Chhattisgarh Tourism, Chhattisgarh Travel Guide

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Chhattisgarh is a state in the central part of India that was carved out from Madhya Pradesh in the year 2000. Chhattisgarh got its name from the 36 princely states (Chhattis in Hindi) that together constituted the state. Chhattisgarh is surrounded by hilly region in the north and south with forty four percent of region covered in forest. The state has a single operational airport in Raipur, capital of Chhattisgarh, and the major rail junctions in Chhattisgarh are Raipur, Bilaspur, and Durg. Chhattisgarh is full of ancient monuments, wildlife sanctuaries and national parks, exquisitely carved out temples, waterfalls, caves and rock paintings.

Most of the tourist sites in Chhattisgarh are still unexplored and provide a great opportunity for tourists who want to visit some less crowded destinations. Chhattisgarh is an special treat for wildlife tourist as the regions are majorly covered under forest with large numbers of forest reserves and sanctuaries. Chhattisgarh also ranks high in pilgrimage tourism with sites like Amarkantak, Raipur etc. that are frequented by Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimage tourists.

One of the key attractions of Chhattisgarh is the amazing caves that exist in the virgin Kanger valley National park in the Bastar district. The most notable caves in Chhattisgarh are Kailasha Gufa, Kutumsar Cave, and Dandak caves. Tourists looking for a rendezvous with Nature will find plenty of opportunities with numerous waterfalls including Chitrakot (known as the Niagra falls of India). Chhattisgarh has a treat for wildlife tourists with the number of wildlife sanctuaries and parks going into double digits.

   

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