Important Information, CHHATTISGARH VISION, Historical Places, Archeiological Places, Religious Places, 
Natural Places, National Parks & Sancturies, Industrial Areas, Position & Scope, Surface Identity, Rivers, Climate, Forest
Agriculture & Occupation, Tradition, Festival & Function. 
Bastar, Bilaspur, Dantewada, Dhamtari, Durg, Janjgir, Jashpurnagar, Kanker, Kawardha, Korba, Mahasamunda,  Raigarh, Raipur, Rajnandgaon, Ratanpur,  Sarguja,

Important Information of Chhattisgarh State

 

S.No.                           Description                                          Unit                                           Present Chhattisgarh

1.                                    Area                                                000 Sq. km.                                    135.1 (30.47)

2.                                Population                                      000 (In Thousands)                            17615 (26.62)

    (A.)                     Schedule Cast                                            000                                              2149 (22.30)

    (B.)                    Schedule Tribe                                           000                                               5717 (37.13)

    (C.)                          OBC                                                     000                                                  87 (14)

3.                           Population Density                                        /Sq. km.                                  130 (87.25)

4.                             City Population                                   (In Laks)                                          306.48

5.                             No. of States                                          Unit                                                 16

6.                     No. of Block Development                            Unit                                              146

7.                         No. of Tahseel                                           Unit                                                 93

8.                         No. of Villages                                           Unit                                             19720

9.                     No. of Living Place                                        Unit                                             54816

10.                   No. of Electrified Village                              Unit                                             18070

11.                Drinking Water in Living Place

        (A.)                    100%                                                     Unit                                         44750

        (B.)                  0 - 40%                                                    Unit                                         7315

        (C.)              Not Present                                                Unit                                         2751

12.               No. of Handpump                                              Unit                                         102063

13.                 Literacy Rate                                             Percentage                             42.9 (97.06)

14.                       Forest                                                     000 Hec.                                6076 (41.42)

15.             Agriculture Products                                      000 MT.                                 5409.1 (29.93)

16.            Cultivated Area                                               000 Hec.                                5881 (23.38)

17.            Irregated Area                                                000 Hec.                                1149 (16.6)

18.       Length of Road                                                        km.                                    33182 (33.00)

                                                                                        100 Sqkm.                                      24.54

19.            Educational Centre                                            Unit                                     27104 (23.00)

20.            I.T.D.P. Project                                                  Unit                                             29

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CHHATTISGARH VISION

Introduction

                                Ancient name of Chhattisgarh is Southern Kosal. It is situated in the
heart place of India's & Madhyapradesh's south eastern portion. Its includs sixteen
districts.

                              Bilaspur, Raigarh, Sarguja, Raipur, Durg, Korea, Korba, Dantewada,
Mahasamunda,Kavardha,Champa,Janjgir, Jashpurnagar,Kanker, Dhamtari,

Rajnandgaon & Bastar. It is surrounded by mountain's series of Mekal, Sihava &
Ramgiri. Its holyland is irregated by Mahanadi, Shivnath, Indravati, Hasdo & Kharun
river.
                            

                         From historical point of view, Chhattisgarh is so rich & from traditional
point of view it is always a place of central attraction.
Geographical differences of
Chhattisgarh makes people's
civilization more colourful. By this its natural brilliance is
innaugrated by its excellent, wonderful,curious, people life, aboriginal & modern life system.
Its history, archaeology, art, culture, religious places, natural sophistication, forest life &

industries etc. are flower of vision.  

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Historical Places 

                            Many civilization were born in Chhattisgarh in which Mourya, Saatvahan,
Vakatak, Guptavansh, Nalvansh, Panduvansh, Somvanshi, Nagvanshi, Mandlik & Kalchuri
(Haihayvanshi)
Rajvansh are mentionable.There deposits are situated in Ratanpur,
Lafagarh, Kosgaigarh, Kargikhurd (Kota), Madanpurgarh (Champa), Sakti, Raigarh,
Sarangarh, Ramgarh, Raipur, Reeva,Jashpurnagar, Champaran, Fingeshwargarh,  
Dhamtari, Garh Phooljhar, Durg, Malagarhi, Dhamdha, Khairagarh, Garh Akalwara,
Ghatiyari, Bhoramdev, Jagdalpur, Kanker etc.

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Archeiological Places

                            Chhattisgarh have very important places from archiological point of
view.Important archeiological places of Chhattisgarh
are Mal har, Talagaon, Pali,
Tumhan, Ganiyari, Dhanpur, Janjgir, Sargaon, Kabra hill, Singhanpur, Pujaripali,
Harratola, Devgarh, Maheshpur, Laxmangarh, Belsar, Kotadol, Ghaghra, Narayanpur,
Dhobani, Devkoot, Durg, Dev Baloda, Sorda, Dhamdha, Navagarh, Gurur, Bhoramdev,
Ghatiyari, Ambagarh Chowki, Narayanpal, Bastar,Bhairavgarh, Chhindgaon,
Kesharpal, ChhoteDonger, Garh Ghanora etc.

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Religious Places  

                                      Chhattisgarh's most important religious places are Ratanpur,
Kharod, Lutra-Sharif, Shivrinarayan, Belgahna, Belpan, Dabhra, Amarkantaka, Raigarh,
Patthalgaon, Peethampur, Kunkuri, Ambikapur, Rajim, Aarang, Devgarh, Sirpur, Khallari,
Palari, Sihava, Jagadalpur, Deverbeeja, Balod, Dongargarh & Dantewada etc.

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Natural Places 

                       Chhattisgarh's natural structure are unique.Kendai water fall, Khuntaghat,
Bagicha,Bango, Amarkantaka, Darha, Ranidah,
Guru ki Gufa, Mainpat, Tatapani,
Ruksganda water fall, Amritdhara water fall, Kothali water fall,Sihava, Gangrail
Jalashaya,
Kharkhara Bandh,Keshkal, Panchvati, Bailadila, Chitrakot water fall, Teerathgarh water
fall, Kunwara Soundarya, Manoram Sthal, Devgiri Gufa, Kailash gufa, Hathani Darha, Rani
Darha are Chhattisgarh's natural beutiful places.

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National Parks & Sancturies 

                In forest of Chhattisgarh lots of Deer, Chamois, Wild Buffalo, Lion, Leopord,
Bear, Pea-cock & Pea-hen & besides of extra wild animals, colourfull Sparrows,

Birds,Sparrow Hawk, Cuckoo, Word -Pecker, Robin, Pigeon, Fowl etc are found.  

                Chhattisgarh's national parks and sancturies areKanger Ghati National Park,
Indrawati National Park, Sanjay National Park,
Achanakmar Sancturies, Badalkhol,
Gomarda, Samersot, Tamorpigala, Sitanadi, Barnavapara,
Udayanti, Bhairavgarh and
Pamed Sancturies.

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Industrial Areas

                   Many large industrial centres had been settle down in Chhattisgarh.
Chhattisgarh's most important industrial centres are 

1. National Thermal Power Centre, Korba - Electricity.

2.Bhilai Steel Plant, Bhilai - Iron & Steel.

3. Bharat Aluminium Company Limited (Balko), Korba-Aluminium.

4. National Mineral Development Co. Bailadila - Iron Ore.

5. Jindal Strips Limited, Raigarh - Iron & Steel.

6. Jaiswal Neco Steel Plant, Siltara Raipur - Steel.

7. S. E. C. L. Mines, Korba - Coal.

8. Century Cement Factory, Baikunth Raipur - Cement.

9. C.C.I. Mandhar, Raipur - Cement.

10. A.C.C. Cement Factory, Jamul Bhilai - Cement.

11. Raymond Cement Factory, Bilaspur - Cement.

12. L & T Cement Factory, Hirmi - Cement.

13. Lafarge Cement Factory - Cement.

14. Grasim Cement Factory - Cement.

15. Ambuja Cement Factory ,BalodaBazar - Cement.

16. Monet Steel Ltd., Mandir Hasoud - Iron & Steel.

17. Dharamsi Morarji Chemical Co., Raipur - Fertilizers.

18. B. E. C. Fertilizers Bhilai - Fertilizers.

19. Bhilai Engineering Co. Bhilai - Machinery Parts.

20. Simplex Engineering Co. Bhilai - Machinery Parts.  

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Position & Scope 

                  Chhattisgarh is southarn east part of M.P. Chhattisgarh area is expanded in
1,35,133 km.
This area is expanded in  Madhya
pradesh's 30.52% & 4.14% of India.

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Surface Identity

 

Land area of Chhattisgarh is made up of Kudappa era's lime stone.

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Rivers

                           57.48% collection of water is done by Mahanadi & other rivers Shivnath,
Hasdo, Mand, Eb, Pary, Jonk, Kelo, Udanti, Sukha etc. in Chhattisgarh. Its second largest
river is Godavari. Rihand is main river in northern side of Chhattisgarh.

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Climate 

                 Chhattisgarh climate is hot torried zone mansoon. This state is situated in Tropic
of Cancer due to this state is warm.

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Forest

                     Hot torried zone leaf fall & hot torried zone half leaf fall climate forest are
found in Chhattisgarh. 40.49% forest are reserved and 49.41% are preserved in
Chhattisgarh
. There main forest
products are agony, teak, second, timber, tendu,
willow, reed, seja, dhonra, tinsa, khair, bamboo,harra-bahera, lac, catachu, gum etc.

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Agriculture & Occupation

                         Chhattisgarh is agricultural chief land & due to large production of rice
Chhattisgarh is commenly known as "Rice Bowl of India"
(Dhan Ka Katora).Wild products
and factories, Pulse & Oil industries, Saw industries, Furniture, Quid of tobbaco industry,  
Silk & Kosa Cloth industries, Minerals base factories, Dairy industries, Cement industries,
Fish nourishing &Handicrafts industries are the chief occupation of this state's people.Other  
chief crop of Chhattisgarh are Gram, Wheat, Maize, Kodo-Kutki & Tuar etc.

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Tradition, Festival & Function

                    Many different cast of people's have their specific God & Goddess like
Gond's cast worshiiper is Budhadev & Dulhadev. Gond also worships Lion. In
Chhattisgarh's Durpatmata, Kudargadi, Mahamaya, Doswali Dev, Bharanag (God of
hill), Sheetala Mata and other are world spread.  

                         In Korea state, credit of God & Goddess were in Chang -Bhakhar.
Tribal people of Bastar & Kanker worships 'Village God' (Gramdevta). In Bastar
Angadev, Mandinmata, Budhimata, Bhimsen, Pardesin,Telanginmata, Bhangaram,
Korna-Kotik, Danteshwari, Karathidev, Bhagwan Jagannath & Goncha festival has
extensive credit.Promonant of Navakhani,
Ganga Dushhara, Sarhul, Chherka,
Dushhara Diwali, Karma, Kartika Ekadashi festival are special in Chhattisgarh.  

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*Bilaspur

                   Bilaspur is situated in the river bank of Arpa in Chhattisgarh. Bilaspur is
visitable in cause of beutiful, silent and Industrial looks. So many places situated here
has makes it more beutiful.

1. Kanan Pendari. (Wild Animal Preservation Home Park).                    

2. Vivekanand Park.

3. Shri Dindayal Upadhyay Smriti Forest (Vyapar Vihar).

4. Sai Mangalam (Vyapara Vihar)

5. Shri Ayappa Swami Mandir (Tifra)

6. Kali Mandir (Tifra)

7. Marimai Mandir (Jhopadapara)

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Ratanpur 

                  Ratanpur is about 25 km. from Bilaspur in Katghara road. It is colonised by
king Ratandev-I, due to this it is called as Ratanpur. Ratanpur's important tourism
places are -

1. Mahamaya Mandir :- Mahamaya's Mandir is situated in west of Ratanpur which is
                                       very famous & Ancient.

2. Rampanchayat Temple (Ramtekri) :-Rampanchayat Mandir is situated in Ramtekri
                                                                hill where Lord Shiv & Parvati's Stechue is
                                                                present.

3. Bees Dubaria Sati Mandir :- Bees Dubaria Sati Mandir is situated in besides
                                                   Ved Talab. Bees Dubria Sati Mandir is also
                                                   known as 'Samadhi Mandir'.

4. Muse Khan's Dargah :- Muse Khan's Dargah is situated in Juna city of Ratanpur,
                                           where muslims celebrate
Urse now.

Kendai Waterfall :- Village Kendai is situated about 132 km. from Bilaspur. In Kendai
                                 village, a hill river fall from distance of about 200 feet and makes a
                                 beutiful waterfall,which is known as Kendai waterfall.

Bango :- Bango is about 100 km. from Bilaspur. There is a beutiful dam made on
               supported river of Mahanadi called Hasdev, which is known as Minimata
               Jalashaya & Hasdev-Bango project. Bango Electricity Plan is a world selected
               water electricity plan.

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*Korba 

Industrial city Korba is situated about 100 km. from Bilaspur.

1. Korba Super Thermal Power Station :- Electric power house of Korba in
                                                                    Chhattisgarh, established by N.T.P.C.
                                                                    occupies an important place in electricity
                                                                    producing map of India.

2. Bharat Aluminium Company Limited (Balco) :- Bharat Aluminium Company Limited,
                                                                   Korba has a big & huge plant of public sector.

3. Amarkantaka :- Amarkanataka is situated about 45 km. from Pendra road. Its
                               distance from Bilaspur is about 123 km.  Largest 11 (Eleven) cones
                               pond is constructed in the place from where Narmada originate
                               water flow from Narmada Kund through Western Gomukha and
                                reaches to Kotitirth.

4. Taalagaon :- Taalagaon is situated in the bank of Maniyari river, which is about 27
                          km. far away AmeriKanpa village from Bilaspur.
In Taalagaon river
                          bank of Maniyari river, Devrani-Jethani Mandir, Rudra Shiva's
                          wonderful stecheu is attraction centre of tourist.

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*Janjgir

Janjgir is district head quarter which is situated about 67 km. from roadway & 45 km. from railway in southarn east of Bilaspur.

1. Vishnu Mandir :- From western-direction of city and about 1/2 km. distance from
                                 bus-stand, near by road side in the bank of Bhima pond, a grand
                                 temple is situated which is called Vishnu temple.

2. Peethampur :- Peethampur is about 13 km. from Janjgir.Many important places are
                            here as temple of Kaleshwar Mahadev, Fair, Marriage procession of
                            Shivji, Camp of Naga Mendicant in Peethampur.

Champa :- Champa is present about 53 km. from railway & 78 km. from roadway from
                  Bilaspur. Champa is a historical, traditional & ancient place.

1. Samleshwari Devi's Mandir :- Samleshwari Devi's temple which is erected in Champa
                                                     Nagar is a chief centre of trust of faithfuls.  

2. Rajmahal & Ramabandha Talab :- There is most attractive Ramabandha Talab & Royal
                                                              Palace of Champa state.

3. Madwarani Mandir :- Madwarani Mandir is erected on Mandawa hill, between
                                         Barpali road, which is about 17 km. from
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*Raigarh

East state of Madhyapradesh, which is about 134 km. from Bilaspur.

1. Jindal Strips Ltd. (Sponge Iron Industry) :- Jindal Strips Ltd. is situated on Raigarh -
                                                                          Kharsia Raod. It is
about 14 km. from
                                                                          Raigarh. Raigarh is also famous for its
                                                                          Jute
Industry & Kosa Cloth Industry.  

2. Kharsia :- Kharsia is about 34 km. from Raigarh. Kharsia is famous for Ramjharna,
                     Singhanpur, Basnajhar, Banks of
Borai river, Equarium, Mand Dam.

3. Sarangarh :- Sarangarh is situated about 46 km. south - west from the Raigarh
                         district. The main tourist places of Saran
garh are Giribilas Palace,
                         Gomarda Sancturies, Kinkari Dam,
Kedar Dam, Ghutka Dam,
                         Pujaripali etc.

4. Dharamjaigarh :- Dharamjaigarh is situated about 77 km. north - west from Raigarh
                                 district. Dharamjaigarh is famous
for its Silk Thread Centre, it is
                                 also famous for Amli Tikra &
Sisringa Ghat.

5. Kunkuri:- Kunkuri is situated about 167 km. from Raigarh district. Its main attraction
                     is it's Masihi Glamour's environment
and Asia's biggest Catholic Church.  

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*Jashpurnagar

Jashpurnagar is situated about 211 km. north-east from the district of Raigarh up on
Loro Valley. Balaji temple, Devi temple, Shiv temple, Residence of Raja's, Rani Sati
Garden, Shanti Bhawan & Church are also some most beautiful places of Jashpurnagar.  

1. Loroghat :- Loroghat is just 15 km. from Jashpurnagar. It is famous for flowers and
                       its also known as the Valley of flower
(Phoolon Ki Ghati).

2. Ranidah Waterfall :- Ranidah waterfall is situated about 19 km. from Jaspurnagar.
                                      Panchbhaiya, Anandvan,
Dudhdhara, Fish Point, Rajat Shila,
                                      Girma Valley are the main
tourist places of Ranidah Waterfall.

3. Sougarha :- Sougarha is situated about 18 km. from the district of Jashpurnagar. The
                        main tourist place of Sougarha is
Awadhuth Ram ka Ashram & Temple.

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* Sarguja 

The centre point of Sarguja district is Ambikapur. Ambikapur is also a main tourist
place of Sarguja district, which is also the district headquarter.

1. Chirmiri :- Chirmiri is situated in Manendragarh of Sarguja district. It is famous for
                      S.E.C.L (South-Eastern Coal Fields) Ltd.
It is famous for its coal deposits
                      and industries. The second largest Crane of Asia is Chirmiri.  

2. Semarsot Sanctury :- The Cover area of sanctury is 430.36 sq. km. Semarsot
                                       Sanctury consists of Pawai Waterfall,
Lion, Nilgai, Cheetal,
                                       Beer and other animals.

3. Mainpur :- Mainpur is famous for Sarbhanja waterfall. It has a vast deposits of 
                     
Bauxite. It is also famous for its carpets, pamerian dogs and detective dogs
                      used in Police squad.

4. Tatapani :- In the western part of state highway, 8 to 10 hot water originated points
                       are avilable known as Tatapani.
The temprature of the water is near
                       about 84 degree celcius.

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*Dhamtari 

Dhamtari is situated at 76 km. south of Raipur. Series of Sihava & Gatarsilly is present in Dhamtari.

1. Gangrel Dam :- It is situated 13 km. from Dhamtari. The length of this dam is 1246 m.
                              and is completely made of soil. This is a beautiful picnic spot.

2. Sitanadi Sanctury :- Sitanadi Sanctury is situated at 90 kms. from Dhamtari. The area
                                     of this sanctury is 553.36 sq.km. Sitanadi sanctury consists of
                                     Panther, leopaard, deer, chamois and other wild animals.

2. Sitanadi Sanctury :- Sitanadi Sanctury is situated at 90 kms. from Dhamtari. The area
                                     of this sanctury is 553.36 sq.km. Sitanadi sanctury consists of
                                     Panther, leopaard, deer, chamois and other wild animals.

3.Bilai Mata:- It is the famous Goddess of this area known as the "Protector " of this
                       area.

4.Sihava :- Situating at 65 km. from Dhamtari, Sihava is treated as one of the Pilgrimage
                  of Chhattisgarh surrounded by forests and a serties of mountains. The main
                  attractions are Karneshwar temple, Ganesh ghat, Hathi khoh, Danteshwari
                  cave ( sarovar cave), Amrit kund and Mahamai temple.


                 
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*Mahasamunda 

Mahasamunda is situated at Raipur - Vishakhapatnam railway line of South - Eastern railway.

1. Bar Navapara Sanctury :- The total area of  this sanctury is 244.66 sq.km . The
                                                animals generally found in this sanctury are deer, panther,
                                                leopard and others.

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*Raipur

                       Being the capital of the Chhattisgarth state, Raipur is the biggest city of
the state. It is a main business and industrial centre of the state. The main attraction of
Raipur are Mahamaya Mandir, Anciant pond, Bhandarpuri, Suspenseful Shiv Mandir,
Mahant
Ghasidas Musiam etc.

1. Rajim :- Rajim is also trated as a pilgrimage because of Meeting point of three rivers -
                  mahanadi, Pairi & Sondhul. It's main spots are rajivlochan mandir,
                  Kuleshwar Mahadev mandir, Someshwar Mahadev mandir, temple of 
                  Rajimatelin, Ramchandra temple, temple of Kaal-Bhairav, Jagannath temple
                  and Brahmmacharya ashram.

2.Champaran :- Champaran is situated at 56 km. from Raipur. The main attractions of
                           Champaran are Ancient temple of Champkeshwar Mahadev and
                           Birth-place of Mahaprabhu Vallabhacharya.

3. Sirpur :- Sirpur is situated at 77 km. from Raipur. The main attractions of Sirpur  are
                  Bauddha Vihar, Swastik vihar, Laxman mandir, Gandheshwar mahadev &
                  Museum etc.

4. Khallari :- Khallari gram is situated at 80 km. from Raipur. The main pilgrimage and
                     visiting points are Temple of Khallari Mata, devalaya, Bhim panv, Bhim ki
                     nav aur chulha, Lakheshwari gudi etc.

5. Dudhadhari Math :- The famous Dudhadhari Math is in the 'Purani Basti' area of
                                      Raipur. It was erected in the 17th century by the King Jaitsingh.
                                      At that time, the main saint or Math-pramukh used to take only
                                      milk ( doodh ), hence temple becomes famous by the name
                                      Dudhadhari.

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*Durg 

                       Durg is situated at 37 km. from Raipur. The total area of this city is 1991
Akad. The main attraction of Durg are Bhilai Steel Plant Township, Matribag of Bhilai,
Aaga pond of Patan, Shiv Mandir of Devbaloda, Sorad, Kila & Pond of Dhamdha, Sita
Devi's Mandir of Deverbeeja, Sarda, Khedapati Mandir of Navagarh, Balod,

Mahabhairav Mandir of Gurur, Garh Akalwara, Mala
garhi, Tandula Dam, Dushura of
Kankalin etc.

1. Bhilai :- Bhilai is situated at 10 km. from Durg. The important visiting place of Bhilai
                  are Bhilai Steel Plant, Township, Matribag etc.

2. Tandula Dam :- Tandula dam is situated at about 64 km. from Durg. This dam is
                               made on Tandula river.  

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*Rajnandgaon

                           The most important religious, historical, educational & archiological
 tourist place is in Rajnandgaon.

1. Dongargarh :- Dongargarh is situated at 36 kms. from Rajnandgaon. Temple of Mata
                            Bamleshwari is present in Don
gargarh. Shri Bajrang Mandir, temple
                            of Maa Ranchandi (Tonhi
Bamhlai), Tapsi Mandir, Samadhi of Sidhha
                            Baba, Mahavir
Mandir, Sheetala Mandir, Shiv Mandir, Shri
                            Danteshwari Mandir, Budhadev Mandir and other temple of
                            Dongargarh are
most popular.

2. Khairagarh :- Khairagarh is situated at about 48 kms. from Rajnandgaon. Rukkhad
                           Swami Mandir, Shri Maa Dante
shwari Mandir, Shri Mahakali Mandir,
                           Mahavir Mandir, Maa
Bhadrakali Mandir, Indira Arts & Music
                           University and other
visiting place are present in Khairagarh.

3. Kharkhara :- A Dam is constructed on Kharkhara river of Rajnandgaon known as
                           Kharkhara dam, which is 1129 sq. km. 
in length.

4. Ambagarh Chowki :- Ambagarh chowki is situated at about 52 kms. from
                                       Rajnandgaon. It is a token of historical, archeological and
                                       religious assumptions. The idol of Mahishasur
Mardini is very
                                       famous, which is 6 km. from Ambagarh chowki.
   

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*Kawardha 

                   Kawardha is well known for indian culture, archeological importance and excellence of art. Its famous spots are :-

1. Bhoramdev :-  It is situated at 17.6 kms. from Kawardha and is a meeting point of arts
                            of Khajuraho and Konark. Bhoram
dev temple is also known as
                            'Khajuraho of Chhattisgarh'.

2. Mandawa Palace :- Situating at 1 km. from Bhoramdev, Mandawa Palace is also
                                     known as Dulhadev. Mandawa Palace is also important from
                                     manditation and historical point of view.

3. Chherka Mahal :-Chherka Mahal is situated at 20 km. in south directions from 
                                
Kawardha. A famous Shivling is there
in Chherka Mahal.

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*Kanker

Kanker is well known for its ancient temple of Rajaswkal. Jagannath temple, Balaji
temple. Laxminarayan temple, temple of Kankalin Mata, temple of Maa Sheetala and
Jogi Gufa are famous spots of Kanker.

1. Maa Sinhavasini Temple :- The temple of Maa Sinhavasini (Joint form of Durga &
                                                 Kali) is an ancient temple of
Kanker.

2. Gadiya Pahad :- The highest mountain of Kanker is Gadiya Pahad, also known as
                                Kila Dongri. There is a pond near
Gadiya Pahad known as 
                                SonaiRupai.

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*Dantewada

Dantewada is situated at 55 km. from Jagadalpur and 12 km. from Geedam. The road
route from Jagdalpur to Dantewada is full of natural beauty.

1. Temple of Danteshwari :- The famous Danteshwari temple is situated here, which is a
                                               token of faith and religious
believes. This temple is situated
                                               on the meeting point of Shankhini & Dunkini rivers and
                                               was constructed by Rani Bhagyeshwari Devi.

2. Bailadila :- Bailadila is situated at 40 km. from Dantewada. Bailadila is well known
                       for world famous iron ore mines.
The iron ore extracted from these mines
                       are exported to the Japan. Kirandul (Bailadila) - Waltair railway line is
                       the highest
railway line of Asia.

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*Bastar 

District headquarter Jagadalpur of Bastar is situated at about 299 km. from Raipur.
This city is situating at the bank of Indrawati river. Jagdalpur is centre point of tourism
place of Bastar.

1. Human Science Museum :- This Museum is in Vijaya Bhavan situated in between
                                                 Collectorate & Commissioner office
and was erected in
                                                 1972. Tourist can see useful commodities and
other
                                                 things related to culture, traditions & entertainment
                                                 directly and with the help of graphs and photographs.

2. District Archeological Museum :- This Museum was established by Archeology and
                                                 Museum Department in the year
1988 by the state
                                                 government for the purpose of collection of Archeological
                                                 assets.

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3. Shilpagram (Kondagaon) :- It is situated at project head quarter Kondagaon, 76 km.
                                                 from district head quareter
Jagdalpur. Shilpagram is
                                                 result of efforts of international famous Shilpi (Wood
                                                 crafter) Jaydev Baghel.

4. Dancing Cactus :- To make the Bastar's art world famous, an art centre is established
                                  named Dancing Cactus. A training centre is also opened here with
                                  the financial help of  Oxfom Institute of London.

5. Panchavati :- This spot is famous as "Panchavati of Chhattisgarh". Situating at 2 km.
                           from Keshkaal on National Highway no.43, this spot was developed by
                           Forest dept.

6. National Parks :- Two of the three national parks of Chhattisgarh are in Bastar
                                 district  which are Indrawati National Park and Kanger Ghati
                                 National Park.

(i). Indrawati National Park :- Situating at 200 km. from Jagdalpur, this park has the
                                                  area of 1258 sq. km. Surrounded by dense forests, this
                                                  park has Lion, panthor, leo
pord, deer and wild buffalo.

(ii). Kanger Ghati National Park :-This Park is situating at 26 km. from Jagdalpur in
                                                        south east direction.
Having 200 sq. km. area, this
                                                        park has dense forests of agony, teak and bamboo &
                                                        peaks, valleys, caves and waterfalls.  

                                                        Lion, leopord, penthor, deer, chamois, beer, wolf,
                                                        poisonous
snakes, coloured butterfly, sparrows etc.
                                                        are the specialities of
this park. Bhaisa Darha
                                                        Crocodiles Sanctury is also established
at the meeting
                                                         point of Kanger Kholab of Kanger Ghati.

7. Biosphere (Jeevodhyan) :-Asia's first biosphere is situated in Kanger Ghati National
                                              Park. The total length of the
area of this biosphere is 28 km.
                                              The attraction of this biosphere
is very large trees and
                                              ancient trees of valley.

8. Kanger Dhara & Kunwara Soundarya :-After Tirathgarh, Kanger river's water falls
                                              at 8-10 places and forms beutiful waterfalls. One of these
                                              beutiful waterfalls is Kanger Dhara, which is very famous
                                              amongst tourists. 

                                              On a bank of Kanger river in biosphere area, there is a  
                                              natural 'Stone Elephant' and so many rocks which are
                                              thousands
of years old. Stone Elephant and these rocks are
                                              collectively
called 'Kunwara - Soundarya'.  

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9. Bhaisa Darha :- It is the only Crocodiles Sanctury of Chhattisgarh. It is a tourist place
                               situated in Kanger Ghati
National Park, 42 km. from Jagdalpur at a
                               height of 2500 feet.
At present, there are 18 Crocodiles.

10. Kutumbsar :- Kutumbsar is the India's first and World's seventh underground cave.
                            These natural caves are more famous than Worlds famous artificial
                            Ajanta - Elora caves. It can also be compared to World's longest
                            underground cave 'Corls Bar of
Cave' of America, which is 50 km.
                            long. These caves are 4500 feet in length and are minimum 60-215 feet
                            in depth from the
surface. The normal tempreture is 75 degree celcius.

11. Sanctury :- Bastar division is a beautiful gift of nature. It has not only national park
                         but has two sancturies also Bhairamgarh Sanctury & Pamed Sanctury.

(i). Bhairamgarh Sanctury :- The area near Jaigur, Hingum & Mathwada on the bank of
                                               Indrawati was developed
as Bhairamgarh Sanctury in
                                               1983. It has an area of 149 sq. km.
The main animals found
                                                here are Leopord, Panthor, Wild
Buffalo and Chamois. In
                                                the last counting more than 25 wild
buffalos are found
                                                here.

(ii). Pamed Sanctury :- Second main sanctury of Bastar is Pamed Sanctury at Bastar -
                                     Andhrapradesh border developed in
1983. It has an area 262 sq.
                                     km. This sanctury is mainly famous
for wild buffalos but leopord,
                                     panthor, cheetal and other animals
are also found here.

12. Waterfalls :- Bastar district has so many beautiful water falls as Chitrakote,
                           Tirathgarh, Kanger Dhara, Mendari Ghumar,
Chitra Dhara, 
                          
Gupteshwar Jharna etc.  

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(i). Chitrakote :- Chitrakote is situated at 40 km. from Jagadalpur, which is known as
                           'Chitrakoot' of Bastar. When
the water of Indrawati falls from a height
                           of 90 feet, it creats
a beautiful waterfall in the shape of half moon.

(ii). Tirathgarh :- Tirathgarh is situated at 38 km. from Jagdalpur in Kanger Ghati
                             National Park. It is a pilgrimage of nature lovers where Kanger river
                             makes a waterfall of 300 feet
height. One can enjoy swing water of
                             Kanger river at the bottom
of waterfall. Due to this waterfall and other
                             natural beauties,
Tirathgarh is also known as 'Paradise of Tourists'.

Hathidarha :- Hathidarha is deepest of all the valleys available in this area, situated at 45
                       km. from Jagdalpur & 3 km.
from Chitrakot. This valley is about 150-200
                       feet deep in the shape of 'U'. Hathidarha's main attraction is Matnar 
                      
Waterfall
where water falls from the hight of 100 feet.

Rani Darha :- 'Ranidarha' of village Taalnar at the bank of Shabri river situating at 
                       30 km. from Konta Block is also a
famous valley. According to villagers,
                       in the ancient time, a queen name Rani Padmawati has attempted suicide
                       here to save
herself from enemies, hence name Rani Darha.

Abhujhamar :- The area surrounded by a series of minimum 2000 feet high and 
                        
maximum 4000 feet high mountains in the south-western part of Bastar is
                         called Abhujhamar. The area is
about 1500 sq. meel consisting of
                         Dantewada district and Beeja
pur & Narayanpur blocks. Some forests of
                         this area are so dense
that sunlight is also unable to reach the surface.
                         The population
density of this area is 10 person per km. Archeaologists
                         have found so many fossils of stone age year. The tribal peoples of
this
                         area are called 'Madiya', which are far away from today's
modern
                         civilization.

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