Kanha National Park is a national park and a Tiger Reserve in the Mandla and Balaghat districts of Madhya Pradesh, India. The park has a significant population of Royal Bengal Tiger, leopards, the sloth bear, Barasingha and Indian wild dog. The lush sal and bamboo forests, grassy meadows and ravines of Kanha provided inspiration to Rudyard Kipling for his famous novel "Jungle Book ".
Distance : 240 km.
Best Season: February to June
Morning Visiting Hours: 6:30 am to 12:00 noon
Evening Visiting Hours: 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Closed: 1 July to 15 October
The Nearest Airports are at Jabalpur, Raipur and Nagpur (Distances 175 km., 220 km. & 275 km., respectively)
Achanakmar Wildlife Sanctuary is a wildlife park in Chhattisgarh, India. The sanctuary houses a number of endangered animal species, including leopards, Bengal tigers, and wild bison. The park is part of Bilaspur Forest Division in northwest Chhattisgarh, around 55 km north-west of Bilaspur. The nearest railway station is at Belgahna. Achanakmar is easily approchable from Pendra Road and Bilaspur railway station, Bus, rental car and other vehicles are available to visit and enjoy this beauty place. In Achanakmar restaurant, coffeehouse and many other facilities are available. The sanctuary is close to Amarkantak and the source of the Narmada River.
Distance : 240 km.
Amarkantak is a pilgrim town and a nagar panchayat in Anuppur District in the state of Madhya Pradesh, India. he nearest railway stations are Anuppur and Pendra Road 43 km via Keonchi and only 28 km via Jwaleshwar. The nearest airport is Dumna Jabalpur (Jabalpur Airport) in the city of Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh (240 km). Delhi and Mumbai have daily flight service
Places of tourist importance : Narmadakund and temples, Ancient temples of Kalachuri period, Sonemuda, Mai ki Bagiya (Goddess garden), Kapildhara (Kapil waterfall), Kabir chabutra (the platform of saint Kabir), Shri Jwaleshwar Mahadev (the temple of Shiva) etc.
Distance : 151 kms
Bhoramdeo Temple (22.116N 81.148E) is a very old Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and is located at a distance of 18 km from Kawardha town in Kabirdham district in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh. This temple, scenically situated amidst mountain ranges, was built in the period of 7th to 11th century AD. The temples were built by King Ramchandra of the Nag Dynasty and have a special attraction for lovers of history and archaeology.
The Shiva Linga in the temple is beautifully carved and the artistic appeal beckons the visitors. The Bhoramdeo temple has a resemblance with the Khajuraho temple, and that is why it is also called the Khajuraho of Chhattisgarh.
Distance : 116 Kms
Dongargarh is a city and a municipality in Rajnandgaon district in the state of Chhattisgarh, India. Bamleshwari Temple on high hills is very picturesque . Dongargarh is one of the prominent pilgrim places in Rajnandgaon District of Chhattisgarh. It is about 35 km from Rajnandgaon and 67 km from Durg. Blessed with majestic mountains and ponds, Dongargarh has been derived from two words: 'Dongarh' meaning 'mountains' and 'garh' meaning 'fort'.
Adding to the religious value of Dongargarh, a famous Jain temple is also being constructed on a hill known as Chandragiri with the blessings of famous Jain saint Acharya Shri Vidyasagar Ji Maharaaj. The temple is specially recognized for an ancient statue of Teerthankara God Chandraprabhuji.
Distance : 112 Kms
Sirpur is a town in Chhattisgarh 78 km away from Raipur on the banks of the river Mahanadi. The town of Sirpur (aka Shirpur) has been mentioned in ancient epigraphic records, dating back to the 5th to the 8th centuries A.D. The city was once the capital of the Sarbhapuriya and Somvanshi Kings of Dakshin (south) Kosala. It was an important centre of Buddhist from the 6th the 10th century A.D. and was visited by Hieun Tsang, the 7th Century Chinese Pilgrimist and Scholar. It is believed that a devastating earthquate buries the ancient town under mud and debris in the 12th century.
Recent excavations have uncovered 12 Buddh Viharas, 1 Jain Vihara, monolithic statues of Buddha and Mahavira, 22 Shiv temples and 5 Vishnu temples. Distance : 78Kms
The village is identified with Champaranya and therefore has religious significance as the birthplace of the Saint Vallabhacharya, the reformer and founder of the Vallabh sect. A temple has been constructed in his honour. Near this is a temple of Champakeshwara Mahadeva. There are 2 Baithakji's of lord Vallabhacharya Chaurasi Bethak.
There are two temples dedicated to Shri Mahaprabhuji in Champaran. The first one is known as Prakatya Baithakji Mandir, where seva is performed by Param Pujya Goswami shri Vrajjivanlalji and his 2 sons Goswami Shri Dwarkeshlalji and Shri Purshottamlalji. The second Baithakji is Mool Prakatya that is normally known as Chhatti Baithak. In this temple seva is done by Goswami shri Vallabhlalji and Shri Raghunathlalji (Shri Pinky Bawa) of 5th house of Kamvan. Apart from this there is a Haveli temple dedicated to Shree Girirajji and Shree Balkrishnalalji. A small Stream of Mahanadi river flows near the temple which is believed to be form Yamuna river and worshipped. Mahaprabhuji's Prakatya Utsav is celebrated every year on eleventh day of Baisakh and many of followers of the sect gather at the temple to pay homage. The Annual Fair of Champaran is held with great festivities in the month of Magh every year. Large number of pushtimargiya vaishnavs visit champaran every year.
The holy confluence of three rivers Mahanadi (Chitrotpala), Pairi and Sondur, called Triveni Sangam is at Rajim. Rajim is also known as the "Prayag" of the Chhattisgarh.
Rajim is famous for its rich cultural heritage and the beautiful ancient temples. Shri Rajiv Lochan Mandir, dedicated to Lord Vishnu is at Rajim. The temple structure is supported by twelve towered columns embroidered with stone carvings, which bear the faces of the various gods of the Hindu mythology. The temple is an important religious construct visited by devotees from all over the globe who arrive to offer their prayers to the Lord Vishnu. Other temples dedicated to the various incarnations of Lord Vishnu like the Vamana and the Narasimha are in close proximity of the Rajiv Lochan Mandir.
Distance : 45Kms
The Chitrakoot Falls (alternative spelling Chitrakut) is a waterfall located near Jagdalpur, in Bastar district in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh on the Indravati River. The height of the falls is about 29 metres (95 ft). The breadth of the waterfall varies, as the water level in the river goes down drastically during summer. However during a monsoon the river touches both the banks and is filled with silt. In contrast, during summer the water carries no silt and looks different. Chitrakoot Waterfalls is also called 'The Niagara Falls of India'.
Distance : 325 Kms
Indravati National Park is a national park located in the Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh state of India. It derives its name from the nearby Indravati River. It is home to one of the last populations of rare wild buffalo. Indravati National Park is the finest and most famous wildlife parks of Chhattisgarh. Also the only Tiger Reserve in the state.
With a total area of approximately 2799.08 km2, Indravati attained the status of a National Park in 1981 and a Tiger Reserve in 1983 under the famous Project Tiger of India, to become one of the most famous tiger reserves of India.
Distance : 486 Kms
Kanger Ghati National Park (also called Kanger Valley National Park) was declared a National Park in 1982 by the Government of India. Among the various Protected Areas in the country, the Kanger Valley National Park near Jagdalpur, in the Bastar region of Chhattisgarh is one of the most beautiful and densest National Parks, well known for its Biodiversity with picturesque landscape, magnificent waterfalls, very famous subterranean geomorphologic limestone caves, home for the bird-Bastar Hill myna, the state bird of Chhattisgarh.
The routes prescribed for Tourism in the National Park as follows:
- Kotamsar Barrier to Kotamsar (5 km)
- Kotamsar Barrier to Kanger Dhara (7 km)
- Kotamsar Barrier to Kotamsar cave (10 km)
- Tirathgarh barrier to Tirathgarh waterfalls (7 km)
- Netanar barrier to Kailash cave (5 km)
- Nature trail from Kamanar barrier to Tirathgarh waterfalls (3.0 km)
- Nature trail from Kailash cave to Kailash zheel (1.5 km)
Distance : 330 Kms
Gangrel Dam, also known as the R.S. Sagar Dam, is located in Chattisgarh, India. It is built across the Mahanadi River. It is located in Dhamtari district,about 15 km from dhamtari. It is the longest dam in Chattisgarh. This dam supplies year round irrigation, allowing farmers to harvest two crops per year.
Distance :90 Kms
The Murrum Silli Dam, also spelled Madam Silli and Mordem Silli, is an earth-fill embankment dam on the Sillari River, a tributary of the Mahanadi River. It is located in Dhamtari District of Chhattisgarh. Built between 1914and 1923, it is the first dam in Asia to have Siphon Spillways.
Distance :95 Kms
Located in northern part of Mahasamund district of Chhattisgarh, Barnawapara Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the finest and important wildlife sanctuaries in the region. Established in 1976 under Wildlife Protection Act of 1972, the sanctuary is relatively a small one covering an area of only 245 km2. the topography of the region comprises flat and hilly terrain with altitudes ranging between 265-400 mts. The Barnawapara Wildlife Sanctuary is known for its lush green vegetations and unique wildlife. The major wildlife of the Barnawapara Sanctuary include Tigers, Sloth Bear, Flying Squirrels, Jackals, Four-horned Antelopes, Leopards, Chinkara, Black Buck, Jungle Cat, Barking Deer, Porcupine, Monkey, Bison, Striped Hyena, Wild Dogs, Chital, Sambar, Nilgai, Gaur, Muntjac, Wild Boar, Cobra, Python to name a few.
Distance :85 Kms
Jatmai is Located in the South East Highlands of Chhattisgarh situated around 85 km from Raipur in Mahasamund district towards Gariaband.There is a temple called Jatmai Dham. Jatmai has a waterfall just adjacent to the temple.
Ghatarani waterfall is 25 km from Jatmai .It is bigger than Jatmai falls. It is not easily accessible and takes a bit of trekking skills to reach. The natural beauty is awesome. Best time to Visit is between September to December when the waterfalls have plenty of water.Monsoon months should be avoided.
Distance : 85 Kms
Kevalya Dham is a popular Jain tourist pilgrim attraction located in Kumhari town. The site is also known as Sri Adinath Jain Shwetambar Tirth which boasts of having a collection of small and big Jain temples magnificently built with marbles. Tourists and devotees from far off places in India visit these temples on a regular basis.
Distance :20 Kms