Chhattisgarh is the newly emerging state since a part of Madhya Pradesh inhabited by majority of Chhattisgarhi speaking people was partitioned. The state has all features to qualify to be called as, “true paradise for backpackers”. Whatever sort of touring craze may be weighing heavier on tourist’s mind, this state always promises to serve all desires of tourists leaving them contented to the grill of their tour.
History of Chhattisgarh:
History of Chhattisgarh dates back to 4th century. This region had been originally under possession of a Rajput rulers. They belonged to Haihaya Dynasty. Haihayas were later annihilated by Maratha warriors. Later on in year of 1818, this region had been captured by Britishers. During their reins, the region of Chhattisgarh had been badly despoiled resulting in wide spread poverty. Later on, the first war of independence was waged by Vir Narainyan Singh. As far as, Mythological history is concerned, the history of Chhattisgarh dates back to Ramayana and Mahabharata. It is believed that it was here that lord Ram had spend 14 years of his exile. There are various theories that have been propounded by several scholars that attempt to shed light on naming of this region.
Sightseeing in Chhattisgarh:
A trip to Chhattisgarh would be indeed a nice option. There are several things to watch and marvel. Tourists places in Chhattisgarh abound and which are enough potent to leave you agape. There are several giant palaces, rows of ancient caves, number of picturesque palaces, temples, tribal culture, number of sanctuaries giving you an insight of the wild life and several others. This region is particularly known for having slew of waterfalls and these waterfalls are deemed to be of highest rank at global level. Chitrakoot waterfall is one of the beautiful waterfalls in Chhattisgarh. Like this there are several waterfalls like Tiratgarh Waterfall Mandawa Waterfall Chitrashara Waterfall Thamada Ghumar Waterfall Mendri Ghoomar Waterfall.
Kanger Valley National Park is another major attraction to be covered up during trip to Chhattisgarh. There are densely grown vegetation, rich varieties of flora and fauna. Also one can get to watch rows of caves belonging to ancient era. This national park is one of the best tourist places to visit in Chhattisgarh that is nestled in Kanger valley encompassing an area of 34 KM. Wide range of animals can be spotted here living in their natural habitat viz. Tigers, Leopards, Mouse Deer, Wild Cat, Chital, Sambhar, and several others. This state boasts o fhvaing the oldest tribal communities of India and they are many namely, lba, Bhatra, Parja, Dhurvaa Dantewara - Muriya, Dandami Mariya or Gond, Dorla, Halba Koriya - Kol, Gond, Bhunjia Korba - Korwa, Gond. A Chhattisgarh tourism will also reveal to you number of magnificent palaces and Palace Kawardha is one of the most magnificent and beautiful places of this region.
One of the most fascinating palaces commanding a must-watch is Bastar palace. This palace cast the mesmerize look and the trance spelled by its aura leaves tourists out of their breath and under a sorts of trance. The specialty of this palace is that it glows up under sun rays. There is also a famous market called ‘Hast Bazaar’. Also, numbers of other places of importance are there nearby namely, Shilpigram, Anthropological Museum, and Danteshwari Temple. Going for the long treks, making long walks through lushly grown woods and jungles or going on safari are some of the best and exciting activities to do in Chhattisgarh. There are ample amounts of things that can be included in the list of souvenirs when shopping in Chhattisgarh such as Pithora painting, Dokra metal animals, figurines, carved wooden works, colored beads, chunky jewellery and several others of such sorts. Although, there are not much options for accommodation in Chhattisgarh, but yet one will never have difficulty in finding one. There are number of 3star and 4 star hotels in Chhattisgarh in area of Raipur. Also, tourists can take the momentary shelter in the magnificent palaces of erstwhile rulers.
Best time to visit Chhattisgarh:
The best time to pay a visit to Chhattisgarh would be between the months of October and February and March during the frosty seasons.