Raipur, the capital city is also the main business and industrial centre of Chhattisgarh. This ancient capital of Kalchuri dynasty played an important role in India’s struggle for freedom. Raipur is also a fine best to viist the tourist centres of the region.
The famous school for princes was originally established at Jabalpur in 1882, by Sir Andrew Fraster. It was affiliated to the Cambridge University and was shifted to Raipur in 1894.
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Mahant Ghasidas Memorial Museum
It commemorates Raja Mahant Ghasidas’s passion for fine arts and exhibits artefacts dating back to 6th century. The 2ndcentury wooden pillar discovered in Kirari, is the star attraction. There is also a library here.
The beautiful pond with swaying palms at one end once served as a moat for the Raipur fort.
The 17th century shrine located in the ‘Purani Basti’ area was built by King Jaitsingh. Other attractions include, Mahamaya temple, Fort, Bhandarpuri, suspenseful Shiv Mandir, Town Hall and Ramakrishna mission.
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This ancient “City of Temple” finds mention in the great epic Mahabharata. The Bhandeval temple, Baghdeval temple and Mahamaya temple are some of the important shrines here. Arang is connected by road and rail.
Bhilai, the steel city, is situated about 10km east of Durg town. The famous Bhilai Steel Plant here is the first steel plant of the private sector with advanced technological equipments and operations. Maitribagh, the famous garden here is a shining example of Indo-Russian friendship. The beautiful garden covers an area of 100 acres and is also famous for its zoological park.
This pilgrim site is 14km from Rajim and 30km from Arang is the birth place of Shri Vallabhacharyaji, the guru of Vaishnava dharm.
This important Jain pilgrim centre is set on the banks of river Seonath and is about 14km from Durg town. The three spire shrine here is dedicated to Lord Pasharwanath.
This beautiful garden on the banks of Kharron River was developed by Wildlife Division of Rajpur Forest department. There is also a zoo here.
This scared temple town set on the confluence of three reivers Mahanadi, Pairi and Sondur is also referred as the ‘Prayag of Chhattisgarh’,
It is dedicated to the ‘lotus eyed” Lord Vishnu and houses an idol of lord Vishnu and has manuscripts dating back to 8 – 10th centuries.
Kaileshwar Mahadev Temple the Shiva temple lies on a small island, on the confluence of Mahanandi and Pairi River.
This historical town earlier known as ‘Sripur’ or the ‘City of Prosperity’ was the capital of mid-south Koshal from 5th to 8thcentury. It was an important centreof Buddhims from the 6th to 10th century and finds mention in the accounts of the famous Chinese traveller Huen Sang.
It was built by the widow queen of Som-vanshi king Harsh Gupta and was dedicated to Lord Vishnu. This unique brick built temple is only one of its kind in the entire region.