State Capital: Raipur
Best Time to Visit:
Climate: Hot summers / Cool winters
Airport(s): Raipur Airport
Welcome to Chhattisgarh - a spectacular tribal territory cloaked in forests. In fact more than 44 % of Chhattisgarh land is covered with dense green undergrowth. A window into India's brilliant cultural treasures - Chhattisgarh is home to tribes such as Gonds, Muria, Halba, Maria et al.
Origin of the term Chhattisgarh is shrouded in mystery. Historians have forwarded several theories: one states that there were 36 forts in the region and hence the name, though no traces of 36 forts have been found. Another explanation is that during the rule of the ancient king Jarasandha, 36 tribal families migrated to this region and created a settlement and thus the term Chhattisgarh.
Set on Satpura ranges on the banks of River Mahanadi, Chhattisgarh was carved out of Madhya Pradesh, India on November 1st in the year 2000. According to historians Chhattisgarh has a history traceable to the Stone Age.
Ancient Hindu scriptures mention this region as Dakshin Koshala, the region where Lord Rama spend a few years of his legendary 14-year exile.
Archaeological excavations indicate that Chhattisgarh was ruled by rulers from different dynasties such as Panduvanshis, Somvanshis and the Kalchuris.
Chhattisgarh flaunts several archaeologically significant tour sites that offer you an enchanting peek into this region's historical and cultural legacies. Travel to Bastar, Talagaon, Devgarh, Durg, Devkoot, Saragaon and Dhanpur on tours to Chhattisgarh, India.
Among the important cities and towns in Chhattisgarh, Bilaspur, Durg, Rajim, Champaran, Sirpur, Bhilai and Raipur are especially significant.
Places of Tour Interest
Wildlife safaris into the jungles of Indravati, Kanger Valley, Barnawapur, Sita Nadi and Udanti (all wildlife sanctuaries) show you an ethereal green world inhabited with wild species such as bisons, wolves, sloth bears, antelopes, nilgai, gaur, chital, hyena, wild dogs et al.
Enjoy tours to the Kutumsar waterfalls, Danteshwari Temple, Chitrakoote falls and Tirathgarh falls in Bastar, Chhattisgarh with India State Tour packages.