The city which has a history as old as second century AD is soon walking to wind up noticeably the third arranged city of India, with blasting mechanical and financial parts.
The Indian city of Raipur in the Chhattisgarh state can be best characterized as the expression ” old is gold,’ demonstrating its value from hundreds of years, as it was a capital of the conditions of different lords who governed here.
The voyagers can appreciate tranquility in the origination of the respected holy person Swami Vivekananda Sarovar, with a plunge in the heavenly lake. The Mahant Ghasidas Memorial Museum gives a stroll through history with its antiquated relics in plain view and the Guru Tegh Bahadur Museum work out of appreciation for the Sikh master is additionally justified regardless of a visit.
There are different sanctuaries like the Doodhadhari Temple which is known for its excellent wall paintings, the Mahamaya Temple.
Meet the top-rated attractions in Raipur
1. Budhpara Lake
In the event that the stories are anything to be trusted, at that point, it is said that the Budhapara Lake was worked by King Brahmadei who was additionally a Kalchuri Emperor in the period 1404 AD.
On the off chance that you are an explorer whose primary reason for existing is this trip to Raipur is to look for some isolation and peace far from all the city tumult at that point let us tell that the Budhapara Lake is the place you ought to be. The appealing waters of this lake summon the feeling of peace and tranquility.
2. Mahamaya Temple
Located in the old stronghold region in Raipur, the Mahamaya Temple is another fascination that the vast majority going to Raipur investigate. It’s one of the most sacred places in the city. The Mahamaya temple was worked in commitment to Mahamaya, a type of Durga and gives the whole way across the nation visit this sanctuary to love and offer their petitions.
The Mahamaya temple is delightfully arranged on the banks of the Kharoon River.
3. Vivekanand Sarovar
A day spent in this lake is certain to keep you involved and engaged. Most sightseers visit this place since the lake and its environment make for a perfect place to get some peacefulness and serenity.
4. Hajra Waterfall
There is an unmistakable appeal that the Hajra falls has that each visitor will get the opportunity to see and feel. The waterfall is additionally a most loved spot for day cookout among a few sightseers. Convey a set of garments and furthermore pack nourishment since the range might not have an excessive number of eating alternatives. It’s one of the must-see places in the city.
5. Kevalya Dham
These sanctuaries have symbols of 24 Thirthankars and you stroll into every sanctuary you will see the icons that are similarly lovely. Also, these sanctuaries and icons are what structures to be an extensive sanctuary complex alongside a symbol of Risabhdev. The sanctuary additionally houses a Dharamshala that has each present-day office.
6. Nandavan Garden
The Nandavan Garden is a place that offers restoration and furthermore recreational exercises for voyagers and vacationers too. The Park is open on all days from 9 am to 5 pm. So visit the recreation center amid these hours. It’s one of the must-see places in Raipur.
7. Banjari Mata Mandir
Undoubtedly the sacred places of Banjara Mata Temple are the specialty of this place. The temple is devoted to Goddess Banjari Mata, this holy place is popular for hosting celebrations of Navratri and Dussehra festivals. Many pilgrims from around the country and the neighboring states visit this sacred and pleasant place. You can feel the calmness loaded in the air.
From 6:00 AM to 7:30 PM, you can visit the temple which opens all days in a week. The authenticity, the purity, and perfection of this place is the reason why this place is been visited by thousands to have the blessings.
8. Ghatarani Waterfalls
Ghatarani Waterfalls, located 85 km from Raipur City, popularly the largest in the Chattisgarh state. The place is enveloped by the lush vegetation, this awesome sight is a famous picnic spot. It’s the favorite picnic spot during the weekends and you can enjoy some quality time with your family and friends. A little trekking through this forest will make you reach the falls.
A pool lies at the bottom of this waterfall. Though the beauty of the falls enhances in the rainy season when the water is in extreme flow, it’s the best places to visit in Raipur. Also, avoid visiting this place in rainy season as the terrains here are slippery and occurrence of mudslides is there.
9. Purkhauti Muktangan
Be aloof with digital media and spend a relaxing day at Purkhauti Muktangan, an enchanting garden which mirrors the different shades of culture in Chhatisgarh. In November 2006, Hon’ble and former President, Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam inaugurated this place. Since then, the place has been a popular tourist attraction.
The splendid tribal figures, folk art, colorful sceneries add the flavor of beauty to have an amazing experience. This stunning garden not only allures the visitors but do spread culture awareness regarding conserving our bio-cultural diversity.
- Children below 12 years – INR 2
- people above 12 years – INR 5
Timings- 8 AM to 6 PM on all days except Monday. The park cum museum is closed on Mondays.
10. Nandan Van Zoo and Safari
Nandan Van Zoo is a place which is known to conserve flora and fauna. It’s a recreational centre of the locals of Raipur. The place is also the largest man-made safaris which include herbivore safari, bear safari, tiger safari, and lion safari.
Every safari covers a distance of 20 hectares or more. The zoo features lovely landscapes and dense forests which are home to 33 animal species.
11. Gandhi Udhyan Park
Gandhi Udhyan Park is situated in the middle of Raipur streets. It’s is a serene park for lovers of nature. With cobbled paths, blooming flowers, and lush greenery by your side, the park is ever jogger’s favorite. The park is well-established and also a picnic spot for the locals and tourists because it’s spacious. There’s a separate playing ground for children which is full of swings and slides and the environment is friendly here.
12. Shadani Darbar
Shadani Darbar is nestled on DHantari road, which is 9 kms away from Raipur. It’s a huge pilgrimage centre, extended over 12 acres. The place is named after Sri Shadaramji Saheb, which is a big hall with the idol of Dhuni Saheb. The place also has a lot of other gods and goddesses that are carved all through the place.
Every day, the devotees perform Dukh Bhanjan Dhuni. In addition, there are amazing rhythmic statues and fountains. Along with sacred idols and statues, there are other attractions which include musical fountains.
The devotees daily fumigate the milk. Apart from this, there are beautiful musical fountains and statues. Other attractions include musical fountains with religious statues and statues.
13. Kankali Talab
It is believed that mythological saints, in which Goswami Naga saints are related to the Dashnami Sanyasi sect, and it is believed that they spend time near the Kankali pond. They prayed here and meditated to the Divine God. Therefore, they even decided to make a small temple devoted to Lord Shiva in the middle of the lake.
There’s the arrangement of stones on pond’s side which amplifies the ancient beauty of the temple. Even now, saints can be seen meditating here peacefully near the lake.