PACKAGE OVERVIEWRAIPUR – BARNAWAPARA – JAGDALPUR – AMARKANTAK - MAINPATH
Chhattisgarh, situated in the heart of India, is endowed with a rich cultural heritage and attractive natural diversity. The State is full of ancient monuments, rare wildlife, exquisitely carved temples, Buddhist sites, palaces, water falls, caves, rock paintings and hill plateaus. Most of these sites are untouched and unexplored and offer a unique and alternate experience to tourists compared to traditional destinations which have become overcrowded. Chhattisgarh offers the tourist a Destination with a Difference. For those who are tired of the crowds at major destinations, Bastar, with its unique cultural and ecological identity, will come as a breath of fresh air. The Green State of Chhattisgarh has 44% of its area under forests, and is one of the richest bio-diversity areas in the country.
The State has taken a conscious decision to do away with past legacies and to adopt a fresh approach to Tourism Development. The Tourism Policy is focussed on creating a unique image for the State and to position it as an attractive destination for both domestic as well as foreign tourists.
Tourism in Chattisgarh has many dimensions. From Prehistoric caves, archeological sites different dynasties and rulers to thundering waterfalls, national parks, lakes and rich wildlife and cultural heritage, Chhattisgarh offers an amazing blend of historical and natural beauty. The state has immense potential to become as one of the prime tourism destinations of India. Chattisgarh tourism board has already taken many initiatives in order to promote tourism in Chattisgarh. These include development of infrastructure, tourist circuits, and rural tourism in Chhattisgarh tribal villages and the development of Rajmergarh (Amarkantak) and Mainpat as hill stations and Sirpur as a major Buddhist center. Chhattisgarh Tourism has also set up many Chattisgarh Tourism Information center with in the state, which provide information to tourists. Various Chhattisgarh travel books and Chhattisgarh tourism guide are also available at these bureaus at nominal rates. The comprehensive website of Chattisgarh Tourism is a treasure trove of information to everyone interested in discovering Chhattisgarh.
Bordered by Orrisa on the east, Madhya Pradesh on the west, Bihar, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh on the north and Andhra Pradesh on the south, Chhattisgarh was formed on November 1, 2000, as India's 26th state, carved out of Madhya Pradesh. This historic land finds its mention as "Dakshin Kosala" in ancient texts, inscriptions, literary works, and accounts of foreign travellers. Chhattisgarh is believed to be the place where Lord Rama spent some part of his exile.