Chhattisgarh Tourist Destinations
a new state in central India gained the status of a state on November 1,
2000. Consists of sixteen Chhattisgarhi speaking southeastern districts,
Chhattisgarh is tenth largest biggest of India by area. Chhattisgarh derives
its name from the thirty six princely estates who ruled over the region in
the very old times. The state shared boundaries with Madhya Pradesh on the
north-west, Orissa on the east, Jharkhand on the north-east, Uttar Pradesh
on the north, Andhra Pradesh on the south and Maharashtra on the west.
Raipur is the state capital, and commands a central location to the state.
Other districts of the state are Bastar, Bilsapur, Dantewada, Dhamtari,
Durg, Jashpur, Kawardha, Kanker Korba, Koriya, Janjgir - Champa, Mahasamund,
Raigarh, Surguja and Rajnandgaon. Chhattigarh is home to the oldest tribal
population in India that still remains largely untouched from the outside
world. Bastar is the tribal heartland of the state and the largest
concentration of the oldest tribes in India. Usually tourists visit
Chhattisgarh to explore the tribal culture and also to see the historic
sites sprawled across the state. As the fifty per cent of the state is
covered with forests, so you find an excellent chance of a wide variety of
floral and faunal species.
Most popular tourist destinations of
Chhattisgarh include :