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Raipur, Chhattisgarh Travel Guide

Raipur is the capital city of the Chhattisgarh state of India. It was a part of the Madhya Pradesh State before the formation of the Chhattisgarh state in 2000.

The city was under the Mauryans, Kalachuris and Satawahana ruling. It is believed to be the southern part of the ancient Kosala region. The population is around one and half lakh. The city experiences hot summers and winters are very cool.

It is a hub for trade, commerce and political activities. It is mainly an agriculture based city, but consists of steel, cement and poha (flattened rice) factories. It is a semi urban city with mid range hotels.

Raipur is well connected by road, rail and airways. It has a busy airport situated about 15 km away from the city. Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmadabad, Hyderabad, Indore, Kolkata, Bangalore, Bhopal, Chennai, Indore, Jaipur, Mangalore cities are connected through various domestic airlines.

The city is linked to Delhi, Mumbai, Bhopal, Chennai and Hyderabad by direct trains. But, to some cities you will have to make a cut journey via Vizianagaram.

NH-6, NH-43, NH-200 connect the city with Kolkata, Sambalpur, Nagpur, Dhule, Bilaspur, and Deogarh cities.

Inside the city you may have to travel in city buses, and auto rickshaws. A new city is being constructed which is about 17 km away from the present city. The Naya Raipur, that is how it is called, is near the Vivekananda Airport. Naya Raipur houses an International Cricket Stadium.

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Approximate distances of other cities from Raipur:

Rajnandgaon -72 km Sambalpur -274 km Nagpur -285 km Kanha national park -262 km

Chitrakoot -274 km Champaran -274 km

If you are interested to know about some places of attraction, here we provide you the details. Hatkeshwar temple, Dudhadhari Monastery, Banjara Mata Dham, and Mahamaya temples are some religious places to visit in Raipur.

Mahant Ghasidas Museum, Guru Tegh Bahadur Museum, the Art Gallery, Shabari Handicrafts, Mahakoshal Kalaparishad, Vivekanand Sarovar, Nandanvan Zoo and the City Clock Tower are a few other attractions.

The Vivekananda statue located in the Vivekananda Sagar is in the Limca Book

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