Places to Visit in Chhattisgarh

There are a variety of tourist places in Chhattisgarh, most of which lie virtually unexplored. The unspoilt green forests, dotted with picturesque waterfalls, scenic plateaus and winding rivers offer a feast to eyes. The caves and forts of a forgotten era add to the variety of tourist attractions in Chhattisgarh. Myriads of wild lives hide in the forests of Chhattisgarh, which occupy a huge 42% of the state's land surface. Last but not the least important to mention is the lure of exotic tribal life of Chhattisgarh that acts as a magnet to attract tourist to the city of Chhattisgarh.

Tourist Places in Chhattisgarh


Category : History & Culture
The small age-old town of Kawardha is a tranquil retreat offering breathtaking views of nature and a rich tribal life. The royal palace of Kawardha introduces you to some finer glimpses of Indian royalty. The palace was built in the year 1936-37. The palace now caters to the accommodation needs of the tourists. Besides, the city also has a Radha Krishna Temple which is another source of attraction for the tourist. Bhoramdeo Mandawa Mahal and the Madan Manjari Mahal are other places worth a visit in Kawardha.

Chitrakoot Falls

Category : Nature
These horse shoe shaped waterfalls are 100 feet in height. One can often spot beautiful birds sitting at the corner of these waterfalls adding to the beauty of the place. The noise created by the falls is so loud that it is almost impossible to hear anything behind their noise. The falls are extremely beautiful to look at during the rainy season when the water acquires the brown color due to erosion of soil.


Category : Nature
This thousand year old town offers a splendid combination of forest, waterfalls and exquisite tribal villages for the amusement of the visitors. The palace at Kanker is still resided by the royal family of the area. The palace attracts a large number of tourists visiting the city of Chhattisgarh.


Category : History & Culture
It is often referred to as the Khajuraho of Chhattisgarh because of its beautifully carved erotic sculptures. The temple is built in Nagar style. The Shiva Linga in the temple is a beautiful piece of architecture. The outer walls of the temple are adorned with 54 erotic sculptures in various poses.


Category : History & Culture
This near-perfect tribal land seems to send a wild invitation to the lovers of wildlife to explore the forests with waterfalls, wild animals, age-old temples, tribal dances and music. It is one of the most important eco-tourism destinations of the country. Bastar was once one of the largest districts in India.


Category : History & Culture
The place is associated with legends in the Ramayana. The place derives its name from Shabri, a woman who served Lord Ram and his wife Sita while they were living in exile. Some consider the 10th or 11th century temple to be even more sacred than the temple of Lord Jagannatha in Puri. The walls of the Nar Narayan Temple in Seorinarayan have figures from Hindu mythology made on them. The annual festival held here attracts a large number of tourists from across the country.

Indravati National Park

Category : Wild Life
Indravati National Park boasts of being the only tiger reserve in the state of Chhattisgarh. One can spot a wide variety of wildlife here. Apart from these the state boasts of 3 National Parks and 11 Wildlife Sanctuaries with a multitude of wildlife. Among these, Kanger Ghati National Park and Achanakmar Sanctuary are important tourist attractions in Chhattisgarh. Some endangered species like wild buffalo and hill myna are spotted here.

Gadiya Mountain

Category: Nature
Gadiya Mountain comes with its rich history of being the capital to King Dharma Dev of Kandra Dynasty. The cave in the mountain used to be the hideout place for the royal family during the war period. There is another cave in the southern part of the mountain which is called Jogi Gufa. This cave was used for meditation by the sages. The specialty of the water tank here is that it never dries.

Rajpuri Waterfall

Category: Nature
Located at a distance of 90 kms from the headquarters, Rajpuri waterfall can be found near Bagicha. The place is now for its natural beauty which attracts so many tourists from across the world. The place is surrounded by tribal villages.

Last Updated on: July 22, 2016