The city of Raipur is located in the Indian state of Chattisgarh. Founded by the Kalachuri King Ram Chandra of Ratanpur during the last quarter of the 14th century AD, Raipur is a major tourist destination and it serves as the capital city for the entire state. Raipur is the biggest city in the region and a fast developing industrial center. The city is known in the entire nation for its productivity of the rice and also known as the rice bowl of India. It is a flourishing city not only in terms of industry but also tourism as it ropes in large numbers of tourists from various corners of India. There are many places to see in and around Raipur, and the city is well connected through many modes of transport as well, and this is one of the main reasons why it is very popular among tourists who visit the state.
You can visit the nearby village of Champaran during your trip to Raipur. This village houses a very famous temple that is dedicated to Saint Vallabhacharya. You can also take a trip to the nearby village of Turturiya. This village is surrounded by forests on all sides and houses many Buddhist ruins that attract many tourists from around the country. During your tours, you just cannot afford to miss out some of the tourist attractions in Raipur such as: Nandanvan, Arang, Ravishankar dam, Mahant Ghasidas Memorial Museum, Mahakoshal Art Gallery, Doodhadhari Monastery and Temple, Mahamaya Temple, Budhapara Lake, Vivekananda ashram Shaheed Smarak Complex and many more.
Altitude: 298.15 m (978.18 ft)
STD Code: 0771
Language: Hindi, English
Clothes: Summer: Cotton Winter: Light Woollens
Temperature: Summer: 42 - 26 C Winter: 26 - 12 C
Local transport: Metro buses, taxis, auto rickshaw and tuk-tuk are the major modes of local transport in Jabalpur
Best Season: The best time to visit Raipur is between October and March
How to reach
By Air: The Swami Vivekananda Airport (Mana Airport) is located 15 km away from the center of the city.
By Rail: Raipur is well connected by rail with major cities and towns in India.
By Road: Raipur is very well connected by good motorable roads to all important cities like Bhilai, Bhopal, Bilaspur, Jabalpur, Jagadalpur