Area Attractions

A warm welcome to the historic city of Raipur, founded by Kalchuri King Ram Chandra in the last quarter of the 14th century.

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Wildlife Safaris & Sanctuaries

Kanha National Park and Tiger Reserve

192 km
Located over 210 km by road from Raipur is . The inspiration to Rudyard Kipling famous novel "Jungle Book ", the park has a significant population of royal Bengal tigers, leopards, the sloth bear and the Indian wild dog. There are several luxury and affordable places to stay.

The Barnawapara Wildlife Sanctuary

101 km
It is known for its lush green vegetation and unique wildlife, located at a distance of 85 km from Raipur. The major wildlife attraction are tigers, sloth bear, flying squirrels, jackals, four-horned antelopes, leopards, black buck, jungle cat, barking deer, porcupine, bison, striped hyena, wild dogs along with a sizable bird population including parrots, bulbul, white-rump vultures, peafowl, wood peckers, racket-tailed drongos and more.

Nandanvan Zoo and Safari

24.8 km
It is a unique jungle safari, surrounded by Khandwa reservoir, situated 35 Km from Raipur this area is extended in 800 acres of land. Wild animals move freely in their respective zones where visitors can watch them through solar vehicles. Zones of the zoo are divided into herbivore safari, tiger safari, bear safari and lion safari along with zoo for other animals. Herbivore zone includes animals like chital, black-buck and sambar deer. Bear zone have four bears on 20 hectare, tiger zone have three tigers on area of 20 hectares and lion safari have 6-8 lions.

Chitrakoot Waterfalls

278 km
Chitrakoot is a place of Hindu pilgrimage, which means that the footfall is high and accommodation is available at or near the falls. The height of the falls is about 95 ft. The breadth of the waterfall varies in summer and in the monsoon season. During the summer, the water level in the river goes down drastically as the water carries no silt, however during the monsoon the river touches both the banks and is filled with silt.

Tourist Attractions in Raipur

Sirpur

76.1 km
Dating back to the 5th century, Sirpur was an important centre for Buddhists and was visited by Hieun Tsang, the seventh-century Chinese scholar. Located 78 km (48 miles) from Raipur on the banks of the river Mahanadi, the town of Sirpur has been mentioned in ancient epigraphic records.

Madku Dweep

Madku Dweep is approx. 79 KM away from Raipur city .It is an island of great natural beauty marked by lush greenery and splendid waterfalls. It is a perfect place for archeological tourism as it has excavated ruins of temples, epigraphs, coins and pottery from ancient times. The ancient art found here reveals highly skilled workmanship. There is a neat row of 13 temples of Shaivite tradition. These sites offer a unique experience to tourists

Rajim

49.2 km
Located 45 km from Raipur is Triveni Sangam, the holy confluence of the three rivers of Mahanadi, Pairi and Sondur. Rajim is also noted for its rich cultural heritage. The town is home to some of the most beautiful temples in India. Many are supported by twelve towered columns embroidered with stone carvings bearing the faces of the various gods of Hindu mythology. Kuleshvara Mahadeva Mandir is a statue of Lord Buddha in a meditative position, carved out of black stone under a Bodhi tree.

Vivekananda Sarovar (Burha Talab)

9.4 km
Vivekananda Sarovar is a lake, in the centre of which is a 10-metre (37 ft) high statue of Swami Vivekananda. The statue has been included in the Limca Book of Records for being the largest model for a statue.