Weekend Getaways Near Raipur

Raipur is blessed with natural beauty and historical legacy. It boasts of beauteous hills, mountains and rivers as well as ancient art and architecture. Raipur is fast emerging tourist spot. It is well-connected, has its own railway station and airport besides an international cricket stadium. There is a lot to explore in and around Raipur. From temples to wildlife sanctuaries to arceological remains, tourists will find everything here to rejuvenate their weary souls. There are many more unique and beautiful getaways within small distances around the city that can be accessible by road. One can avail of PWD Rest house and forest guest house facilities for accommodation besides hotels in Raipur.

Udanti Sanctuary

Weekend Getaways Near Raipur

A small but beautiful wildlife sanctuary, Udanti Wildlife Sanctuary covers about 232 sq km of area. It gets its name from Udanti River which flows through a major part of the sanctuary. The Sanctuary is known for the endangered Wild Buffalos. You can take a travel guide to explore the area.

Nearest Airways: Raipur
Nearest Railway station: Raipur
Mode of Transport: By road from Raipur

Rajim

It is located at the meeting point of the Pairi, Mahanadi, and Sondur rivers. It is hailed as the ‘Prayag’ of Chhattisgarh. There is an ancient temple of Lord Kuleshwar of 14-15th century here. Rajeshwar Temple and Rajivlochan Temple are two famous temples here.

Distance: 48 km from Raipur.
Nearest Airways: Raipur
Nearest Railway station: Raipur
Mode of Transport: By road from Raipur

Champaran

It is a religious place and full of natural beauty. The followers of Guru Ballabhacharya, who was born here, made a temple in his memory in 20th century. Followers gather here annually to celebrate his birthday in the months of January-February.

Distance: 36 km from Raipur
Nearest Airways: Raipur
Nearest Railway station: Raipur
Mode of Transport: By road from Raipur

Fingeneswar

Phanikeswarnath Mahadeva mandir is one of the five holy Mahadeva Temples of Rajim-Panchkoshiya Parikrama. The doorframe is stone built and features Nadi Devi images. Built in 14th century AD, it is a fine specimen of temple architecture.

Distance: 25 km from Rajim and 73 km from Raipur city.
Nearest Airways: Raipur
Nearest Railway station: Raipur
Mode of Transport: By road from Raipur

Arang

Situated 36 km from Raipur on Sambalpur road, this old city is becoming a tourist attraction for its ancient temples. Baghdeval temple, Mahamaya temple, Bhandadeval temple are some of the famous temples. Bhandadeval temple was built around 11-12th century. It is a spectacular specimen of architecture. It features, along with Mahamaya Tempe, three idols of Jain Tirthankars.

Distance: 36 km from Raipur
Nearest Airways: Raipur
Nearest Railway station: Raipur
Mode of Transport: By road from Raipur.
By train of Raipur-Vishakapatnam Line

Palari

This ancient monument is located 70 km away from Raipur at Palari village. The two river-goddesses Ganga and Yamuna can be seen standing in tribhang pose on the doorjamb of the temple, along with depictions of Trideva (Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva) and Shiva's marriage. There is a Shiva Linga laid here. The temple is ornate with Kirtimukha motif and figures of Ganesh besides lions, elephants are displayed in chaitya window.

Distance: 70 km from Raipur
Nearest Airways: Raipur
Nearest Railway station: Raipur
Mode of Transport: By road from Raipur

Girodhpuri

This pilgrimage destination of Harijans is believed to be the birth-place of Sant Ghasidas who started the 'Satnaam Panth'.

Distance: 135 km from Raipur
Nearest Airways: Raipur
Nearest Railway station: Raipur.
Mode of Transport: By road from Raipur.

Chandrakhuri

Chandrakhuri is known to be the place of birth of Kausalya Mata. There is a temple in the middle of the sarovar (pond) which can be reached by a bridge. There is also the beautiful 8th century Shiv temple here.

Distance: 17 km from the National Highway
Nearest Airways: Raipur
Nearest Railway station: Raipur.
Mode of Transport: By road from Raipur

Barnawapara

The forested area of Barnawapara houses a wildlife sanctuary. Commonly seen animals in this sanctuary are leopard, deer, panther and others.

Distance: 120 km away from Raipur
Nearest Airways: Raipur
Nearest Railway station: Raipur
Mode of Transport: By road from Raipur.

Though there are many other famous spots to cover but mentioned above are must visit destinations near Raipur. You can plan your trip wisely to make your travel enjoyable and memorable in these parts of Raipur, Chhattisgarh.


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    Hemant from Raipur 1652 Days ago

    i am planning to visit champaran next week, can you suggest me some places to visit in champaran?

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    raipuronline.in Expertfrom 1345 Days ago

    Hi! Go through our pages to know about famous places in and around Raipur.

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