Chhattisgarh is popularly known as the “Rice Bowl of India” and this is a new state which was formed when some parts of Madhya Pradesh were allotted as a part of a new state. Well, apart from being the rice producing state, this is the place which has one of the best irrigation systems in India with a lot of canals and water dams. This is a state which is famous for tribal arts and a particular type of saree (an Indian wear for women) called Kosa Silk.
Bilaspur in Chhattisgarh is a popular railway junction which is very well-connected with the other parts of the state and to the rest of the country. That is why; if one wants to plan a trip to Chhattisgarh, they can always book a train ticket to Bilaspur and then plan accordingly to visit the rest of the places. For train food in Bilaspur station, one can easily check out the local cuisines served here. The popular places to visit here are Bambleshwari Temple in Dongrigarh, Chitrakoot Waterfalls, Sita Bengra, Malhar Village, Dantewada and many more.
Go deep into the life of Chhattisgarh!
- In this state, one gets to see a mix of culture, and due to the presence of tribal villages here, one can get to experience some exquisite tribal cuisines, language, dance and music. Yes, this is a tribal dominated state and their food habit mainly contains rice flour and rice which are locally named as Kosra, Pakhal Bhat and Angakar Roti. The other most important part of their daily food habit, is an intoxicating drink called ‘Mahua’. This is extracted from white creamy fruit which is local and is known by the same name. In sweets, local people mostly bank on Jalebis and Petha, which are their favorites.
- This is a state which hosts a lot of festivals and fairs, which are very famous among the tourists which are traveling in this state. Among the most popular festivals and fairs, the renowned ones are Rajim Lochan Mahotsav, Dassera, Dantewada Fair and Goncha Hareli.
- In Chhattisgarh, if you do not visit the temples, then your tour to this state remains incomplete. The famous temple of this region is Bambleshwari Temple, which is located at the top of a hill in a region called Dongragarh. Then there is a temple called Bhoramdeo Temple, which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Chandrasini Devi Temple located in Chandrapur is a very popular temple as well, and then, there is Vishnu Temple and Lakshman Temple at Mahasamund.
- There are many natural beauties to explore as well in this state. Around this state, one finds the Satpura Range and The Vindhyachal, and there are numerous waterfalls plunging down from these ranges among which Chitrakoot Falls is the most famous. Then there are rock carved natural caves like Kutumsar Caves, Kailash Gufa and Jogimara Caves.
These are the basic things to visit in Chhattisgarh and once you reach this state, there are many diversities.