|City : Chattisgarh
Location : Central India
Language : Chhattisgarhi And Hindi.
When to Visit : October to March.
Chattisgarh is situated in the heart place of India's and Madhya Pradesh's south eastern portion. It consists of total sixteen districts. Chattisgarh is so rich and it is always a central point of attraction. Chattisgarh offers us a very nice tourist destination. Chattisgarh is full of state monuments, rare wildlife, and carved temples. Chattisgarh is the culmination of the hopes and desires of indigenous people marginalized, neglected and overlooked only because they dwell in the back of beyond, hidden away deep in the heartland of Central India.
In ancient times the region of Chattisgarh was known as Dakshin-Kausal. Between the 6th and 12th centuries the dynasties of Sarabhpurias, Panduvanshi, Somvanshi, Kalchuri and Nagvanshi ruled this region. After the Britishers arrived in 1854 Raipur gained prominence as compared to the then capital Ratnapur. In 1904 Sambalpur was transferred to Orissa and estates of Sarguja were transferred from Bengal to Chhattisgarh. After the India's independence Chattisgarh became a part of state Madhya Pradesh. But on 1st November 2000, Chattisgarh came into being, as the 26th State of the Union.
Chattisgarh Fairs & Festivals
The adivasis of Chattisgarh have a zest for life that can be observed from the countless fairs and festivals they participate in every year. Clad in their colourful best with loads of jewellery, flowers and fancy headgear, men and women set out days in advance to reach the site of the fair or festival. Let�s check out some of them. Madai Festival, Bhagoriya Festival,Diwali.
How to Reach Chattisgarh
Chattisgarh capital Raipur is linked up with air network, Indian airlines connects the city with Delhi &, Nagpur by regular flights.
Raipur and Bilaspur are the major railway station connects to every parts of the state.
There is a good internal road network in the state connecting all the major parts with the state capital.
Chattisgarh Wildlife & Birds
The district of Raipur possesses three wildlife sanctuaries. The sanctuaries are open throughout the year but looking to the accessibility it is advisable that the visits are made during November to June in the Year.
With a varied terrain of wooded hills abounding with evergreen sal forests, precious timber proccuring, natural and planted teak forests and mixed forests of higher and medium quality, the sanctuaries offer abundant opportunities of sighting a variety of wild life.
The predominant species in the sanctuaries are deer and the most easily sighted are the graceful little Chinkara, the Indian Gazelle and the Chital or spotted Deer. Other species that have their habitat in the sanctuaries are Nilgai, Sambar, Kotri, barking Deer, Chausingha or four horned Antelope, sloth Bear, wild Boar, wild Dog, Jackal, Wolf, Hyena and Bison.
Tiger & Leopards/Panthers can also be spotted in the sanctuaries, but they are certainly in limited numbers. The sanctuary's avifauna includes Peacock, jungle Fowl, Pigeon, green Pigeon, Woodpecker, Quail, gray-Partridge, Parrot, Stork etc. Artificial water holes have been developed in the area to attract migratory birds which are good sites for bird-watchers in winter and for general tourists in summer.
Chattisgarh Art & Craft
In the heartland of India lies its Chattisgarh Part of Madhya Pradesh State. Filled with lush forests, magnificent monuments, exuberant festivity and blissful solitude. In this land of wonderful and contrasting variety, handicrafts lend a touch of mystique - a charm unique to Madhya Pradesh. They radiate an aura, exhibit hereditery skills, whisper painstaking craftsmenship and evoke an urgent desire to learn more about the land and its colourful people. Block printed fabrics, stuffed leather toys or floor coverings, folk paintings, bamboo, cane or jute, woodcraft, stonecraft, ironcraft, metalcraft, terra-cotta, zari work (gold thread embroidery), ornaments, dolls...each hand-crafted product of Madhya Pradesh is charming enough to sweep you off your feet.