Wondering how to plan your holiday to an unexplored city? We have an amazing recommendation for your holiday. Raipur the capital of Chhattisgarh, home to the largest steel market of India. You probably believe that Raipur has not much to see. So here's a whole blog upon the things you can do if you happen to plan a trip in this city! Best Sights To Visit This Lively Capital Of Chhattisgarh Has A Lot To Offer Apart From Over 200 Steel Mills.
Top Tourist attraction in Raipur would be as follows.
Mahant Ghasidas memorial museum is as old as 1875 and stands among the 10 oldest museums of the country. It offers you the most impeccable glimpse of the culture and heritage of the region. It is also a major cultural and educational centre.
The largest lake of Chhattisgarh is budhapara lake built by brahmadeo in 14th century. Tourists are attracted here for a picnic in its tranquillity and enchanting view away from the hustle of a city. An ancient temple named dudhadhari temple and monastery, built by King Jai Singh in mid-17th century. It is known for its stunning murals and the backstory of the monastery. Witness the largest 37 ft. Statue of Swami Vivekananda which has entered the Limca record of largest statue. It is believed that Swami often visited this place and liked to meditate beside the Vivekananda Sarovar.
The nandanvan garden is an ideal place to witness both flora and fauna, also offering a lot of recreational activities. Hajra waterfall invites tourists to mesmerize by its beautiful view of gushing streams in between the lush greenery and magnificent mountains. Apart from the above don't forget to behold the sight of 26 lovely, small and big temples made of white marbles. The kevalya Dham Jain temple contains equally beautiful idols into each one of them.
Jeep Safari in sitanadi wildlife sanctuary and nandanvan jungle. Sitanadi wildlife sanctuary is home to a lot of endangered species like Asiatic wild buffalo with 120 species of birds and more than 20 species of mammals. This sanctuary has a very rich and diverse sight to offer. Along with all the above, you can find plenty of indigenous vegetation to offer this large habitat particularly in the nandanvan jungle.
MM fun city and wonderland park are the two best places to soak in pools, and other tube rides, rain dance and a fun of summer.
If you love shopping then Raipur is one of the best places. Called the heaven of connoisseurs, metal artifact's, handlooms and a range of art and craft. Raipur is a hub of much more to put your hands upon. Explore the mahakoshal art gallery that provides a platform to the local artists and regional talents. It also has a white stone gallery in the octagon containing a varied collection of crafts and work. Often attractions would be the movie theatres and moderate night life in the city.
HOT SPOT FOOD
Raipur, the rice bowl of India curates a range of affordable food fascinated by the neighbouring states . Telibandha is known as the hot spot of street food. Chicken shawarma, Dosa, Cheela and Moong Vada, dahi Vada, Dahi kachori, Poha and Jalebi, Bhajiya, Samosa, Dhokla , Chole bhature, Chicken tikka, Sigdi dosa, Pav Bhaji, Cutlets, Mutton lollipop, Kebab, Papdi chaat.
Apart from the local food some native, traditional dishes to taste in Raipur are as follows. Muthia( dumplings prepared from rice barter and various spices). Aamat (the cooking procedure is investing along with mouth-watering flavour), Sabudana Ki khichdi(famous dish prepared from soaked sabudana balls, vegetables, spices. Faraa( also known as desi style Momo’s due to similar texture khurma, a famous sweet dish prepared from milk, vermicelli, dry fruits. Apart from above Bafuari, Dubki Kadi, tilgur are also must try if you happen to visit the city.
You can comfortably interact here if you know Hindi or Chhattisgarhi. Local tribes mainly use Halbi, Bhunja and Gondi etc(other dialects of Chhattisgarh).
The culture of Raipur consists of very unique music as well as dance. Raut Nacha, Dewar nacha, Panthi and soowa, Padki are some dance dramas. The colorful dresses and various ornaments are worn by both men and women in this region. Gouri-Goura, Hareli, Pola,Teeja,Surti are some festivals celebrated in 'saavan'. Bull race is significant. In the field of art and craft also Raipur has its unique identity due to the rich tribal culture.
The city was once part of a kingdom called Dakshina Kosala and later part of the Mauryan Empire. The magnificents forts of Chhattisgarh were controlled by Raipur. King Ramchanda established the city in course of making Raipur it's capital.
TIME TO VISIT
The best time to visit Raipur is October to March.The weather is pleasant in these and fit for all kinds of pursuits. Humidity is much lower than all season. Also you'd witness a part of migratory birds from other countries as well.
Travel tips - Some parts are sensitive due to strife between Naxals and government. The thick forests serve as home to them. Be updated with regard to political scenarios owing to internal conflicts. Do not convey shock if you witness the tribal or locals in an uncommon sight consuming alcohol beverage including women and young kids.
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