TOURIST PLACES OF RAIPUR DISTRICT

 

RAJIM CHAMPARANYA SIRPUR BARNAWAPARA ARANG
RAVISHANKAR DAM SEETANADI NANDANVAN SIHAVA GIRODHPURI

 

1.RAJIM :- It is a religious place situating at 48 km. from Raipur. Rajim is known as the "Prayag"
                   of the Chhattisgarh because it is situated at the meeting point of the Mahanadi, Pairi and
                   Sondur rivers. An ancient temple of Lord Kuleshwar of 14-15 th century is also here.
                   Other famous temples are
Temple of Rajivlochan and Rajeshwar temple . Rajivlochan
                   temple , having idol of four handed Lord Vishnu has two 'Shilalekhs' which are of 8-9
                   th century..

TEMPLE OF RAJIVLOCHAN

Nearest Airways :- Raipur

Nearest Railway station : Raipur

Mode of Transport :- By road from Raipur

Hotels :- PWD Resthouse and hotels at Raipur

 

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2.CHAMPARANYA :- It is a religious place situating at 36 km. from Raipur. It is the birth place of
                                     the Ballabhacharya guru of Vaishnav dharm. The followers of Guru
                                     Ballabhacharya has made a temple in his memory in 20 th century.
                                     Champaranya is full of natural beauty. Every year in the month of january
                                     and february, his followers gathers here to celebrate his birthday.

TEMPLE OF  CHAMPESHWAR MAHADEV

Nearest Airways :- Raipur

Nearest Railway station : Raipur

Mode of Transport :- By road from Raipur to Rajim, Rajim to Arang and Arang to Champaranya.

Hotels :- PWD Resthouse and hotels at Raipur.

 

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3.SIRPUR :- It is a historical place situating at 84 km. from Raipur. It was the capital of 'South
                     Kosal' from 5th to 8th century. It was an important centre of Bauddha religion from
                     6th to 10th century. In the 7th century, Whensang from China has came here.
                     Main attractive places are Lakshman temple made of bricks and Anand Prabhu Kutir
                     Vihar.

LAKSHAMAN TEMPLE was constructed by Somvanshi king Harshavardhan and it is of only kind in whole Chhattisgarh & M.P.

Anand Prabhu Kuti Vihar was Bauddha's residence. Besides these, there are so many other temples as Gandheshwar temple, RadhaKrishna temple. Chandi temple and Swastik vihar etc. which aree very famous.

Nearest Airways :- Raipur

Nearest Railway station : Raipur

Mode of Transport :- By road from Raipur.

Hotels :- PWD Resthouse and hotels at Raipur.

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4.BARNAWAPARA :- It is a mainly a forest area situating at 120 km. from Raipur. It has a wildlife
                                     sanctuary. The animals generally found in this sanctuary are deers, panther,
                                     leopard and others.

Nearest Airways :- Raipur

Nearest Railway station : Raipur

Mode of Transport :- By road from Raipur.

Hotels :- Forest Resthouse and hotels at Raipur.

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5.RAVISHANKAR DAM :- Situating at 90 km from Raipur and 13 km from Dhamtari, a dam is
                                             built on Mahanadi made of soil which is 1246 metre in length. Due to
                                             this dam, river's water is spread in 102 sq.km. Dam is surrounded by
                                             palm trees, garden, forest and mountains.It is a tourist place
                                             developing as a picnic spot.

Nearest Airways :- Raipur

Nearest Railway station : Dhamtari

Mode of Transport :- By road from Dhamtari & Raipur.

Hotels :- Control room Recreation Centre of dam, Rest house of Irrigation dept., lodges at Dhamtari.

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6.ARANG :- Situating on Sambalpur road, at 36 km from Raipur. Arang is an old city. It is also
                     developing as a tourist place due to it's ancient temples. Some famous temples are
                     Bhandadeval temple, Baghdeval temple and Mahamaya temple. Bhandadeval temple
                    ,which is of 11-12th century, is a beautiful example of architecture. This temple has
                     three huge idols made of black stone of Jain Tirthankars.
                              Mahamaya temple has also three huge idols of Jain Tirthankars and a huge stone
                     having all 24 Tirthankars. Other visitable places are Danteshwari temple, Chandi
                     Maheshwari temple, Panchamukhi Mahadev and Panchamukhi hanumman temple.

Nearest Airways :- Raipur

Nearest Railway station : Raipur

Mode of Transport :- By road from Raipur.By train of Raipur-Waltair line.

Hotels :- Rest house of PWD, hotels at Arang and Raipur.

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7.SEETANADI :- It is also a forest area situating at 170 km. from Raipur. It has a wildlife
                             sanctuary. The animals generally found in this sanctuary are deers, panther,
                             leopard , lions etc. This place is also full of natural beauty. One can see the wild
                             and dangerous animals mooving freely in this sanctuary.

Nearest Airways :- Raipur

Nearest Railway station : Dhamtari and Raipur

Mode of Transport :- By road from Dhamtari & Raipur.

Hotels :- Rest house of Forest department.

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8.NANDANVAN :- It is a Garden on the bank of Kharron river, developed by Wildlife Division of
                               Raipur Forest department. Situating at 15 km. only by road from Raipur, this
                               garden is full of natural beauty having a zoo also.The zoo has lions, panthers,
                               wild cats, deers etc.which are caught by foresters in the nearer villages.

Nearest Airways :- Raipur

Nearest Railway station : Raipur

Mode of Transport :- By road from Raipur.

Hotels :- Hotels and lodges at Raipur.

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9.SIHAVA:- Situating at 140 km from Raipur and 65 km from Dhamtari, Sihava is full of natural
                    beauty surrounded by forests and mountains. It is mainly famous for the origin point of
                    Mahanadi river. It is also well known for the 'Ashram of saint Hringi'.

Nearest Airways :- Raipur

Nearest Railway station : Dhamtari & Raipur.

Mode of Transport :- By road from Dhamtari & Raipur.

Hotels :- Lodges at Dhamtari.

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10.GIRODHPURI :- Girodhpuri is situating at 135 km from Raipur. Girodhpuri is well known for
                                  the birth - place of Harijan's holy saint Sant Ghasidas, who was the
                                  originator of 'Satnaam Panth'. It is treated as a pilgrimage of Harijans.

Nearest Airways :- Raipur

Nearest Railway station : Raipur.

Mode of Transport :- By road from Raipur.

Hotels :- Lodges and hotels at Raipur.

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