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Chhattisgarh lies in East-Central India. It is surrounded by Madhya Pradesh in the northwest, Uttar Pradesh in the north, Jharkhand in the northeast, Maharashtra in the southwest, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh in the south, and Odisha in the southeast.

Chhattisgarh, formed on 1 November 2000, is the ninth-largest state in the country, with an area of 135,194 km2 (52,199 sq mi). It is the 17th most populous state in India with a population of 32,186,262 in 2020.


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 a pleasant atmosphere. It is surrounded by dense forests, hilly mountains, streams, waterfalls, natural caves, parks, etc. Bastar, called Kashmir of Chhattisgarh, attracts foreign tourists. Mahanadi, one of the largest rivers in India originates from Chhattisgarh.

Hotels in state

The state has several good hotels to offer to tourists. So if you are confused about where to stay in Chhattisgarh, you can choose anyone from Naman Bastar, Muba’s Machaan, Bastar Jungle Resort, Hyatt Raipur, Courtyard by Marriott in Bilaspur. However, choosing the accommodation also depends upon which place you are heading to.

Famous tourists attractions

  The state witnesses tourists all through the year. Some of the famous tourist attractions in Chhattisgarh are Bastar, Kailash, and Kutumsar 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 Tirth, Mahant GhasiDas Memorial Museum, Chaiturgarh Fort, Ratanpur Fort, Kanker Palace, and many more to name.


National Highways

  The national highways run through the state: NH 6 The route was also known as Asian Highway 46 (AH46), NH 26, 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 experiences a tropical climate, temperature and humidity remain high. Therefore, tourists should pack up their luggage to visit Chhattisgarh and see some absorbing sites, only to avoid the 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, Nagpur (Maharashtra), and others are available at Swami Vivekananda Airport at Raipur regularly.

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 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 Bhubaneswar.

Chhattisgarh State Information

Date of formation01/11/2000
GovernorAnusuiya Uikey
Chief MinisterBiswabhusan Harichandan
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
Size135,192 km2 (52,198 sq mi)
Population (Census 2011)32,186,262
RiversMahanadi, Indravati, Sone, Hasdeo , and others
Forests and wildlife sanctuariesKankerghati NP, Indravati NP, Kanger Valley NP
State animalWild water buffalo
State birdHill myna
State treeSal
State flowerSal tree
Major cropsRice, wheat,
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 District28

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Last Updated on : May 18, 2023