Where is Chhattisgarh located?

Chhattisgarh is located in central east of India surrounded by 6 states M.P, A.P, Jharkand, Maharastra, Orissa and U.P Before 2000 it was part of M.P.

It was bifurcated from Madhya Pradesh in 1 Nov 2000 with its capital Raipur.

Is there any reason behind name of Chhattisgarh State ? Why do we call it Chhattisgarh ?

Yes there is a reason behind the name of C.G state. The term C.G came into popular usage during the rule of the Marathas in the 17th century and was used for the first time in official documents in 1975 according to local. The region had 36 forts from when it derived it name but the forts have never been identified. Another theory has it that the real name is Chhattisgarh of the 36 families of dalits (leather workers) who settled here many centuries age.

What are the specialty of Chhattisgarh State ?

We have 44% of its area covered with forest with 03 national parks and 11 wild life sanctuaries. Chhattisgarh state is special because it shares 12% of Forest area of the country. Chhattisgarh is well known with a rich cultural tradition, heritage palaces, monuments, Tribal life and exceptional natural beauty.

Chhattisgarh State is famous for what ?

Chhattisgarh has an exciting range of attraction like lush green forest, wildlife, exotic water falls, caves, rock painting, tribal villages, ancient monuments, temples, Buddhists sites & heritage palaces.This state is famous for kosa silk.It is also famous for mines, minerals and it is called rice bowl of India.

What is the best time to visit Chhattisgarh ?

Chhattisgarh is good to visit anytime
Nov to June: for forest national parks caves are accessible.
July to Feb: Magnificent waterfalls & beautiful forest & hills.
Any time for religious and Archeology purpose.

Where can I get more information on Chhattisgarh?

For getting more information you can log on to chhattisgarh tourism board website www.chhattisgarhtourism.net. T.I.C is also there in Delhi, Ahemdabad, Vishakapatnam, Bhopal, Nagpur, Kolkata.

What are the ways of getting to Chhattisgarh?

CG is well connected by road, rail and air from rest of India. Raipur to it’s west is connected by NH 6 from Nagpur in Maharastra and towards east it is connected with Calcutta and Bhubneshwar. NH 43 connects Raipur in north with northern state like U.P and M.P, Jharkhand and to south it is connected with A.P. Raipur is on the Mumbai Howrah main route and is connected with all the main cities of the country by rail. State is connected by air from main cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Banglore, Indore, Calcutta etc.

How is the condition of Roads in Chhattisgarh ?

Entire Chhattisgarh state road conditions are very good.

Where can I get maps of Chhattisgarh?

The map of C.G regarding tourist destination is available from C.G tourism board headquarter and the entire tourist information center situated at various state of India and also from leading book stores of the country.

What should I wear ...? (Provide climate description whole year trough)

You can wear any thing in which you will feel comfortable
March-June Summer season (40-50 degree) – Light comfortable cloths along with Cap / Hat and sunglasses
July-Oct Rainy season (mostly humid climate when it’s not raining) – Take along an umbrella or raincoat along with light comfortable cloths as for summer season.
Nov-Feb Winter season (05 – 15 degree) – Very pleasant weather but somewhere very cold at night – one Jacket, Sweater or Shawls will do.

What should I carry...?

You can carry a binocular, light luggage, a camera / camcorder. but do not forget to obtain and C.G. State Map and some literatures about the place you are visiting from TIC or Head Office at Raipur Mosquito repellent, trekking shoes, clothes according to weather, torch, identity proof, general medication etc is a must to carry.

Is it wise to get travel insurance for my travel to Chhattisgarh?

Though some part of state is disturbed area but it is a fact that till date none of the tourist was harmed a bit. Even if you like to take travel insurance, it is up to you.

What about driving in Chhattisgarh?

Driving experience in C.G is the best. the road inside the C.G have smooth surface & are generally very good. If you like to drive it can be an experience for you to drive from dance forests. All place of tourist interest are well connected by good motorable roads. It is well connected with different highways in India.

How should I carry money ...?

All major currencies in the form of cash/bank/cheque/travaelers cheques can be exchanged rupees in states prevailing at the time of exchange. ATMs of various banks are available in C.G International credit cards are accepted in several banks hotels & travel agencies in Raipur.

Is credit cards safe and useful to carry ...?

As our CTB properties do not accept credit cards and it is acceptable only at some of the big showrooms at major cities of the state that is why credit cards are not very much useful.

How is transportation in Chhattisgarh?

Transportation is good new cars are available on rent at Raipur & at district also.
Local transportation is auto or rickshaw but one can hire a taxi to see the places of interests.

Where are the airports in Chhattisgarh?

At Raipur Mana Airport is the only airport well connected with most of the metro cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Calcutta, Nagpur, Banglore, Indore etc. Mana airport is 15 km from the city centre and well linked both by taxi and auto.

Is there easy access to internet in Chhattisgarh?

Yes there is easy access to internet in Chhattisgarh. But it would be best if you have a mobile with activated internet service. In Chhattisgarh mobile service coverage is very good all over the state. Our website is www.chhattisgarhtourism.net.

What about photography and photo processing in Chhattisgarh?

It is possible to see & meet the tribes & get photographed with them. There is generally no restriction on taking pictures of any sites & tribes in the tour circuit areas. Photo processing service is also very good. You can make any photo prints in any major city of Chhattisgarh. There are many high tech color labs who give prints from your digital cameras, pen drives, memory cards within a day.

Are there good hospitals in Chhattisgarh?

Yes, There are very good hospitals in Chhattisgarh like escort heart care, Ramkrishna care, Ambedkar Govt. hospital, MMI , Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru hospital at Bhilai, CIMs, Apollo in Bilaspur.

How safe is Chhattisgarh?

Entire Chhattisgarh is absolutely safe for tourists..
Though some part of state is disturbed area but it is a fact that till date none of the tourist was harmed a bit.

Are travelers safe in Chhattisgarh?

Off course Chhattisgarh is safe for women travelers.

Is alcohol is easily available in Chhattisgarh?

Yes, alcohol is available easily in government licensed shops & bars.

What is the Language of Chhattisgarh, is English or Hindi easily understood?

The language known in C.G is Chhattisgarhi Hindi is easily understood & English is known by many of them not to the tribes. English is understood in the towns to the visitors has no problem of communication.

What tourism facilities/services are there in Chhattisgarh?

There are tourist information center, Resorts, Motels, Guest Houses, Private good hotels and good transportation.

How do you get to ....................................... at Chhattisgarh by Flight / Trains / Road?

To get to any destination at Chhattisgarh, if you are coming
1.By flight – The only national airport is at Raipur City then you can move farther by Train or Road.
2.By Train – Mumbai – Kolkata rail line covers northern area of Chhattisgarh – cities like – Dongargarh, Rajnanggaon, Durg, Bhilai, Raipur, Bilaspur, Champa, Raigarh. Also cities of Orissa and AP are connected with Raipur by another rail line. Andhra Pradesh is also connected with Jagdalpur by one of the most beautiful rail track which passes thru the Arku Vally.
3.By Road – Condition of Roads are very good in Chhattisgarh and It is well connected with all the states of its surrounding. Please take a road map alog with you to get to any destination.

Can you help me to find accommodation in .......................or do you can book for.............................?

Yes, we can provide you accommodation in our tourist hotel/motel/guest house also provide you the information regarding private hotels. we can also book for you.

Where can I access the Internet in ............................. ?

To access internet at your asked destination you must ask the person at your accommodation he can guide you. But if you’ll have a mobile with internet activation it will be the best option because of good mobile service coverage at entire Chhattisgarh State.

I’m at .......................... I need a Doctor. How can you help ?

In case of any kind of Medical Emergency please call on 108 for “Sanjeevni Express Service” of Ambulance. it is a free emergency service provided by Dept. of Health & Family Welfare. Which at present operates around areas of Raipur, Jagdalpur, Dhamtari & Jashpur cities and soon to be start at all over the state.
Please contact to Resort / Motel Manager to get important phone numbers in case of emergency and he will also help you to get medical help / doctor.

I’m not happy with the accommodation where I stayed last night – how do I lodge a formal complaint and I want to go to other accommodation. Can you help?

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Please provide information about train routes across Chhattisgarh ?

Train Routes – Mumbai – Kolkata rail line covers northern area of Chhattisgarh – like – Dongargarh, Rajnanggaon, Durg, Bhilai, Raipur, Bilaspur, Champa, Raigarh etc. from these stations you can get trains for the routes of Kolkata, Mumbai, Delhi, Bhopal, Jabalpur, Vishakhapatnam etc. Also cities of Orissa and AP are connected with Raipur by another rail line. Andhra Pradesh is also connected with Jagdalpur by one of the most beautiful rail track which passes thru the famous Arku Vally of Kanger Vally National Park.

Please give information about Arts & Crafts at Chhattisgarh ?

Bell metal and wrought iron work is the specialties of konagaon and jagdalpur, wood and bamboo work are best seen at Narayanpur and Jagdalpur. Memorial stones are one of the oldest crafts, cotton and Kosa fabrics.

Tell us about Adventure Sports in Chhattisgarh ?

Adventure Sport is at it’s developing stage at Chhattisgarh. At present a regular tracking & camping activity is being conducted by Adventure Sport Section of CTB. we have also an “Angar Eco Adventure Camp” at Dhamtari. Very soon Tourism board is planning to launch adventure activities like – Parasailing, Zorbing, Kayaking, Rippling, Speed boating, Water scooter rides etc. at various tourist places of Chhattisgarh State.

What is the main language of Chhattisgarh ?

Chhattisgarhi is the main regional language but Hindi is easily spoken and understood, at major cities of Chhattisgarh English is also commonly spoken and understood.

What are the food specialty at Chhattisgarh?

With it’s abundance of greenery and ideal climate for vegetation. there is a surfeit of vegetables and grains namely Rice, Bari Bhat, Rice Chila, Red Ant Chutney, Bhaji, Mota roti, Kheer, Khusmi, Dhedhari.

What are the industrial establishment at Chhattisgarh ?

State is an industrial and power hub. Industrial establishments are spread across state at Bhilai, Durg, Raigarh etc. In India one of the biggest steel plants is at Bhilai.
There are number of steel plant, sponge drone plant, ceramic plants, mines, cement factories power plants, pabric plants. some of the big plant name like BSP, Jindal, Monnet Steel, NTPC, Balco, SKS Mines group. Many power plants also there.

What are the Tribal language / dialect at Chhattisgarh ?

There are numbers of tribal languages spoken across the state most of which belong to the Korku, Abujhmadiya, Dandki Madiya, Bhatri, Korwa, Nandesiya, Hulbi, Gondi. Chhatisgarhi as their mother tongue. Hindi the national language is most commonly used in C.G.

What are the main festivals at Chhattisgarh ?

The main fairs and festivals of C.G are Bastar Dushera, Denteshwari and Maoli, Fertility rituals, First fruits eating, Earth festival, Shrine of Doctol Deo Tomb of Nettle Aoloy, Madai Festival Bhoramdeo festival, Goncha festival, Chakrachar Sanaroh (Raigarh) Herali Festival, Pola Festival, Fagaun Madai, Koriya Mela, Rajim Mela (Kumbh). Also Chhattisgarh State celebrates its foundation week as Rajyotsava in November first week at every district headquarter.

What are the main fairs of Chhattisgarh ?

The main fairs and festivals of C.G are Bastar Dushera, Denteshwari and Maoli, Fertility rituals, First fruits eating, Earth festival, Shrine of Doctol Deo Tomb of Nettle Aoloy, Madai Festival Bhoramdeo festival, Goncha festival, Chakrachar Sanaroh (Raigarh) Herali Festival, Pola Festival, Fagaun Madai, Koriya Mela, Rajim Mela (Kumbh). Also Chhattisgarh State celebrates its foundation week as Rajyotsava in November first week at every district headquarter.

Give some information about the film industry at Chhattisgarh ?

There is lot of potential for film industry as countries best waterfalls flora and forest are there in the state.
The film industry of Chhattisgarh is known by the name of chhaliwood the films are made in the local language Chhattisgarhi. Recently some progress seen in it and future is very bright.

Is there any Tribal Tourism at Chhattisgarh ?

Yes, the tourist can see and talk to them; they can feel them while conversation with them near to Raipur at Mana motel it is developed as a tribal tourism.
The tribal tourism at C.G is very interesting. In the state there are many tribes like Halbas, Bhatras, Dhurvas, Gadbas, Murias, Marias, Gond, Ghotul Muriya Jhoria Muriya, Dorla, Hill Maria. Knowing about them and their lives is an experience of lifetime.

Which destination are suitable for religious tourism in Chhattisgarh ?

Destinations for religious purpose is for Hindus – Bambaleshwari temple- Dongargarh, Rajim yearly “Kumbh” mela at the confluence of River Mahanadi, Pairi & Sendhul, Danteshwari at Dantewada, Mahamaya temple – Ratanpur, Jatmai Mata Ghata Rani, Kausulaya Mata Mandir, Bhaleshwari Mandir, Mahamaya Mandir, Deobalaod, Kharod, Kaleshwarnath Temple. Sirpur is famous for Buddhist tourism, Shivarinarayan, Dudhahari Mata, for Jain tourism Nagpura & Kaiwalyadham are famous, Champran is vary famous between Gujraties. Mazar of Banjari wale baba is famous in Muslim Tourists.

Is there any possibility of Medical Tourism in Chhattisgarh ?

Yes there is a possibility of medical tourism because it covers 44.6% of forest area in which number of herbal plants were there through that we can develop the medical tourism. So it’s very good destination for researchers of medical field.