610 AD by Shri Bhosleji and Shri Balbhadra Dasji. The pictures on the walls of this temple is filled with the oomph and life incidents of Lord Ram. It is also known that the idol of Lord Balaji in this temple has shali...

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Banjari Mandir, Raipur
Within Raipur city limits
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The Banjari Mandir is located in Rawabhata, an industrial area of Amanaka, in the city of Raipur. The Grahak Seva Kendra and the DM towers are the two most well-known and famous landmarks of this temple that will guide you to it. The Banjari Temple is located within city limits.

Banjari Mandir has been built many years ago and is not a very grand and spacious one like many other temples. But this does not make it any less auspicious. This temple is dedicated to the Goddess Durga. The idol in this temple is of the deity on a tiger with a trishool. The years of sacred consecration of...

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The Banjara Mata Temple in Raipur is situated in Gol Bazar, near Nayapara. The India Post Office and the Arya Samaj Mandir are 2 famous landmarks of the temple. The Banjara Mata Temple is located within Raipur city limits.

The Banjari Mata Mandir was established by Shree Harish Joshi who was the legend behind the construction of this temple. Prior to the building of this temple, Shree Harish Joshi found a stone that looked like the idol of Goddess Banjari Mata and began offering worships to it. This idol is believed to have emerged onto the rocks on which the temple now stands. Read More ->

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The Barnawapara Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the village of Barbaspur, in the city of Raipur. There is only one route that is used to go to this sanctuary from Raipur. The distance from Raipur is 108 kms that can be travelled within 2 hours and 10 minutes via the Bhawanipatna-Raipur Highway. This wildlife sanctuary is closely located near the Mahanadi River and the dhaskund waterfall.

The Barnawapara Wildlife Sanctuary is also known as the Muba's Machaan Barnawapara. This sanctuary is spread over a total area of 245 square kilometre and is in the Mahasamund district of Chhattis...

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Budhapara Lake, Raipur
4.3 kms from Raipur city limits
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The Budhapara Lake is located in Budhapara, in the city of Raipur. This lake is one of the largest lakes that there is in the state of Chhattisgarh. This lake is located 4. 3 kilometres away from the heart of the city of Raipur and this distance can be covered within 14 minutes when travelled with the Bhainsthan Road. This is considered to be the fastest and best route irrespective of the traffic. Since the lake is situated in the middle of the city, it has many structures that act as landmarks for it. A few such structures are JR Dani Girl’s School, Ica Center and Mahila Samridhi Bazar.
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Burha Talab, Raipur
Within Raipur city limits
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Burha Talab in Raipur is situated in Puranibasti. This is considered to be one of the oldest lakes of the city of Raipur. The lake is located 3. 7 kilometres away from the heart of the city Raipur and a mere 16 minute drive or ride can ensure that you reach the destination when travelled via the NH30. There are many local transportations that can help guide you to this location.

The Burha Talab literally translates into old lake wherein Burha means old and Talab means either pond or lake. This lake is without a doubt one of the oldest lakes that was initially a mere pond. It is als...

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The Dudhadhari temple is located near the Burha Talab at Raipur and is only a few metres away from it. The landmarks that is closest to it are the Burha Talab, The Ica Centre and the Swami Vivekananda Park. Since the temple is well within the heart of the city of Raipur, you will be able to find many local transportation facilities that can facilitate easy reaching of this temple from any part of the city.

The Dudhadhari temple is a temple dedicated to Lord Ram and was built by King Jait Singh during the 17th century. The name of the temple was taken inspiration from the sage Balab...

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Energy Park, Raipur
9.3 kms from Raipur city limits
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The Energy Park in Raipur is situated in Fundahar. This park is 9. 3 kms away from the city centre mall. This distance can be covered within 22 minutes when travelled via Bhawanipatna-Raipur Highway and VIP Road. The Palm View Garden and the Indian Oil Corporation Limited are the two most well-known landmarks of the Energy Park.

This park is located on Mana Road. It is a theme-based park that is completely run by solar energy. This park is dedicated to the development and usage of the energy so created. It is a symbol of how natural and renewable resources can be of immense help to...

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Gandhi Udyan Civil Lines, Raipur
4.2 kms from Raipur city limits
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Gandhi Udyan is located in Civil Lines, in the city of Raipur. This is situated 4. 2 kms away from the heart of the city of Raipur and can be covered within 14 minutes when travelled via the Bhawanipatna – Raipur Highway. The most popular landmark would definitely be the Surya Namaskar Statue.

This is like any other park that takes you to a place filled with freshly moved lawns and a whole wide variety of flora and beautiful birds all throughout the day. The park also has lanes that facilitate walking among the visitors to avoid damage of the lawns. Many may think that this is a pa...

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Ghatarani Waterfalls
85 kms from Raipur city limits
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Ghatarani Waterfalls one of the most splendid falls located near the city of Raipur. These less explored waterfalls make it ideal for a weekend gateway. It is located at a distance of 85 kms from the city of Raipur.

Ghatarani waterfalls are the secret falls located amidst lush green forests. The falls are surrounded by rich flora and fauna. This natural marvel remains to be one of the least explored and less exploited ones of India. It is a great picnic spot to go with family and friends.

As Ghatarani waterfalls are located in the interiors of the forest, it is not prominen...

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Hajra Waterfall
34 kms from Raipur city limits
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Situation 34 kms from Raipur, the Hajra waterfall flows from a height of 150m, nestled among the dense forest of the Gondia region.

The Hajra waterfall seemingly emerges out of nowhere, as there are no hills near it to provide an indication of its height. The water gushes down bare rocks while the area surrounding it grows lush vegetation. Around the falls are various adventure activities such as zip lining and climbing that you can indulge in. Train (the Durg-dallirajhara rail line) is considered to be the best way to arrive here, as it will show one the most scenic locations and ...

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Hatakeshwar Mahadev Temple of Raipur is one the most celebrated and revered temples of Chhattisgarh. The temple is dedicated to Hindu God, Lord Shiva. It is located outside the city of Raipur and is at a distance of 5 kms from the city.

Hatakeshwar Mahadev Temple is one of the oldest temples in India. The temple is located on the banks of the river Kharum. It was built by Hajiraj Naik in 1402, during the rule of Brahmadeo Rai. The Nag king who built is also known as Hatak, hence the name Hatakeshwar. The Shivling located at the temple is said to be Swayambu (self-emerged). Lord Shiva...

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ISKCON, Raipur
Within Raipur city limits
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ISKCON Temple of Raipur is one of the many branches of ISKCON across the nation. It is beautifully built and attracts many visitors on a daily basis. It is located in the centre of the city.

ISKCON stands for the International Society for Krishna Consciousness. It has built many temples dedicated to Lord Krishna across the world. ISKCON at Raipur was built in 2011. It is well maintained and beautifully decorated all throughout the year. It is also one of the busiest temples.

ISKCON temple at Raipur is also known as Raman-Reti. The beautiful ISKCON temple houses marvellous s...

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Jatmai temple is a secret marvel located amidst forests of Raipur. It is one of the ancient temples of Chhatisgarh. It is located at a distance of 85 kms from the city of Raipur and takes around 2 hours to reach there.

Jatmai temple is a situated in the dense forests of Chhatisgarh. The temple is dedicated to Mata(Goddess) Jatmai. Along with lush green forests, Ghatarani waterfalls also become part of temple picturesque. It is ones in a lifetime kind of sight and experience you will cherish for times to come.

Jatmai temple of Raipur is one of its kind. Being an ancient temp...

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Kevalya Dham Jain Temple
15 kms from Raipur city limits
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Kevalya Dham Jain Temple, is one among the many Jain temples in Chhatisgarh. But its unique and special in its own way. It is located at a distance of 15 kms from the city of Raipur.

Kevalya Dham Jain Temple is also known as Sri Adinath Jain Swetamtabar Tirth. It is known for its great architectural marvel. It is beautifully carved out of stone and breath-taking view to witness. There are 26 Jain temples located inside the big campus of the temple. Also, it enshrines idols of all the 24 Tirthankaras, out of which one large idol of the first Tirthankara, the Rishabhadev is present. It...

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Mahakoshal Art Gallery is a huge art museum located in the heart of Raipur. It is at a distance of 2. 4 kilometres from the centre of the city and takes about 10 minutes to reach there.

Mahakoshal Art Gallery is a huge art museum present in a historical building. Not just the art gallery but the building itself is a monumental wonder. It is known for its octagonal architecture. It is a century old building made out of white stones. It is sure to take you back to the times of past glory of the city of Raipur.

This masterpiece of architecture is surrounded by landscaped and s...

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Mahamaya temple Raipur is a renowned ancient temple in Chhatisgarh. It is located in an old fort of Raipur along the banks of river Kharun. It is at a distance of 3 kms from the centre of Raipur and takes about 10 minutes to reach there.

Mahamaya Temple's main deity Goddess Mahamaya. The Goddess is said to possess all the good qualities and also the powers of Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu. Inside the temple, one can see the dual statue of the goddess. The one in the foreground is called Mahishasura Mardhini and the rear one is called Goddess Saraswati. The statues are carved out of red ...

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Mahant Ghasidas Sangrahalaya is an Anthropological and Art Museum. It is located at Ghadi Chowk, Near Raj Bhavan, Raipur. It is 2. 4 kms away from the center of the city.

Mahant Ghasidas Sangrahalaya was built in 1875 by King Mahant Ghasidas. In the year 1953, Rani Jyoti and her son Digvijay reconstructed this building. In this museum, there are many exhibits which showcase regional tribal traditions as well as weapons samples, past coins, statues and carvings etc. have been kept here. After the reconstruction, this museum building was spread over an area of two hectares and is ...

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Maharajabandh Lake
Within Raipur city limits

ÿþMaharajabandh Lake is historic lake situated at Raipur. It is 3. 6 kms away from the center of the city. <br /> <br />Maharajabandh Lake was built by Maharaja Roadani in 1770. To the north of the lake lie ruins of a mediaeval fort. King Ram Chandra, the founder of Raipur had initiated the const...

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Marine drive is located at Purani Basthi, Raipur. It is also known as Telibandha Lake. It is 5 km away from the center of the city.

Marine drive is developed by ministry of tourism board of Chhattisgarh. On 30th April 2016, CM of Chhattisgarh Dr. Raman Singh hoisted India's 5th tallest National Flag Post which is about 82 m (269 feet) long. The lake is of great importance as per religious and of environment importance in the area. The lake is frequented by visitor either locally or across the nation. Every year many Hindu religious rites are performed with great dedication and fai...

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Muktakashi Manch, Raipur
3 kms from Raipur city limits

Muktakashi Manch is located at Civil Lines, Raipur, Chattisgarh. It is 3 kms away from the center of the city.

Muktakashi Manch is a bouquet of conversations and meetings that have been prepared on the life of great fascinist Ustad Bismillah Khan, "Baradari of Sura", in which the essence of their love and memories can never be forgotten. Through this presentation prepared by Yatindra Mishra and actors of the color series drama stage, we get to know about the characters of Shahid Saheb like Kha Saheb, and also see the wonderful person who is hidden in them, whose life is closely wa...

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Nandan Van Zoo
34 kms from Raipur city limits
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Nandan Van Zoo is located at sector 39, Atari, Raipur. It is 34 kms away from the center of Raipur city.

Nandan Van Zoo is a large zoo but not a typical one. It keeps a lot of exotic animals such as Tigers, Lions, Peacocks, Monkeys, Deer, and many more. Within the estate of the zoo, you would find nice garden areas with shades where you can sit and enjoy picnic with your companions. The garden areas are shady and comfortable. Raipur. It is adjacent to the wetted perimeter of perennial Khandwa Dam. The Nandan Van zoo and safari is spread across 202. 87 which is divided in 8 zones. Th...

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Naya Raipur Central Park
25 kms from Raipur city limits
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Naya Raipur Central Park is located at Central Avenew, Near Mantralay, Naya Raipur. It is 25 kms away from the center of the city.

Central Park is built on a 35-acre land with facilities of 120 seater restaurant. It also provides an amphitheatre with capacity of 1,500 people. Mini markets, yoga park, artificial lake have been built in the south side of the park. In the North, part of the park has a jogging track, multiplex theatre and a restaurant along with playing area for children with 45 different swings including multi activity centre. The park represents the rich art and her...

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Purkhouti Muktangan
27 kms from Raipur city limits
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Purkhouti Muktangan is located at Sector 24, Uparwara, Naya Raipur. It is 27 kms away from the center of the city.

Purkhauti Muktangan is an open museum, developed by Chhattisgarh department of Culture, under the Ministry of Tourism by Chhattisgarh Government. Purkhauti means "of or related to out ancestors" and this exquisite 20 acre+ open air Museum maintained and operated by Culture Dept of Govt of Chhattisgarh does a great job in preserving the Culture of our ancestors and presenting it before us. Purkhauti show cases the Culture and living styles from all corners of Chhattisg...

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Rajivalochana Temple, Raipur
50 kms from Raipur city limits
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Rajivalochana Temple is a historic Hindu religious site located at Rajim. It is 50 Kms away from the Raipur city. Lord Vishnu is worshiped here. This temple is known as Prayag of Chattisgarh for having the confluence of three rivers, Mahanadi, Pairy and Sondhu.

Rajivalochana Temple stands out distinctly because of its sublime architecture and exquisite natural surroundings. The temple has magnificent pillars dedicated to Lord Vishnu with many sculptures of various other Hindu deities as well. The temple displays an example of Mahakosala architecture. On 12 pillars of the temple ar...

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Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Ashram is located at G. E Road Raipur. It is 3 Kms away from the center of the city.
< br />Vivekanand Ashram premises is full of lush green and flowers and there is a beautiful temple. There's a library with knowledgeable books on Shri Vivekanad. In these premises a charity hospital and medical facility is also available. Most of the time motivational and regional program for the people are organized at the Ashram. Daily worship of Sri Ramakrishna, Prayers, Vedic chanting and Bhajans are performed in the Ashram temple. Ramanama Sankirtanam is held after e...

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Shadani Darbar, Raipur
12.6 kms from Raipur city limits
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Driving through the NH48 for 12. 6 kms towards the east from the city of Raipur will bring one to the Shadani Darbar, named so after saint, Shri Shadaramji Saheb.

Shadaramji Saheb was believed to be an avatar of Lord Shiva, a deeply religious man intensely devoted to god and the alleviation of human suffering. An important pilgrimage point for all Sindhi Hindu, the holy place is spread lavishly over an area of twelve acres. The outer facade of the building is captivatingly pretty, a light yellow with the fences and stairs painted a multitude of colours. Two towers rise from the bu...

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At 129. 1 kms north-east from the city of Raipur, along the banks of the river Mahanadi lies the Sheorinarayan Temple, is a 13th century marvel whose ruins stand proud even today. Sheorinarayan Temple is one of the oldest and one of the most prominent Hindu religious sites in Raipur.

Sheorinarayan Temple is associated with the legends of Lord Rama, and the period of his exile, and its construction has been attributed to the rulers of the Hayhay Vansh (circa 12-13th century). A Shiv Temple, Laxminarayan Temple and a Shabari Ashram make up the temple complex. Designed in the Vaishnav...

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Located in Rajim at a distance of 49. 8 kms from the city of Raipur is the Shri Rajiv Lochan Mandir, an 8th century architectural marvel dedicated to Lord Vishnu.

Rajiv Lochan means 'lotus eyed', and this monument was built by the Nal dynasty king Tungvansh. It stands on twelve pillars, each decorated with elaborate reliefs depicting the various gods and goddesses of Hindu mythology. The triangular dome that rises from the temple's body is equally decorated, and the entire structure has been painted white. Planned renovations will further bring out the beauty of the structure. In a...

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Nestled among dark greenery near the sangam (meeting point) of the Shivnath and Kharoon rivers is the historic Somnath Temple, dedicated to the Hindu god Lord Shiva. The Somnath Temple is located at Simga, around 45 kms from Raipur city.

Local legends state that the temple was built about a hundred years ago to honour the Somnath Temple in Gujarat. Two main structures stand side by side, making up the temple complex. The first is a white building with twin peaks, topped by flags, and their lower pillars painted a light blue. The peaks have pretty, symmetrical structures carved into...

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The Swami Vivekananda Sarovar is a charming old lake located at a distance of 4. 3 kms from the heart of the city of Raipur.

Legends state that Swami Vivekananda rested alongside this pool and bathed in its waters, and hence the name. The gleaming green water is kept in place by a concrete boundary, and trees, especially palms, make another layer circling the lake. But the highlight is the eleven metre tall statue of Swami Vivekananda, who sits with a serene expression, painted a lovely orange hue. The statue has been recorded in the Limca Book of World Records as the largest one o...

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The small town of Champaran is the home to the Temple of Saint Vallabhacharya, located at a distance of 51. 7 kms from the city of Raipur.

Vallabhacharya is considered to be the founder of the Pushti sect of Vaishnavism, which focuses on the Lord Krishna. Champaran is considered to be his birthplace, and the temple honours this locally beloved saint. The outer facade of the temple is a pale, bright pink, nestled among the trees. The inside is clean and spacious, and every surface has been painted with a spectrum of colours, from the elephant statues to the pillars that hold up the ...

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Udanti Wildlife Sanctuary
175 kms from Raipur city limits
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Established in the year 1984, the Udanti Wildlife Sanctuary is located at a distance of 175 kms from the city of Raipur.

Covering over 232 sq. km of land, the sanctuary is characterized by hills and plains. But the terrain is not that simple. Every acre is covered with tall grasses, tropical trees, and twisting water bodies. The sanctuary had been put in place to protect the Asian buffalo, but today it is the home of a variety of other creatures – jackals, hyenas, deer, tigers, panthers and black bucks, to name a few. For the truly adventures, overnight accommodations are available...

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Urja Park, Raipur
29 kms from Raipur city limits
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At a distance of 29 kms from the city of Raipur lies the Urja Park, a unique park of tomorrow running entirely on solar energy.

This quirky theme park has the essentials of all gardens – lush green spaces, pathways, benches, flowers and bushes, and a lake. However, there are some unique additions – a waterfall (in the shape of a face) and an earthen pot spilling out water, a solar clock, and several small rooms that disseminate information about science and alternative energy. Boating facilities are available during the evenings, and catering is present for those who did not bring ...

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