Chhattisgarh is a state in central India. It is the 10th largest state in India. Chhattisgarh is the 17th most-populated state in the nation. It is a source of electricity and steel for India, accounting for 15% of the total steel produced in the country. It is one of the fasted-developing states in India. It is endowed with huge mineral deposits and forest resources. Its cities, especially Raipur is full of migrants from other parts of the country.Located It has been covered out of Madhya Pradesh to become the 26th state of the Indian Union. Chhattisgarh borders the states of Madhya Pradesh in the northwest, Maharashtra in the southwest, Telangana in the south, Orissa in the southeast, Jharkhand in the northeast and Uttar Pradesh in the north.
Today, bastar a major part of Chhattisgarh was known as Dandakaranyan in the ancient times. Annmdev was the first Chalukya ruler, who founded the dynasty in Bastar in 1320.In the year 1818, Chhattisgarh came under the British rule. After Nagpur was included was included under the rule of the British government 1854, Chhattisgarh was created into a deputy commissionership. Its headquarters were located at Raipur. The British government brought about certain reforms in the administrative and revenue systems.The first administrative initiation of the creation of Chhattisgarh was taken the then government of Madhya Pradesh. A resolution was passed at the Madhya Pradesh Assembly on March 18th, 1994 with the demand of a separate state of Chhattisgarh.
Fairs & Festivals
Bastar Dussehra is unique cultural trait of Chhattisgarh. Celebrated by the local people of the state with sufficient vigor, the festival of Dussehra connotes to the supreme power of goddess Danteswari.
Madai Festival- the Charama and Kurna communities of Kanker district, tribes of Bastar and people of Bhanupratappur, Narayanpur, Kondagaon and Antagrah celebrate the Madai Festival. From the month of December to March, the Festival of Madai tour from one place of the state to another.Ghotul is a better-known event in tribal life and they have aroused considerable interest from anthropologists to study the tradition. Both boys and girls are allowed to spend a night out in the Ghotul, every week. Ghotuls are regarded as a shrine, built by Lingo Pen, a Gond cult hero. Here unmarried boys of the village learn songs and dance from their leader.
There are so many places for visit.
Kawardha- The small age-old town of Kawardha is a tranquil retreat offering breathtaking views of nature and a rich tribal life. Besides, the city also has a Radha Krishna Temple which is another source of attraction for the tourist.
Chitrakoot Falls- these waterfalls are 100 feet in height in the horse shoe shapes. One can often beautiful birds sitting at the corner of these waterfalls adding to the beauty of the place.
Bastar- the lovers of wildlife to explore the forests, it is near-perfect tribal land seems to sends a wild invitation to them, with waterfalls, wild animals, tribal dance and music. It is one of the most important eco-tourism destinations of the country.Indrāvati National Park- Indrāvati National Park boasts of being the only tiger reserve in the state of Chhattisgarh. One can spot a wide variety of wildlife here.
Best time to Visit
The climate in state has tropical weather with hot summer and cold winters. Day temperature during the summers (mid- April to June end) can touch a high of around 45 degree C while the winters the temperature may fall well below 10 degree C.
How to Reach
By Air- Raipur only centre to be linked p with an air network. Indian airline connects the city with Delhi and Nagpur by regular flights.
By Rail- almost all the state is connected with good railway network internally as well as externally. Raipur and Bilaspur are the major railway stations connected to every part of the country.
By Road- National Highway 6, 43, and 16 connect all the major cities of the state to other parts in the country like Bhubaneswar, Calcutta, and many places in the western India. There is a good internal road network in the state connecting all the major parts with the state capital.