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Chhattisgarh, formed on 1 November 2000, is the 10th largest state in the country, with an area of 135,194 km2 (52,199 sq mi). It is the 17th most-populated state in India with a population of 27,928,015. The economy of this state benefits from its Bhilai Steel Plant, S.E.C.Railway Zone, BALCO Aluminium Plant, S.E.Coal Ltd.and National Thermal Power Corporation Ltd. To add to it all, Chhattisgarh is a mineral rich state. The service sector consists of trade, transport, communication, banking & insurance and real estate.

This state is also enriched with natural beauty and pleasant atmosphere. It is surrounded with dense forests, hilly mountains, streams, waterfalls, natural caves, parks etc. Bastar, also called Kashmir of Chhattisgarh, attracts many foreign tourists. Mahanadi, one of the largest rivers in India originates from this state. It has some of the very good hotels to offer to tourists. So if you are confused about where to stay in Chhatisgarh, you can choose any one from Naman Bastar, Muba’s Machan, Bastar Jungle Resort, Hyatt Raipur, Courtyard by Marriott in Bilaspur. However, choosing the accommodation also depends upon which place you are heading to.

The state witnesses a number of tourists all through the year. One can see exquisitely carved temples, ancient monuments, rare wildlife, caves, Buddhist sites, palaces, water falls, rock paintings and hill plateaus in this state. Some of the famous tourist attractions in Chhattisgarh are Bastar, Kailash and Kotamsar Caves, Mahamaya Temple.Achanakmar Wildlife Sanctuary, Udanti Wildlife Sanctuary, Gomarda Reserve Forest, Maitri Bagh, Chitrakote Falls, Chitradhara Waterfalls, Tirathgarh Waterfalls, Barsoor, Laxman Temple, Uwasaggaharam Parshwa Teerth, Mahant Ghasi Das Memorial Museum, Chaiturgarh Fort, Ratanpur Fort, Kanker Palace, and many more to name.

The national highways run through the state are NH 6, NH 16 and NH 43.

Educational Institutions in Chhattisgarh

  • Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya
  • Surguja Vishwavidyalaya
  • Chhattisgarh Swami Vivekanand Technical University
  • Pandit Ravishankar Shukla University
  • Indian Institute of Technology Bhilai
  • Indian Institute of Management Raipur
  • Hidayatullah National Law University
  • Shri Shankaracharya Engineering College, Bhilai
  • Government Engineering College, Jagdalpur

Fairs and Festivals in Chhattisgarh

  • Bastar Dussehra/Durga Puja
  • Bastar Lokotsav
  • Madai Festival
  • Rajim Kumbh Mela
  • Pakhanjore Mela (Nara Narayan Mela)
  • Ratanpur Fair
  • Shivrinarayan Fair
  • Sihawa Fair
  • Girodhpuri Fair
  • Damakheda Fair
  • Sirpur Festival
  • Pola
  • Nawakhai
  • Govardhan Pooja

Best Time to Visit Chhattisgarh

Chhattisgarh enjoys subtropical weather. Therefore, you can travel to the state at any time of the year except for rainy season. If you want to experience the most pleasant weather then plan your trip between September and December.

How to Reach Chhattisgarh

By Air:
The capital of Chhattisgarh, Raipur is linked by air. Flights for New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Nagpur (Maharashtra) are available at Swami Vivekananda Airport on regular basis.

By Rail:
The state is well-connected by railways. Raipur and Bilaspur are the two main junctions from where you can catch express and passenger trains. The places where the trains from Chhattisgarh directly connect to are Delhi, Amritsar, Cochin, etc.

By Road:
The state is properly connected through highways. The cities where the buses run are Bhopal, Nagpur, Jhansi, Jabalpur, Kolkata and Bhubhaneshwar.

Chhattisgarh State Information

Date of formation01/11/00
GovernorBalram Das Tandon
Chief MinisterRaman Singh
Tourist attractionsBastar, Chitrakote Falls, Kailash and Kotamsar Caves, Mahamaya Temple.
FestivalsPola, Nawakhai, Dussehra, Deepavali, Holi, Govardhan Pooja
Major dance and music formsPanthi, Raut Nacha and Soowa dances; Sohar, Bihav and Pathoni songs
Arts and craftsIron crafting, lost wax method of metal casting, bhittichitras or murals.
LanguagesHindi, Oriya, Marathi, Chhattisgarhi, Gondi, Korku
Size135,198.5 km2 (2011)
Population (Census 2011)27,928,015 Census (2011)
RiversMahanadi, Indravati, Son, Pain, Hasdo, Sabari
Forests and wildlife sanctuariesKankerghati NP, Indravati NP, Kanger Valley NP
State animalWild water buffalo
State birdHill myna
State treeSal
Major cropsRice, wheat, niger
FactoidsThe ancient caves of Kotamsar, Kailash and Dandak in the Kanger forest have stunning limestone formations or stalagmites and stalactites.
Approximately 90 languages and dialects are spoken in this state.
No. of District27

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Last Updated on : January 25, 2017



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