The capital city of Chhattisgarh, a recently established Indian state, is Raipur. It is considered to be one of the most significant seats of business in the entire Central India. The city of Raipur is situated on the bed of the river named Mahanadi. The northern side of Raipur is bordered by Bilaspur, while the southern side of it is bordered by the renowned tribal area. From the tourism point of view, Raipur is of much historical significance.
During the time period of 9th Century AD, Raipur was established. The significance of Raipur from the tourism point of view is for the reason that Raipur is an entry point to the renowned and spectacularly enchanting Chhattisgarh’s Bastar area.
The Mahant Ghasidas Memorial Museum belonging to the 19th Century, the Hatkeswar Mahadev Temple, the Mahamaya Temple, the Mahakoshal Art Gallery, the Dudhadhari Monastery and the Budhapara Lake belonging to the 15th century are some of the principal attractions of Raipur.
PACES TO VISIT IN RAIPUR
Wild Life Sanctuary: There are three numbers of wildlife sanctuaries in the Raipur district. The tourists can visit the sanctuary at any time in a year but however it is suggested that the visitors should go during the time period between November and June. There is plenty of opportunity for the visitors to have a glance at the rich wildlife in the sanctuary, whose topography ranges from undulating landscape, mighty hills, rich forests of sal trees, luxurious timber woods, forests of teak and other mixed trees.
The most commonly seen animal in the sanctuary is the deer and also the chinkara, the Indian gazelle and the spotted deer, which is known as chital. Nilgai, Sambar, Kotri,barking deer, chausingha or four horned antelope, sloth bear, wild boar, wild dog, jackal,wolf, hyena, bison, tigers and leopards or panthers are some of the other species of animals that can be found in the sanctuary. The birds that can be seen in the sanctuary are the peacock, jungle fowl, pigeon, green pigeon, wood plucker, quail, gray-partridge, parrot, stork etc.
Barnawapara Sanctuary: The northern portion of the district of Mahasamund contains the sanctuary named the Barnawapara Sanctuary. The area of the sanctuary measures to be 244.66 square kilometers
Sita Nadi Sanctuary: The extreme southern portion of Raipur district’s Dhamtari Tehsil contains the Sita Nadi Sanctuary. The area of the sanctuary measures to be 552.55 square kilometers.
Udanti Sanctuary: The south-eastern portion of Raipur District’s Gariaband Tehsil contains the sanctuary named the Udanti Sanctuary. The Indian state of Orissa is present on the eastern façade. The area of the sanctuary measures to be 247.59 square kilometers. In order to preserve the wild buffaloes, this sanctuary was constructed. This region contains many more other species of animals as well.
HOW TO REACH RAIPUR
By Air: The airport in Raipur is well connected to other locations in India.
By Rail: Raipur has its own railway station.
By Road: The National Highway 6 is goes through the city. This city is linked to other major locations by state run buses.